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for Business North Carolina Vol. 18 Issue 12, Dec 1998
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The Edison Project is a private, for-profit company that contracts with school systems having low performing schools. To date, fifty-one schools in twelve states have signed on. The project guarantees to improve student performance. However, not all Edison schools have progressed as promised. Goldsboro's Carver Heights elementary is the first school in the state to sign up.
Coastal Automation Technologies Corporation is BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA's 1998 North Carolina Small Business of the Year. The Kernersville-based company makes instruments that control factory processes, like milk temperature in a dairy. The company employs twenty- six and expects to earn over $2 million in 1998.
Klaus Becker is chairman of Charlotte-based SouthStar Steel Corporation, the nation's largest importer of stainless steel. The company expects revenues to reach $100 million in 1998 through sales of 25,000 tons.
In 1979, Ginny Lassiter and her late husband created the Koozie, a foam-rubber can holder that helps keep drinks cold. Today, Calabash-based Kool-A-Brew, Inc. employs forty and markets in every state and abroad. The company had sales of $2.5 million in 1997.