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Mar 20, 2018

GE Aviation Invested $36M In Wilmington Last Year

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 9 hours ago

GE Aviation has invested millions into its facilities across North Carolina, including about $120 million in its Wilmington operations over the past five years. The Wilmington total includes investing $36 million last year. When state officials announced GE Aviation’s planned expansion of its production earlier this month -- bringing 146 additional full-time jo ...

Mar 13, 2018

National Gypsum Discussions Continue Among Public, Government Leaders

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 13, 2018

New Hanover County Commissioners could continue discussions next month over incentives for Charlotte-based National Gypsum's potential reopening of a plant in Wilmington. In the meantime, local representatives and those who oppose the possible plant reopening here have spoken out about environmental concerns. The N.C. Department of Environment Quality (NCDEQ) has ...

Mar 12, 2018

Wilmington Chamber Releases Public Policy Priorities For 2018

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 12, 2018

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has outlined its new public policy agenda highlighting several priorities for this year, including a focus on the return of Brunswick County to the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), according to a news release. The chamber’s 2018 Public Policy Agenda was approved by the chamber’s board of directors at its Marc ...

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Preconstruction: A Plan for Success

Posted Jun 9, 2017
An integral component of today’s construction process is the pre-construction phase, commonly referred to as preconstruction or precon.  
During preconstruction, the construction manager develops site logistics and schedules and identifies potential pitfalls to be addressed preemptively in preconstruction versus reactively in the construction entire article
Mar 9, 2018

Corning Inc. Announces RocketRibbon, A New Optical Fiber Product

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Mar 9, 2018

New York-based Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) announced on Friday its latest optical fiber cable product, one that officials with the company said uses optical fibers made in Corning’s manufacturing facilities like the one in Wilmington. Corning’s RocketRibbon is touted by the company as a next-generation ribbon cable, which “enables up to 30 percent faster i ...

Mar 9, 2018

MADE Winners - Arts Category

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 9, 2018

Intracoastal Iron & Metalwork LLC Year founded: 2006 Number of employees: 6 Top official: Ben Kastner, owner Company description: Fabricator of custom metal and ironwork including gates, rails, stairs, furniture and fixtures; also specializes in historic preservation Target market: Builders, architects, designers, homeowners Compa ...

Mar 9, 2018

Consistency Is Jimbo’s Key Ingredient

By Allison Ballard, posted Mar 9, 2018

Anna Patsalos said she remembers driving into Wilmington for the first time in the 1970s. She, her husband, James, and son, Nick, were on vacation from New York, visiting friends and fellow restaurateurs down South. “As soon as we got here we all thought ‘This is where we want to be,’” she said. “I can’t quite explain it.” Th ...

Mar 9, 2018

MADE Winners - Supporter Category

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 9, 2018

Eclipse Artisan Boutique Year founded: 2013 Number of employees: 4 Top official: Mary Ann Masucci, co-owner Company description: “We are an artisan boutique selling an eclectic mix of handmade, one-of-a-kind art, furniture and home decor.” Target market: “People who appreciate art, craftsmanship and high-quality h ...

Mar 9, 2018

Fort Fisher Aquarium Volunteer Honored

By Sherri Crawford, posted Mar 9, 2018

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher volunteer Rusty Burrow recently received the organization’s top volunteer honor. Burrow was named 2017 Volunteer of the Year at the aquarium’s annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Dinner. Burrow volunteered 251 hours in a variety of areas including special events, outreach and education, according to a news release. Visitors ...

Mar 9, 2018

MADE Winners - Manufacturing Category

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 9, 2018

eland Industries Year founded: 2017 Number of employees: 10 Top official: Tim Ennis, president Company description: A fabricator of structural steel components and piping systems Target market: The energy market Company growth: “eland Industries has grown in revenue, capabilities and personnel. By May 1 eland will employ an ad ...

Mar 9, 2018

2018 MADE Honors Region’s Makers  

By Vicky Janowski, posted Mar 9, 2018

In the third year of our MADE Awards competition, the winners covered a wide range of products being conceived and produced in the local market. The Greater Wilmington Business Journal launched the MADE Awards to spotlight makers, manufacturers, artisans, designers, small businesses and the business that support them in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Nom ...

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Jimbo’s – a play on Jim Boss – opened in 1977 and catered to a breakfast-and-lunch clientele as well as diners who wanted good food late at...

2018 MADE Honors Region’s Makers  

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