Two years before he was to celebrate his 20th anniversary with Sherwin Williams and retire from the company, Ron Tvarock was laid off unexpectedly in December 2009. He was living in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. But after suddenly finding himself jobless, ...Read More »
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Celgard, a Charlotte company that manufactures components for lithium batteries, will open a new 150,000-square-foot plant in Concord next year and add more than 200 jobs. Such announcements are welcome news in the Charlotte area after the past few years ...Read More »
Of 114 manufacturing-dependent regions, Charlotte had the biggest percentage increase in jobs from 1980 to 2005, according to a reported released Thursday by Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. Alec Friedhoff, research analyst at Brookings, said a manufacturing-dependent region is one in which the ...Read More »
After a five-year run, Todd Trimakas is selling Uptown Magazine. Trimakas said he’s finalizing the deal this week, and the January issue will be published under the new owner, T.J. Larsen, founder and president of My Townhome, a Charlotte real ...Read More »
Construction is expected to begin next year on a $4.5 million new police headquarters in Pineville, Police Chief Rob Merchant said. Pineville-based Randolph & Son Builders is the contractor on the project, which will consist of the main 24,000-square-foot headquarters and a small ...Read More »
Surrounded by vacant and decrepit-looking shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and car lots, Independence Park is one of the last places still showing signs of life along a blighted stretch of highway just minutes from uptown. But Alec Polites said the ...
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Kris Molander hunched over a map spread out on a table showing a network of pink and green lines snaking through Iredell County. The lines represented proposed sections of the Carolina Thread Trail, an ambitious and far-reaching network of greenways ...
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Charlotte’s hotel occupancy rate rose to 61.1 percent in October from 57.7 percent the month before, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority said Thursday. October marks the 10th consecutive month in which the rate has risen from the previous year, the ...Read More »
Parkway Atlanta Charlotte Office put in a winning $28 million bid at a public auction Friday for the foreclosed Carmel Crossing, a three-building office park in south Charlotte. Jim Ingram, chief investment officer and executive vice president of Jackson, Miss.-based ...Read More »
A Showtime pilot TV show will be filmed in the Charlotte region next year. The Charlotte Regional Partnership said preproduction work has begun in Charlotte for the pilot, a psychological thriller called “Homeland.” Beth Petty, director of CPP’s Charlotte Regional Film Commission, said it ...Read More »