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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ~ Dozens of Openings

Davie County JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of openings posted this week:  Welding Fabricator at Trailers of the East Coast, Maintenance Supervisor at Ingersoll Rand, Maintenance-PIV Technician at Ashley Furniture, Salesperson at Sheetz, Restaurant General Manager at Taco Bell, Advanced Manufacturing Engineer at Trane, Assistant Manager at Rent-A-Center, Stylist at Great Clips, Machining Quality Engineering Supervisor at Ingersoll-Rand, CDL truck driver, Licensed Practical Nurse, customer service,  and many more.

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About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County North Carolina
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ~ Dozens of Openings

Davie County JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of opening posted this week:  Assembler 2 – Reeb Millwork, Painter 2nd Shift – Ingersoll Rand, Upholstery – Ashley Furniture, Product Test Engineer – Ingersoll Rand, PT Grocery Associate – Food Lion, Stylist – Great Clips, CDL truck driver, Licensed Practical Nurse, customer service,  and many more.

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Hit the “Like” button above and tell your friends about this job resource to help connect job seekers with local employers while helping local businesses find local talent.

About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed below are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County North Carolina
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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Hundreds of State and Local Leaders Honor NC Rep Julia Howard

The N.C. League of Municipalities (NCLM ) last week awarded Representative Julia Howard its Community Champion Award for her work on behalf of cities and towns. Representative Howard was on hand at the league’s annual conference in Hickory to accept the award.

NC Rep Julia Howard NCLM Award

front l-r Amy Vaughan-Jones, Julia Howard, Cherie Berry, Christine Bralley, back row l-r Lee Rollins, Terry Bralley, Lash Sanford, Will Marklin, Richard Broadway

In addition to the hundreds of League officials in attendance at the conference, also present to see Rep. Howard accept her award were her former House colleague and current Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry, current N.C. Representative Andy Wells, former N.C. Representative and current Senior Advisor to the Office of the Secretary of the N.C. Department of Health & Human Services Pearl Burris-Floyd, and current and former members of the Town of Mocksville Town Council, including Rep. Howard’s daughter, Amy Vaughan-Jones. Other local attendees included, Mocksville Mayor Pro-Tem, Will Marklin, Commissioners Richard Broadway and Lash Sanford, Mocksville Town Manager Christine Bralley, Davie County Economic Development President Terry Bralley and previous Town Commissioner Lee Rollins, Bermuda Run Town Manager.

Representative Julia Howard ~ Effective and Tireless Advocate
Rep. Howard is a former member of the Mocksville Town Council who is now her in her 13th term in the N.C. House of Representatives. As the Senior Chairman of the House Finance Committee this year, Rep. Howard saw a number of issues of importance to cities and towns come through her committee. On tax reform, Rep. Howard was instrumental in ensuring that the House did not accept a Senate proposal that would have eventually cost municipalities nearly $165 million in revenue annually. Instead, the final tax reform package actually provides increased revenues for cities and towns.

Ronnie Wall, Mayor of the City of Burlington and the League’s 1st Vice President, presented Rep. Howard with her award. In doing so, Wall said, “Rep. Howard has been a tireless advocate on behalf of cities and towns, especially on three vital issues this year: the tax reform issues, our transitional hold harmless issues, and the municipal impact of the unemployment insurance and benefits changes. She is always very open to discussing the issues at hand. As the only organization representing all of North Carolina’s cities and towns, the League membership wishes to thank Rep. Howard for her work on behalf of municipalities.”

In accepting her award, Rep. Howard told the hundreds of municipal officials in attendance that her service at the local level continues to inform her work as a State Representative.  “This really touches my heart,” Rep. Howard said, “because I never forget where I came from and I never forget who sent me here.”

The League’s Community Champion Award is presented to legislators who go out of their way to work with municipal officials and the League to ensure that municipal interests are represented and respected in the legislative process. This year, the League’s Executive Committee voted unanimously to present the award to Rep. Howard.

About the North Carolina League of Municipalities
For more than 100 years, the North Carolina League of Municipalities has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services — as directed by its membership.

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“Thank You Wake Forest Baptist Health” ~ $120 Million Investment Brings 200 Jobs to Davie County

Davie County Medical Center Bermuda Run View

Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run is open!  Thousands from Davie County and surrounding communities turned out on Saturday, October 13 for the Open House at Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run hosted by Wake Forest Baptist Health.

