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EnPro to buy Canadian companies

Charlotte-based EnPro Industries said it has reached an agreement to buy the Mid Western companies, a privately held company that serves the oil and gas industry in western Canada. The companies, composed of Mid Western Compressor Supplies and Mid Western Machine ...

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Home Builders Association of Charlotte’s Sales and Marketing Council gives award

The Home Builders Association of Charlotte’s Sales and Marketing Council said it has awarded Phil Tirabassi of Mattamy Homes the On-Site New Home Sales Specialist Achievement Award. Tirabassi, who joined Mattamy Homes in August, set personal performance standards that far exceeded performance standards of other ...

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Goodrich ups repurchase plan by $500M

Goodrich Corp.’s board of directors today approved increasing the company’s share-repurchase plan by $500 million, bringing the total authorization to $1.1 billion. From November 2006 through last month, the company repurchased 8.9 million shares, for a total of $537 million. The primary purpose of ...

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Lowe’s adding more than 275 jobs

Lowe’s Cos. today said it will add more than 275 jobs this year at its customer-support center in Wilkesboro, bringing the total number of jobs at the center to nearly 1,000. The Mooresville-based home improvement retailer said the number of workers ...

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Queen Associates merges with FirstPlace

Charlotte-based Queen Associates said it is merging with FirstPlace, an information technology consulting and staffing firm. Queen Associates, a technology consulting firm, was founded in 2000. Its CEO is Frances Queen. FirstPlace was originally developed as an internal recruiting division ...

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