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Jun 21, 2019

Interest In Solar Brightens

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 21, 2019

The long days of summer aren’t just benefiting beachgoers. They’re supporting an increasing number of solar energy systems across the Cape Fear region.   From residential and commercial to utility-scale solar operations, some in the industry say solar has become more than just an environmental trend; it’s now a more viable means of supporting the e ...

Jun 21, 2019

Roof Products Firm Back On Top

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 21, 2019

A manufacturer’s operation in Burgaw wasn’t in a 500-year floodplain. But during Hurricane Florence last year, between 8 to 10 inches of water flooded the GAF Burgaw facility, causing damage to the building, finished goods and equipment.   “It doesn’t sound like a lot of water, but it doesn’t take much water to create a lot of damage an ...

Jun 21, 2019

ILM Aims To Start Parking Study Next Month

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 21, 2019

As parking needs are growing at the Wilmington International Airport, officials are preparing to study their options. ILM officials estimate that work on a study to look at the airport's parking, front curbside and signage needs, could begin in July, officials said Friday.   Airport officials are working on finalizing contracts with a team of regional and nat ...

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Many in the Carolinas are still catching their breath after Hurricane Florence, even as we enter into another season of hurricane preparedness. Here at CAMS, we’re taking what we’ve learned and adding it to our playbook containing 30 years of best practices in professional community association management -- what to do, and perhaps more importantly what not to do.
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Jun 20, 2019

GE Aviation's $55B In Orders To Impact Wilmington Plant

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 20, 2019

GE Aviation’s record-setting orders out of the Paris Air Show this week will eventually trickle down to the company’s operation in Wilmington. GE Aviation and its joint venture company CFM International, a 50/50 joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines, announced Thursday $55 billion in jet engines, services, avionics and digital orders at the sh ...

Jun 19, 2019

Filmwerks, a Rocky Point company that provides production services for broadcasts and events, has acquired New York-based Hale Electrical in a deal that would grow the local company’s geographic reach and inventory asset, according to Filmwerks President Michael Satrazemis. Hale Electrical, which was purchased for an undisclosed amount, specializes in large-scale ...

Jun 14, 2019

Burgaw Now, a campaign to promote Burgaw, launched its website Friday ahead of the N.C. Blueberry Festival in hopes of bringing more businesses, including two restaurants, and reviving the farming town. The campaign is the brainchild of Richard Johnson, Wilmington resident and entrepreneur who founded and sold HotJobs.com to Yahoo in 2001 for more than $400 million. ...

Jun 13, 2019

Florence Funds Surpass $1B As Officials Face The Future

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 13, 2019

Regional collaborations, infrastructural repairs and addressing affordable housing are some ways that county officials and organization leaders are looking ahead after last year's Hurricane Florence caused massive damage in the area. Those items and lasting effects from the storm were discussed Thursday at a Power Breakfast event on "The H Word," hosted by ...

Jun 12, 2019

Leland Plan Includes Potential For Cold Storage, Microbreweries, More

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jun 12, 2019

A cold storage facility, microbreweries and a hemp production facility are all areas of interest in the town of Leland’s proposed economic development strategic plan. The 2019 Strategic Plan for Economic Development is up for adoption by the town's Economic Development Committee this week. The proposal is the first strategic plan for the town of Leland ...

Jun 7, 2019

MADE: Production Capacity

By Staff Reports, posted Jun 7, 2019

From power cords to nuclear fuel, manufacturing companies across the Cape Fear region are making a wide range of products, supporting a robust industry that provide thousands of jobs for the area. Here’s a recap of some of those manufacturers covered in the Business Journal’s MADE features. EDITOR’S NOTE: To be considered for the Greater Wilmington Bus ...

Jun 7, 2019

Building Efforts To Attract Workers

By Jenny Callison, posted Jun 7, 2019

Cape Fear Community College’s second annual construction career day in April attracted a few of the college’s own students. But the majority of attendees came from seven area high schools. Mark Council, CFCC’s dean of industry and technological education, estimates that as many as 250 teens came to the event to learn about careers in the construction indu ...

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