Category: Economic Development

Excel Interior Door Selects Winston-Salem for New Manufacturing Site

 Company Opens a Second Location to Expand Reach in Southeastern US Market Excel Interior Door, a manufacturing company headquartered in Hartselle, Alabama, has selected a site in Winston-Salem’s Union Cross Industrial Center for a new production and distribution facility. The expanding company is seeking a second location to meet growth in demand.  Excel will manufacture… Read More »

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Ricoh USA Launch 3D Printing Medical Device Manufacturing Studio in Innovation Quarter

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Ricoh USA, Inc. have announced the Ricoh 3D for Healthcare Innovation Studio, a first-of-its-kind manufacturing facility, located in One Technology Place in Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter. In partnership with clinicians and researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the on-site Innovation Studio provides easy and immediate access to development, design and manufacturing services for patient-specific, 3D-printed… Read More »

John Deere Kernersville Expands Product Line in Forsyth County

John Deere will invest about $70 million to build a new 380,000-square-foot factory in Kernersville, an expansion of its John Deere Kernersville campus. The factory will produce small, 6-10 metric ton, excavators and is expected to add about 150 new jobs. Currently, about 600 salaried and production employees work at the Kernersville campus. “Kernersville has… Read More »

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. and the Winston-Salem Alliance Announce Merger

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc. (GWSI) and the Winston-Salem Alliance are pleased to announce a combination that aligns with the strategic priorities of both organizations and further streamlines economic and workforce efforts in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.  The Board of Directors of the Winston-Salem Alliance has voted to approve a merger with Greater Winston-Salem, Inc., which will… Read More »

Winston-Salem Ranked One of Top 15 Cities to Start a Business

 #2 Nationwide for Favorable Business Costs, as ranked by Wallethub A new ranking of large cities in the US finds Winston-Salem one of the best cities to start a business. Winston-Salem is #15 overall on the 2024 ranking issued by WalletHub, and #2 for business costs.  The ranking compares 100 US cities with a population… Read More »

Electro-Mechanical Manufacturer Radél Establishes US Presence in Forsyth County

 South African company to build power electronics production facility  The South African based manufacturer Radél is announcing a new, state-of-the-art facility to build power electronic assemblies. Radél has selected a site on Mercantile Drive in Winston-Salem for its US operations. The project is expected to generate $9 million in capital investment and 50 jobs over… Read More »

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