12/18/2016

Home Elevator & Lift Products plans to expand in Greene County, creating 22 jobs and investing nearly $560,000 at its manufacturing facility over the coming three years.

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 currently $26,997.

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

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

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

The planned expansion was made possible in part by a performance-based grant of up to $50,000 from the One North Carolina Fund. The One NC Fund 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.

Numerous state and local partners worked with Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and Commerce in supporting Home Elevator & Lift Products’ expansion plans. They include the North Carolina General Assembly, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority, the North Carolina Community College System, Greene County, the Greene County Economic Development Commission and the town of Snow Hill.