Tarheel Plastics will invest up to $3.5 million to expand its Davie County manufacturing center, creating almost 50 new jobs in Mocksville, North Carolina.
Officials from the firm said a new facility is needed because the company’s current 110,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Lexington, North Carolina is at capacity with 62 full time employees. Craig Ward, Tarheel Plastics Vice President of Operations, added additional equipment and employees are needed to meet the needs of a growing workload. The firm provides injection molding, contract manufacturing, assembly, and logistics solutions to OEM’s and serves a wide variety of markets utilizing state-of-art engineering and plastics resins to produce custom molded products.
Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission said; Job creation through innovation and business expansion, particularly for small and medium-size manufacturers, continues to be an important source of job growth for Davie County. The average rural manufacturing wage is nearly a third higher than the average for other private, non-manufacturing jobs. More than 60% of Davie County workers commute to work in other counties. This expansion will allow some of those workers to work closer to home.”
Tarheel Plastics is moving into a vacant building at 163 Industrial Boulevard in Mocksville, North Carolina, which will be transformed from a warehouse facility to a manufacturing facility. The firm was awarded a $480,000 Building Reuse Grant from the North Carolina Rural Center, and is eligible for $10,000 for each job created. Improvements will include a new HVAC system, structural support to a accommodate a new crane, electrical upgrades, new sprinkler system, lighting upgrades, handicap accessibility, pads to accommodate new silos, air piping, office upgrade, and dock lock.