1,547 Construction Employees Deliver 200 Davie County Jobs On Time and On Budget
Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run is located on an 88-acre site at the intersection of Interstate 40 and State Highway 801. Approximately 40 acres of the site, River Hill Commons, is designated for commercial development. Preliminary engineering at the site began in March 2012. Phase 1 of the development was delivered on time and on budget. When the Bermuda Run campus officially opens Monday (Oct. 14), approximately 200 employees will work there.

The $89 million project includes Medical Plaza One (a medical office building with cardiac and orthopaedic rehabilitation facilities, lab services and a pharmacy) and Medical Plaza Two (24/7 Emergency Department for adults and children; outpatient surgery services in orthopaedic, eye, hand, foot and ankle procedures; clinics in ophthalmology, cardiology, neurology and podiatry and extensive diagnostic imaging capabilities in cardiology and neurology in addition to digital mammography, CT, mobile MRI and X-ray).

“This development would not have been possible without the tireless commitment of Davie County leaders and citizens,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., chief executive officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. “I want to thank all of these partners, our construction and design teams, their subcontractors and the 1,547 construction employees who have created this beautiful new facility that brings new health care services and technology to the citizens of Davie County. When completed, this campus will represent a $120 million dollar investment in the health care of Davie County.”

“This is a beautiful, top-notch medical facility that Davie County residents should be proud of,” said Thomas E. Sibert, M.D., president and chief operating officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health. “We especially look to continuing to work with private physicians in the county, with the goal of improving the health of those in the county and its surrounding communities. Together, we can provide a wide range of clinical and surgical services and, when needed, have the resources of an academic medical center.”

Open Campus ~ Private Practice Physicians Welcome
Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run is an open campus facility, which means its clinical and surgical facilities are available to private-practice physicians just as they are to Wake Forest Baptist faculty. Currently, we have a number of private-practice providers who care for patients and perform surgery at Davie Medical Center – Mocksville. While there is no clinical office space for rent or lease at the current time, doctors may apply to the Bermuda Run campus medical staff at any time.

Davie Hospital Emergency Room Closes, Other Services Continue
The opening of the Bermuda Run campus means some of the services now being provided at Davie Medical Center – Mocksville (formerly Davie Hospital) will move to Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run. These services include the Emergency Department, imaging, noninvasive cardiovascular services, sleep lab and surgical services in orthopaedics, ophthalmology, pain management and Ear, Nose and Throat.

Davie Medical Center – Mocksville will continue to provide X-ray imaging, infusion services, lab testing for glucose, urinalysis and similar point-of-care purposes, inpatient care for ventilator patients, physical therapy, respiratory therapy and speech therapy. However, no outpatient or inpatient surgery will be performed there.

In addition, the Emergency Department in Mocksville will close at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 and at that same time, the Emergency Department at the Bermuda Run campus will open.

When Davie Medical Center – Bermuda Run completes the addition of a 50-bed inpatient unit, Davie Medical Center – Mocksville will move its inpatient unit to the Bermuda Run campus. Phase 2 construction of the inpatient unit on the Bermuda Run campus is scheduled to begin in the winter of 2016.

Artwork from 37 Local Artists Reflects Essence of Davie County
The artwork decorating the Bermuda Run campus was chosen by a community advisory group to reflect the essence of Davie County.

Thirty-seven local Triad and North Carolina artists provided pieces, from paintings to giclee prints on paper to sculptures. Some incorporated nature-based materials in their artwork.

“The physical environment is an integral part of the hospital experience and art is an important part of that environment,” said the project’s interior designer Carol Wooley. “More than just a backdrop, art can provide a positive distraction for patients, visitors and staff and help to create an environment of hope and healing.”

$120 Million Investment Brings State of the Art Technology to Davie County
Davie Medical Center brings some technologies that are new to the county. There is a special laser procedure room that houses the FEMTO eye laser, which provides precise and minimally invasive treatment of cataracts. The laser is one of the few of its kind in North Carolina and the only one in Davie County. The Bermuda Run campus also offers cardiac ultrasound. This is the first time stress testing and transesophageal echocardiograms have been offered in Davie County. Digital mammography is also available in the county for the first time.

The center’s CT scanner has a feature called “dose modulation” that automatically reduces radiation based upon the tissue density of the body. Noninvasive neurology services include electroencephalography (EEG), which assists in the diagnosis of various seizure disorders and electromyography (EMG), which helps diagnose neuromuscular disorders by measuring electrical activity of nerves and/or muscles.

