HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses is investing $11.8 million to increase capacity and add up to 236 new jobs to its Saf-T-Liner C2 operations.
The investment will expand C2 bus production at Thomas Built’s headquarters and production facility in High Point by upwards of 25%, company officials said.
The expansion of the company’s C2 operations and fabrication parts producing capabilities was supported by about $66,100 in economic incentives granted from Randolph County and the city of Archdale.
Also, $300,000 was granted by the city of High Point and Guilford County to support future growth, economic development and jobs in the High Point area that will be provided by Thomas Built’s investment in jobs, production expansion, robotics, health, safety and operational enhancements.
Thomas Built will also invest in additional training and lean processes to enhance continuous improvement and augment employees’ knowledge base, company officials said.
“Since 1916, High Point has been home to Thomas Built Buses, and we are thrilled to contribute to the local economic expansion,” Thomas Built President Kelley Platt said. “This new wave of investment will allow us to hire up to 236 individuals in varying disciplines as well as invest in our production infrastructures to better streamline our production process.”
Announcement of the investment follows the recent news that union workers at Thomas Built’s High Point facility ratified a new four-year contract.