SouthPoint continues expansion
Published 9:23 am Thursday, September 27, 2018
Less than a year after breaking ground on a 75-acre expansion to the SouthPoint Industrial Business Park in Mocksville, The Hollingsworth Companies is starting the second facility in the four-building expansion to the park.
This 10th building, a 253,180 square foot steel and masonry industrial space that will feature 30 foot clear height, 60 foot by 60-foot column spacing and high intensity LED lighting, is expected to be available for lease at the end of the first quarter of 2019.
The ninth building in the park, a 108,960 square foot facility built on spec, is available for a long-term lease by a light manufacturing and/or distribution company. Two additional buildings are planned in the park, a 152,160 square foot facility that can be expanded to 238,590 square feet and a 130,344 square foot facility that can be expanded to 259,944. Both are expected to be constructed in 2019.
The Hollingsworth Companies introduced SouthPoint, the area’s first industrial park, in 1997.
“I would like to thank the community for being willing to invest time, effort, and money into being a true partner in making this park successful and I want to thank the entire county for their willingness to help us develop their area,” said Joe Hollingsworth, owner, and CEO of the Hollingsworth Companies.
“Mocksville could not have asked for a better business partner than the Hollingsworth Companies,” stated Mocksville Mayor Will Marklin. “It has been a pleasure working with such a professional organization that has helped bring so many employers to our town since 1997. With their new buildings coming online in the near future, Mocksville will remain at the forefront of economic development in this booming economy.”
Terry Bralley, president of the Davie County Economic Development Commission, added: “Mocksville-Davie County has been the envy of rural communities in North Carolina for 20 years. Our community has developed the perfect public-private partnership to support an industrial park with speculative buildings bringing 100’s of jobs and new investment to our community.”
“Hollingsworth believed in our community when others did not. Without industrial buildings in today’s fast-paced environment, communities do not have the opportunity to grow future jobs.
“Our long-time partnership with Hollingsworth, the largest non-urban industrial real estate developer and construction firm in the southeast United States, continues to create an incredible winning story for our community, of which we are most grateful,” Bralley said.
Located on US 601, just north of I-40 and convenient to I-85 and I-77, SouthPoint is a natural choice for logistics and has become a superb location for light manufacturing, Bralley said.
Workforce development efforts by the Davie Campus of Davidson County Community College, a strong work ethic rooted in an agricultural history, and people who would rather work close to home than drive into an urban area have all contributed to the high productivity that is part of the park’s success.
Thanks to Southpoint Business Park. Comfort Bilt, Gesipa Fasteners, Metal Sales Manufacturing, Davie Warehousing, Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, Entrematic, Concordance Healthcare Solutions, and Morrisofa Global Inc.now call Davie County home, and they have provided the community with hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in investments.
The Hollingsworth Companies, based in Clinton, Tenn., is the largest non-urban industrial real estate developer and construction firm in the southeastern United States with 125 tenants and 18 million square feet of industrial space spread over 15 states. Hollingsworth has facilities located in North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
For more information about Hollingsworth, contact, Tom Mann, senior vice president of industrial real estate, at 865.457.3701, email@example.com.