In addition, one of the most extensive deployments of a Real-time Location System (RTLS) is being phased in for use by staff and patients at the Bermuda Run campus. A RTLS is a GPS for indoors. The device is about the size of a credit card and has up to three “call” buttons on it to that can be customized depending on who is wearing it.

The RTLS is being designed to improve the overall patient experience, to lessen the time a patient has to wait and to maximize the time a patient spends with a doctor. For staff members, the device can be customized by department, making it easier for personnel to summon a colleague, report a medical problem, contact security or locate equipment.

The system also maintains ideal temperatures in refrigerators and freezers, ensuring the safety and quality of stored items.

Thank You Wake Forest Baptist Health
From the citizens and community leaders all across Davie County, “Thank you Wake Forest Baptist Health for continuing to invest in and partner with Davie County.  Welcome, and we’re thrilled that you’re here”!

Resources:
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Medical Center – Bermuda Run
Open House Photo Slide Show

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Welcome Gildan Activewear! ~ $112 Million Investment Bringing 290 New Manufacturing Jobs to Davie County

Davie_County_NC_JobsGovernor Pat McCrory vivisted Davie County again yesterday to announce that Gildan Activewear, Inc. will expand its operstions in North Carolina creating 501 new jobs in North Carolina.

Davie County has been selected by Gildan Activewear, Inc. for a $112 Million Dollar investment which will create 290 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County.

Gildan, based in Montreal, Canada, has over 31,000 employees worldwide.  They are a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear.  Gildan Activewear sells its products under a diversified portfolio of Company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe® and Anvil® brands and brand extensions, as well as under  license agreements for the Under Armour® and New Balance® brands.

The Company is also one of the largest suppliers of branded athletic, casual and 2 dress socks for a broad spectrum of retailers in the U.S.

Project East
On September 23, 2013, the Wall Street Journal published a brief statement about Gildan Activewear’s  plans to build manufacturing plants in the Southeastern United States.  Meanwhile, the Davie County Economic Development Commission has been working on “Project East” since the spring of this year.

The plan also creates an expansion in Rowan County with an investment of $130 million to create 184 jobs there.

Furniture and Textile Jobs Coming Back to USA and Davie County
Both Davie County and Rowan County met earler this week and approved economic development incentives to bring these investments and new manufacturing jobs to our communities.

According to a report in the Winston Salem Journal, Michael Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State University, said Gildan’s decision to invest in the U.S. is “very encouraging and significant.”

“Due to rising wages of foreign workers and concerns about quality control, the cost advantage of Asian textile factories over U.S. factories has narrowed considerably in the last five years,” Walden said. “This move is an example of a revaluation of the benefits of a foreign location — with the conclusion being that those benefits are now significantly reduced.”

A report in the Salisbury Post includes a quote from Terry Bralley; “While Rowan still has Parkdale Mills and Tuscarora Yarn, Davie hasn’t had a textile manufacturing plant for years” Bralley said.

Davie County’s skilled workforce, excellent workforce development programs at DCCC and our location on Interstate 40 just  a few miles away from I-77 and I-85 makes this an ideal location for manufacturing.

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Davie County Competing for $112 Million Investment & 290 New Manufacturing Jobs

Davie_County_NC_JobsDavie County is being considered by Gildan Activewear, Inc. for a $112 Million Dollar investment which would create 290 new manufacturing jobs here.

Gildan, based in Montreal, Canada, has over 33,000 employees worldwide.  They are a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, socks and underwear.  Gildan Activewear sells its products under a diversified portfolio of Company-owned brands, including the Gildan®, Gold Toe® and Anvil® brands and brand extensions, as well as under  license agreements for the Under Armour® and New Balance® brands.

The Company is also one of the largest suppliers of branded athletic, casual and 2 dress socks for a broad spectrum of retailers in the U.S.

Project East
On September 23, 2013, the Wall Street Journal published a brief statement about Gildan Activewear’s  plans to build manufacturing plants in the Southeastern United States.  Meanwhile, the Davie County Economic Development Commission has been working on “Project East” since the spring of this year.

The plans, if approved, would also mean an expansion in Rowan County with an investment of $130 million to create 184 jobs there.

According to a report in the Business Journal, Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, expects the company to finalize the decision within the next 30 days and get started on construction as soon as possible.

