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Manufacturer commits to local $2M product R&D center Dayton Superior Corp. will open a nearly $2 million product research and development center at its Miamisburg headquarters.
Company officials confirmed Monday it will build whatâ€™s being dubbed its â€śInnovation Centerâ€ť here. That will include a chemical research laboratory, product testing and prototyping equipment, a product showroom and training areas.
Dayton Superior also had been considering Kansas City, Kan. â€” where is involved in a large consolidation of its chemical business â€” forâ€¦
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:21:17 +0000 Local law firms to merge, focus on community association law Two Houston-based law firms will merge as of Jan. 1, bringing some changes â€“ at least for the signage â€“ to one Austin law office.
Roberts Markel Weinberg PC and Butler Hailey will establish a new firm, which will operate as Roberts Markel Weinberg Butler Hailey PC with offices in Houston, Sugar Land, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas.
The combined entity will have 31 lawyers and 86 total employees. The five principals will be Jeffrey Roberts, Marc Markel, Gregg Weinberg, Rick Butler and Roy Hailey.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:20:09 +0000 Friend, business partner remembers Buzz Oates for fair deals A longtime friend and business partner of Buzz Oates said heâ€™d remember the man as both a dear friend and someone to learn from in both the nuts and bolts of business and the ethics of a deal.
Frank Ramos, who worked with the iconic devleoper through nearly five decades on such projects as the Southport Business Park in West Sacramento, Lincoln Airport and Mace Ranch in Davis, said much of what he learned from Oates was on regular drives around the region on Saturdays to check out what was happeningâ€¦
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:18:39 +0000 UC Berkeley professor urges university to divest from Big Oil Daniel Kammen, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, urged his employer to divest its holdings in fossil fuel businesses.
Kammen, a professor in UC Berkeley's energy and resources group, wrote an op ed in the Daily Californian last week, and republished it Sunday on the university's blog site, saying Berkeley and UC as a whole should pull their money out of companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) and ConocoPhillips Co. (NYSE: COP).
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:18:14 +0000 Florida Blue, Orlando Health ink deal to reduce medical costs Florida Blue has signed an agreement with Orlando Health Inc. to form a health care organization designed to increase quality and decrease costs, the Orlando Business Journal reports.
The deal was penned between Florida Blue and Orlando Health Physician Partners, a subsidiary of Orlando Health. The agreement is to form a commercial version of an Accountable Care Organization, which is similar to an HMO plan.
From the release:
Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, the accountable care program will utilizeâ€¦
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:15:48 +0000 Food-service supplier Sysco to buy competitor US Foods in $8 billion deal Two of the countryâ€™s largest food service companies, Sysco Corp. and US Foods, have announced an $8.2 billion acquisition and merger agreement.
The deal could also have big implications in the Triangle since both companies operate large distribution warehouses in the region.
Sysco Corp. (NYSE: SYY) employs about 300 people at its distribution plant near I-95 in Selma. The Houston-based company built the $37 million, 300,000-square-foot facility in 2005 with an expectation it would employ 600â€¦
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Kansas Speedway to match Don Post's $100,000 award Kansas Speedway just made a charity award earned by Kansas City-native Don Post twice as effective.
Post received the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award on Saturday at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards, which included $100,000 from the NASCAR Foundation which will be donated in his name to March of Dimes Kansas City. Kansas Speedway President Pat Warren announced today that Kansas Speedway would match that donation.
"Don is an inspiration to not only those who know him, but to the people heâ€¦
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Colorado labor department gets $4.6 million for flood recovery jobs program The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has received a $4.6 million national emergency grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch a Flood Recovery Jobs Program.
The program will hire about 230 temporary workers to address cleanup and recovery issues across Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Washington and Weld counties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated that those nine counties would receive public assistance.
Workers are beingâ€¦