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Rising material prices hammer Charlotte-area construction industry (access required)

In Charlotte, as in the rest of the country, the construction industry is feeling the pinch. The cost of building materials keeps rising. According to a March 16 Associated General Contractors of America report, material prices for all types of ...

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Industry officials bash regulations during hearing (access required)

In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...

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Jobs Report: Celgard prez talks about openings

Charlotte-based Celgard, a subsidiary of Ballantyne-based Polypore International, has announced four expansions at its plants since August 2009, with the most recent expansion announced last month. In the latest expansion, Celgard, which makes parts for lithium-ion batteries, will invest $65 ...

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