Gesipa expanding; adding 16 jobs

Published 9:02 am Thursday, May 12, 2016

Gesipa Fasteners USA, a German-based company which manufactures rivets and state-of-the-art riveting systems, is growing and expanding its Davie County operations, creating 16 new manufacturing jobs in Mocksville.

In addition to expanding its facilities and adding jobs, Gesipa is  transitioning to two shifts.

According to Karen Creason, HR/office manager, the company has  hired a number of positions this year and is actively seeking a plant electrician as well as  skilled machine operators. The company anticipates adding 16 additional positions by the end of 2016.

For information on how to apply call Creason at 336-751-1555, ext. 101 or email

The company is advancing from providing standard products to engineering  custom  applications to meet an individual customer’s unique needs, according to Brian Cole, general  manager.

Mark Grigg, plant manager, is excited about the company’s opportunity to fill a niche in the automotive market.

“The new equipment we are buying will allow us to do research and development as well as custom production right on site. We are equipped to make whatever fastener a company might need,” she said.

“Gesipa believes that things need to be world class or don’t need to exist,” Cole said. “We will do whatever we can to be bigger, better, and faster in order to add value for our customers.”

In order to implement this approach, Gesipa is  expanding, retooling, and renovating its 83,000 square foot facility in the South Point business  park on US 601 N. in Mocksville. The plant manufactures and distributes non-structural rivets and installation tools, and repairs installation tools.

A $160,000 grant from the NC Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) to the Town of Mocksville will help fund electrical, plumbing, compressed air, and other interior upgrades at the plant which also serves as the company’s North American corporate headquarters. RIA provides grants to support infrastructure, building renovation, site improvements, and  economic innovation.

“We are blessed to have an international company like Gesipa bringing jobs and opportunities to our community,” said Terry Bralley, president of Davie County Economic Development Commission. “I continue to be inspired by the vision, leadership, and talent that Gesipa has invested in their top management. This will be a company to watch as they set pace to become a leader in the global market.”