In another win for Davie County, Tarheel Plastics will expand their North Carolina operations to create 48 new jobs and increase the tax base in Davie County with an investment of approximately $2.5 to $3.5 million.
Tarheel Plastics, LLC provides injection molding, contract manufacturing, assembly, and logistics solutions to OEM’s and serves a wide variety of markets utilizing state-of-art engineering and plastics resins to produce custom molded products.
Applications Being Accepted Now
New jobs will include positions in human resources, accounting, quality control, customer service, material handling, machine operator, maintenance technician, and other manufacturing related jobs. Recruiting is already underway and applications are being accepted online at http://tarheelplastics.applicantpro.com/jobs/
Reason for Expansion
According to Craig Ward, Vice President of Operations for Tarheel Plastics, recently awarded contracts are requiring the need for additional equipment and employees. The new facility is needed because the company’s current 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lexington is at capacity with 62 full time and 8 part time employees. The new location in Mocksville will also allow for additional expansion as necessary, beyond the 48 new jobs anticipated with this move.
Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission said, “Please join us as we welcome Tarheel Plastics to Davie County. Job creation through innovation and business expansion, particularly for small and medium-size manufacturers, continues to be an important source of job growth for Davie County. The average rural manufacturing wage is nearly a third higher than the average for other private, non-manufacturing jobs. More than 60% of Davie County workers commute to work in other counties. This expansion will allow some of those workers to work closer to home.”
NC Rural Center Building Re-use Grant
Tarheel Plastics is moving into the building located at 163 Industrial Boulevard in Mocksville. The building, formerly used by MTP has been vacant for several years. With the help of a $480,000 Building Reuse Grant from the North Carolina Rural Center ($10,000 for each job created), the vacant building will be transformed from a warehouse facility to a manufacturing facility.
Improvements will include a new HVAC system, structural support to a accommodate a new crane, electrical upgrades, new sprinkler system, lighting upgrades, handicap accessibility, pads to accommodate new silos, air piping, office upgrade, dock lock and emergency exit.
Companies that were once sending jobs overseas are now bringing some of those jobs back to the United States. Off-shore labor and transportation costs are rising and long transportation lead times just can’t support today’s just in time manufacturing trends. In addition, a trend to rural sourcing allows companies to leverage a skilled workforce at costs that are lower than in more urban areas.
Davie Construction Company, a locally owned and operated licensed general contractor, will be providing the building up-fit renovations.