The Volvo Group invested $2.6 million into the renovation of the 210,000 square-foot Dex building located at 2016 Cornatzer Road in Advance, North Carolina and created 38 new jobs in Davie County. The building is located on 38 acres near Interstate 40.
Automotive Industry Discovers Davie County
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory travelled to Davie County today to welcome DEX to North Carolina. Governor McCrory was joined by executives of the Volvo Group, Dex Heavy Duty Parts LLC and local and state officials to celebrate the grand opening of the Dex facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour.
Dex, a Volvo Group subsidiary and leading supplier of recycled, renovated and surplus medium- and heavy-duty truck parts, offers new life to trucks by offering recycled and renovated parts to second- and third-generation truck owners.
Why DEX Chose Davie County
In 2009 the Mack Truck HQ was moved from Allentown, PA to Greensboro, NC – creating some 500 new jobs.
The DEX operation relocated to Davie County from Floyd, Virginia in August of 2014. They moved to Davie County for close-in access to major Interstate Highways I-40, I-77 and I-85, access to an educated workforce, and the ability to “recycle” an existing textile manufacturing plant to a new life – which is what Dex does – “recycles” trucks and truck parts.
“The Volvo Group is pleased to open another facility in North Carolina,” said Dennis Slagle, president of Volvo Group Trucks Sales North America. “Dex Heavy Duty Parts takes old trucks and recycles them – refurbishing some parts for resale and recycling others for reuse – which is not only a natural extension of our business, but perfectly exemplifies our core value of care for the environment.”
“Since 2012, Dex has recycled more than three million pounds of material,” said Darin Redmon, director of operations for Dex Heavy Duty Parts. “We are the only OEM that has a complete lifecycle channel for its products.”
Governor McCrory Welcomes Volvo/DEX to North Carolina
“We welcome this investment by the Volvo Group and Dex Heavy Duty Parts in our state,” said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. “It’s always great to see companies move to North Carolina and we appreciate Dex Heavy Duty Parts’ commitment to our state and environment. Employers know North Carolina is a great place to invest because of our friendly business climate, infrastructure and talented workforce.”
According to Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, “DEX came to Davie County because we had the right building available, with rail service, at the right location. We have only a couple of existing buildings still available for companies looking at a Davie County location. We have plenty of sites available but most companies are looking for existing buildings. For additional information on doing business in Davie County, North Carolina, please visit www.daviecountyedc.com.
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