Dale High, Chairman of the Board of High Industries Inc. and High Real Estate Group LLC, joined the family business full-time in 1963 after graduating from Elizabethtown College. From its beginning in 1931 as a welding shop to its status today as a diverse and growing organization consisting of multiple businesses, High established a reputation for excellence in serving customers, quality in all products and services, personal and corporate integrity, and beauty in projects affecting the environment.
Under Mr. High’s values-based leadership, the company began to grow into new strategic directions, adding new products, acquiring companies, and starting new ventures. Today, the organization includes more than 15 entities employing more than 2,000 co-workers in a widely diversified group of growing companies.
The S. Dale High Family Foundation (formerly The High Foundation) was created by the High Family in 1980 to support philanthropic efforts in the community. Contributions have been made to fund dozens of non-profit projects. One of the more significant projects created has been The High Library at Elizabethtown College.
Mr. High was also the Founder of the Elizabethtown College Center for Family Business. This organization is providing education, support, and peer dialogue for family businesses in the region and is growing annually.
Throughout the years, Mr. High has also been active in a variety of associations and organizations, and has been recognized with numerous awards.