Emmy-winning Production Company Moving Headquarters to Greensboro


7 Cinematics, a production company that has won multiple Emmys, is relocating its headquarters, production and warehouse facilities from LA and Nashville to Greensboro. The company has taken space in the former Triad Stage building in downtown Greensboro and is finalizing construction for its offices, state-of-the-art editing suites and a high-end screening room for clients… Read more »

Drylock Technologies to Create 113 Jobs, Invest $26.9 million in Reidsville


Drylock Technologies, a leading manufacturer of hygiene products, will invest more than $26.9 million to establish its first U.S. baby care production facility and create 113 new jobs in Rockingham County. Based in Belgium, Drylock Technologies has produced private label absorbent baby, feminine, and adult care hygiene products for more than a decade with nine… Read more »

Andrews High School Hosts Aviation Career Day


Andrews High School hosted an Aviation Career Day for middle school students from Guilford County to learn more about the different career opportunities in aviation. Students could participate in hands-on activities, such as flight simulators and drones, and interact with representatives from the Piedmont Triad’s largest employers in aviation including Boeing, Honda Jet, HAECO and… Read more »

Dai Nippon Printing Co. to Bring 352 Jobs to Davidson County


Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP), a lithium-ion battery pouch manufacturer, will create 352 new jobs in Davidson County. The company will invest $233 million to build its first U.S. advanced manufacturing facility in the City of Linwood. DNP manufactures lithium-ion battery pouches for electric vehicles. The durable yet soft, flexible plastic packaging material will… Read more »

Toyota to Invest an Additional $8 Billion; Create an Additional 3,000 Jobs


Toyota will invest an additional $8 billion in its first North American electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility, adding another 3,000 jobs. The project, called “Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina” was initially a $1.29 billion investment announced in 2021 with expansions in 2022 and 2023 and is now valued at $13.9 billion. The project will create… Read more »

Siemens Mobility, Inc. to Build in Davidson County, Create 506 Jobs and Invest $220 Million


Siemens Mobility, Inc., global manufacturer of rail transportation vehicles and control systems, will build a major advanced manufacturing and rail services center in Davidson County, creating 506 jobs. The company will invest $220 million in Lexington, creating a new carbon neutral facility that will serve the company’s East Coast markets. Siemens Mobility’s advanced manufacturing center… Read more »

Toyota to Invest Additional $2.5 billion, Create 350 More Jobs at Greensboro-Randolph Megasite


Toyota will invest an additional $2.5 billion in its newest North American facility, Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina (TBMNC). This investment adds capacity to support battery electric vehicle (BEV) battery production and adds 350 jobs, bringing the total employment to approximately 2,100. Scheduled to begin production in 2025, the facility will produce batteries for hybrid… Read more »

Elizabeth City State University to offer flight school training in the Piedmont Triad


Elizabeth City State University is partnering with Piedmont Flight Training and AeroX to offer a four-year online program in aviation science, which includes a pilot’s license. Piedmont Flight Training will be ECSU’s affiliated flight school partner, training students at its Smith Reynolds Airport facility in Winston-Salem. AeroX, a nonprofit organization building air traffic control infrastructure… Read more »

Metal Works to Expand in High Point; Add 20 Jobs


Metal Works of High Point will expand its operations, investing $2,819,000 and adding 20 jobs. The company has purchased 1245 Hickory Chapel Rd. The 37,050-sf property will house a powder-coating line and additional room for assembly to help meet growing demand. The family-owned company, headquartered in High Point, manufactures metal components, weldments and assemblies for… Read more »

Lotus Bakeries to Create 62 New Jobs in Alamance County; Invest $84 Million


Snack food company, Lotus Bakeries, will create 62 new jobs in Alamance County. The company will invest more than $84 million to add a new production facility at its Mebane location. New positions include operators, technicians, and material handlers, with a collective average annual salary of $47,873, exceeding Alamance County’s overall average annual wage of… Read more »

North Carolina Wins Area Development’s Inaugural Platinum Shovel Award


North Carolina is one of two states that has received Area Development magazine’s inaugural 2022 Platinum Shovel award which recognizes states that went beyond the gold standard for investment and job creation. The Platinum Shovel award is part of Area Development’s annual celebration of economic development, which also includes the Gold and Silver Shovel awards.… Read more »

