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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.  

  • Fancy Pokket ‘hiring event’ draws crowd, no start date

    After four years of delays, Lancaster’s Fancy Pokket USA baking operations may soon be ready to inject some steam.
    Wednesday morning at the SC Works building on White Street, about two dozen people had gathered by 9:30 a.m. in search of 20 advertised jobs at the 58,000-square-foot plant at Lancaster County Air-Rail Business Park along the S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • Crenco Food Stores sold

    Hal Crenshaw has sold one of Lancaster County’s most recognizable small businesses, Crenco Food Stores, which grew out of the company his father started a half century ago.
    The group of five convenience stores was purchased this week by Virginia-based GPM Southeast, the sixth-largest private owner of convenience stores in the country.
    The sale has been in the works for months – GPM applied for beer and wine permits several weeks ago – but Crenshaw had refused to talk about it until the transaction was completed.

  • Chamber kicks up heels, dishes out awards

    About 300 local business people, corporate sponsors and guests piled into The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes on Thursday for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual soiree, a night of celebration, award presentations and the changing of the guard.
    The event, presented by Founders Federal Credit Union, was the chamber’s 62nd annual meeting. Chamber members got dressed up, ate good food, enjoyed live music and toasted the accomplishments of six award honorees – Pamela Trimnal, Odell Steele, J.C. Rainey, Melissa Prince, and Pat and Michael Clancy.