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December 01, 2015

Lancaster’s newest statue

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 20, 2015

Pictured from left to right are: event emcee, Jere Gish; President of Elizabethtown College, Dr. Carl Strikwerda; Dale High; and Executive Director of The High Center, Mike Mitchell. (Photo / Central Penn Business Journal)

Family Business Hall of Fame Award Recipient: S. Dale High

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From Central Penn Business Journal

S. Dale High, chairman of the High companies and founder of The High Center, received the Central Penn Business Journal’s ultimate award for a lifetime of success—the Family Business Hall of Fame Award.

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February 02, 2015

"Silent Symphony: Public Art in Lancaster, Pa. (photo / Amy Spangler)

"Silent Symphony" Benefits From The S. Dale High Family Foundation

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By Amy Spangler on Vimeo.com

February 2, 2012—A public art project of 42 kinetic sculptures that benefited from a $50,000 gift from The S. Dale High Family Foundation, the Silent Symphony near Lancaster's Amtrak station is now complete.

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January 28, 2015

Mike Shirk (standing); former CEO Nevin Cooley (seated left); and S. Dale High, Chair of the Board, the High companies (Photo / Amy Spangler)

Mike Shirk Becomes High Companies CEO

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From Central Penn Business Journal

January 28, 2015—In the story "New High CEO focused on growth, 'supercharging' talent development" Central Penn Business Journal reporter Jason Scott captures the process of leadership transition and Mike's vision for High's businesses.

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