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Jul 20, 2018

Wilmington Based Atlantic Packaging Buys Maryland Company

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 20, 2018

Wilmington-based Atlantic Packaging recently acquired a company out of Maryland, marking the first northeastern U.S. purchase for Atlantic. Chem Stretch Inc., a 25-year-old family-owned packaging distributor that specializes in stretch film packaging, was acquired by Atlantic Packaging in late June, said Wes Carter, president of Atlantic Packaging. The Forest Hill, M ...

Jul 19, 2018

Airport Terminal Expansion Project Set To Move Forward Ahead Of Schedule

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 19, 2018

The Wilmington International Airport has accelerated the start of construction for its terminal expansion project by three months. The project is set to begin in October with its first construction contract, according to Granseur Dick, planning and development director for the Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Bids for construction open this week. For the airpo ...

Jul 19, 2018

A firm headquartered in Kent, Ohio, has acquired the assets of Land Management Group Inc., an environmental consulting company based in Wilmington. Davey Resource Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Co., made the announcement in a news release Thursday.   Land Management Group provides specialized services in wetlands science, geo ...

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Posted Jul 2, 2018

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She sees every house as a home, a refuge from the world, and somewhere that should be welcoming, comfortable and safe.

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Jul 18, 2018

Chamber Data Offers Snapshot Of Area Growth In New Businesses, Jobs

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 18, 2018

The opening of Generator Supercenter of Wilmington off Gordon Road has brought six jobs to the area and is one of more than two dozen new businesses that have celebrated openings with the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce this year. In its latest Economic Growth Update released Wednesday, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce reported that it held ribbon cutting events for 26 ...

Jul 17, 2018

GE Hitachi Tapped By Dept. Of Energy To Lead Nuclear Tech Project

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Jul 17, 2018

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to lead a team of industry experts for an advanced nuclear technology development project, which is receiving $1.9 million in federal funds, according to a news release. GE Hitachi is leading the project out of its headquarters in Wilmington, said Jon Allen, spokesman for GE Hitachi, a joint ve ...

Jul 16, 2018

Coastal Select Properties Grows With New Downtown Location

By Johanna Cano, posted Jul 16, 2018

Coastal Select Properties’ new larger location is a result of the slow but steady growth of the locally owned company, said founder and broker in charge Tricia Ireland. The real estate agency moved from its former location at 115 Nun St. and opened its new location at 213 N. Second St. in June. Ireland said they decided to move to a bigger 2,000-square-f ...

Jul 13, 2018

Governments Fund Economic Agencies

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

The new fiscal year for government entities in the Cape Fear region began July 1, and with it, a new round of economic development funding from the city of Wilmington as well the local county governments.   New Hanover County’s $333 million budget, which has a 1.5-cent cut in the property tax rate, includes funding for local economic development organization W ...

Jul 13, 2018

Talking Tariffs

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

Area Companies Prepare for Trade War Impacts As the United States navigates a trade war, some local companies and officials are keeping a close eye on the effects of the country’s trade situation and tariffs imposed on domestic and foreign goods.   Pete Peterson, founder and CEO of Manufacturing Methods, said that while business has been stronger than ever fo ...

Jul 12, 2018

National Speed Opens Richmond Location, Gears Up For More Expansion

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

Wilmington-headquartered National Speed opened its newest location in Richmond, Virginia, this summer and has plans for even more expansion in the coming years. The company’s grand opening celebration at the 15,000-square-foot modern performance speed shop in the Staples Mill Shopping Center, 4000 Glenside Drive in Richmond, Virginia, is planned for July 28, accor ...

Jul 11, 2018

The Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center is closed to events because of renovations, and administrators have not made decisions on whether the center will be open to outside events when the work is completed, said CFCC external events coordinator Debi Causey.   The college celebrated breaking ground on the renovation project for the home of the basketball and ...

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