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The High Point Enterprise (North Carolina), December 16, 2011 article




North State expands its reach

by Paul Johnson

December 16, 2011

The North State Communications complex is shown in downtown High Point. North State is buying Winston-Salem-based DataChambers. don davis jr. | HPE


HIGH POINT – North State Communications is buying a Winston-Salem-based information technology business in the first purchase of another company by North State in 82 years.

High Point-based North State announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to buy DataChambers, which specializes in electronic data storage and information technology services.

The two companies didn’t release the purchase price in the deal expected to close before the end of the year.

“The acquisition advances our strategy to diversify our business and revenue mix and will strengthen North State’s efforts in becoming the preferred provider of business communications and data solutions across the Triad and beyond,” said Hayden McKenzie, chairman and chief executive officer of North State. “DataChambers operates approximately 120,000 square feet of data center and disaster recovery space, and offers electronic data storage and managed IT services that will benefit both existing and new customers.”

North State, which has 414 employees, will absorb 26 DataChambers workers as part of the acquisition, McKenzie said. Discussions between the two companies about the deal began this past June.

The last company acquisition by North State, founded as a local telephone exchange in 1895, was the purchase of the Randleman telephone exchange in 1929.

DataChambers was named one of 2011’s fastest-growing companies as part of Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5000 and was ranked 18th in Business Leader magazine’s 2011 Top 300 Small Businesses of the South.

The acquisition doesn’t include a records management business, Data-Chambers Records Management, which will be retained by the current owners. | 888-3528


The High Point Enterprise, 210 Church Avenue,
High Point, NC 27262 • 336-888-3500



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