by Jordan Green

Monitoring the economic pulse of the Triad

Small tech company relocates and expands in High Point

Han-Tek, a high-tech manufacturing company that provides electrical and mechanical automation systems for conveyors, robots and custom automation systems, is looking to expand its workforce in the Piedmont Triad from 14 to about 20 following its recent move to southwest High Point.

The company relocated from a 7,000-square foot facility in Welcome in northern Davidson County to an expanded 20,000-square foot facility in High Point in November. The company’s North Carolina forerunner was Power Lab Control Technologies, a company founded by Vice President Bobby Cole. Power Lab Control Technologies was acquired by Han-Tek, a company with a 50-year history in Rochester, NY.

Cole said the move to High Point puts the company closer to most of its clients, which are located in Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, and positions it well for future expansion into other markets in the Southeast.

“We want to go from 14 to 20 [employees] over the next year,” Cole said. “That’s our low end. That could actually increase as we see our economy pick up.”