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  • IBHS demonstration blows everyone away

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    Industrial research experiments can be unpredictable - just like the weather.

    This month, the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center conducted a test at its Richburg facility. There have been previous wind tests there before, along with simulated wildfires and hailstorms. 

  • Two medical facilities sign with RedStone

    MPV Properties 

    CHARLOTTE – Two medical facilities will open in MPV Properties’ RedStone commercial development in Indian Land.

    MPV announced last week that MedFirst and iVision Associates will both lease space in phase 1 of the 310,000-square-foot retail development, which is under construction now. 

    MedFirst will occupy 3,221 square feet and iVision Associates will occupy 1,340 square feet.

  • Promenade to break ground in Indian Land

    Indian Land’s biggest proposed shopping center, the Promenade at Carolina Reserve, will break ground next week.

    Tennessee-based developer Hutton, which is building the shopping center for Lennar Corp., announced last week that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 26.

  • Fired worker alleges race bias in Gerdau Ameristeel lawsuit

    A former employee at Gerdau Ameristeel’s Lancaster plant is suing the company, alleging racial discrimination and retaliation in his May 2016 firing.
    Dirk Mitchell, a Pageland resident, was employed at the company’s Riverside Road facility for two years. He was hired as an inspector on a production line making railroad spikes, according to the suit, and a dispute over an inspection led to his dismissal.

  • Understand your homeowner’s policy

    The devastation left by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has reminded us how important it is to understand the fine points of homeowner’s insurance.
    It’s always best to know ahead of time what a contract covers in the event that you may actually need it. Here are some things to be aware of regarding homeowner’s insurance.

  • Growers focus on buzz-iness

    Kelly Morrissette

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lancaster Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association toured Dixie Bee Supply and Country Store last month to shop, get the buzz on bees, taste locally made raw honey, sample naturally-made skin lotions and observe how to use a manual honey extractor.  

    The association is a group of 25 gardeners and small-scale commercial farmers interested in learning about gardening, farming and farm-related businesses. 

  • Founders partners with Clemson as Tigers’ Official Credit Union

    From release

    Founders Federal Credit Union is teaming up with Clemson University on a seven-year partnership that expands Founders’ involvement with the university and its athletics programs. 

    As part of its $6 million commitment, Founders becomes the university’s Official Credit Union Partner. It will have an enhanced presence in the Clemson community, with expanded visibility in athletics and greater integration into campus life. In addition, Founders will offer its members a Clemson-cobranded debit card.  

  • Opening soon! We’re nearly certain, says Fancy Pokket

    The owner of Canadian bakery Fancy Pokket said Friday that the company’s long-delayed Lancaster County manufacturing operation should be up and running in January.
    Mike Timani made the announcement during a conference call from Canada to the company’s gleaming new plant in Lancaster’s Air and Rail Industrial Park on S.C. 9 West.
    The January estimate is the latest of many start-up projections for a company plagued by delays almost from the start. As of late last year, it was to have begun producing gluten-free baked goods this past March.

  • Aldi spending $2.2 million to upgrade Lancaster store

    Aldi is investing $2.2 million to renovate its Lancaster store at 1201 Old Charlotte Road, just north of S.C. 9 Bypass, according to the Lancaster Building and Zoning Department.

    The grocery company is aiming to expand and remodel over 1,300 stores by 2020 through a $1.6 billion nationwide plan. According to Aldi, the Lancaster store is one of 31 stores in the Charlotte area that will be part of the company initiative. The grocery chain has set aside $48 million for remodeling these stores. 

  • Dignitaries christen Giti Tire plant

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – Dignitaries marveled at Chester County’s new economic jewel Wednesday – the $560 million, 1.7 million-square-foot Giti Tire plant, likening it to the BMW and Boeing investments that have transformed other parts of the state.