by Jordan Green

Monitoring the economic pulse of the Triad

Gun manufacturer sets up blind date with potential employees

An unidentified gun manufacturer plans to hold an open house for prospective employees in the Mayodan area on June 18.

The Rockingham County Partnership for Economic & Tourism Development is publicizing the gambit in press release that says the company wants to determine if the Piedmont Triad region “has enough qualified candidates to support a new location for an advanced manufacturing operation.”

The unidentified company is potentially seeking production associates, team leaders, production supervisors, toolmakers, machinists, maintenance technicians and manufacturing engineers. Interested applicants are encouraged to e-mail their resumes to or drop them off at the Employment Security Commission, located at 8340 NC Highway 87 in Reidsville.

Senior living community rapidly fills residential units

WhiteStone, a senior-living community located near the intersection of Holden Road and Spring Garden Street in Greensboro, has recently completed a $30 million expansion. The company announced that 85 percent of residential units have been filled in less than a year, far exceeding an industry standard of achieving 90-percent occupancy within 36 months.