North Carolina Bus School Manufacturer To Add 280 Jobs

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school bus manufacturer says it is adding 280 jobs at one of its plants to answer demand for one of its models.

Thomas Built Buses said it will start an additional shift at its Saf-T-Liner C2 plant in High Point. President and CEO Kevin Bangston said there has been “robust demand” for the company's Type C products, and he added the move will help with the ramp up of its electric school bus production.

The company is looking to fill multiple manufacturing positions, including assembly technicians, materials technicians and machine operators.

All new, additional shift employees will work exclusively on both the Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus and Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus, according to a news release from the company.

Thomas Built Buses is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck North America LLC.