Business

NC Biotech Center names Edgeton president

August 14, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center named Doug Edgeton president and CEO effective Sept. 2. He was president of Piedmont Triad Research Park, now Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, from 2007 to 2012, and is presently the center's senior vice president for financial planning and development. Edgeton replaces Norris Tolson, who retired June 30.

Latest Dominion pipeline proposal omits Raleigh extension

August 13, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Resources has rerouted its proposed natural gas pipeline, omitting a Raleigh extension and bypassing Clayton. If built, the 550-mile pipeline would run from West Virginia to southeastern North Carolina along the I-95 corridor.

American Airlines wants lawmakers to extend fuel cap

August 13, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

American Airlines is urging state legislators to extend a cap on fuel sales taxes or exempt airlines from paying the taxes altogether. The fuel cap, set to expire Jan. 1, 2016, provides refunds to airlines for fuel taxes paid over $250 million. 

APAC has 200 jobs to fill in High Point

August 13, 2014

(News & Record, Greensboro)

APAC Customer Services has hired more than 500 people since April and plans to hire 200 more customer-service representatives and supervisors at its High Point call center. 

Harris Teeter denies PETA allegations

August 13, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Harris Teeter denied accusations that it sells milk produced at a small Haywood County farm that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has accused of animal cruelty. Matthews-based Harris Teeter, which was acquired by Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. in January, says it has verified with its supplier that it doesn't receive milk from the farm.

Plastics manufacturer expanding in Mebane

August 13, 2014

(News & Record, Greensboro)

Nypro plans to add 50 jobs to its existing 300 following a $15 million expansion at its plastics-manufacturing plant in Mebane. The company, owned by St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Jabil Circuit Inc., will not receive any incentives for the expansion.

SAS announces collaboration with Amazon

August 13, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Cary-based SAS has partnered with Amazon Web Services to make it easier for its customers to use SAS software with Amazon's cloud service. 

Bridgestone promotes Wilson plant manager to corporate position

August 13, 2014

(The Wilson Times)

Gary Williamson, plant manager of Bridgestone Americas' tire-manufacturing plant in Wilson, will become executive director of manufacturing operations at the company's Nashville, Tenn. headquarters. Operations Manager Michael Darr was promoted to plant manager. The Wilson plant employs about 2,125 workers.

Diamond Brand to open three Asheville stores

August 13, 2014

(Asheville Citizen-Times)

Diamond Brand, the Fletcher-based manufacturer of tents and outdoor gear, plans to open three retail locations in Asheville this fall. The company has a retail store in Arden.

Sports tourism lifts economy in west Forsyth, Davie

August 13, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Recent sporting events have brought 10,000 visitors to western Forsyth and Davie counties, with an estimated economic impact of $3 million. Recent events including the Wyndham Championship, a youth soccer tournament and a cycling event have given hotels and restaurants an economic boost.