Posted on 25 September 2013.
Groundbreaking need a gang, from left: Ray Soporowski, VP/General Manager, Concord Mills; James Paulding, Head of Openings- North America, Merlin Entertainments Group; Carroll Gray, CEO, Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce; Donna Carpenter, President/CEO, Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Mayor J. Scott Padgett, City of Concord; Elizabeth Poole, Chair, Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners.
CONCORD – Local officials and executives from London-based Merlin Entertainments Group broke ground at Concord Mills on Wednesday for the planned $10 million Sea Life Charlotte-Concord. The 36,000 square foot aquarium is expected to open in Spring 2014, with about 5,000 marine creatures on display. Sea Life will be Merlin’s sixth aquarium around the U.S. Read the full story
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Posted on 24 September 2013.
A ribbon cutting formally christened the new building. From left, that’s Davidson Mayor John Woods; Eileen McGuire, MSC’s executive vice president for human resources; CEO Erik Gershwind, and Executive Vice President for Global Supply Chain Operations Doug Jones. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
With a ribbon cutting, tours and a small feast served by local chefs, MSC Industrial Supply Co. on Tuesday showed off its new $31 million “co-headquarters” off I-77 Exit 30. The six-story building overlooking I-77 and Lake Davidson houses 150 employees right now, many who moved from the company’s original headquarters in Melville, NY.
See a related story from Tuesday, “MSC plugs in as Davidson’s newest corporate neighbor.”
The christening was a big milestone for the growing MSC, which decided to split its headquarters in part to help recruiting as it expands its work force. Founded in New York City in 1941 as Sid Tool, the company now has more than 6,000 employees. It sells $2.7 billion a year in industrial tools and supplies to customers ranging from big manufacturers to the military to NASCAR teams.
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Posted on 23 September 2013.
MSC’s new co-headquarters at 525 Harbor Place Drive, off I-77 Exit 30. It totals 180,000 square feet and represents an investment of about $31 million. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
MSC executive Doug Jones posed with Davidson Mayor John Woods Saturday, Sept. 21, before the start of the Davidson Lands Conservancy Run for Green. (David Boraks/DavidsonNews.net)
By DAVID BORAKS
When MSC Industrial Supply Co. dedicates its new six-story “co-headquarters” off I-77 Exit 30 Tuesday afternoon, it will be a sort of housewarming for Davidson’s newest corporate citizen.
About 150 of the company’s 6,000 global employees are now working in the $31 million building, which MSC built over the past year on 14.7 acres along Harbor Place Drive. Many moved here in August from MSC’s original headquarters in Melville, NY, on Long Island, while about two dozen were hired locally.
So how does a giant new neighbor plug in to a new community like this? First, with lots of help. Think of it as the corporate equivalent of having lots of apple pies delivered to your front door on moving day. Read the full story
Posted in Business, Exit 30 area, Fund-raisers, Nonprofit news, Planning & Development, real estate