High Point, N.C. - High Point Economic Development Corporation (High Point EDC) announces Ecolab has selected to build a new, 825,000-square foot warehouse in the High Point North Industrial Center located at 2519 Sandy Ridge Road. The project will relocate 125 jobs from a current Winston-Salem facility and create 20 new jobs. The facility may be expanded in the future, up to 1M-square feet.
The new Ecolab Customer Care Center warehouse will be two miles from its Greensboro manufacturing plant at 8300 Capital Drive, which has more than 500 employees. There, cleaning and sanitizing products for food, retail, institutional, quick-serve restaurant and life sciences businesses are made.
Ecolab expects to start construction this fall and to open in the fourth quarter of 2023, according to Roman Blahoski, director of global communications for the company. Ecolab is the first company to locate at the 550-acre site.
The High Point location is largely beneficial to the company given its proximity to the Greensboro plant, only two miles away. "The new facility will greatly reduce the number of miles required to shuttle product between locations in the region, eliminating an estimated 662,000 or more miles per year," Blahoski said.
Ecolab will invest $27,800,000, which will result in an over $93,000,000 total investment. High Point and Guilford County have authorized $414,863 and $457,445, respectively, in post-performance cash incentives to assist with the expansion.
"We welcome Ecolab, a fantastic Fortune 500 company, to High Point to continue their growth in North Carolina. High Point North is an excellent location choice, and we look forward to Ecolab being the first project in the business park," said High Point EDC director Sandy Dunbeck.