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13236
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Business North Carolina begins a bi-monthly series listing new and expanded businesses in the state, as well as what they do.
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George Washington Vanderbilt built his 250-room mansion, the Biltmore House and accompanying gardens, in Asheville in the 1890s. Hales discusses the commercial interests on the estate today that continue to add to the family fortune.
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13258
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Brad Ragan, Jr. is president, chairman, and CEO of Brad Ragan Inc., a company founded by his father. It is one of the thirty largest companies in North Carolina with revenues in 1981 of $163 million. The company employs 1,600 in subsidiaries from Alaska to Florida. Although the company sells tires to the public in thirty-eight stores in the Carolinas, a large source of its incomes comes from sales of massive tires used on heavy equipment by mining and road construction companies. Brad Ragan Inc. is the world's largest retreader of such off-the-road tires.
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13256
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Roald H. Sorensen founded his company in Angier, and the products that made his company virtually indispensable to the sport of basketball were developed in the late 1960s. They were the Hydra-Rib, a highly advanced portable basketball backstop, and the Gorilla Goal, a goal with a flexible rim that can withstand dunking and spring back, instead of shattering the backboard.
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13259
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In this BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA interview, Laughery, president, chairman, and CEO of Rocky Mount-based Hardee's Food Systems, Inc., discusses the company's chances for growth in a depressed economy. Hardee's is the country's fourth-largest hamburger chain.
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13257
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Swaringen profiles William M. Sullivan, who is the new chief executive of Burroughs-Wellcome Pharmaceutical Company.
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