Triangle North Industrial Park Selected for Site Visit

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Rep. Terry Garrison and N.C. Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland visited the Triangle North industrial site on Friday, August 23, in Vance and Granville Counties.

Along in Vance County were Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington, Vance County Manager Jordan McMillen and Henderson-Vance Economic Development Director Dennis Jarvis along with the site’s original developer Eddie Ferguson.

Ellington told WIZS News, “We were very appreciative of NC Secretary of Commerce Tony Copeland making the trip to tour our Triangle North-Vance Business and Industrial Park. He was very impressed with the former Semprius building site that totals roughly 50,000 square feet and is already equipped with production and manufacturing space, offices, cubicles and conference rooms. It is ‘move-in’ ready to accommodate a viable business. The Secretary expressed with the current business growth along with educational and economic growth aligning together that he needed to be in Vance County to help sell this facility and region.” Ellington added, “We are thankful, ready and ‘Open for Business!’”

Jarvis told WIZS, “I was pleased to speak with Secretary Copeland, I stressed to him our exit 209, off of I-85, is the premier industrial site north of Durham. We have over 500 acres of industrial property and two buildings that provide over 200k square feet of prime industrial space with direct access to the main campus of VGCC.

We were able to discuss areas of progress for our community like workforce development, industry sectors, and the potential for investments for our community.”

In Granville County, the tour was led by Granville County’s Economic Development Director Harry Mills, according to a press release from Granville County Government, and included an overview of park sites with a focus on its close proximity to Interstate 85 and the airport.

Located in Oxford, Triangle North Granville includes more than 500 acres of development-ready land in an easily accessible location, offering state-certified sites, access to water and sewer, electric system plans in place and a short drive to the Research Triangle Park.

Also participating in the tour and presentation were Granville County Commissioner Tony Cozart, Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergent, and Katherine Noel of the Economic Development Advisory Board.

Pictured: Henderson Mayor Eddie Ellington, Secretary Tony Copeland and Rep. Terry Garrison.

Pictured: Harry Mills, Comm. Tony Cozart, Secretary Tony Copeland, Rep. Garrison, Mayor Sergent and Kathrine Noel at the Triangle North entrance. (Granville Co. Govt. photo)

Economic Development Director Harry Mills provides an overview of park sites at Triangle North. (Granville Co. Govt. photo)

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John is a graduate of Northern Vance High School & UNC-Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. He has been a radio personality since 1989.

John is the Marketing Consultant, News, Sports, & Town Talk Broadcaster, Technician, & Treasurer for WIZS Radio.

He is the current On-site Radio Engineer for Duke Basketball and Football and has been their scoreboard announcer in the past as well.

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