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Wreathes Across America team members ready Gaylord boxes of wreathes unloaded from High Transit LLC’s truck in Arlington National Cemetery.
December 16, 2019

Wreaths in boxes ready for volunteers

High Transit Delivers Remembrance Wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery Ceremony

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Heavy-haul drivers honor the fallen in Wreaths Across America holiday event

High Transit LLC delivered more than 4,000 balsam wreaths with red ribbons to Arlington National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America. The annual holiday event to remember America’s fallen veterans was held in cemeteries across the country on December 14th.

“We want to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” said Dino Kondos, president of High Transit. “Our drivers are used to hauling oversize loads such as tanks, cranes, and girders. They clamor to volunteer for Wreaths Across America.”

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Thaddeus students learn sub-arc welding at High Steel - Lancaster in January 2019. Photo supplied by John Peiffer.
August 06, 2019

Thaddeus Stevens students attend submerged arc welding training at High Steel

An innovative partnership: the High companies, Thaddeus Stevens College engaged in unique effort to build PA’s 21st-century workforce

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From PA Chamber Catalyst

The PA Chamber’s first-ever Innovation Summit in May featured a discussion by Thaddeus Stevens College President Dr. William Griscom, and High Companies CEO Mike Shirk, about their respective organizations’ unique partnership.

Catalyst chatted with Dr. Griscom and Mike Shirk about the history behind this dynamic partnership, how it is preparing students for 21st-century jobs and how they hope to expand the program’s reach in the future.

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Darryl Gordon and Robin Stauffer big check photo with Cocalico School District leaders.

Left to right: Stephen Melnyk, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Education, Cocalico School District; Darryl Gordon, Vice President Human Resource Services / EEO Officer, High Companies; Robin Stauffer, High Assistant Secretary and Executive Director of High Foundation; Anthony DiMatteo, Principal, Cocalico Middle School; and, Brad Kafferlin, Director of Technology, Cocalico School District.
April 04, 2019

EITC grant for Cocalico Middle School

High contributes $5,000 grant for digital learning

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Cocalico Middle School to start construction for new media center in May

High Companies has contributed $5,000 toward the renovation of the Cocalico Middle School library. The donation will help pay to convert sections of the existing facility to a media center to support an expanding curriculum in digital media.

The Cocalico School District plans include a recording room with a green screen to support classroom media creations, a 3D printer, projectors for large group instruction and faculty meetings, robotics, and spaces for digital collaboration.

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December 01, 2015

Lancaster’s newest statue

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Lancaster’s newest statue

The High companies have commissioned a bronze replica of the first welding truck used at the original site of its 1930s predecessor, High Welding Company. At wgal.com

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October 16, 2015

S. Dale High speaks at the monument dedication October 15th. (Photo / Amy Spangler)

High Statue Marks Company History in Lancaster

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High Statue Marks Company History in Lancaster

From Central Penn Business Journal

High has commissioned and unveiled a replica of the first welding truck used by High Welding Company at the business’s original Lemon Street site in Lancaster. Photo series by Amy Spangler.

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October 15, 2015

Calvin High and S. Dale High (Photo / LancasterOnline)

High Companies Commemorate Founding

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High Companies Commemorate Founding

From LancasterOnline

October 15, 2015—The High companies on Thursday unveiled a bronze sculpture commemorating the Lancaster city site where its original business was founded 84 years ago.

The sculpture depicts a REO Speedwagon truck owned by High Welding, which was founded by the late Sanford High in 1931 at 27 W. Lemon St., now home to Zeller Travel.

 

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October 15, 2015

Calvin High (left) stands with sculptor Becky Ault of A.R.T. Research Enterprises, and S. Dale High, Chair of the Board of the High companies.

New Sculpture Commemorates High® Companies Heritage

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New Sculpture Commemorates High® Companies Heritage

Bronze Depicts Historic REO Welding Truck

October 15, 2015—The High companies, based in Lancaster, Pa., dedicated a new sculpture to celebrate its rich history in Lancaster City and County. Located at the companies’ original site on 27 West Lemon Street, the bronze and granite memorial depicts the firm’s first welding truck, a 1929 REO Speedwagon. High began operations as a welding company in 1931.

 

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September 01, 2015

March of Dimes Honors S. Dale High

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March of Dimes Honors S. Dale High

From LancasterOnline

S. Dale High and Spooky Nook Sports have won the first Transportation, Construction and Real Estate Awards from the Central PA Division of March of Dimes.

 

The new awards recognize professional achievement and leadership, economic development and support of mothers and babies.

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August 28, 2015

Mike Shirk, CEO of the High companies (Photo / Amy Spangler)

Building Near the Top

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Building Near the Top

From Central Penn Business Journal

August 28, 2015—East Lampeter Township-based High Companies approached $600 million last year, up 15 percent from 2013.

“Total company revenue is up double digits year-to-date, with most businesses contributing to that growth,” said Mike Shirk, High’s CEO. 

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August 05, 2015

The S. Dale High Family Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

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The S. Dale High Family Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners

August 5, 2015—The S. Dale High Family Foundation recently presented scholarship awards to Logan Santiago of Lancaster, PA, and Kelly Liebl of Ephrata, PA. Both students have been awarded $20,000 scholarships, which provide $5,000 per year for four years.

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