Four New Speculative Buildings Planned for Davie County


The Davie County Economic Development Commission said that there are four new speculative buildings planned for the county’s industrial parks. The buildings will range from 130,000 to 500,000 square feet in space and are currently in the planning stages or under construction to replace those filled in 2021 or 2022 by Hayward Holdings, Sportsfield Specialties,… Read more »

Thomas Built Buses Hiring in High Point


Thomas Built Buses has announced plans to hire up to 280 employees as it adds a production shift. The shift will be in the manufacturer’s Saf-T-Liner C2 plant, which produces traditional and electric school buses. Thomas Built was founded in High Point in 1916 as a streetcar manufacturer. It began making school buses in 1936.… Read more »

City of High Point to Establish a Small-Scale Manufacturing Hub


The City of High Point plans to purchase a former industrial property and redevelop it into a “small-scale manufacturing” hub for southwest High Point. The City Council has authorized the purchase of 300 Oak St., a former Harriss & Covington hosiery plant and a current furniture showroom, along with a vacant 1.3-acre lot across the… Read more »

Technimark Expands in Randolph County; investing $62 million and Creating 220 Jobs


Technimark, LLC, a manufacturing solutions provider for the healthcare and consumer packaging markets, will expand its production operations in Randolph County, creating 220 jobs and investing $62 million. Technimark, headquartered in Asheboro, is a global manufacturing provider for the healthcare, consumer packaging and specialty industrial markets. Technimark specializes in precision injection molding, value-added assembly, and… Read more »

Space Station Builder to lease space in Winston-Salem Regenerative Medicine Accelerator


Axiom Space will partner with the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the RegenMed Development Organization (ReMDO). The company will also lease space in the ReMDO Innovation Accelerator, The collaboration will “expand the commercial space economy and support biomedical commercial innovations and manufacturing for biomedical applications in low orbit.” The space station developed… Read more »

Nucor Corporation Selects Davidson County for $350 million Investment


Nucor Corporation, a steel and steel product manufacturer, will build a new “micro-mill” in Lexington. The company, which has its headquarters in Charlotte, will invest $350 million into the project which will create 180 jobs with an average annual wage of $99,066, higher than the Davidson County average of $45,117. Nucor is the largest recycler… Read more »

Häfele America Expanding Facility in Archdale


Häfele America Co., a worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components, will add 94,200 sq ft of space to its Archdale distribution center and warehouse. The facility will have 221,200 square feet when the expansion is completed. The overall project is projected to be a $13 million capital investment set to be completed in… Read more »

Truliant Federal Credit Union to Hire More Workers in the Triad


Truliant Federal Credit Union is expanding its workforce with a pledge to hire more than 100 employees during 2022. The Winston-Salem-based credit union said the additional workers are needed foremost in its technology and products and services areas. which include mortgage lending, insurance, indirect auto lending and business lending. About half of the jobs are… Read more »

RPM Wood Finishes Group to Locate in Greensboro


RPM Wood Finishes Group will invest $25 million in a new Greensboro facility. The new facility will create 53 new jobs that pay an average of $70,000. The company makes finishing products for things like wooden furniture, wooden floors, fabrics, and more. RPM’s new facility on Thorndike Road will occupy 60,000 square feet of office… Read more »

Nordfab Americas to Expand in Thomasville; Invest $5.5 million and Create 25 Jobs


Nordfab Americas, a manufacturer of dust collection ducting for commercial and industrial applications will expand its Thomasville manufacturing facilities with a $5.5 million investment and create 25 new jobs. The company will expand its production and warehouse space from 87,000 square feet to 141,000 square feet. The new jobs created will include assembly personnel, engineers,… Read more »

BrassCraft Manufacturing to Expand in Thomasville; Invest $13 million and Create 100 jobs


BrassCraft Manufacturing Co., a leader in the design manufacturing and distribution of plumbing products, will invest more than $13 million and create nearly 100 jobs to expand its manufacturing operations in Thomasville. “The Thomasville team is critical to delivering the quality and craftsmanship that plumbers and contractors have come to expect from BrassCraft products,” said… Read more »

