February 5, 2024

DEX Heavy Duty Parts: A Driving Force in Sustainable Business

DEX Heavy Duty Parts (DEX), a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, is the country’s largest supplier of renovated, recycled, and surplus heavy-duty and all-makes truck parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks. The company has more than 3 million parts on hand across more than 30,000 different part types covering all makes and models at its headquarters in Advance. But DEX is far more than a supplier of truck parts. Since relocating to Davie County in 2014, the company has emerged as a key player in sustainable business practices and is a significant contributor to both the community and the economy. […]
January 13, 2024

Students at Davie High School Create Synergies with Local Businesses

Students in drafting classes at Davie County High School (DCHS) are constantly creating, tinkering, and innovating. Driven by identifying and solving problems, their projects encompass everything from a mold for synthetic fishing worms to cell phone holders for their cars.  These product solutions have been used in students’ personal lives, other DCHS classrooms, and even in local manufacturing businesses. Some solutions are benefitting companies nationwide. Student Talent – A Win for Local Company Avgol Davie High Junior Jaydon Leonard is a shining success story of the school’s internships with local manufacturers. While interning with Avgol, a nonwoven fabrics manufacturer, he […]
December 12, 2023

The Ignite Davie Program: Paving a Pathway to Success in Dentistry

The IGNITE DAVIE College Promise program is significantly impacting local students’ lives, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher education and successful careers. Two shining examples of the program’s success are Antonia Montano and Hannah Morgan, who earned their Dental Assistant accreditation through the IGNITE DAVIE program at Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC). Dr. Andrew Rivers swiftly hired both at Rivers Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, where they have been eager to contribute to the local practice.  Discovering IGNITE DAVIE: A Gateway to Possibilities Montano’s introduction to IGNITE DAVIE came from her guidance counselor in 2020, during her senior year at […]
August 11, 2023

When Businesses Support IGNITE DAVIE, it’s a Win, Win, Win!

As companies compete for employees, supporting IGNITE DAVIE College Promise is the long-term answer they are looking for. A new marketing program offers many rewards to participating companies while helping to raise the final $1 million to fully endow IGNITE DAVIE for future generations. Employer of Choice Program: A Win for Students, Businesses, and the Community “The Employer of Choice Program gives businesses a great opportunity to fill local positions with local workers,” said Melinda Szeliga, Davie Community Foundation COO.  “Your business will stay on the mind of graduating students while IGNITE DAVIE empowers them with the education and training […]
August 10, 2023

Muscadine Juice Available to Students Across North Carolina This School Year: Local Business Plans Free Juice Giveaway this Saturday to Celebrate

The North Carolina State Fruit, the muscadine grape, is getting some attention thanks in part to the NC Farm Act, recently passed by the General Assembly.  As part of the Act, students across the state will soon have the opportunity to choose muscadine juice as part of their school meals. Local business, Mighty Muscadine, based in Advance, North Carolina is excited to have the opportunity to help supply some of that juice to students who want a new beverage option that is both tasty and nutritious. “Our muscadine juice is 100% juice so anyone who chooses to drink Mighty Muscadine will be getting the full […]
July 25, 2023

Businesses in Wilkesboro Street Roundabout Construction Zone Remain Open

Despite ongoing construction, businesses near the intersection of Wilkesboro Street, Yadkinville Road, Mumford Drive, and Meroney Street are fully operational and easily accessible. Don’t hesitate to drop by and support your local establishments! The Town of Mocksville expressed its commitment to supporting these affected businesses as much as possible. They urge individuals to show their support by dining in or opting for takeout, engaging with the businesses’ Facebook pages, and staying updated on any announcements they make. Together, they aim to assist these establishments in navigating through the completion of the DOT project. To assist everyone in finding their way […]
July 24, 2023

Avgol Breaks Ground on $100 Million Expansion in Mocksville 

Global manufacturer Avgol broke ground this week on 63,000 SF of additional manufacturing and ancillary space as part of a $100 million investment to expand its Davie County facility to include both a sixth multibeam spunlaid production line and a laminate finishing line to meet the growing domestic demand for its ultra-lightweight nonwoven fabrics. Avgol, which has majority ownership held by Thailand’s Indorama Ventures Limited Company,  leads the global hygiene market with the most comprehensive range of ultra-lightweight spun-melt nonwoven fabrics. This new sixth line at the company’s facility in Mocksville will see Avgol investing in new Reicofil 5 (RF5) […]
June 29, 2023

Pro Refrigeration’s PROGreen Solutions Series of Chiller Systems Gains Traction in Craft Beverage Industry

Pro Refrigeration, a leading provider of cooling solutions for the craft beverage and dairy industry, announced that Southern Distilling Company, based in Statesville, NC, has chosen its cutting-edge PROChiller System for its latest expansion. This marks their third purchase of a PROChiller System, showcasing their unwavering trust in Pro Refrigeration’s cooling solutions since their inception. For their latest venture, Southern Distilling Company has opted for the state-of-the-art PROGreen Solutions series of chiller systems. The PROGreen 100 HP Chiller System, the first of its kind, harnesses the power of the environmentally friendly refrigerant R744 (CO2). With an impressive Global Warming Potential […]
May 4, 2023

Another Win for Davie County – Avgol to Invest $100 Million & Create 52 New Jobs

Global manufacturer Avgol is investing approximately $100 million to expand its Mocksville facility to include both a sixth multibeam spunlaid production line and a laminate finishing line to meet the growing domestic demand for its ultra-lightweight nonwoven fabrics. The investment will create 52 new jobs by Dec. 31, 2024, at an average annual wage of $55,647. The company currently has 260 employees at its facility at 178 Avgol Drive. Grants & Incentives The company will receive incentives of up to $1.1 million from the county and $416,788 from Mocksville once the investment and job-creation targets are met. In addition, the […]