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8 results for Business North Carolina Vol. 18 Issue 7, July 1998
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3708
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Marty Tharpe's Spevco, Inc., located in Pfafftown, creates unusual tractor trailers. When companies want to advertise at fairs or sporting events temporarily, Spevco creates trailers that unfold into stages, sales kiosks, and A-V systems - even a 63-foot Walt Disney castle.
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3713
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John Hoffman is founder and CEO of Raleigh-based Aerial Images, Inc. In 1995, he completed negotiations with the Russians to use their satellite photo archives and also future photos. These he sells to countries who need high-altitude photos of their terrain.
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3709
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In 1996, Dave Boliek founded ExplorNet, Inc. The nonprofit, Durham-based company matches schools needing computers with companies disposing of their old ones. To date, the company has received 200 computers from 25 businesses.
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3711
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Larry Pitt gave up the corporate world to become executive director of the North Carolina Outward Bound School in Asheville. The school handles over 5,000 people yearly who participate in such activities as rock- climbing and kayaking.
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3714
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Insteel Industries, Inc., based in Mt. Airy, specializes in heavy industry materials, including concrete and steel wire. Slow product sales have prompted the company to add new lines, including collated fasteners and welding wire.
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3712
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In 1997, the state ranked 33rd in the nation in the number of doctors disciplined for misconduct. In March, 1998, Andy Watry became the new head of the North Carolina Medical Board. He seeks to improve the state's ranking.
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3710
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In 1997, when David Ghantt and accomplices robbed Loomis, Fargo, & Co. in Charlotte of $17 million, they pulled off the largest theft in the state's history and the nation's second largest. All were captured and most of the money recovered.
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3715
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In January, 1998, Bill Holman, an environmental lobbyist, was named assistant secretary for environmental protection in the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Business interests wonder whether he can do the job objectively.