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Ox Bodies will open High Point plant in October

Ox Bodies, a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corp., will open a manufacturing facility here, the High Point Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday. The company will hire 15 people the first year at an annual average wage of $49,000, and operations are expected to begin in October, the announcement said. The High Point City Council in… Read more »


Honda Power Equipment marks 35 years with $46.5 million expansion, new product announcements

Officials at Honda Power Equipment, a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co. (NYSE: HMC), on Tuesday marked the company’s 35th anniversary by announcing a 135,000-square-foot expansion of its plant in the Alamance County town of Swepsonville. The $46.5 million expansion will in part provide manufacturing space for Honda’s new model-GCV general purpose engine, which will be… Read more »


Study: NC is 7th best state for aerospace manufacturing

North Carolina is the seventh-best state for aerospace manufacturing, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2019 aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings. PwC, a multinational consultancy and accounting firm, conducts the study every year to assess where U.S. aerospace companies are investing for manufacturing facilities. The study considered a variety of factors, including aerospace manufacturing cost, infrastructure and tax policies… Read more »


Forsyth Tech breaks ground on new aviation tech lab

A recent study commissioned by Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem suggested the airport would be in a position to attract more aviation-related companies if the community could deliver more workers trained in aviation maintenance and avionics. That potential outcome resulted in an approved $16 million Forsyth County bond referendum, culminating in Wednesday’s ceremonial groundbreaking for… Read more »


American Airlines Features the Carolina Core in In-Flight Magazine

The 32-page special feature appears in American Way magazine, the in-flight publication available in your seatback on every American Airlines plane globally. The Spotlight featured section in American Way highlights communities and cities around the world. July’s edition promotes the Triad and Carolina Core, focusing on economic development, education, manufacturing, medicine and innovation, and more.… Read more »


Businesses, research, residential living come together as Wake Forest Innovation Quarter continues to grow

As Wake Forest Innovation Quarter continues to take shape as a hub of activity where people work, live, learn and play, its officials are exploring this urban-based innovation district’s next phase of development. “The fact that there’s stuff under construction all the time makes it a little more complicated, but we’re working through that and… Read more »