With a population of nearly 26,000 and a healthy, growing economy, the City of Asheboro is well-set to keep its status as ‘The Heart of North Carolina’. Adorned with popular NC attractions; the NC Zoo, a Classical Motorcycle Museum and Aviation museum, one of only two historic covered bridges in the State, and an enticing downtown, Asheboro was an easy choice for The Wooten Company’s third office location, which opened 17 years ago this week.
One of the assisting founders of the Asheboro office and current Branch Manager, John Grey felt right at home taking the lead and expanding TheWooten Company’s reach. After graduating from the area in ’82 and leaving for a short stay in Raleigh to receive his degree from NC State and earn his PE credentials shortly thereafter, Grey was happy to return to his old stomping grounds and put his background in utility infrastructure to use.
As the City of Asheboro made upgrades to their downtown area and continued to build out and up, new and upgraded capital infrastructure was sure to be a big part of the picture. From upgraded pump stations, to extending water and sewer lines, or assessing and improving water and wastewater treatment plants, The Wooten Company’s Asheboro Branch has held true to its promise to support the communities that make up our great State, just as the company has for the last 78 years.
“I am proud to say I’ve had the privilege of playing an active role in the growth of our community for over 17 years, and I look forward to many more years of contributing to my hometown.” –John Grey, PE
Supported by a strong local government, led by native John Ogburn, City Manager, and key infrastructure directors, Michael Leonard, City Engineer, Michael Rhoney, Director of Water Resources, along with David Hutchins, Director of the Public Works Department, Asheboro has been proactive in managing the pipes below the ground. This leadership has allowed the City to hold on to a competitive edge in keeping utility costs low for its residents: one of the very important factors spurring the economic growth of the area.