Russia’s loss, Davie’s gain: $97 million project switches continents

Published 12:33 pm Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

Thanks, Russia.

Mocksville is getting a $97 million industrial investment that will provide at least 52 jobs.

Avgol America, which has been producing non-woven materials here for years, is expanding. The company also manufactures in Russia, China, India and Israel.

The expansion was planned for Russia.

The machine, which takes a year to complete, is being made in Germany.

Germany doesn’t ship to Russia because of the Ukraine invasion.

Next stop, Mocksville.

“This is an opportunity for us to bring that piece of equipment to this location,” Terry Bralley said to county commissioners just prior to incentives approval.

The jobs will pay an average annual salary of $55,467, Bralley said.