November 9, 2021

Palltronics to Invest More Than $40 Million in New Production Site in Mocksville

Palltronics, the maker of the world’s first fully-trackable shipping pallet, has chosen Mocksville for its first manufacturing facility. The highly-anticipated pallets are already sold out for the first three years of production.  The Michigan-based company has leased a new 253,000 square foot industrial building in the SouthPoint Business Park on US Hwy 601 North and plans to invest more than $40 million in equipment and upfitting to create a world-class advanced manufacturing facility capable of producing more than four million pallets annually.  Palltronics expects to create 200 new jobs by the time the plant opens during the third quarter of […]
October 14, 2021

Scott Bader to Invest $16 Million in New Production Site in Mocksville

Global chemical company, Scott Bader, has acquired a new facility in Mocksville as it strives to meet growing domestic and global demand for its market-leading structural adhesives and gelcoats. The company has invested $16 million to purchase a 110,000 square foot industrial building on a 15-acre site in the SouthPoint Business Park on Hwy 601 N. With further investment, the site will be developed into a state-of-the-art gelcoat and structural adhesives manufacturing facility. This will be the company’s second North American manufacturing site; the new development is expected to create 27 new jobs locally, with 21 in manufacturing and the […]
October 4, 2021

DFA Expands Capacity by Relocating to Mocksville

“If you are ever in a Volkswagen, Daimler, or BMW, and it’s really quiet, you’re welcome,” says Jerry Sutphin, vice president of Dr. Friest Automotive (DFA) US. The Germany-based company, which designs and manufactures sound deadening and insulation materials for the automotive industry, is relocating and expanding its US manufacturing operations to Mocksville.  DFA US will move from a 28,000-square-foot-space in Mount Airy into a 110,000-square-foot leased facility at 300 Bethel Church Road, which will allow the company to begin production for a third automotive manufacturer. The company currently ships to Volkswagen in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and to Daimler in Georgia, […]
September 24, 2021

SPORTSFIELD SPECIALTIES IS MAKING MOVES IN NORTH CAROLINA: Industry-Leading Sports Equipment Manufacturer Announces a Move & Expansion to Mockville

The next time local baseball star Whit Merrifield crashes into the wall catching a flyball, the pads protecting him may have been made by a company that also calls Davie County home. For over 20 years, Sportsfield Specialties, whose central headquarters is based in Upstate NY, has been the industry-leading manufacturer of athletic field equipment for all levels of play. Their soft goods operation, which produces netting systems, padding, and mats, will move from its current location in Salisbury, NC, to a new facility in Mocksville (Davie County). The impetus for the move is the increased demand for products like […]
August 31, 2021

Carolina Shutters & Blinds to Manufacture Custom Window Treatments in Mocksville

Last year’s COVID-related stay-at-home orders have fueled a strong desire among many consumers to improve their living space and a local company is pivoting to meet the growing demand for its custom window treatments.  Carolina Shutters & Blinds, which provides locally-made shutters and regionally-made blinds and shades to commercial and residential customers across North Carolina, has relocated to the Willow Oaks Shopping Center in Mocksville to increase its manufacturing capacity and to have the space to add additional product lines. The company has transferred the 18 employees from its former Winston-Salem location and is currently hiring production team members, installers, […]
July 8, 2021

Liberty Storage Solutions to Expand Manufacturing Capacity in Mocksville

“If you can dream it, we can build it,” says Bobby Eaton, owner of Liberty Storage Solutions, which designs and manufactures everything from simple storage buildings to elaborate man-caves and chic she-sheds at its headquarters/manufacturing facility in Davie County.    Over the past 15 years, that philosophy has propelled the company from a side enterprise to provide Eaton’s family and construction crew income during the winter and rainy periods into one of the premier builders of portable sheds and outdoor buildings in the Carolinas.  The pandemic further accelerated the company’s growth as families forced to stay at home for work, school, […]
June 24, 2021

Hayward Holdings Expands Capacity by Adding Distribution Center in Mocksville

Hayward Holdings, a global designer and manufacturer of pool equipment and associated automation systems, plans to open a new 324,000 square-foot distribution facility in Mocksville by the end of 2021. Hayward will be the first tenant of the Davie Industrial Center at 202 Gildan Road. Once completed, the Mocksville center, combined with the company’s existing facility in Clemmons, will bring Hayward’s Southeast-based footprint to approximately 1.3 million square feet of combined manufacturing and distribution operations.  Relocating the distribution center will allow the company to expand its manufacturing capacity in Clemmons to keep up with the growing demand for its outdoor living […]
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 […]