Boom Supersonic Selects Piedmont Triad for Superfactory


Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, announced plans to build the Overture Superfactory that will serve as its primary manufacturing and production site in Greensboro, N.C. The new facility, which will be located at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI), builds upon the state’s storied legacy of aerospace innovation,… Read more »

Toyota To Build Battery Manufacturing Plant at Greensboro-Randolph Megasite


Toyota will build its first North American battery manufacturing plant for a new generation of vehicles in North Carolina, creating at least 1,750 jobs. Toyota will invest $1.29 billion at the Greensboro-Randolph Megasite. The new plant in Randolph County will initially produce batteries for Toyota’s hybrid electric vehicles, and intends to produce batteries for battery… Read more »

Smart Pallet maker to invest $40 million, create 200 jobs in Davie County


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 601 North and plans to invest… Read more »

Site Selection Magazine Ranks North Carolina’s Business Climate No. 1


North Carolina ranks as the nation’s top state business climate in 2021, claiming the lead position for the second year in a row, according to Site Selection magazine. North Carolina held the No. 2 spot in Site Selection magazine’s annual ranking for five consecutive years before rising to the top spot in 2020 in a… Read more »

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Cambrex plans High Point expansion


Pharmaceutical manufacturer Cambrex Corp. said Friday it will create 78 new jobs in High Point as part of a $30 million manufacturing expansion. Cambrex focuses on the small molecule sector that provides drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle. With 40 years’ experience, Cambrex serves clients in North America and… Read more »

Mohawk Industries Expanding in Davidson County


Mohawk Industries, a manufacturer of flooring products and accessories, will create 87 new jobs and invest $87 million to expand its laminate manufacturing facility in Thomasville. Mohawk Industries is a Fortune 500 leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. The company has operated in North Carolina… Read more »

Woodgrain Inc. Saves 80 Jobs in Surry County


Woodgrain Inc., has acquired the assets of former mill operations owned by Independence Lumber Inc. of Elkin, saving 80 jobs with plans to create an additional 10 as it ramps up ongoing production. The company plans to invest an additional $1 million in new machinery and equipment over the next two years. Woodgrain Inc. makes… Read more »

Precision Textiles to locate production facility in Troy


Precision Textiles, a global supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminates, will locate a manufacturing facility in Troy to better serve its customer base in the mattress industry. The Totowa, New Jersey-based company will employ 100 at the plant in Montgomery County and also operates a warehouse in Archdale. “This new factory will enable us… Read more »

Nature’s Value Inc. to Invest $19 million and Create 183 Jobs in Forsyth County


Nature’s Value Inc., a global contract vitamin and dietary supplements manufacturer, that will create more than 183 new jobs in Forsyth County. The company will be expanding its manufacturing operations to Winston-Salem with an investment exceeding $19 million. Nature’s Value is a one of the nation’s leading producer of vitamins and dietary supplements. The New… Read more »

Three Companies to Locate in High Point


Classical Elements Inc., M2C Studio & Leyla Gans LLC are locating in High Point. The three companies owned by Stuart and Leyla Gans will operate in the historic mill building and create approximately 30 jobs in the facility, which will serve as the headquarters location for all three companies. Classical Elements and M2C Studio are… Read more »

Second Harvest Food Bank Holds Groundbreaking at Whitaker Park


Second Harvest Food Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony on the site of its future headquarters facility at Whitaker Park in Winston-Salem. The new, 139,192 square foot Second Harvest headquarters facility and accompanying technology will address space challenges and operational inefficiencies currently facing the Food Bank, which in 2009 was distributing 9 million pounds of food… Read more »

Childress Technologies to Create 21 Jobs in Davidson County


Childress Technologies LLC, a new subsidiary of Richard Childress Racing Enterprises LLC, will open a plant in Davidson County to develop and manufacture engine components for the major manufacturers associated with NASCAR. The company will invest more than $192,000 to renovate a vacant 24,960-square-foot building in Lexington for the plant, which is expected to create… Read more »

Liberty Storage Solutions Expanding in Davie County


Liberty Storage Solutions, which designs and manufacturers a range of products from simple storage buildings to elaborate man caves and she-sheds, will invest $8 million and expects to create 50 new jobs over the next three years with average annual wages of $47,500 plus benefits. This compares to the county’s average wage of $39,000. The… Read more »

