Edmund Walker was furious. Last week he had four job openings on his roster to fill and started making calls to potential workers. One after another, they declined the opportunities. “These are the same people who had been begging for ...Read More »
As the economy has forced some home builders out of business, it has also slowed down complaints against those in the industry, according to the Southern Piedmont/Charlotte chapter of the Better Business Bureau. But when those complaints do come in, ...Read More »
In 2010, 18 companies opened new offices, headquarters or facilities in Mecklenburg County, according to the Charlotte Regional Partnership’s By the Numbers report. Here are profiles of four businesses that decided Mecklenburg is the right spot for them to put ...
Tagged with: ABB Alan Milinazzo Alan Simonini Babcock & Wilcox Berry Plastics Corp. Brandon Bethards Business Investment Program Charlotte Regional Partnership Charlotte/Douglas International Airport Citco Fund Services Cooper Wiring Devices Corder Philips Deere & Company Jay Pellar John Gowlett John May Linet Americas McDermott International North Carolina Department of Commerce Orthofix International Prentis Trickett Simonini Builders Summer Zifko Sun Chemical Corp.Read More »
For the second quarter in a row, contractors in the Heartland North Carolina region, which includes Mecklenburg County, predicted much stronger demand for labor in 2011 than 2010, according to the third-quarter Carolinas Associated General Contractors Construction Barometer released today. ...
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As the management agreement between the Union Hospital District and Carolinas HealthCare System approaches its June 2011 expiration date, UHD is seeking to find a new partner to oversee management and provide capital investment. CHS has overseen management of UHD ...Read More »
Charlotte was one of six markets that hit their lowest levels since home prices started to fall in 2006 and 2007, according to the S & P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released Tuesday. That means the average home prices in those ...Read More »
Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens Tuesday approved a request by N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper for a consent judgment against a Virginia man accused of rigging bids for public auctions, including three unsuccessful attempts in Mecklenburg County. Bruce ...Read More »
In 2005, buyers began signing sales agreements for The Vue, a condominium project in uptown Charlotte. Today, The Vue’s developers are suing at least four buyers over claims that they failed to finalize the sales. Such litigation is uncommon and ...Read More »
Amendments more than a year in the making may be made to Charlotte’s towing ordinance in the coming months, and business owners say it’s about time. “There was one instance, and I saw it with my own eyes, where a ...
Tagged with: Charlotte city council Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Eddie Levins Frank Scibelli Freedom Recovery Lisa Frye Mark Newbold Randy McElwain S&R Wrecker Southern Piedmont/Charlotte Better Business Bureau Tim Harden United TowingRead More »
When Brandon Bethards was looking in July for a location for the new Babcock & Wilcox corporate headquarters, he considered Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; and Chicago, among other cities. Examining the locales, Bethards, the company’s CEO, considered where his employees would ...Read More »