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Construction jobs grow in Triad HIGH POINT –When red dirt is cleared, it can be expected that something new is moving in — and this area has seen a lot of red dirt lately Read more: High Point Enterprise - Construction jobs grow in Triad ... Construction jobs in the Greensboro-High Point area have increased 4 percent from May 2011 to May 2012. Meanwhile, Winston-Salem's construction jobs increased by 5 percent during the same time period Read more: High Point Enterprise - Construction jobs grow in Triad ... more


HPU's Annual Economic Impact Grows by 100 Percent to $464.5 Million HIGH POINT, N.C., June 27, 2012 - A new study finds that the growth of High Point University, including thousands of visitors brought to campus each year for numerous events, hundreds of new jobs created, facility construction and more, has a $464.5 million annual economic impact on the state of North Carolina ... more


Solstas seeks incentives to add 500 jobs in High Point Solstas Lab Partners is considering adding 500 jobs to its existing operation in High Point, where the medical and diagnostic firm already employs 721 people ... Loren Hill, president of the EDC, said that should the company choose to expand elsewhere, current jobs based in High Point are not expected to be moved ... more


High Point approves $500K incentive for Solstas expansion The High Point City Council authorized a $500,000 incentives package for a possible 500-job expansion by Solstas Lab Partners ... $4.6 million raised for United Way of Greater High Point HIGH POINT, N.C. — On Tuesday, United Way of Greater High Point announced $4.6 million was raised to fund 29 local partner agencies in 2012-2013 ... The company, which employs 721 workers in High Point, is considering a location in High Point ... If Solstas chooses High Point, the expansion would be the biggest job creation project in the city in more than a decade and ... more


The funds raised in the United Way of Greater High Point's 2011 campaign will be distributed by a group of trained community volunteers to provide support to health and human service programs at the United Way's 29 partner agencies ... read article


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Center's layoffs erase job gains
On Friday, NCO Customer Management, a call center in High Point, told local officials it plans to close in August, putting 685 people out of work ... The NCO call center occupies a 98,000-square-foot building in High Point's Piedmont Centre, but it has a Greensboro address, 4336 Federal Drive ... more

High Point buildings get a facelift
Buildings around High Point are getting a facelift from volunteers and business owners ...Before the fall furniture market, Nancy Rothrock, Pam Stern and volunteers painted the front of 122 N. Main Street and the building beside it ... The people will be painted in the likeness of High Point residents, their family members or historic figures from High Point's past ... more

High Point University to build new student building HIGH POINT — High Point University announced today that it will build a student services building with a recreation center, dining facilities and dorm rooms for 400 students ... more

High Point council backs ReStore move HIGH POINT -- Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity will be able to move its ReStore location to a former grocery store site off N. Main Street after unanimous City Council approval on Monday of an ordinance revision ... For establishments in the district that are not on Main Street, a 25,000-square-foot limit applies, as long as they are located in an existing building designed with a single storefront and intended for a single occupant .... more

HPU starts work on new education building HIGH POINT (MCT) — After decades of turning out hundreds of teachers and education administrators, High Point University's School of Education will have a new home ... University and High Point officials gathered Wednesday for a groundbreaking at the site for the 31,000-square-foot, $10 million facility slated to open in August 2012 ... The building, which also will house the university's psychology department, is the 34th project started on campus in the last five years ... more

Construction to force High Point Central to play home games at surrounding schools High Point Central will play all of its its boys and girls basketball home games at surrounding schools this season because of construction at the school ... more

School officials end Central High School gym contract
HIGH POINT (MCT) — School district officials have terminated the $5 million construction renovation contract at High Point Central High School ... With delays in the gymnasium renovations causing the shift of home basketball games to other schools, the Guilford County Board of Education voted 11-0 Tuesday following a closed session to terminate the contract with Miles Builders Inc. of Charlotte for breach of contract, citing "multiple breaks." ... With renovation construction only about 25 percent finished and the gymnasium unavailable, home Bison games will be played at Southwest Guilford High School ... more

Growing bank donates buildings to nonprofit
In an economy when many banks are hardly able to maintain respectable balance sheets, a strong Triad bank is not only growing, it has donated two properties to a group that hopes to help troubled women and girls ... First Bank, which operates in several area cities including High Point, Mayodan, Archdale and Asheboro, has reached out from its headquarters in the Montgomery County town of Troy by donating two of its repossessed buildings to Unity Builders in High Point ... more

High Point University to add jobs by fall
HIGH POINT — High Point University officials plan to add more than 110 jobs before the fall semester ... By August, the number of employees at High Point University will have grown to about 1,126 with the addition of 116 new jobs. These numbers do not include hundreds of construction workers ... more

High Point council backs ReStore move
HIGH POINT -- Habitat for Humanity of High Point, Archdale and Trinity will be able to move its ReStore location to a former grocery store site off N. Main Street after unanimous City Council approval on Monday of an ordinance revision ... For establishments in the district that are not on Main Street, a 25,000-square-foot limit applies, as long as they are located in an existing building designed with a single storefront and intended for a single occupant ... more

Local company unveils High Point solar farm
HIGH POINT (MCT) — Local electrical contractor Beco Inc. has turned up the heat on alternative energy ... Beco and solar energy experts introduced the local electrical contractor's solar farm Wednesday ... "We've been an electrical contractor for 50 years, and we see a strong future in solar energy," ... more

Delays frustrate school board
GREENSBORO — Guilford County Schools officials again face criticism from school board members for delays in bond-funded construction projects ... the renovation of the football stadium and construction of a new fieldhouse at Northwest High until August 2012, at least a year behind schedule. Gymnasium renovations also are on hold at High Point Central ... more

City wants local contractors to bid
High Point contractors should get an opportunity to bid on projects, said the City Council Monday night ... The Housing and Community Development Department requested the council's approval on a contract with Unity Builders to construct 11 houses on city-owned property in the Southside community ... Were High Point contractors not included in the project ... more

Fox memo defends agent's contract
GREENSBORO — Guilford County Manager Brenda Jones Fox closed out 2010 with a spirited defense to commissioners of some her year's more controversial actions ... That deal, promoted by former Commissioner Steve Arnold, involved buying the building for $7.5 million from High Point contractor Wayne McDonald, a friend and business associate of Arnold ... more

Female contractors are finding themselves at home in construction
Though the construction field remains a male-dominated one, women have established a presence in the industry. Two local general contractors discuss the paths they've taken to become business owners and leaders in the field ... Karen S. Hoffman is co-owner of Hoffman Builders Inc. in High Point along with husband, Randy. The couple built their own home together in 1980 and enjoyed the experience so much they started their business the next year. Their company builds six to seven homes and ... "I've always loved architecture and new home construction. Even as a kid, I'd go walk through houses that were under construction just to see what they were doing because it fascinated me." ... The couple started DLM Builders Inc. of Greensboro in 1993 after restoring a home together in the College Hill neighborhood ... Officials with the High Point Area Builders Association were unsure of the number of its female builders, and the Alamance Caswell Home Builders Association estimated its numbers were small as well ... more