Furniture and Textile Jobs Coming Back to USA and Davie County
This project is not yet a done deal.  Davie and Rowan counties are competing with several other sites in North and South Carolina.  Commissioners in both Davie County and Rowan County will be meeting tonight to consider economic development incentives to bring these investments and new manufacturing jobs to our communities.

According to a report in the Winston Salem Journal, Michael Walden, an economics professor at N.C. State University, said Gildan’s decision to invest in the U.S. is “very encouraging and significant.”

“Due to rising wages of foreign workers and concerns about quality control, the cost advantage of Asian textile factories over U.S. factories has narrowed considerably in the last five years,” Walden said. “This move is an example of a revaluation of the benefits of a foreign location — with the conclusion being that those benefits are now significantly reduced.”

A report in the Salisbury Post includes a quote from Terry Bralley; “While Rowan still has Parkdale Mills and Tuscarora Yarn, Davie hasn’t had a textile manufacturing plant for years” Bralley said.

This project would change all that.  Davie County’s skilled workforce, excellent workforce development programs at DCCC and our location on Interstate 40 just  a few miles away from I-77 and I-85 makes this an ideal location for manufacturing.

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50 Years of Educating and Empowering Students ~ DCCC to Feature Guest Speaker Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson – renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, storyteller, and author – will be the centerpiece of the DCCC 50th anniversary celebration in Davie County as they celebrate 50 years of educating and empowering students.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013, Dr. Carson will be speaking on “Pursuing Excellence, for Healthcare, Education, and our Future” at WinMock at Kinderton in the town of Bermuda Run.  DCCC and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are co-hosting his visit.

Success
Dr. Carson on Success: “Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” -Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Dr. Carson often speaks and writes inspiringly, about overcoming life’s difficulties which can become a barricade keeping us from our dreams. As a child, he overcame poverty, anger, and poor study habits to fulfill his dream of being a physician. He credits his mother with teaching him how to work hard when everyone else around him was playing. He attributes his present dedication to learning, to the fact that she required reading and essays from him regularly. She simply decided that he would have the education that she lacked.

Education
He soon found that reading books fired his imagination and taught him how much there was in the world to learn. In spite of the odds, Ben Carson labored to become a well-educated and much honored surgeon who has accomplished amazing things in his field.

The thread of a theme can be seen in his various writings and heard when he speaks. It is that the choices we make every day will affect the course our lives take. We must determine that our disadvantages will not define us and our misfortunes will not hinder us from reaching our goals.

“Here is the treasure chest of the world – the public library, or a bookstore.” ― Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

Service
Dr. Carson is a true role model who lives to give back to others. In his writing, he has shared with the world the philosophy that has helped him overcome great difficulty and accomplish incredible things. Although he has experienced personal success, he is compassionate and humanitarian. He is continually striving to share his knowledge as a teacher, to pass on his inspiration through his writings and to pass on his love for knowledge through his scholarship programs and through funding Carson Reading Rooms.

“Successful people don’t have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.” – Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

There is a waiting list for this sold out event
This event is sold out.  To place your name in the waiting list you may call DCCC at 336-224-4680 or visit their website at http://www.dccc50.org/.

Thank you and congratulations to DCCC, the Community College of Davie and Davidson Counties for 50 years of educating and empowering students!

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Pro Refrigeration – “Cheers” & Welcome to Davie County

$4.9 Million Investment Creates 85 New Manufaturing Jobs in Davie County
Pro Refrigeration is investing $4.9 million to create 85 new manufacturing jobs in Davie County, NC.  On Tuesday September 10, 2013, Pro Refrigeration held an open house at their east coast headquarters and manufacturing center in Mocksville, North Carolina. Speakers included Pro Refrigeration CEO, Jim Vandergiessen, Jr., North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Pro Refrigeration President, Jim Vendergiessen, Sr. and Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission.

 Davie County Site Selection Win Ends Year Long Search
Pro Refrigeration designs, manufactures, and distributes state-of-the-art refrigeration systems for the dairy, winery, food processing, medical, and brewing industries. After a yearlong search for a site that would fit their expansion plans, the family owned manufacturer decided that both the Davie County facility and the community best reflected their vision.  According to CEO Jim Vandergiessen, “We chose Davie County for the skilled workforce, the business friendly environment, and the amazing support we’ve received from everyone we’ve met. Special credit needs to be given to Mr. Bernard Torain, NC Department of Commerce, and Mr. Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, who backed up everything they said with hard work and tenacious follow through.”

