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Business

  • Manufacturer targeting Duracell plant?

    Monday’s county council meeting buzzed with excitement over the expected arrival of a major manufacturer to Lancaster’s economy, and there was evidence that its target was the shuttered Duracell plant.
    Officials wouldn’t name the company behind “Project Grain,” but said it plans a $10.1 million capital investment that will create 210 jobs paying more than $15 an hour. The business plans to start operations here in two months.

  • Don Construction Products opens first U.S. plant here

    Lancaster County Department of Economic Development

    Don Construction Products (DCP), a United Kingdom-based company that specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced technology products for the construction industry, has opened its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Lancaster County.
    DCP will invest $6.2 million and is expected to create 21 new jobs in Lancaster.
    DCP has customers in 35 countries and has been servicing the construction industry for over 80 years.

  • Stonewall Books opens on Main Street

    Mary Richardson’s dream has come true. On Saturday, she opened Stonewall Books at 315 S. Main St. in Lancaster.
    It’s no coincidence that the bookstore’s doors opened July 20, the date of her wedding anniversary.

  • Maple Leaf: A dream come true

    INDIAN LAND – Christie Pedder always dreamed of having her own farm – a place out in the country where she could grow vegetables, keep horses and escape the tedium of a finance career.
    Her daughter, Mary Thomson, also had a dream – one where horses were the center of her life and not just a hobby.
    In spring 2018, both women’s dreams were realized at Maple Leaf Stables.
    The farm offers boarding, training and horse-riding lessons for ages 6 and up, from beginners to advanced riders.

  • Very active playtime

    There’s a new business in Lancaster that has children literally jumping for joy.
    The Jumpin Jax Fun Center, an indoor playground, opened Saturday with a giant soft play and climbing facility for kids – and parents – to enjoy.
    “You would be amazed at the workout just going through that thing,” business owner Christina Tucker said this week. “My kids sleep through, and I know why!”
    Jumpin Jax is Tucker’s second business venture in Lancaster, following Tumble-N-Roll, the cheer gym she opened downtown 20 years ago.

  • Guest Column: The unique tax advantages of health savings accounts

    There’s a lot of talk today about health savings accounts and their benefits.
    An HSA operates a lot like a savings account that is used for the tax-free payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses.
    You have to be enrolled in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) in order to qualify for an HSA. These plans pay benefits only after a high annual deductible has been met. You can use funds from your HSA to pay for health expenses not covered by your HDHP.    

  • Cauthens open another Subbies in Heath Springs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Having grown up in Heath Springs, Brooke Cauthen can recall a time when every parking spot was taken in the downtown business district.
    And she longs to see that again.
    “A lot of people had their livelihood here and I just think Heath Springs needs more of that,” she said. 

  • Builders Supply puts the sun to work

    LANCASTER – Besides passing solar legislation in 2014, S.C. Sen. Greg Gregory learned about the benefits of solar power by reading Elon Musk’s biography.
    “Elon Musk is essentially the Thomas Edison of our time,” Gregory said. “Something really interesting I read in that book is that the sun generates enough energy by shining on the Earth for one day to power every mechanical thing on the Earth for one year.”

  • Red Ventures shifts 260 jobs to IL

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures is bringing an additional 260 jobs are coming to Lancaster County.
    The internet-marketing company announced Wednesday that it was closing its north Charlotte call center and merging it with its Indian Land headquarters.
    The Charlotte location is at University City, near the UNC Charlotte campus.
    Red Ventures CEO Ric Elias said all the employees at the Charlotte operation will be offered sales jobs in Indian Land. 

  • HomeGoods to open April 28

    The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is filling up, with another big retailer set to open this month at the 300,000-square-foot shopping complex in Indian Land.
    HomeGoods will open its doors to customers for the first time at 8 a.m. April 28. It will be the company’s seventh store location in the Charlotte regional market.
    HomeGoods merchandise includes furniture, rugs, lighting, décor and more.