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Coca-Cola rolls out greener forklifts in Charlotte

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated said its Charlotte production center has switched to forklifts running on hydrogen fuel cells. The cells, from Plug Power, are being used in 35 forklifts, which are refueled at three indoor fueling stations with hydrogen from Linde North America. Coca-Cola said ...

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SPX Corp. expanding Denmark facility

Charlotte-based SPX Corp. said it will combine two existing facilities to upgrade its food and beverage processing center in Soeborg, Denmark. The enhanced facility will feature additional equipment and processes and is expected to provide SPX customers with expanded testing ...

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Snyder’s-Lance completes solar farm

Snyder’s-Lance Inc. said it has completed the largest ground-based solar farm in Pennsylvania. The 26-acre, 3 1/2-megawatt farm features 5,092 solar panels and is across from the company’s manufacturing plant in Hanover. The Charlotte-based company said the farm is expected to cover nearly ...

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Ginkgo Residential names acquisitions director

Ginkgo Residential said is has hired Nazar Elwazir as its director of acquisitions. The Charlotte-based apartment-management company said Elwazir will oversee the growth of Ginkgo’s apartment portfolio, including the evaluation of acquisition opportunities throughout the South. Elwazir will also help identify properties for ...

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Wait. Kids still play? (access required)

Kids tagging along with their parents to the Mecklenburg County Child Support Enforcement office will have new furniture to help them pass the time there thanks to Ikea, Meckcetera has learned. The Swedish discount furniture retailer’s Charlotte store is providing ...

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Blog bashing (access required)

How good are Charlotte’s local news blogs? Well, according to a Federal Communications Commission report, they kinda suck. The study, release June 10 and titled “Less of the Same: The Lack of Local News on the Internet,” examined local online ...

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