The crowd at the open house included Pro Refrigeration customers, employees and Davie County residents, as well as state and local government leaders. Pro Refrigeration employees from the company’s west coast headquarters in Auburn, Washington also attended via live video feed.  The celebration included a cake from Ketchie Creek Bakery. Attendees cheerfully toasted the day with samples from a few Pro Refrigeration customers which include award winning breweries and wineries.

Local and State Leaders Attend Open House
Attending the celebration were NC Governor McCrory, NC State Representative Julia Howard, NC State Senator Andrew Brock, Mr. Bernard Torain of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, commercial realtor, Jack Steelman, Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, President of the Davie County Chamber of Commerce, Carolyn McManamy, and Mayor of the Town of Mocksville, Dr. Francis W. Slate.

There were speeches, of course, and Mr. Jim Vandergiessen, Jr. spoke appreciatively of the cooperation and support he received from the county, state and the town of Mocksville. He expressed enthusiasm for the sense of close knit fellowship he both felt, and saw demonstrated every time he visited Davie County.

“We are Honored and up to the Challenge”
Mr. Vandergiessen reported that they are currently ahead of schedule with their North Carolina plan. He made it clear that the people responsible for the success of their company included not just the company’s leadership, but their loyal customer base, employees, suppliers, families and the Davie County leaders who believed in them and supported their efforts from the very first visit to Mocksville.

He praised the teamwork he witnessed when our local and state leadership worked together to assemble a package of performance based incentives to assist the company as it invests in our people and our community. He stated “We are honored and up to the challenge”.

The high standards and employee focused nature of Pro Refrigeration shone through during both his “thank you” speech, and the words spoken by his father, company President, Jim Vendergiessen, Sr. about the choice to expand their business to Davie County, North Carolina.

 

 “This Country Was Built on Manufacturing…”
Governor McCrory was on hand to present a North Carolina State Flag and to articulate a warm welcome to the guests, the Vandergiessen family and their employees. He mentioned the importance of manufacturing and agriculture in our state’s history and future growth.

The Governor expressed his belief that tax reform and hard work will continue to create jobs and spur economic growth and development. He emphasized that economic development is a “team sport” and that economic development wins, like the one with Pro Refrigeration, will bring jobs and millions of dollars which will be invested back into our community.

For more information on employment opportunities with Pro Refrigeration, click here. You can also follow them on Facebook.

Resources:
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce
NC Depertment of Coommerce
Pro Refrigeration NC Jobs
Davie County Jobs

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DCCC Names Conference Center in Honor of Dr. Mary Rittling during Back to School Celebration

Mary-E-Rittling-Conference-Center-DCCC-2The DCCC community and special guests gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the start of a new school year and to name the college’s Conference Center for DCCC’s third president, Dr. Mary E. Rittling.

The surprise announcement provided a more formal name for the building that was erected under Rittling’s leadership in 2009. Wednesday’s festivities were among the many poignant events that have taken place this year to mark DCCC’s 50th Anniversary.

“It’s my greatest honor to announce that our Conference Center, a building that has become a hallmark of DCCC’s community spirit, shall from this day forward reflect the tireless dedication of the person who has declared ‘community’ to be the most important word in the college’s name,” said Beth Parrott, chair of the DCCC Board of Trustees, as a rendering of the newly named Dr. Mary E. Rittling Conference Center was unveiled.

Prior to the building naming ceremony, a resolution of appreciation was presented in Rittling’s honor, noting her dedication and leadership, two remarkable traits that have resulted in extraordinary growth in enrollment, new programs, community partnerships and more since she became the college’s president in 2003.

“Our Board of Trustees declared in a resolution of appreciation that Dr. Mary Rittling’s service has forever changed the future trajectory of this college,” said Parrott. “The trustees paid tribute to her multitude of accomplishments over the past 10 years, which have opened doors for DCCC and moved us into a leadership position among community colleges.”

dr-mary-e-rittling“I must honestly say … I never thought in my life something like this would ever happen to me,” said Rittling, who has played key roles in the growth of the college. The Lexington, Thomasville and Davie Education Centers have all opened under her leadership. In 2012, she was named North Carolina Community College President of the Year, and in 2013, she was named to the Board of American Association of Community College, providing leadership for thousands across the country.

The newly named Rittling Conference Center has been in near-constant use since college and community leaders opened it to the public four years ago. College groups, as well as groups in the community, often rely on its event space for meetings, performances and formal gatherings.

