Business

Cary's Dude Solutions acquires Toronto-based software company

March 25, 2015

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Dude Solutions is acquiring Toronto-based Windmill Software for an undisclosed amount. Windmill offers a software product that adds support for functions at senior-living centers. The Cary-based software firm, which received a $100 million private-equity investment last year, also has another deal in the works, CEO Kent Hudson said.

3 NC hospitals name head of shared-services group

March 25, 2015

Former Novant Health executive Mark Tribbett was named president of a new shared-services company owned by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Vidant Health and WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

Truliant adds 10 branches in Charlotte

March 25, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

Winston-Salem-based Truliant Federal Credit Union announced an $11 million expansion in Charlotte that will create 120 jobs. The expansion includes four recently opened branches and six additional branches that will open by the end of 2016.

Ally promotes 2nd Charlotte-based executive

March 25, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte-based Diane Morais will become CEO and president of Ally Bank, a subsidiary of Detroit-based Ally Financial. Morais led the bank's deposits business and has held senior positions at Bank of America. Ally Financial, which employs about 800 people in Charlotte, last month promoted Charlotte-based Jeffrey Brown to CEO.

RDU fares poorly in report on Internet access

March 25, 2015

(WRAL TechWire)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport ranked 40th out of 50 major airports in a report on performance of wireless Internet and phone service. Research firm Root Metric tested upload and download speeds, Internet browsing and other data to compile the rankings. Charlotte Douglas International ranked 23rd.

3 workers killed at Raleigh construction site

March 24, 2015

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Three workers were killed and another was injured Monday when a scaffolding platform fell to the ground at a construction site in Raleigh. Raleigh-based Dominion Builders is developing the 11-story Charter Square building on Fayetteville Street.

BB&T joins coalition seeking to change regulation

March 24, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

BB&T joined nine other financial institutions in forming a coalition that opposes Dodd-Frank Act requirements for regional banks. The Washington, D.C.-based Regional Bank Coalition argues that regional banks have business models more akin to community banks and shouldn't face the same regulation as the largest U.S. banks.

GSK cutting 180 jobs at RTP

March 24, 2015

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

GlaxoSmithKline will lay off 180 workers in its commercial business division at Research Triangle Park. The United Kingdom-based pharmaceutical company said in December it was cutting about 900 jobs in research and development, but about half of those workers shifted to jobs at at new business unit GSK formed with Paraxel. GSK employs more than 5,000 in North Carolina.

Guilford commissioners study transition plan for prison farm

March 24, 2015

(The Times-News, Burlington)

Guilford County commissioners will consider a plan that would allow local farmers to lease land and greenhouses at the site of the 806-acre prison farm located in Alamance and Guilford counties. County leaders in 2013 proposed developing the site for advanced manufacturing and data centers (Statewide, March 2015), though that plan has not moved forward, Commissioner Alan Branson said.

ClubCorp adding NC golf courses

March 24, 2015

Dallas-based ClubCorp is buying golf courses near Winston-Salem and Charlotte as part of a $44 million package that includes six clubs.