High Point Enterprise
January 6, 2014
HIGH POINT — The news was mostly good for High Point’s economy last year. Several local companies announced major expansions, and the city committed to spending millions of dollars on ambitious proposals that officials hope will turn rural land into hundreds of jobs. “I think 2013 was a pretty solid year,” said City Manager Strib Boynton. “I think, in many ways, we’ve survived the recession. Companies are investing and expanding and hiring people.”
Several existing companies in and around the Piedmont Centre industrial park in north High Point were among the biggest announced expansions of the year, including Advanced Health Care (home health care provider), Newell Rubbermaid (customer service center) and New Breed Logistics.
Companies that previously had no High Point presence, such as Southern Graphic Systems and LGS Innovations, established operations in the city last year.
Other highlights in north High Point included the start of construction on the new Volvo Group North America office building that eventually will house up to 700 of that company’s existing employees who now work at other Triad sites.