Many major announcements significant to DCCC’s future have also taken place there, including the announcements of the Link Campus gift and Christine Harris bequest, in addition to a celebratory joint announcement with East Carolina University regarding the dental clinic now under construction on the Davidson Campus.

“Dr. Rittling reminds everyone daily that students are at the centerpiece of all we do at DCCC, and the success of our students is what motivates her each and every day; it’s fitting to honor a leader with such passion and commitment,” said Parrott.

The announcement was followed by the annual Student Government Association’s “Welcome Back Bash,” a day of festivities to welcome students back to campus. Trustees, foundation board members, elected officials and other special guests who have played key roles in helping the college become what it is today, joined faculty, staff and students in the celebration.

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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs ~ Dozens of Openings

Davie County JobsDozens of full time and part time job openings in and around Davie County have been posted this week to the Davie County Jobs listing.

New Job Openings Posted Daily
Here is a sampling of opening posted this week:  science teacher at South Davie Middle School, assistant golf professional at Tanglewood, materials planner/buyer at Ingersoll Rand, machine maintenance supervisor ar Ashley Furniture, forestry technician, CDL truck driver, Licensed Practical Nurse, customer service,  and many more.

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About Davie County Jobs
The job openings are an aggregation of publicly available data provided by various national resources. Job listing data is geo-targeted to Davie County but the radius includes surrounding areas.

While every effort has been made to include only the most reliable and nationally recognized job listing services, we do not control the data.  The Davie County jobs listed below are only a small portion of the jobs listed on each of the major online job sites.

Additional Resources:
Continuously updated list of Davie County Jobs
Davie County North Carolina
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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Mobile Manufacturing Lab at the Intersection of Education and Industry

Pictured, from left to right, are Rusty Hunt, vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at DCCC; Mark Boger, sales associate for Trailers of the East Coast; Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Pamela Shortt, associate dean of Business, Engineering and Technology at DCCC; Donovan McBride, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Bill Junker, president and co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Anissa Causey, project coordinator for the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance at DCCC; Teresa Kines, dean of the DCCC Davie Campus; Michael Davis, faculty member in  Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development Commission; and Dr. Mary E. Rittling, DCCC president.

Pictured, from left to right, are Rusty Hunt, vice president of Financial and Administrative Services at DCCC; Mark Boger, sales associate for Trailers of the East Coast; Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Pamela Shortt, associate dean of Business, Engineering and Technology at DCCC; Donovan McBride, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Bill Junker, president and co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast; Anissa Causey, project coordinator for the North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance at DCCC; Teresa Kines, dean of the DCCC Davie Campus; Michael Davis, faculty member in Manufacturing Technology at DCCC; Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development Commission; and Dr. Mary E. Rittling, DCCC president.

Custom Trailer Delivering Advanced Manufacturing Skills
DCCC, the Community College of Davidson and Davie Counties has unveiled its latest investment in advanced manufacturing: a mobile manufacturing lab that will bring advanced manufacturing skills training directly to local manufacturers.

The DCCC mobile manufacturing lab which was unveiled this week at the Davie Campus of DCCC will expand the advanced manufacturing workforce by bringing advanced manufacturing training directly to manufacturing facilities, allowing manufacturers to provide training to more workers.

Trailers of the East Coast, Mocksville, NC, worked with DCCC and customized a 44 foot, steel frame Quest trailer from ATC for the mobile lab.  The mobile classroom includes 8 student workstations, multiple axis Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines from Haas Automation, Inc., a robotics training station and a virtual welding training center.  The technology in the mobile lab is the same technology being used by advanced manufacturers and machinists across the Carolinas and around the world.

DCCC – Preparing a world class workforce
The self-contained mobile training center includes a generator, heat and air, electrical outlets and LED lighting throughout.  Trailers of the East Coast installed the manufacturing equipment and finished the lab off with an exciting, attention getting graphic wrap on the outside of the trailer to let the world know that DCCC is preparing a world class work force with advanced manufacturing skills.

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Attracts Jobs, Growth
As the manufacturing industry expands, so does the need for a skilled workforce.  Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Tarheel Plastics, CPP Global, Beaufurn… the list of manufacturers moving to Davie County continues to grow.  And manufacturing firms already here are also growing and creating jobs; Ingersoll Rand, Avgol, Carolina Precision Machining, Funder America and many others.

Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, said, “The number one factor for manufacturers looking to relocate is the availability of a highly trained, skilled workforce.   This investment in workforce development supports job growth for existing industry while it helps us continue to attract new, high paying manufacturing jobs”.

Dr. Mary Rittling, President of DCCC said, “A highly skilled workforce is the lifeblood of advanced manufacturing.  This Mobile Manufacturing Lab will help companies address their workforce development needs while helping students acquire the skills needed for high tech manufacturing jobs”.

Clint Junker, co-owner of Trailers of the East Coast, said, “We are excited about this project at the intersection of industry and education and we are proud to work on it with DCCC.  We look forward to seeing this unit on the road supporting the local workforce and local industry”.

A Team Effort
A grant from the DCCC Foundation helped fund the purchase of the trailer.  A grant from the Golden Leaf Foundation helped fund the purchase of the manufacturing equipment.

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Manufacturing Job Fair ~ Tuesday, July 30th

davie_county_jobsJobs, Jobs, Jobs
The Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College has partnered with Northwest Piedmont Workforce Board to host a manufacturing job fair from 9 a.m. to noon on July 30 in the Administration Building, located at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville. The event is open to the public.

The job fair will feature manufacturing jobs available from a variety of Davie County employers, including the manufacturing companies Ashley Furniture, Pro Refrigeration, Amarr Garage Doors, Ingersoll Rand, as well as the staffing agencies Debbie’s Staffing and First Choice Personnel.

The event will also include a tour of DCCC’s new state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing mobile lab, and participants interested in a certificate or degree in advanced manufacturing will have an opportunity to speak with a faculty member or academic adviser.

“This fair is a perfect opportunity for community members who are looking for a job and also serves as a great chance to network with our local industries,” says Teresa Kines, dean of the Davie Campus. “It also provides an opportunity to learn about the many programs available at DCCC.”

Job seekers are required to bring resumes to the event; business casual attire is preferred. For more information, call 336-998-3220 or visit the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.

Mobile Manufacturing Training Lab to be Unveiled
Job fair participants will get a chance to tour the new DCCC Mobile Manufacturing Training Lab.  Customized by Trailers of the East Coast in Mocksville, this state of the art precision machining mobile classroom has been outfitted with multiple axis CNC machines, workstations and classroom space in a fully air conditioned mobile classroom.

For more information, call 336-998-3220 or visit the Davie Campus at 1205 Salisbury Road in Mocksville.  For more information on job openings in and around  Davie County, please visit the Davie County Job Listings.

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Congratulations Terry Bralley ~ NC Economic Developer of the Year!

Terry Bralley 2013 Economic Developer of the Year

Terry Bralley receives the 2013 North Carolina Economic Developer of the Year Award

 

Terry Bralley, President of Davie County Economic Development Commission, has been named the North Carolina 2013 Economic Developer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding achievements.

“Terry’s hard work has positively impacted jobs and investment throughout Davie County,” stated Linda Weiner,  North Carolina Economic Developers Association Immediate Past President. “This award is our organization’s way of recognizing his dedication to his community, the economic development profession and our state.”

A county that started with a 10 percent unemployment rate in 2012, Davie County announced over $185 million in new investment and 850 potential new jobs in one year.  This would not have been possible without Terry’s professionalism, creativity, determination and hard work.

Bralley was integral in various recruiting and expansion projects in 2012, including CPP Global’s new plastic injection molding facility in Mocksville, Ingersoll Rand’s expansion, Ashley Furniture’s new manufacturing and distribution operation, Beaufurn’s new furniture manufacturing facility, expansion of Avgol Nonwovens’ operation, redevelopment of the Cooleemee Mill and development of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s West Campus.

The largest of these projects was Ashley Furniture choosing Advance, North Carolina for its new furniture manufacturing facility. Ron Wanek, chairman of the board and founder of Ashley Furniture, recalled that Bralley was the driving force behind the project and is one of the best business development professionals he has worked with.

Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award
Bralley was appointed by the Governor to the NC Global Trans Park Board, and the Uwharrie Regional Resource Commission. He was also honored this year with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the Governor. In addition, Bralley served as 2012 chairman of the PTEDC board for the Piedmont Region.

“This is an honor, but would not have been possible without the support of local elected officials, their staff, our state elected officials and may other state agencies, foundations, private entities, and citizens working together to make these things happen in our community,” said Bralley. “We are focused and engaged in creating a better future for our community.”

