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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A company that’s given a major lift to the local economy for close to 100 years is expanding and adding an additional 200 jobs.

Thomas Built Buses said it needs skilled workers for second shift work on one of its newest and most popular buses, the Saf-T-Liner C2.

Applications are now being accepted online at ncworks.gov.

Vice President of Operations Chris Russell said there are several needs the company is trying to fill.

“We've already got some applicants but it's not as many as we need,” said Russell. “Still in high demand are welders, robotic technicians, skilled tradesmen and women and maintenance mechanics.”

Russell said applicants have to pass a test online before moving on to be considered.

He had nothing but praise for the current workforce.

“People here know what they're doing,” said Russell. “They know the future our children are riding on the bus and the product they build and they really pour their heart and soul into the work.”

Thomas Built Buses has been a stalwart of the local economy since it was founded in 1918. The company said it has shipped out 75,000 of its Saf-T-Liner C2 buses since launching the product in 2004.

“Thomas Built Buses is an active member of the High Point community, and we take great pleasure in being able to offer local employment opportunities when the market allows,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of the company.

Russell said demand for the buses remains high across North America and this latest wave of hires will support the latest line of first shift productions that began last year.

“Our people truly our biggest asset and they're proving it with what they're doing with the product in high demand,” said Russell.

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