T.A. Loving Company Receives Industry of the Year Award – Wayne County, NC

Left to right, are, Sam Hunter, Chairman, David Philyaw, President-Building Group, Ty Edmonson, PE, CEO and President, Civil Group, Julie Graham, Wayne County Existing Industry Director, Steve Bryan, Vice Chairman, Mark Pope, President NCGTP Economic Development Region, Bob Kornegay, WCDA Board Member and Impact Wayne Designee.


Thursday, October 20, 2023 

GOLDSBORO – The Wayne County Development Alliance (WCDA) announced Thursday evening that T.A. Loving Company as the 2023 recipient of the Wayne County “Industry of the Year” award. The announcement was made at the WCDA annual Industry Appreciation Reception at Walnut Creek Country Club. The reception also recognizes Wayne County industries for their milestones/years of service and continued efforts in economic growth in Wayne County.” 

“T. A. Loving Company has called Wayne County home for 98 years, and our work has taken us to no less than eleven states. However, building for the people of Wayne County and having T. A. Loving Company and the construction industry recognized locally for those contributions is an honor we’re extremely proud of. We’re thrilled to be able to continue to contribute to the economic expansion and success of Wayne County. On behalf of our greatest asset – our 400 employees – Thank you to the Wayne County Development Alliance for the Industry of The Year Award.” – Sam Hunter, Chairman. “ 

“T. A. Loving Company’s construction projects have provided the Southeast access to clean water resources, improved transportation, educational opportunities, healthcare, recreation, and other essential infrastructure. The receipt of this award comes when we are actively engaged in more ongoing work in Wayne County than we possibly ever have been. That is a testament to the efforts of those interested in seeing Wayne County and North Carolina continue to prosper, including our partners in other local industries, local government, the Wayne County Economic Development Alliance, and our state representatives.” – David Philyaw, President-Building Group. 

“T. A. Loving Company provides complete pre-construction and construction services for various industries, including healthcare, athletics, higher education, K-12 education, and utilities. This is very important for Economic Development in Wayne County and the Region. They are dedicated to their customers and strive to meet their expectations and exceed them. T. A. Loving is involved in many areas of our community. Civic clubs, charities, and they have been an excellent corporate citizen for years, and they do these things not for recognition but because of who they are.” – Julie Graham, Wayne County Existing Industry Director. 

“Our existing industries are the heartbeat of economic development. They create jobs and investment and are rooted in our local communities. T.A. Loving is an excellent example of a locally owned company that values a family environment for employees and dedication to the work they provide. T.A. Loving has a rich history of the company and the projects that have impacted the State of NC.” – Mark Pope, President NCGTP Economic Development Region 

Milestone achievement awards were also given out at last night’s event. The winners were: The Andersons (10 years), Alta Foods (15 years), Ryerson (20 years), Wheeler Industries (25 years), Culligan (30 years), Benton and Sons (40 years), Georgia Pacific (50 years), Arnold-Wilbert (70 years), Goldsboro Builders Supply (70 years). 

The Wayne County Development Alliance is a public and private non-profit organization that provides economic development initiatives for the advancement of Wayne County and its citizens.  


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Here is the video created to showcase T.A. Loving Company for being awarded the 2023 ‘Industry of the Year’!