RALEIGH, NC – BuzziSpace Inc. will locate its North American manufacturing headquarters in High Point, NC. The Belgium-based office furniture company announced Wednesday it plans to create 113 jobs and invest more than $1.75 million during the next five years in the Guilford County area.
BuzziSpace will operate out of a renovated building. The company's products include contract furniture for corporate, institutional and healthcare clients.
The company said salaries will vary by job function, with an average annual wage for all jobs of $45,000 plus benefits, which is higher than the Guilford County average of $43,326. In addition to manufacturing, the High Point facility will also assist in the marketing activities of the company’s Atlanta and Chicago showrooms, as well as conduct research and development, prototyping and oversee regulation for its North American products.
“The High Point facility will be a reflection of who we are, what we stand for,” said Tom Van Dessel, CEO of BuzziSpace. “We feel strongly about creating a destination and a place that the local population will take pride in. In this place, we can make a real difference in the community by investing in its rich history in furniture, and its skilled labor. We’d particularly like to thank the State of North Carolina, Guilford County and the City of High Point for supporting us so strongly.”
BuzziSpace received a performance-based grant from the One North Carolina Fund of up to $100,000 to help fund the project. Also assisting with the project were: the NC Department of Commerce, NC Community Colleges, Guilford Technical Community College, Guilford County, High Point Economic Development Corporation and the City of High Point.
“BuzziSpace’s project marks a giant step forward in our manufacturing comeback, transforming a once vacant property into a development-ready site that will create good-paying, permanent jobs. This will promote High Point and the Triad as a hub for manufacturing and innovation, and attract more businesses from around the world,” said Governor Pat McCrory.
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