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Greene County company to expand, add 22 jobs


The Daily Reflector

Monday, December 26, 2016

Gov. Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) recently announced the expansion of Home Elevator & Lift Products LLC in Greene County.

The company intends to create 22 jobs in the next three years and is investing nearly $560,000 at its manufacturing facility.

“North Carolina continues to grow manufacturing jobs,” McCrory said. “From boat lifts to residential chair lifts, Home Elevator builds on exceptional experience and expertise in its industry.”

Home Elevator was established in 1995 by Tide Tamer Industries, a manufacturer of marine lifts, cargo elevators and related products, and holds numerous patents. Its expansion involves producing and servicing passenger elevators such as chair lifts for the residential market. The company employs 24 people in North Carolina.

“Making goods and products is in North Carolina’s DNA,” Skvarla said. “Home Elevator & Lift Products keeps our great state ranked first in the Southeast for the number of manufacturing jobs.”

Home Elevator intends to hire 22 workers at its operations in Snow Hill. Positions will include production workers, installation technicians and sales representatives.

Salaries will vary by position, but will average at least $36,028 per year. Overall annual wages in Greene County are $26,997.

“Eastern North Carolina’s moderate costs, excellent labor force and supportive business climate enable manufacturers like us to succeed and grow,” company President F.H. “Buzz” Shackelford said. “We want to thank state and local officials who assisted our company as we planned for this expansion.”

The project was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance, through local governments, to attract business projects that will stimulate economic activity and create new jobs in the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job creation and investment performance standards to qualify for the grant. One NC grants also require and are contingent on financial matches from local governments.

Since McCrory took office in January 2013, North Carolina’s economy has generated more than 300,000 net new jobs.

Numerous state and local partners worked with EDPNC and N.C. Commerce in supporting Home Elevator & Lift Products’ expansion plans, including the N.C. General Assembly, the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority, the N.C. Community College System, Greene County, the Greene County Economic Development Commission and the Town of Snow Hill.