Town of McAdenville Awarded $858,000 Grant for South Fork Sewer Project

 

 

The Golden LEAF Foundation announced this month that the Town of McAdenville has been awarded $858,000 to assist with the South Fork Sewer Project.

 

The project will construct a new wastewater pump station and force main to allow for the elimination of the McAdenville Municipal wastewater treatment plant and the Pharr Yarns industrial wastewater treatment plant. Once the project is constructed, wastewater previously treated at the two, 50-year-old facilities will be consolidated to the City of Gastonia's Two Rivers Utilities (TRU) system for treatment. 

 

"McAdenville is pleased to receive this additional funding support for what is truly a critical project for our community. This project is about partnership and the Town of McAdenville sincerely appreciates the involvement and support of all of its project partners and funding agencies," said Jim Robinette, Mayor of the Town of McAdenville.

 

The consolidation of the two plants in McAdenville into the City of Gastonia's state-of-the-art facility will enhance current and assist future infrastructure as well as pave a path for economic development to increase and diversify the tax base in McAdenville. Additionally, the consolidation will have a positive impact on the natural environment, a goal Pharr has supported through various community initiatives throughout the years.

 

"Golden LEAF's goal is increased economic opportunity in the communities we serve," said Dan Gerlach, Golden LEAF president. "We are pleased to provide funds to the Town of McAdenville for efficient and effective wastewater infrastructure that will support eh approximately 900 local jobs at Pharr, one of the largest employers in Gaston County."

 

"We are very pleased to see that the final piece to the puzzle has been obtained, and a significant project to further the regionalization of wastewater treatment is now funded and construction-ready," said Bill Carstarphen, president and CEO of Pharr. He adds, "We have committed significant resources in this project over the years because we believe it will provide for new economic development opportunities for the Town of McAdenville, as well as make a positive impact on one of our town's greatest assets, the South Fork River. It makes economic sense and it makes environmental sense. 

 

The goal to consolidate into one regional wastewater treatment facility has been a joint public-private effort between the Town of McAdenville, Pharr, TRU and Gaston County for more than 10 years. This grant is part of the total funding package for the $6 million dollar project which includes grant funds from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund, North Carolina Department of Commerce and Gaston County along with loan funds from the North Carolina Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Construction of the project is expected to begin in the Fall of this year and is expected to take up to eighteen months. 

 

 

New Restaurant Coming to Downtown McAdenville

Town and Market Logo

The owners of Sammy’s Neighborhood Pub in Belmont recently announced that their second restaurant, The McAdenville Table and Market, is coming to downtown McAdenville in late 2017.

The McAdenville Table and Market will offer patrons a market and butcher shop where they can purchase fresh foods, meats, seafood, craft beer and wine in addition to operating as a restaurant that will seat 76 and serve a variety of salads, sandwiches and entrees.

“This new space offers us an opportunity to serve McAdenville and surrounding communities. We want to be a part of the fabric of this town, to serve them good food at a good price and give them a place to purchase fresh produce and meats close to home,” says co-owner Jim Bailey.

The restaurant décor will reflect the heritage and history of McAdenville, exhibiting throughout the space memorabilia and old photographs of the town and textile mill. Additionally, the space will feature exposed brick from the vintage duplex built on the site in 1881 by R.Y. McAden and return the adjacent space to the floorplan of the original McAdenville grocery, Abernathy’s.

“We are thrilled to play a part in the redevelopment of McAdenville’s historic commercial district. We hope to play a key role in the future draw for the region, along with the recently opened salon, the new bridge and future trail system. We want to be a part of the town’s continued growth, blending the authentic and historic with some outstanding amenities” says co-owner John Bailey, Jim’s son.

The McAdenville Table and Market will be open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Town of McAdenville Awarded $750,000 Grant for South Fork Sewer Project

 

 

The state of North Carolina has announced that the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) approved a $750,000 grant to the Town of McAdenville to assist with the South Fork Sewer Project. 

 

The project will construct a new wastewater pump station and force main to allow for the elimination of the McAdenville Municipal wastewater treatment plant and the Pharr industrial wastewater treatment plant. Once the project is constructed, wastewater previously treated at the two, 50-year-old facilities will be consolidated to the City of Gastonia's Two Rivers Utilities (TRU) system for treatment. 

 

"McAdenville is pleased to receive the additional funding support for what is truly a critical project for our community. This project is about partnership and the Town of McAdenville sincerely appreciates the involvement and support of all of its project partners and funding agencies," said Jim Robinette, mayor of the Town of McAdenville.

 

The consolidation of the two plants in McAdenville into the City of Gastonia's state-of-the-art facility will enhance current and assist future infrastructure as well as pave a path for economic development to increase and diversify the tax base in McAdenville. 

 

"The project is strategically important to McAdenville's future and therefore a top priority of Town Council. This grant is just the latest sign of all the great work going on behind-the-scenes aimed at taking McAdenville to the next level." said Greg Richardson, councilmen for the Town of McAdenville.

 

The project will also have a positive impact on the natural environment, a goal Pharr has supported through various community initiatives throughout the years. 

 

"We have always recognized the positive impact a regional wastewater treatment system will have on our community which makes this grant announcement incredibly exciting for us," said Bill Carstarphen, president and CEO of Pharr. Je adds, "This consolidation will allow for new economic development opportunities for the Town of McAdenville as well as make a positive impact on one of our town's greatest assets, the South Fork River. This venture is one we're incredibly proud to have supported from the beginning."