 ABOUT NCEDA:
The North Carolina Economic Developers Association is the leading statewide association of professional economic developers and their allies in North Carolina. The nearly 600 members promote the state and its communities as places for new economic activity. They are on the front line of economic development in North Carolina. Based in Raleigh, NCEDA provides professional development, advocacy and information services for its members. For more information, visit NCEDA’s website, www.nceda.org.

Doing Business in Davie County
Davie County Economic Development Commission
Davie County Chamber of Commerce

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Davie County Firm Achieves “Aerospace” Certification

AS9001-certification-logoCarolina Precision Machining, a Davie County precision manufacturer located at 1500 North Main Street in Mocksville, North Carolina has earned AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 Certification. This achievement positions the company for continued success and job growth as it serves customers in the aviation and aerospace industries.

AS9100C and ISO 9001:2008 are prestigious certifications, requiring companies to demonstrate capability to meet the demanding, complex and unique requirements of commercial and aerospace customers.  AS9100C Certification comprises many additional requirements over ISO 9001:2008 and is specific to the aerospace industry.

The AS9100C standard requires a company to implement and maintain a total quality management system for at least one year prior to becoming certified. AS 9100C and ISO 9001 certifications are the result of Carolina Precision Machining passing strict audits and rigorous evaluations of all processes.

Certification Demonstrates CPM Commitment to “Total Customer Satisfaction”
 Steve Vick, owner of Carolina Precision Machining said, “This AS9100C certification enables CPM to compete on a level playing field with firms that are many times our size in the aerospace industry.   It is unique for a firm our size to achieve this prestigious certification and It demonstrates our commitment to “Total Customer Satisfaction”.

“We would like to say a special thanks to the ISO Management System ISO Management System Team at the North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service. They provided valuable employee raining, guidance and support throughout the certification process.

“We would also like to thank the Davie County Economic Development Commission and the North Carolina Department of Commerce for their support and guidance as we began this journey toward AS9100C certification”.

Aerospace Certification ~ Creating Jobs in Davie County, the Piedmont and North Carolina
Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission said, “Congratulations to Steve Vick and to the entire team at Carolina Precision Machining for achieving this important certification milestone.  It is impressive when a firm is able to compete at this level and we look forward to the continued success of the entire team at CPM.

“The Aerospace industry is an important job growth cluster for North Carolina.  This certification will help Carolina Precision Machining, Davie County and the Piedmont Triad win deals and create jobs.”

About Carolina Precision Machining
Carolina Precision Machining is a privately owned and operated company established in 1993.  CPM provides precision machine part manufacturing services for aerospace, aviation and heavy equipment manufacturers with quality that is certified to comply with AS 9100C and ISO 9001:2008 requirements.

Skilled machinists at CPM do high-precision, close tolerance tooling work and high volume turning and milling. They also perform first article inspection components and prototypes prior to production.

Carolina Precision Machining has 50,000 square feet of manufacturing, assembly and warehouse space located at 1500 North Main Street, Mocksville, North Carolina. They can be reached by telephone at 336 751-7788 and on the web at www.cpmmachining.com .

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“Businesses Can Lower Their Costs and Prosper in Davie County!”

hollinsgworth“Inc. Magazine” identified Hollingsworth Capital Partners as the 12th fastest growing company in America and the Hollingsworth Companies continue to invest in Davie County.

If you drive by the SouthPoint Business Park during business hours and see the traffic flowing into and out of SouthPoint, you can appreciate the number of Davie County jobs that have been created there.  And the level of investment is not slowing down!

“Companies from larger cities and other regions are attracted by our pro-business government, labor-rich environment and proximity to several interstates.  Davie County is a place where businesses can lower their costs and prosper.” — Chip Sisk

The Hollingsworth Companies have completed a new, virtually complete industrial building in Mocksville. With a minimum clear height of 32’, wide column spacing and  green features  such as energy efficient fluorescent lighting, the structure is at a level of readiness for nearly immediate occupancy by any manufacturing or logistics company seeking to grow or expand into North Carolina.

The new 108,480 square foot industrial building is located at the SouthPoint Business Park just off of Interstate-40 in Mocksville.  For more information, contact Chip Sisk, Industrial Real Estate Developer for the Hollingsworth Companies at (336) 753-6927

South-Sourcing: The Southern Advantage by Joe Hollingsworth
For more insight into the doing business in Davie County and the Southern USA, see our article on the book by Joe Hollingsworth, “South-Sourcing: The Southern Advantage”.

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