June 7, 2021

Pro Refrigeration Introduces CO2 Chiller System in Plan to Phase Out Refrigerants with High Global Warming Potential

Pro Refrigeration, the leading cooling technology and equipment company for fermented craft beverages, dairy, and food processing, has begun production of its first carbon dioxide (CO2/R744) chiller system. This is the first step in the company’s plan to reduce refrigeration global warming potential (GWP) by phasing out its use of refrigerants with high GWP.  Pro Refrigeration, which provides EPA compliant HCFC-based systems, is competing to be the first US-based manufacturer to add a carbon dioxide (CO2), also known as R744, chiller system to its standard product offering. “This is such an exciting time to be in the refrigeration industry, natural […]
May 26, 2021
Nick Ganaga of CryoBuilt is inspecting an assembly that the Pro Refrigeration Team built to Cryobuilt’s specification. (L to R) Nick Ganaga (Cryo), Ben Hicks (Pro), Jon Riesenweber (Pro), Sam Wilson (Cryo), Alphonse Wade (Pro), and Brett Cocking (Pro)

Pro Refrigeration Partners With CryoBuilt Through Expansion at its North Carolina Facility

Two leaders in the refrigeration industry are joining forces. Pro Refrigeration will build CryoBuilt’s EVEREST Cryotherapy system at its manufacturing facility in Davie County, NC, allowing both companies to reach new audiences and to take advantage of each other’s scale and expertise.  Industry Leaders Collaborate Pro Refrigeration is an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of state-of-the-art refrigeration systems for the dairy, winery, food processing, medical, and brewing industries. CryoBuilt, which has a background in low-temp manufacturing and refrigeration, is the largest manufacturer of electric, whole body cryotherapy systems in the United States.  EVEREST Cryotherapy Systems in High […]
May 20, 2021

Just Hope is More Than a Thrift Shop

When Krystal Dumas started Just HOPE Inc. 11 years ago, she never imagined that using her couponing skills to feed hungry mouths with her pantry stockpile and her old delivery car would evolve into transitioning over 800 families into their own homes after experiencing homelessness. Dreaming Big The ministry moved from her house to a large room at Advance United Methodist Church, to the back room at A Storehouse for Jesus, to the basement of the old Napa building, to a 4,000 square foot building on Wilkesboro Street, to its new 9,000 square foot home at 814 South Main Street in […]
May 11, 2021
Close-up of the keys of the new empty apartment with moving boxes on the floor

Mocksville Addresses Housing Shortage

North Carolina has a housing shortage.  Since February of 2020, the number of available homes in North Carolina has dropped by more than 50%, and the prices have increased by 6.5 – 7.9 percent, economic strategist Ted Abernethy, Economic Leadership LLC,  shared during his State of Davie address in April.  Davie County is no exception. While four income-based apartment complexes have been constructed in the last five years, there have been few single-family homes built. After a high of 445 homes in 2005, the banking crisis of 2008 hit, and only 334 permits were requested between 2009 – 2014. Building […]
April 21, 2021

The State of Davie and Annual Chamber Meeting Combine to Recognize Leadership

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce and Davie County Economic Development Commission presented the State of Davie & 51st Annual Chamber Meeting on Thursday, April 15th at WinMock in Bermuda Run.  The meeting was a sold-out event based on COVID-related limits, with 150 community and business leaders in attendance to hear an overview of Davie County’s economy and to honor the recipients of the Chamber’s signature awards:  E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award, Business of the Year, and Chamber Ambassador of the Year. The two organizations opted to host a joint event after COVID restrictions prevented the Chamber from holding its annual […]
April 19, 2021

Yadtel Receives $1.9 Grant to Expand Broadband In Davie County

Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corp. has received a $1.9 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance Grant from the U.S Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to expand broadband access in Davie County.  Matched with $485,729 in local investment, Yadtel will use the funds to construct 111.5 miles of fiber optic cable in six areas of Davie County that lack access to high-speed internet. When complete, this construction will pass 2,168 Davie County businesses and residences.  Reliable High-speed Internet Access is Vital “The Economic Development Administration … is pleased to support this local-led strategy to provide Davie County businesses with the fiber-optic […]
April 8, 2021
Cassidy Kluttz and her family celebrate her 2020 graduation from Davie High

First IGNITE DAVIE College Promise Scholarship Recipient Graduates

Cassidy Kluttz has earned an Associate of Arts degree totally debt free, an impressive accomplishment made possible through IGNITE DAVIE College Promise and North Carolina’s Career & College Promise program. It’s a route she would enthusiastically recommend to other Davie County students. “IGNITE DAVIE has given me the freedom to explore what I want to do and where I want to go with my life without having to worry about money.” IGNITE DAVIE is a place-based last-dollar scholarship; which means students must live in and attend school in Davie County.  All eligible high school graduates, regardless of financial need or […]
March 24, 2021

The Park at Lake Louise Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

Nestled next to Colin Creek Golf Club is Davie County’s newest recreational gem – The Park at Lake Louise. Community officials and residents were invited to explore the park on March 20th as owners Dr. Joel and Beth Edwards celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and hotdog lunch. The park is located at 2251 US 64 E., in Mocksville at the former site of Hickory Hill Golf Club.  “I’d like to thank everyone for coming today. This has been an exciting time for Beth and me and the people who have been working on this project,” said Dr. Edwards. […]
March 15, 2021
New Job Just Ahead

Outdoor Job Fair Next Thursday

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Davie County Economic Development Commission and Davie Connect will host an outdoor job fair in the Walmart parking lot from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 25th.  Job seekers can meet with local businesses and may secure jobs on the day of the event. Companies present will include:  Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Davie County School System, The Andersons, Avgol, Comfort Bilt, Brakebush Brothers, REEB, The Resource, Gildan, Ashley Furniture and Walmart just to name a few. “We keep the pulse on our membership and have personally experienced the business […]