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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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Waste management board adopts conflict of interest policy

The Mecklenburg County Waste Management Advisory Board today adopted the county commissioners’ conflict of interest policy after conflicts of interest concerns arose regarding the ReVenture Park plant. County attorney Marvin Bethune told the WMAB to continue weighing the pros and cons of the ...

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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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Advisers face scrutiny over project ties (access required)

It’s a question of conflicts of interest. On the one hand, some are wondering why two people employed by Calor Energy, a consultant for developers of a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s trash, are allowed to sit on ...

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