Business briefs for Sept. 8

Staff report

September 8, 2013

PEMBROKE — Metcon Inc. recently hired Mike Burriss as its vice president of Construction Management.

Burriss most recently was vice president for DH Griffin Construction. Before that, he was the assistant superintendent for Facilities for Wake County Public Schools from 1997 through 2008. He holds general contractor licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. He has managed and worked on more than 85 new schools and more than 250 renovation projects.

Burriss is chairman of the Construction Professional Network Institute of North Carolina and on the board of directors of Garner YMCA.

WINSTON SALEM – Chris Oxendine, a Robeson County native, was recently named as the assistant judicial division administrator for Communtiy Corrections Division 3.

In his new position, Oxendine will help oversee a workforce of 651 probation officers and support staff who supervise more than 32,000 offenders on probation, parole, post-release supervision and community service.

Since 2004, Oxendine has served as the judicial district manager in Forsyth County. He began his probation career in 1991 in Guilford County, where he served as an intensive probation officer, chief probation officer and assistant district manager.

He a graduate of Pembroke State University and a former U.S. Marine.