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* North Caroline - Why Thomas Built Buses selected High Point for a 236-job expansion
(Pictured here is a row of C2 school buses manufactured by High Point-based Thomas Built Buses. The company plans to increase production of the school bus by 25 percent)
High Point,NC,USA -Triad Business Journal, by Katie Arcieri -Nov 4, 2014: -- When Kelley Platt became president and CEO of High Point-based Thomas Built Buses in early 2010, school districts across the country were cutting back on transportation services... But last month, Thomas Built Buses — one of the nation's leading school bus manufacturers — announced that it had selected High Point for a 236-job, $11.8 million expansion that will up production of the company's Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus by 25 percent. The reason? Growing demand from communities that want to update school bus fleets as they recover from the recession... Thomas Built is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Platt said the company decided to stay where it had existing operations and a work force. Founded in High Point in 1916, Thomas Built is High Point's largest manufacturing employer and its fifth-largest employer overall, with about 1,400 workers. About 500 of the area employees are stationed at the company's 275,000-square-foot C2 plant...
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