Less than a month to go now until the Christmas in July starts In West Jefferson NC. Make plans to visit this year. There will be music, dancing, food, arts and crafts, civil war reenactments, Its a lot of fun for everyone in the family. Be sure to pick up a case of Dr. Pepper soda while you are here, it is made with real cane sugar and is in glass bottles. Much better taste in glass bottles.
357 Raven Road Piney Creek NC
Nice mountain vacation home in a gated community with river access To the New River. This home has a full finished basement, wrap around covered porch. Great kitchen / dining room with a huge view. This home has a huge view from the porch and sits on a double lot. Call 828.773.1029 to see this home. This would make a great vacation rental home as well. Use it when you want, and let us rent it for you when your not using it. Let the renters pay for your mountain home. For more information on this home Click Here
JEFFERSON-Ashe County Job Development, Inc, (ACJD) and American Emergency Vehicles (AEV) have reached an agreement for the company to purchase the former Sara Lee facility (old Hanes Plant) and associated property in Jefferson from ACJD.
There are presently no state or local grants associated with the purchase of the facility, but there is a purchase price incentive based on the number of jobs created within the facility over the next three years.
AEV is a subsidiary of the REV Group, a Milwaukee-based corporation that owns numerous specialty vehicle manufacturing operations nationwide, including ambulance, fire apparatus, buses, and recreational vehicles. ACJD is a local, non-profit agency that supports economic development opportunities in Ashe County.
Top SearchesAEV has been leasing the property from ACJD for the past several years for chassis storage purposes, and now will be converting the building for use as a regional parts distribution warehouse operation.
The distribution center will provide aftermarket parts support for all of the REV manufacturing concerns and will initially employ 20 people, with expectations for growth over the next several years.
“The acquisition of the old Hanes plant provides a significant enhancement to the overall footprint of AEV in the Ashe community, and will help solidify our position as a major player within the REV organization,” according to a statement issued by AEV. “We couldn’t have come this far without our committed workforce and the support of our local government. We are very excited about what the future has in store for us.”
The property was first acquired by ACJD in 1996 when Sara Lee Kint Products ceased operation in Ashe County. It was sold to Leviton Manufacturing as part of a major expansion later that same year, then reacquired in 2009 when Leviton downsized its local operations.
It was later used by Gates Rubber for production and by AEV for chassis storage. A portion of the property has been leased to Blue Ridge Energy for a Community Solar Garden.
With AEV’s expansion into the former Gates property, the acquisition of the Sara Lee plant provides an extensive footprint for additional growth.
“We are pleased to support the expansion and growth plans of AEV,” said Chris Robinson, president of ACJD. “Our purpose in acquiring and holding such a facility was to build the economic infrastructure of Ashe County and allow for new jobs to be created. To be able to assist a home-grown company makes this opportunity especially rewarding, and we look for great things from AEV in the near and long-term future.”
We took our grandson out to The Landmark Alpaca Farm Today. We had a blast and learned a lot about Alpacas. The owners were super nice and friendly. I recommend taking the tour.
Nice commercial building for sale on Hwy 16 south near the Blue Ridge Parkway the price has been cut to only $119,900 with over 2 acres this property can be used for multiple things. And office building, car lot, restaurant, storage, or could be a home. The property also has a mobile home space that rents for $250 a month. Great investment property.
1. Everyone sees that the zero interest rate party is coming to an end. If you’ve been waiting to borrow, it’s getting close to “now or never” time. Fear of missing out (what the kids call “FOMO”) is as powerful a motivator as anything.
2. Demand is pent-up, and pent-up things eventually get un-pent, sometimes all at once. The number of people between ages 35 and 39 is critical to household formation, and we are currently seeing an uptick in this demographic category, back to prior peaks.
3. The notion that millennials want to stay home forever is not accurate. They’re ready to bust out, and rental prices are comparably high in several key regions.
4. Employment among college-educated people (read: potential home buyers) is as tight as a drum.
5. In January, average hourly earnings jumped 0.5% for all American workers. This is just one month’s worth of data, of course, but it is significantly above trend (average hourly earnings have grown at an annual average of just 2% in the post-crisis recovery period). When people get one-time tax cuts or bonuses, they save them. When people get raises, however, they buy stuff and improve their standard of living.
6. At the low end of the income spectrum, things are brightening. Wal-Mart, Aetna, and TJ Maxx are giving a million minimum-wage earning Americans a raise this year. These companies are the tip of the spear. Others will be forced to follow. Twenty-nine states have unilaterally hiked minimum wages in the last two years. If the federal government acts this year on a proposed 40% national wage hike to over $10 an hour, look out above.
7. If you believe, as I do, that the stock market acts as a discounting mechanism and foreshadows the near future, then you may want to take a glance at the iShares US Home Construction ETF ITB. It’s just broken out above major resistance dating back to the May 2013 “taper tantrum,” when the Fed first raised the specter of rising rates. The homebuilding stocks within this ETF are now trading higher than their peak prior to those fears, which signals better fundamentals to come, in my view.
8. Animal spirits in the stock market have finally, truly taken hold and participation is broadening out from just the wealthiest 20% of investors.
9. The Federal Reserve’s survey of senior loan officers says that credit standards are easing.
10. I’m actually cheating a little because a housing market uptick is already in progress. Last month’s ground-breaking on new homes hit the equivalent of a 1.07 million annual run-rate. According to Bloomberg data, this is a jump of over 6.4% from 2014.