Biz briefs 3/6

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2016

BNC named as best employer

Bank of North Carolina was recently named as one of the 2016 Best Employers in North Carolina. This program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in North Carolina.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Employers in North Carolina. Each company was evaluated regarding policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, as well as an employee survey to measure the employee experience.

“We are proud of this recognition,” stated Annette Rollins, chief human resources officer at Bank of North Carolina. “Our employees enjoy a work environment where teamwork, integrity and professional development are key components of our shared success.”

To see the entire list of the Best Employers in North Carolina please visit Business North Carolina’s website,


Downtown Graphics Network, Inc. welcomes new employee 

Downtown Graphics Network, Inc. welcomes Yobany “Yobo” Perez to the back shop production team.

Perez is a recent (Dean’s List) design school graduate of Kings College in Charlotte. He is a freelance graphic artist with an impressive resumé, portfolio and client base. He is proficient in design theory, electronic, web and presentation design. He brings a fresh perspective in integrating Adobe Creative Suite in new and creative ways. He also helps lower the average age at DGNInc to under 50.

Perez will primarily be doing pre-press and operating a 64-inch hybrid wide format EFI UV LED full color digital printer. He graduated from Carson High School.

Formed in 1988, Downtown Graphics Network, Inc. is a national manufacturer of large and grand format screen and digital printing. The company specializes in municipal, commercial and institutional canvas boulevard banners, bus and transportation graphics, back lit signage, posters and point of purchase displays, holiday and event lighting and related hardware.


TranSource acquires assets from Advantage Truck Centers

GREENSBORO — TranSource, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement with Advantage Truck Centers to purchase certain assets from its Rocky Mount and St. Pauls, North Carolina locations.

The transaction was completed on Feb. 29. Financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.

The Rocky Mount Volvo and Hino operation will be merged into the TranSource existing location at 1341 South Wesleyan Blvd. in Rocky Mount. The St. Pauls operation at 100 Sanford St. will reopen as a TranSource location on Feb. 29.

The acquisition will expand TranSource’s product offering and footprint further in Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina while solidifying the Volvo and Hino Truck brands’ representation.

Former Advantage Truck Center employees will join the TranSource team and plans are to increase service capacity and other customer services including full service truck leasing.

Advantage Truck Center will continue to operate full service dealerships in Charlotte, Greensboro and Hickory.

“The relationship between our two businesses is strong,” Dan Bland, co-president of TranSource, said, “and together we will work as partners to meet your Volvo and Hino needs across the state.”

Founded in 1982, TranSource, Inc. is a leading commercial truck dealership group for Volvo, Mack, Hino and Isuzu trucks, operating eight sales and service locations in North Carolina. The company has a truck-trailer center in Salisbury at 1400 Jake Alexander Blvd. W.

TranSource offers a variety of products and services, including new and used truck sales, full service truck leasing and rental, truck parts and truck service for all brands of commercial trucks, all backed by superior support that exceeds customers’ expectations.

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