 

The request to consolidate into one regional wastewater treatment facility has been a joint public-private effort between the Town of McAdenville, Pharr, TRU and Gaston County for more than 10 years. This grant is a part of the total funding package for the $7.1 million-dollar project which includes grant funds from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund and Gaston County along with loan funds from the North Carolina Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Full funding on the project is expected in June of this year and construction is expected to take up to eighteen months. 

 

 

NEW ADDITIONS TO DOWNTOWN MCADENVILLE ANNOUNCED

 

McAdenville, N.C., (Nov. 28th , 2016) –Belmont Land and Investment Company recently announced the third location of William Henry Signature Salon will open on Main Street in McAdenville in 2017. Additionally, The Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery will relocate to a new space, remaining downtown.  
 
“We’re excited to welcome William Henry Signature Salon to Main Street McAdenville. Their decision to set roots here, along with the gallery’s continued support to grow with our downtown, serve as a catalyst for our historic downtown’s evolution to a more retail-oriented business base,” said Bill Carstarphen, president of Pharr, parent company of Belmont Land.  
 
To commemorate the announcement, Pharr Yarns and Coldwell Banker Commercial MECA will sponsor a Networking After Work event on Nov. 29. The celebration is at 131 Main Street from 4—7 p.m. to discuss growing interest in the downtown McAdenville area. Media is invited and encouraged to attend. 
 
William Henry Signature Salon has been a part of the Gaston community for over 60 years, previously known as Ballards Barber Shop, and currently has two locations, in Belmont and Mount Holly. The new salon will take residency in early 2017 and will be located at 131 Main Street, neighboring the Kinkade art gallery at 129 Main Street. 

 

 

"One of the primary reasons we chose McAdenville for our newest location is because of our passion for vision and legacy, we see the opportunity to lock arms with a town rich in this kindred spirit to continue to grow and carry on our legacies together,” said Somer Wilson, co-owner of the salon.  
 
Jay McCosh has been proprietor of The Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery since 2007. In 2008 they relocated from Pineville, N.C. and have called Main Street McAdenville home since. The gallery is moving two storefronts down from their current location this month. The move will allow for a reconfiguration of restaurant space downtown. 
 
“Of course it was a no-brainer to be a part of the charming downtown that Christmastown USA calls home. It’s an exciting time to be in McAdenville. This is a step in the right direction toward prosperity downtown,” said McCosh. 
 
The opening of the William Henry Signature Salon and relocation of the Christmastown Thomas Kinkade Signature Gallery are direct results of ongoing interest Belmont Land has received in regards to the downtown McAdenville area. More announcements are expected to be made in 2017.  
 
The celebration, co-hosted by the Gaston Regional Chamber and the Montcross Area Chamber, is free to attend for members, non-members interested in joining the chamber or the sponsors and media. 
  

Phenix Flooring to Merge Into Pharr Yarns

 

Pharr a Family of Companies, Poised for Continued Growth in Yarn Production, Flooring Industry and Community Redevelopment Efforts

 

(McAdenville, NC and Dalton, GA January, 2016) Pharr Yarns LLC. announced today that it has merged with Phenix Flooring LLC into the Pharr family of companies. Pharr is one of North America's leading manufacturers of differentiated carpet yarns and high performance yarns. Phenix is a manufacture of residential floor coverings currently sold through independent carpet retailers and home improvement chains. 

 

The merger, to be finalized in March, is part of Pharr's long-term strategy to grow through innovation, diversification and reinvestment in the communities it serves. 

 

"We have been the exclusive provider of yarn to Phenix for the past six years, so the merger is a natural step in our evolution and mission to better serve our customers," said Bill Carstarphen, president and CEO of Pharr. "The Pharr-Phenix merger provides us a consistent distribution channel for our carpet yarns while continuing our partnership with other carpet manufacturers, both in the U.S. and abroad."

 

Pharr, which recently celebrated its 75th anniversary, began as a sales yarn manufacturing company in 1939. A closely-help family-owned enterprise, Pharr's yarn production expanded to include high performance yarns customized for makers of protective apparel used for industrial work wear, the fire services industry and the armed forces. 

 

"We are honored to be a part of Pharr's rich heritage," said Mark Clayton, president of Phenix Flooring. "We are known for our innovative design and customer service capabilities and are excited to further leverage Pharr's product innovation capabilities. With Pharr's solid financial foundation supporting us, our carpet operations will have access to sufficient capital to continue our growth and enhance our ability to offer a more diverse product offering." 

 

The Pharr-Phenix merger is Pharr's most recent effort to diversify into a family of companies that includes community development, real estate and hospitality. Through the years, Pharr has adapted to cyclical changes in the textile industry by investing capital not only back into its textile operations with state of the art equipment, but also into the communities that were once home to many of Pharr's mills in North Carolina. 

 

Through Belmont Land and Investment Co., Pharr develops residential and commercial real estate in mill towns where Pharr once operated. To date, Belmont Land has successfully developed two residential communities in Belmont, N.C. and is currently developing a third in Pharr's hometown of McAdenville, N.C. Pharr is also involved in the hotel management business through Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Strand Hospitality Services, manager of hotel properties primarily located throughout the eastern U.S. 

 

As part of its broader community outreach efforts, through the McAdenville Foundation, Pharr created and orchestrates Christmas Town U.S.A, a Christmas light display throughout the Town of McAdenville, spanning nearly two miles. The event has been provided as a free gift to the public for nearly 60 years, attracting national and international media attention and more than a half million visitors each December to Gaston County and the metro Charlotte area. Throughout its history, Pharr has partnered with many organization that seek to improve the environment and the health and wellness of employees and community members, and has contributed hundreds of acres of its property for environmental conservation.