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 […]
November 8, 2021

Nominations for E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award & Business of the Year Open Now: Deadline Monday, November 30

The Davie County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2021 E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award and the 2021 Business of the Year Award which will be presented at the State of Davie & Chamber Annual Meeting to be held in early Spring 2022 at WinMock at Kinderton. Do you know an unsung hero, someone who goes above and beyond to make our community a better place to live? Nominate them now for the 2021 E.C Tatum Humanitarian Award. Download the E.C. Tatum Nomination Form here. This award is named in honor of E.C. Tatum, “A Man of Vision” who […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]