ROCKY MOUNT —
There’s a change under way on Anaconda Road.
The sign announcing the upcoming arrival of Nash Building Systems went up several weeks ago and after Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker sent out the press release last week, it became official.
Nash Building Systems Inc., a manufacturer of metal roofing, metal building components and pre-engineered steel buildings owned by Tarboro businessman Brent Nash, Jr., will move its operations to 1801 Anaconda Road at the end of March.
“We’re excited about being able to complete this,” Nash said Tuesday.
The 241,758 square foot building located on 5.55 acres is the former home of Saving Source Direct and has been vacant since Cox Enterprises sold the coupon house in 2009.
Nash plans to create 29 jobs and invest $2.2 million over the next three years. The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000. The grant is contingent upon proof of job creation and receipt of a local funding match.
“Our business continues to grow even in these tough economic times,” Nash noted. “The strong agricultural community and our product mix has helped fuel that growth. The market for growing businesses is very competitive and the One NC Fund helped North Carolina win out over other states for the new location of this business. We look forward to continued success in Tarboro where we enjoy real business opportunity as well as a community focused on family.”
McCrory said it was important for North Carolina companies to help grow the state’s recovery.
“It’s always encouraging when homegrown companies choose to reinvest here in North Carolina,” he said.
Nashco, Inc. got its start erecting steel buildings more than 25 years ago. After the construction market slowed in 2008, Nashco started looking into manufacturing of metal building components. Nash Building Systems, incorporated in 2013, currently employs more than 10 people in Tarboro. The company will manufacture metal roofing products, metal building components and a pre-engineered metal building package.
“The N.C. Department of Commerce is committed to working with manufacturers to help them create new jobs and compete in a global economy,” said Sharon Decker, N.C. Secretary of Commerce. “We congratulate Nash Building Systems for investing in North Carolina once again.”
Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wages for the new jobs will be $37,286, plus benefits. The average annual wage in Edgecombe County is $34,660.
The One NC Fund provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Receipt of the One North Carolina Fund grant will be based on state-certified proof that the company has fulfilled incremental job creation and local funding match requirements.
Other partners that helped with this project include: the N.C. Department of Commerce, N.C. Community Colleges, Edgecombe County, Town of Tarboro and the Carolinas Gateway Partnership.
Nash began his career in Tarboro in the real estate and insurance business. When the opportunity presented itself, he obtained his general contractor license and began building residential and commercial properties under the NASHCO name. One of his jobs was for a metal structure and he enjoyed this type of construction so much that over the next 20 years, NASHCO contracted to build all types of metal structures throughout the region. Because of the recession, the total number of NASHCO projects dropped significantly in recent years. To keep his company going, Nash conducted an in-depth analysis of NASHCO. By doing so, he realized the company was purchasing a considerable amount of metal building components and accessories each year for his customers to repair existing structures. And during this period, a large national metal building manufacturer with a plant in Rocky Mount has to downsize its labor force, he saw an opportunity to go in a new direction and launched Carolina Metal Building Components in 2009 and staffed it with several of the laid off metal building specialists.
(Material from the Brent Nash nomination for NorthEastern Entrepreneur Roundtable’s NEER Entrepreneur of the Year nomination was incorporated into this story.)
ROCKY MOUNT —
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Carlos Vivas takes a close look at a grave marker in the Community Cemetery in Princeville. Vivas along with several other volunteers meet Saturday in an effort to discuss methods of restoring the cemetery back to perpetual condition.
PRINCEVILLE — The volunteers who met Saturday to discuss cleaning the cemeteries on N.C. Highway 111 agreed that the task at hand is monumental.
Headed by Princeville native Milton Bullock, approximately a dozen volunteers exchanged ideas on how to turn the cemeteries from the overgrown weeded trash strewn graveyard, into a perpetual garden.
"I was told that it is in the worst shape that it has ever been in," Bullock said. "In many places, grass has covered markers. We have our work cut out for us, but with the help of God and all the partners pulling together, we will turn this cemetery."
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A landscaping project at the traffic circle on North Main Street is an effort to improve America in Bloom judges' impression of the Town of Tarboro on their visit to town next month.
America in Bloom judges’ visit Tarboro next month
Tarboro’s America in Bloom (AIB) steering committee is gearing up for the AIB judges’ visit to town next month. AIB is a national non-profit organization that promotes “beautification through education and community involvement.”
“Please join us as Tarboro prepares for the visit of national AIB judges on June 17 and 18,” said AIB co-chair Connie Sherrill in a competition planning update. “Help us bring out the beauty of our exceptional town.”
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Former SouthWest Edgecombe football coach Raymond Cobb, left, and former baseball standout and coach, Bruce Rhodes, were inducted into the Cougars Hall of Fame Monday night.
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PINETOPS – The SouthWest Edgecombe Cougars athletic department inducted two legendary coaches into their Hall of Fame Monday night. Former football coach Raymond Cobb and former baseball coach Bruce Rhodes were the recipients of the awards.
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It was 13 years Sunday that a drought was broken in Big Spring, Texas, After that, we ate Mexican for dinner with a gathering of family and friends.
The next day, a Saturday, Stephanie and I joined one another in marriage under a beautiful little gazebo by Comanche Trail Lake, fed by the historic spring from which the community draws its name.
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Brittney Joyce Corbett and Kenneth Robert Chasse, Jr. were united in marriage on April 6th, 2013, at 5:30pm at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount. The Rev. Carrol Bradbury officiated the ceremony.
The Rehearsal Dinner was hosted by Shirley and Donald Foreman, Grandparents of the Groom and also Elisha and Kenneth Chasse, Parents of the Groom, at Pizza Inn in Rocky Mount.
The Bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Durwood Corbett of Macclesfield, NC. The Groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robert Leonel Chasse, Sr. of Pinetops, NC.
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Edgecombe Garden Club honors members
The Edgecombe Garden Club met May 1 for their noon luncheon at the Fountains of the Albemarle. After President Pauline Nicolosi greeted everyone, Sandra Joyner, Devotion Chairman, read “Torch” which was about our tongues torching good or evil.
Hostess Barbara Getzug described her specially designed flower arrangement of mock orange, snowball, purple columbine, and many varieties of roses. President Pauline, Hostesses Gloria Wall and Louise Fleming did the table arrangements. They contained wiegelia, azalea, ivy, mock orange, and ligustrum.
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