February 28, 2018
Sparta, NC – Alleghany County today announced that its “Buying Locally” initiative has resulted in the County Government spending $54,085.30 with 29 local vendors during the month of February.
“The county staff continue to pursue buying as many goods and services locally as possible,” stated Michael James, County Manager. “Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy. We host a Spotlight Business at each Commission meeting and will continue to tell our ‘buying locally’ story.”
During February the County purchased at least $500.00 of goods and services from 13 different businesses. The County also utilized a new vendor, Walker’s Welding & Muffler, who completed $4,270.00 of repair work to transfer station equipment. “We also spent nearly $2,000.00 at City Limit Tire. Adam Woodel and his staff were able to match the state contract price on a bulk tire order for the Alleghany in Motion vans. We certainly appreciate their cooperation on this order,” added James. Other purchases this month included the quarterly payment for animal shelter expenses to Twin Oaks Veterinary Hospital, ambulance box repairs made by Advantage Trailers and a large printing order completed by Presnell’s Printing.
“We are proud of all our local business owners. There are many wonderful small businesses located right here,” stated Mark Evans, Board Chairman and small business owner.
The buying locally results by vendor are updated approximately every two weeks on the county website at the following link: http://alleghanycounty-nc.gov/announcements/category/buying-locally/
For More Information Contact:
Alleghany County Manager