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Ingersoll Rand to expand Mocksville operations and create 60 jobs

Ingersoll Rand announced Monday that it will expand its operations in Davie County and create 60 jobs over the next three years.

The company will invest $22 million in its Mocksville facility. It will receive a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund if it meets hiring and investment goals.

The average annual salary for the new jobs will be $35,230, above the Davie County average of $28,028.

Ingersoll Rand manufactures a range of products from air compressors and Club Car golf carts to Schlage locks and door hardware.

This latest investment will make the Mocksville facility the primary supplier of certain precision-machined components used by the company’s Industrial Technologies Sector, which makes air compressors, fluid pumps, material handling systems, tools and Club Car vehicles.

Ingersoll Rand employs more than 2,300 employees in Davie, Moore, Guilford and Mecklenburg counties.

Plastics company to open plant in Davie County; create 140 jobs

Carolina Precision Plastics announced today that it will locate a new facility in Davie County and create 140 jobs over the next three years. 

The company expects to invest $5.3 million in the facility in Mocksville,  about 130 miles west of Raleigh. 

The company will receive a $250,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund if it meets hiring and investment goals.

The average annual wage for the new jobs will be $39,183 plus benefits. The Davie County average is $28,808.

Privately held Carolina Precision Plastics has manufacturing facilities in North Carolina, Connecticut and China. It employs 280 people at its facilities in Greensboro and Asheboro.

Mocksville winery installs solar panels

Charlotte-based solar panel maker Sencera has installed what it says is the first solar array at an N.C. winery, the Charlotte Observer's Bruce Henderson reports.

RayLen Vineyards & Winery in Mocksville, about 45 miles north of Charlotte, is using 104 100-watt panels to power refrigeration systems, pumping machinery and offices.

General manager Steve Shepard expects the solar array to cut the winery's electricity bills by at least half. Government incentives helped lower installation costs.

Sencera's thin-film panels use a tiny fraction of the silicon used in conventional panels, making them cheaper to produce.

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