Avgol Offer OKd
By Mike Barnhardt
Mocksville and Davie County last week offered $640,000 incentives for a local company to expand, adding 42 jobs and $15 million to the tax base.
Avgol plans to expand one of its plants to meet global demand for its non-woven fabric, which is used in products such as diapers and cleaning pads.
Mocksville will pay $256,000, Davie County $384,000. The numbers come from a forumla based on the number of jobs and tax value.
Ronnie Batchler of Avgol gave the boards a brief history of the Israli company, which has similar plants in China and Russia.
Unifi started the company with one production line, and it was purchased by Avgol in 2001. In 2004, a second line was added. In 2005, a third line was added. In 2009, the original line was updated, a $15 investment.
Batchler said the new line will represent a $32 million or more investment for the company. With the 42 new jobs, the company would employ 180 at the Mocksville site.
The company pays workers an average of $14-$15 per hour, and includes perks such as company …