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2013-12-18 16:21:37

HEATHSVILLE, Va., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Ground Solutions, LLC, of Heathsville, Va., is helping to ease the pain of potential tornado destruction in Central Oklahoma's oil industry with supply chain mapping analysis. This area gets hit hard with a lot of tornados. It can be devastating, said Bart Morrison, Chief Executive Officer of Hickory Ground Solutions and a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Hickory Ground Solutions is teaming with Supply Chain Visions LLC,...

2013-12-09 16:27:40

HEATHSVILLE, Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Ground Solutions, a Heathsville-based company, is seeking ways to rebuild supply chains and improve employment opportunities in the counties of Mecklenburg, Brunswick and Halifax with a contract from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Hickory Ground Solutions is teaming with Supply Chain Visions LLC a consulting firm based in Boston, Mass. and Arlington, as part of the SBA's Investing in Manufacturing Communities...

2013-12-09 16:23:20

HEATHSVILLE, Va., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Ground Solutions, a Heathsville, Va., based company, is seeking ways to rebuild supply chains and improve employment opportunities in East Tennessee's tri-cities area which includes Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol. With a contract from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Hickory Ground Solutions is teaming with Supply Chain Visions LLC, a consulting firm based in Boston, Mass., and Arlington, Va., as part of the SBA's...

2012-10-24 15:20:09

MORGANTON, N.C., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, celebrated 20 years of best-in-class production at its Morganton Automotive Plant by honoring its dedicated workforce. The facility, which produces Electronic Braking Systems and Air Springs, held a special ceremony attended by government officials, local dignitaries, current and past employees. Continental's Morganton facility was built 20 years ago for the sole purpose of ABS...

2011-01-31 09:15:00

HICKORY, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hickory Springs, one of the nation's leading suppliers of components to the furniture industry, understands the importance of a solid foundation for the good of the environment. Today the company announced a nationwide search for school and community-based teams to compete in "EarthCare Challenge II." The contest asks America to show how environmental education is inspiring students of all ages to lead green initiatives in communities...

2010-01-26 11:30:00

HICKORY, N.C., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- After 45 days of photos, tweets and videos and an average of over 500 weekly fan votes on Facebook, Hickory Springs today announced Laura Dillon of San Bernardino, Calif., as winner of The EarthCare Challenge. Hairstylist by day, Dillon went from "eco-oblivious" to "eco-chic," ousting five other contestants to win the national competition. Dillon will appear at the Winter 2010 Las Vegas Furniture Market on February 2, where she will get to "shop"...

2009-10-19 11:34:00

HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco-chic or eco-oblivious? Green with envy over how eco-savvy you aren't? Hickory Springs, one of the nation's leading suppliers of eco-friendly components to the furniture industry, knows it's not easy being green. Today the company announced a nationwide search to find six contestants to compete in its inaugural "EarthCare Challenge" for a chance to win $5,000 in eco-friendly home furnishings. This first-of-its-kind contest will chronicle -- in a...

2009-07-06 12:58:55

Speculation that Apple Corp. will build a $1 billion data center in Maiden, N.C., is building momentum, The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer reported Monday. Apple said this spring it was focusing on North Carolina as the site of a new data center. While speculation has centered on an 183-acre parcel in Maiden recently, Catawba County officials said they would make a major announcement Monday afternoon, the Observer reported. Officials have been hush-hush on the nature of the announcement. Last...

2008-09-11 15:00:27

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 11, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Furniture Brands International (NYSE:FBN) today announced that it is consolidating all five of its Broyhill upholstery manufacturing and warehousing sites in North Carolina into a single facility in the Lenoir, NC area. The new facility is adjacent to Broyhill's existing central warehouse and will provide immediate efficiencies in logistics and workflow management and create additional manufacturing capacity. The company-owned facility is the...

2008-07-26 15:00:37

By Sarah Newell Williamson, Hickory Daily Record, N.C. Jul. 25--NEWTON -- As Catawba County has grown, the Catawba County Schools system has grown with it. With about 17,350 students now attending the system's 28 schools, the school board decided it needed an attorney devoted to the school system full time to handle its growing legal needs. Crystal Davis, who has been Catawba County Schools' attorney since July 2003, will be the system's full-time, in-house attorney effective Aug. 1. The...