McCrory honors NC manufacturers

September 29, 2015

(The Times-News, Hendersonville)

Gov. Pat McCrory kicked off "Manufacturing Week" on Monday with a visit to GE Aviation's Durham facility. The state has added more than 18,600 new manufacturing jobs since January 2013 and the industry accounts for more than 448,000 jobs in the state, according to a news release.

Charlotte's SPX completes spinoff of flow-products business

September 29, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

The new company, called SPX Flow, began trading Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and will manufacture pumps, valves and filtration systems. The remaining company will make and sell transformers, boilers and communication systems. Both companies will be based in Charlotte.

Pork Council wants Duke Energy to use NC swine waste for fuel

September 28, 2015

(News & Record, Greensboro)

The N.C. Pork Council wants Duke Energy to use hog waste generated in North Carolina to satisfy a state law requiring electric companies to use small amounts of swine-based fuel. The Charlotte-based utility plans to use biofuel from hog refiners in Missouri and Oklahoma at its power plants in Rockingham and Rowan counties.

Raleigh food truck wins Food Network title

September 28, 2015


A Raleigh's Pho Nomenal Dumpling was named "Best Food Truck in America" on the Sunday night finale of the Food Network's "Great Food Truck Race." The Pho Nomenal team said they plan to use the $50,000 prize to open a brick-and-mortar location.

NC reaches solar milestone as lawmakers ax tax credits

September 28, 2015

(WRAL TechWire)

On the heels of the state legislature's decision not to extend renewable-energy tax credits, North Carolina became the fourth state to reach 1 gigawatt of power generated by solar energy, according to a report from the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association.

BB&T announces branch closures in Pennsylvania

September 28, 2015

(Winston-Salem Journal)

BB&T will close six branches and two business offices in Pennsylvania as part of the bank's planned $1.8 billion purchase of National Penn Bancshares.

Volvo breaks ground on SC auto plant

September 28, 2015

(The Charlotte Observer)

Volvo has broken ground on its new $500 million auto manufacturing plant near Charleston, S.C., where it will build the company's S60 sedans. The plant will eventually employ up to 4,000 people.

Sanderson Farms receives violation notice on Robeson County chicken plant

September 28, 2015

(The Fayetteville Observer)

State environmental officials issued a violation notice to Sanderson Farms for starting construction on a wastewater processing plant in Robeson County before a necessary permit was issued. The Laurel, Miss.-based poultry processor plans to create 1,100 jobs at the new plant.

DiTullo to lead Brunswick's new economic development agency

September 28, 2015

(Greater Wilmington Business Journal)

Michael DiTullo will become director of Brunswick County's Economic Development Department Nov. 2. DiTullo is currently CEO of Rockland County Economic Development in New York, where he has been involved in 15 corporate projects that generated more than 2,500 jobs and nearly $1 billion in private investment.

US set to launch new medical coding system

September 28, 2015

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Hospitals and doctors' offices in the Triangle and across the country are hoping to avoid billing and claims delays when the U.S. health care system switches to a new digital coding system on Oct. 1