Thomas Built Buses chooses High Point for expansion, will create 236 jobs

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has chosen to expand in High Point, which will create 236 jobs. 

The company announced Thursday that it will be adding 236 full-time jobs at its 713 W. Fairfield Road facility.

The company, which is a division of Daimler Trucks North America, is headquartered in High Point and has several facilities across the city.

The West Fairfield Road building sits on the border — partly in High Point and Guilford County and partly in Archdale and Randolph County.

Each of the four governments authorized performance-based incentives for the project last week.

All of the 236 jobs will be added during 2015.

228 of the jobs will be welders, painters, assembly technicians, materials technicians, and inspectors, and eight of the jobs will be supervisors and managers. The average wage of those new jobs will be more than $37,000.

The expansion project includes an increase in the local tax base – about $6.5 million for High Point/Guilford County and approximately $4 million for Archdale/Randolph County.

The company is investing more than $11.8 million in the project.

Loren Hill, president of the High Point Economic Development Corporation said the company will eventually hold job fair in central High Point.