RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC- Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits consulting and brokerage firm that partners with area employers to design, manage and implement employee benefit programs, has announced that the firm is expanding its presence in Research Triangle Park. Relocating to 4819 Emperor Blvd., Suite 200, in the heart of the Research Triangle Park near the interchange of Interstates 40 and 540, the new 17,000 square foot office space is more than double the amount of space at their current location in Chapel Hill. The new office will not only accommodate the firm's employee growth of 20 percent in 2012 and an expected 25 percent growth for 2013, but will also allow for additional training space where HCW personnel will continue to provide benefits training and education to clients and the Triangle marketplace.

The firm opened a new office in Wilmington in October and has a third office location in Greensboro. The combination of the three locations will ensure that HCW has a firsthand understanding of the key health and welfare benefits issues facing employers in North Carolina.

"We are excited about opening our new office in Research Triangle Park," said Todd Yates, managing partner at Hill, Chesson & Woody. "Our firm has grown during tough economic times, which is a testament to the quality of work our employees continue to put forth on a daily basis. We are committed to providing employers across the state with the information that they need to make educated decisions regarding their benefits, and this new location will allow us to serve them even better."