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Nederman USA Plans to Move Headquarters to Thomasville

Nederman USA, a global corporation specializing in industrial dust, mist and fume filtration announced Tuesday that it will move the headquarters for its production and sales operation to Thomasville, according to The Thomasville Times.

The move is expected to bring 14 new jobs to the area by the end of the year, The Thomasville Times reported.

Steven Moore, the president of Nederman Production and Logistics, said in The Thomasville Times that the company did extensive research before choosing to move to Thomasville.

Nederman USA President Tom Ballus said Nederman USA is one of the largest dust collection companies in the world, according to The Thomasville Times.

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County Approves Grant to Bring Manufacturer to Thomasville

The Davidson County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved economic incentives for Project Pine Tuesday, according to The Dispatch.

The Dispatch reported that the project would bring a manufacturing company and up to 50 jobs to Thomasville and invest $7.5 million in plant, machinery and equipment in the city.

Jordan Googe, Davidson County Economic Development Commission project manager, and Thomasville resident Barney W. Hill spoke at a public hearing held by commissioners on the incentives, according to The Dispatch.

It reported that Googe said he will be ready to release the company's name is a few days.

Hill said the site is going to be in Thomasville but is unsure exactly where, The Dispatch reported.

Allegiant Increases Traffic At PTIA

Allegiant Increases Traffic At PTIA

Allegiant Travel Company is off to a good start. The company is reporting a 14% increase in company wide passenger traffic in December compared to last year.

Allegiant has six weekly non-stop flights from Piedmont Triad International Airport. Allegiant officials stated 493,000 passengers purchased tickets last month which is up from the 430,000 in December 2009.

Questions To Ask Before Spending Money To Join A Gym

Questions To Ask Before Spending Money To Join A Gym

   It's probably the most popular resolutions of the new year, losing weight. For many in order to keep that resolution, it means joining a gym, but if you’re working to shed some pounds at a local workout facility, the Better Business Bureau recommends asking ten questions before signing on the dotted line and handing over the cash.

    Just in 2009, the BBB received 7,787 complaints about gyms and health clubs. That number put the industry in the top 20 for most complained about businesses. Not only does the BBB receive a lot of complaints about gyms, but complaints increased by 21 percent in 2009 over the previous year.

If Want To Donate, Goodwill Is Ready, But Prepare To Wait!

If Want To Donate, Goodwill Is Ready, But Prepare To Wait!
     Thousands of people across the Piedmont are expected to stand in line, waiting to donate later this week. It's out with the old, in with the new as families make way for holiday gifts. But making room for the new means many want to take advantage of last minute opportunities to increase their income tax deductions.

Getting What You Pay For At The Pump

Getting What You Pay For At The Pump

      Gas prices are expected to hit $3 a gallon by Christmas and with that in mind, many of us want to make sure we get what we pay for. The N.C. Department of Agriculture says don't worry, they are watching out for those trying to keep drivers from getting what they pay for. Complaints about pumps are on the rise.

       State officials say the 24 inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspecting gas pumps statewide are paying close attention. “Complaints about gas pumps have been on the increase in recent weeks,” said Jerry Butler, who oversees the NCDA&CS Standards Division’s gas pump inspection program. “Normally this time of year we get few complaints, but with the rising prices, we have had more calls.”

Wi-Fi In Thomasville?

Wi-Fi could soon be coming to Uptown Thomasville. The city's Public Services Committee is considering a proposal from North State Communications to offer the service.

Wi-Fi would cost the city a little over $20,000 for installation, and a monthly charge of $674.91 for nine Wi-Fi access points.

But some members of city council are not on board with the North State bid. Councilman David Yemm wants the city manager to look at other options before deciding on North State. Yemm feels it could strain the city's budget.

The Public Services Committee will review North State's bid in February.