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, […]
August 30, 2021

Ashley Furniture Internships Offers Davie Students Real-World Experience

This summer, classroom assignments came to life for three Davie County students as they gained practical work experience and helped solve real-world problems during an internship, also known as “work-based learning experience,” in the automation engineering department at Ashley Furniture Industries’ (Ashley) advanced manufacturing facility in Advance.  “We feel that the real work experience that the students can get and the knowledge that they can gain with an internship is crucial and beneficial for the student in their education, career, and life,” said Bill Webb, automation and robotics manager. “The students get exposed to real-world activities and challenges that they […]
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 […]
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 16, 2021

South + Main Celebrates Opening of NEW Location in Bermuda Run

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ribbon Cutting for South + Main Boutique on Friday, March 19th, to celebrate the opening of its new location in the Lowes Foods shopping center in Bermuda Run. Chamber representatives and Mayor Rick Cross and Town Manager Lee Rollins were in attendance to celebrate. The official Grand Opening Celebration was held on Saturday, March 20th, where the community was invited to browse the store while enjoying special deals and drinks from The Thirsty Buffalo. Located at 246 NC Hwy 801 N, Bermuda Run, South + Main is a southern boutique, offering sizes […]
April 13, 2021

Grand Opening of a New Home Store

“She’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. She’s got whozits and whatzits galore… “ Stephanie Shoffner has opened a home decor, furniture, and gift store in Historic Downtown Mocksville that is fit for a princess.  Lydia Jaynes, located at 43 Court Square, celebrated its grand opening Thursday, April 8,  with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Davie County Chamber of Commerce.  The community was invited to browse the store while enjoying refreshments from Ketchie Creek and Restaurant 101. One lucky shopper received a $100 gift certificate from the store.  A Davie girl, born and bred, Stephanie, who has a degree in […]