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Jan 23, 2020

A Wilmington-based maker of sparkling teas partnered recently with a national distributor as it works to grow its reach. Tama Tea partnered with United Natural Foods Inc. (NYSE: UNFI) to expand across the east coast adding retailers, college campuses and restaurant chains, according to a news release. “We have some lofty 2020 goals and they are just t ...

Jan 21, 2020

Filmwerks Expanding In Pender, Plans More Hires This Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 21, 2020

Rocky Point-based Filmwerks International Inc. is opening a new warehouse next month that will expand its Pender County base on top of plans to add employees this year. The moves are all part of the company's strategy for growth in 2020, said Michael Satrazemis, CEO and president of Filmwerks, a company that builds sets and provides an array of other services and eq ...

Jan 17, 2020

Packaged For Generations

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 17, 2020

Atlantic Packaging is putting the final touches on its newly expanded headquarters and opening a new location this month.   The moves are just some of what company leaders have in store for the firm, which has grown from its humble beginnings as a small-town newspaper to a national, multi-generational family-run business.   But as the firm grows, it’s a ...

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Sewer And Water Along 421 Creates Corridor Primed For Growth And New Jobs

Posted Jan 16, 2020
In business, in economic growth…if you build it, will they come? I think the answer, at least in the case of our industrial corridor on US-421, is yes.

And I don’t mean building new offices or warehouses. I’m talking about building infrastructure, building a system for new and existing businesses to connect and utilize Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) wa...read entire article
Jan 17, 2020

MADE: Driven To Expand Business

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 17, 2020

South Atlantic Services Inc. (SAS) 3527 U.S. 421, Wilmington   No. of employees: 62 local employees with approximately 276 total between Wilmington and locations in Houston   Year founded: 1971   Top local official: Frank Hamilton III, president/owner   Company description: SAS is a Wilmington-headquartered contract manufacturing and packagin ...

Jan 17, 2020

Working As A Husband-and-wife Team

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 17, 2020

The Wilmington business owned by husband and wife Devin and Brooke Skipper began with Devin as the sole employee about eight years ago before Brooke joined him.   Since then, Salt Air, which offers heating and cooling services and is located at 3119 Kitty Hawk Road, has grown to about 18 employees.   The couple answered questions recently about their company ...

Jan 17, 2020

The Most Fitting Trends Take Shape

By Teresa McLamb, posted Jan 17, 2020

As it has done each year for the past 14, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recently released its top 20 fitness trends for this year based upon a worldwide survey.   Wearable technology tops the list as it did in 2016. The category includes fitness trackers, smartwatches, HR monitors and GPS tracking devices, according to an article by Walter M. Thomps ...

Jan 14, 2020

ILM Lands Boston Flight, Reaches 1M Passengers

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 14, 2020

The Wilmington International Airport has landed a seasonal nonstop flight to Boston, on top of reaching a major milestone for 2019: more than 1 million passengers. Starting May 9, American Airlines will operate a Saturday nonstop service to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Julie Wilsey, director of the Wilmington International Airport (ILM), said during a news ...

Jan 9, 2020

Economic Forecast: Regional Economy Moves Past Uncertainty

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 9, 2020

The sun could come out this year for the regional economy after experiencing a cloudy outlook in the fall of last year, said Adam Jones, regional economist at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Swain Center, as he shared his predictions Thursday. Jones presented the region's forecast along with a look back on the area economy over the past 10 years ...

Jan 7, 2020

City, County Look To Revamp Wave Transit

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 7, 2020

New Hanover County and the city of Wilmington are considering reorganizing Wave Transit, the region's public transportation system provider. ‚ÄčThe two government entities plan to evaluate and potentially restructure Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority, which does business as Wave Transit, stated a county news release about the joint announcement. City and co ...

Jan 6, 2020

Corning Inc. Facing Challenges, Reducing Wilmington Workforce

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jan 6, 2020

Layoffs are taking place this month at Corning Inc. in Wilmington, while overall the company is facing some challenges in its Optical Communications segment, anticipating that final 2019 numbers will show a decrease in segment sales. There will be a small reduction of the workforce at the company's optical fiber plant in Wilmington, said Joe Dunning, spoke ...

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