Liberty Sheds moving into new building in Mocksville

Published 12:36 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

Liberty Sheds is moving.

But don’t worry, Mocksville and Davie County will still be its home – and it will be for a long time to come.

Company and Davie Chamber of Commerce officials and other guests officially opened a new 85,000 square-foot manufacturing facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony last week.

The new site is just down the road from its current location, on the new Liberty Lifestyles Drive, and is adjacent to the company’s new headquarters. The move to the new 50-plus acre site is happening next week.

It’s been a long time since 2006, when company founder Bobby Eaton built his first shed in a 40- by 40-foot building on his Rowan County farm.

“This complex is much bigger than me,” he said. “I don’t know how God has done it, but He gets all the honor and the glory.”

Eaton is proud of his Christian beliefs, and the company has a chaplain to help employees through life.

“From humble beginnings, I am excited to see what God is going to do with this facility,” Eaton said.

“Liberty is open for business and we’re glad to be a part of this community. We express our gratitude to all who have made this possible. If you’re looking for employment, Liberty is hiring.”

Eaton tries to build a bond among employees, sharing the company’s motto: “God first, people matter, and have fun.”

Eaton led a tour of the new building, saying the design came to him in a dream. Few changes were made from that dream.

“I’m still dreaming,” he said. “We hope to continue to grow. Our standard here is excellence. It is never dropped. It is only raised.”

“They promised expansion and growth and here we are,” said Allison Carr, board chair of the Davie Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to a bright future.”

Weston Leibee, Liberty president, thanked Terry Bralley and the Davie Economic Development team for their help in the expansion.

“Thank you for sharing in our joy,” Leibee said. “It’s great to be here in Davie County. It’s that hometown feel we love and appreciate.”