GTCC buys Daimler Bus plant

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C — GTCC’s Automotive and Welding Programs will have a new home soon, up the road from the college’s Jamestown campus.

According to GTCC President Dr. Randy Parker, the school finalized the purchase of the vacant bus plant on High Point Road late last week at a price of $8.4 million.

The college’s original plan was to move the welding and automotive programs to the new Cameron Campus in northwest Guilford County, but bids to build a new facility at that location came in much higher than expected.

As a result, GTCC started looking for lower cost alternatives and chose the old Daimler plant which has been vacant for over a year.

President Parker said that GTCC will have to spend some additional  money to renovate the bus plant, he hopes to have the two programs relocated in time for classes next fall.