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Fifty years young & growing

Nov 02, 2016
Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions celebrated fifty years in the car wash industry with a grand opening luncheon at their new 90,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Timberlake, NC. 

Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions has been providing industrial grade wash systems to car wash owners and operators throughout North America for fifty years and used the grand opening of their new facility on Tuesday, October 25th to celebrate the company’s longevity as well. 

Carolina Pride President and Owner, Dale Reynolds hosted the grand opening luncheon for over 200 guests at the new facility in Timberlake, NC. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, Roxboro Mayor Merilyn Newell, Person County Commissioner Chairman David Newell, Person County Board of Education Chairman Gordon Powell and Piedmont Community College President Dr. Walter Bartlett, were among the special guests. 

The founders of Carolina Pride, Billy and Kay Reynolds were the honored guest of the event. Owner Reynolds said “the new facility is an opportunity for us to continue to grow,” and publicly thanked the staff for the current success of the company. 

Reynolds emphasized the growing need for training, both for customers and future potential employees and was gratefully thanked by Gordon Powell, Chairman of the Person County Board of Education for Carolina Pride’s financial gift to help fund the Electrical Trades Program at Person County High School. Powell spoke about how Carolina Pride and The Person County Board of Education have worked together to develop High School training in specific areas that will help train students for employment opportunities in the car wash industry. In addition, Dr. Bartlett, President of Piedmont Community College, announced that Carolina Pride has initiated a student scholarship endowment in honor of Billy and Kay Reynolds. 

President Reynolds noted how Carolina Pride has grown to 62 employees and evolved over the years with the addition of many new products and services and concluded the event by presenting Governor McCrory with a token of appreciation for his service, support of businesses in North Carolina, and specifically in Person County.

For more information about Carolina Pride Carwash Systems and Solutions call: 800-421-5119 or go to

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