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Metal Works to Expand in High Point; Add 20 Jobs

Metal Works of High Point will expand its operations, investing $2,819,000 and adding 20 jobs. The company has purchased 1245 Hickory Chapel Rd. The 37,050-sf property will house a powder-coating line and additional room for assembly to help meet growing demand. The family-owned company, headquartered in High Point, manufactures metal components, weldments and assemblies for… Read more »


Four New Speculative Buildings Planned for Davie County

The Davie County Economic Development Commission said that there are four new speculative buildings planned for the county’s industrial parks. The buildings will range from 130,000 to 500,000 square feet in space and are currently in the planning stages or under construction to replace those filled in 2021 or 2022 by Hayward Holdings, Sportsfield Specialties,… Read more »


Thomas Built Buses Hiring in High Point

Thomas Built Buses has announced plans to hire up to 280 employees as it adds a production shift. The shift will be in the manufacturer’s Saf-T-Liner C2 plant, which produces traditional and electric school buses. Thomas Built was founded in High Point in 1916 as a streetcar manufacturer. It began making school buses in 1936.… Read more »


Technimark Expands in Randolph County; investing $62 million and Creating 220 Jobs

Technimark, LLC, a manufacturing solutions provider for the healthcare and consumer packaging markets, will expand its production operations in Randolph County, creating 220 jobs and investing $62 million. Technimark, headquartered in Asheboro, is a global manufacturing provider for the healthcare, consumer packaging and specialty industrial markets. Technimark specializes in precision injection molding, value-added assembly, and… Read more »


Space Station Builder to lease space in Winston-Salem Regenerative Medicine Accelerator

Axiom Space will partner with the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) and the RegenMed Development Organization (ReMDO). The company will also lease space in the ReMDO Innovation Accelerator, The collaboration will “expand the commercial space economy and support biomedical commercial innovations and manufacturing for biomedical applications in low orbit.” The space station developed… Read more »


Häfele America Expanding Facility in Archdale

Häfele America Co., a worldwide supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components, will add 94,200 sq ft of space to its Archdale distribution center and warehouse. The facility will have 221,200 square feet when the expansion is completed. The overall project is projected to be a $13 million capital investment set to be completed in… Read more »



3 areas in the #CarolinaCore have been awarded grants by @NCCommerce that will allow for the reuse of vacant buildings:

$300,000 in Winston-Salem for Cathtek. @greater_ws
$100,000 in @CityofHighPoint for @metalworksHP
$150,000 in Elkin for @HughChatham

5 Nordic healthcare companies have been admitted into the @winstonstarts. The program aids with US market-entry strategies. #busdev

Welcome to the #CarolinaCore, @miiskinapp, @MoovmentPro, AlgoDx, EpiGuard & Otivio!


Progress is being made at the Greensboro Randolph megasite for the future @Toyota battery manufacturing plant!

Last week, workers poured the first slab of concrete. The plant will bring 1,700 quality, high paying jobs with great benefits. @Randolph_EDC

With $50 million of expansion in the works, Egger appoints two new leaders in Lexington plant - #recruiting #hiring #manufacturing @ptpNC @NCCarolinaCore @Davidson_EDC

Tonight at 7:30 PM on @MyPBSNC, watch the #ncIMPACT episode Attracting Big Business, also available for streaming from our episode feed:

@Anita4NC @UNC_Health_Care @Apple @NCCarolinaCore @ShawUniversity @FujifilmDiosyn @EDPNC @NCCommerce @raleighchamber

Want to be involved in the @Toyota battery manufacturing project?

#CarolinaCore businesses interested in serving as suppliers can contact Toyota via email.

The plant is set to employ 1,750 at a median salary of $62K by 12/2026. @Randolph_EDC

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From Jan. 2021 to Apr. 2022, 17,400 jobs & $7.8 billion in capital investment in the #CarolinaCore have been announced with more anticipated to come soon!

Learn more about us & our recent successes from Regional Economic Development Director Loren Hill:

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