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May 16, 2019

Four Wilmington-area companies, N2 Publishing, Untappd, MegaCorp Logistics and MyEmployees, ranked on Inc. magazine’s list of Best Workplaces in 2019, according to an announcement Thursday. The four local companies, along with 342 others from all over the country, were selected from about 2,000 private companies whose employees completed a survey to rate their wor ...

May 15, 2019

Waste Industries Purchases Pender County Waste Company

By Jenny Callison, posted May 15, 2019

Raleigh-based Waste Industries has purchased Axon Disposal Service, which provided trash collection in Pender County. Waste Industries’ area Vice President Ben Habets confirmed Wednesday that his company had acquired Axon and would be assuming Axon’s routes as of next week. Waste Industries already had a presence in Pender County, serving both residential an ...

May 14, 2019

Corning's Wilmington Plant Has New Manager

By Jenny Callison, posted May 14, 2019

The Corning Inc. plant in Wilmington has a new manager. Company officials said this week that Russ Lopatka, who has built an eight-year career in Wilmington with the New York-based materials science company, has been tapped to oversee plant operations. He assumed his new role Monday. Lopatka was not available for comment Tuesday. Most recently, Lopatka was the reg ...

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Posted May 15, 2019
With the demands of everyday challenges being stressful, extra help is essential in being successful as an adult learner. Internal support offered through the institution is extremely beneficial, but there are external resources available outside of the college that are just as important. Family and friends, employers, and community support can all play an important part in providing adult learner...read entire article
May 10, 2019

Wilmington-based Hemp Fabric Company Receives SEED Grant

By Jenny Callison, posted May 10, 2019

A young Wilmington company has received a $50,000 NC IDEA SEED grant, the Durham-based foundation announced Friday. Renaissance Fiber, which makes fabric from industrial hemp, was among six North Carolina startups that received the grants. “We are a North Carolina company focusing on the production of high-quality fiber from industrial hemp. The US textile industr ...

May 6, 2019

ILM Kicks Off Construction On Phase 2 Of Expansion

By Jenny Callison, posted May 6, 2019

A phalanx of shovels in the hands of local elected officials hit the dirt Monday morning as Wilmington International Airport (ILM) broke ground on Phase 2 of its terminal expansion project. The new phase will add about 15,000 square feet of space to the terminal. It will contain a new outbound baggage makeup device designed to expedite moving checked luggage from the ti ...

May 3, 2019

Pacon, Navassa: A Successful Match

By Jenny Callison, posted May 3, 2019

The fact that Southeastern North Carolina has a variety of recreational offerings could have helped clinch the deal for Pacon Manufacturing in its decision to locate in Navassa.   That’s according to Bill Early, director of Brunswick Business & Industry Development (BID), who led the recruiting effort that is bringing Pacon to Brunswick County. Early said ...

May 1, 2019

Trash Bin Cleaning Concept Taking Hold In Area

By Jenny Callison, posted May 1, 2019

What started as an idea for her son to earn some spending money has turned into a business for Wilmington resident Leigh Coudriet. A couple of years ago, Coudriet suggested to her teenager that he could make money by washing out the neighbors’ trash cans. More recently, she mentioned that idea to a colleague, Kim D’Erminio, who mentioned that her sons had do ...

Apr 29, 2019

NHRMC, PPD Named On Forbes Best Large Employers List

By Johanna Cano, posted Apr 29, 2019

New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) and PPD were once again included on Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s Best Large Employers in 2019. NHRMC ranked No. 131 and PPD, a contract research organization for pharmaceuticals, ranked No. 419 out of the 500 companies listed. Last year, NHRMC ranked No. 47. PPD also ranked 354 on the list last year. & ...

Apr 26, 2019

Young seafood-related businesses from the East Coast had the opportunity Wednesday to spotlight their innovations – and their need for funding – to investors. The pitch session came at the conclusion of a two-day Fish 2.0 workshop for South Atlantic fisheries and aquaculture companies, held at UNCW’s Marine Science Center. University of North Carolina ...

Apr 19, 2019

Pacon Manufacturing’s plans to open a facility in Brunswick County received a major boost this week when the state's Rural Infrastructure Authority approved a $700,000 grant to support renovation of the former U.S. Marine facility in Navassa, where Pacon will locate. The grant requires a 5% local match from the county, totaling $35,000. Renovation expenses ...

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