Duke Energy begins construction on Solar Power Plant in Surry County


Duke Energy has started construction on its 22.6-megawatt Stony Knoll Solar power plant in Dobson which is expected to open by the end of 2021. The facility will power the equivalent of 5,000 homes. Once completed, the plant is expected to create about 70 jobs and will also increase local tax revenues for Surry County… Read more »

Altec Industries will expand its Surry County plant, create 100 new jobs


An Alabama-based commercial equipment provider and servicer to a variety of industries will expand its operation near Mount Airy by adding 100,000 square feet and creating 100 new jobs, the company announced on Friday. Altec Industries Inc. has finalized an agreement with the Surry Board of County Commissioners on a deal that will bring state… Read more »

Kieffer Starlite Expanding in Mount Airy


Kieffer Starlite, a national sign builder is expanding its primary facility and consolidating its operations in Mount Airy. Kieffer Starlite performs graphics, welding fabrication, painting and electrical assembly production in the building, where it will be joined by thermoforming operations. The company employs 145, 35 in Mount Airy. The consolidation and expansion is expected to… Read more »

Ardagh Group Expands in Forsyth County, to Add 94 Jobs


The Ardagh Group, a global manufacturer of sustainable beverage packaging, will invest $195 million and create 94 new jobs in Forsyth County to expand its largest US can manufacturing facility. The project will add 2 new high-speed can manufacturing lines at the facility on Old Milwaukee Lane along with additional building improvements. Today’s announcement represents… Read more »

Specialty fabrics maker from Brazil announces expansion in High Point


A global maker of non-woven specialty fabrics headquartered in Brazil has announced it will invest $18 million to expand its manufacturing facility in High Point and create as many as 22 new jobs. Fitesa, whose North American headquarters is in Simpsonville, South Carolina, will install two new lines of machinery at its leased 204,172-square-foot building to make… Read more »

DC BLOX Chooses High Point, North Carolina for $305 Million Data Center


DC BLOX, a provider of interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business, announces that the company has acquired land in High Point, North Carolina with plans to construct the first highly secure, Tier III data center in the Carolina Core / Piedmont Triad region which includes… Read more »

NC Ranks Among Top States in Competitive Corporate Taxes


North Carolina ranks among the nation’s best-performing states overall in a study comparing state corporate tax costs across the country, according to a Tax Foundation report. The distinctive study modeled eight different types of new and mature firms and analyzed what each would pay in state and local taxes in each state. North Carolina ranked… Read more »

CEO Survey Ranks NC as a Top 5 State for Business


North Carolina now ranks No. 4 among the nation’s top-performing states in the 2021 Best and Worst States for Business survey conducted by Chief Executive magazine. For the latest report, Chief Executive surveyed 383 CEOs across the country in March about their opinions of all 50 states. “Our top-tier ranking in the Chief Executive magazine… Read more »

California coffee roaster moving to High Point, bringing 44 jobs


Puroast Coffee Co. Inc., a coffee roasting company, is relocating its headquarters from Woodland, California to High Point. The company has leased a 36,000-square-foot building at 905 W. Market Center Drive, where it plans to invest more than $1.5 million and create 44 jobs over the next two years with plans for growth beyond that.… Read more »

NOA Living to Repurpose 128-year-old Burlington building


The old Lakeside Mill in Burlington is coming back to life in Burlington. The building, which dates to 1893, was chosen by NOA Living, a Raleigh-based furniture and design company has for its new showroom and production facility. The company focuses on repurposing old materials and turning them into hand-crafted furniture, carpets, and accessories. Now,… Read more »

Hayward Holdings Announces Corporate Relocation To North Carolina


Hayward Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HAYW) a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad portfolio of pool equipment and associated automation systems, will relocate its corporate office functions to North Carolina from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey. Hayward will move its senior leadership team, corporate human resources, US sales leadership, corporate finance and other strategic functions… Read more »

Hem Mills Moving to Burlington


Hem Mills, maker of knitted fabrics, woven fabrics and elastics out of hemp and natural fibers will be moving to Burlington. The company plans to invest $20 million in an 80,000-square-foot facility in the Burlington area. She has not yet finalized a site, but has narrowed her search to two undisclosed locations. The new site… Read more »