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6948
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Podiatrist Dr. Roy Archambault discovered that one out of five of his surgical patients would get their cast or bandage wet, requiring him to redo the cast or bandage. He developed a latex cover that allowed the wearer to get into water and still stay dry. Archambault quit practicing ten years ago and went into business. His company, Wilmington-based Xero Products LLC, sells the XeroSox, a latex sleeve that fits over a cast or bandage. A hand pump removes the air. The company employs thirteen and projects revenues in 2004 of $1.2 million.
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6947
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James H. Speed, Jr., is president and CEO of North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Co. The 106-year-old Durham-based company is the nation's largest black-owned insurer. The company operated in the red in 2002 an 2003. Speed, who joined the company in 2002 and assumed his present position in 2003, predicts the company will break even in 2004 and become profitable in 2005. He was chief financial officer for Hardee's Foods in Rocky Mount before joining North Carolina Mutual.
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6950
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Tournament fishing is one of the country's fastest growing pro sports. Over twenty-eight million people enjoy fishing, but only a few can make a living fishing competitively on the tournament circuit. One of the youngest competitors is Dustin Wilks, who is twenty-seven. Born in Rocky Mount and now living in Raleigh, Wilks earned a degree in fisheries sciences at North Carolina State University. Wilks's life as a professional fisherman is profiled in this Goldberg article.
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6946
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National Dragway Corp., headquartered in Rockingham, is a runner-up in the 2004 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company, founded in 1992 by Steve Earwood, operates the Rockingham Dragway. The company promotes and holds racing events, such as import races, motorcycle races, and drag races. The company employs nine and projects revenues of $2.9 million in 2004.
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6945
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McGill Environmental of North Carolina, Inc., headquartered in Harrrells, in Sampson County, is a runner-up in the 2004 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company, founded in 1991 by Noel Lyons and James H. McGill, turns about 200,000 tons of waste a year into compost. The company employs 52 and projects revenues of $7 million in 2004.
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6943
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T. W. Garner Food Co. is BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine's 2004 North Carolina Small Business of the Year. The company, founded by Thad W. Garner in Winston-Salem in 1929, makes and sells sauces, jams, jellies, and preserves. Texas Pete, the best-selling hot sauce in the South and No. 3 in the country, is one of Garner Food's most-recognized products. The family-owned company employs about sixty-five and projects revenues of $20 million in 2004.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 24 Issue 12, Dec 2004, p34-36, 38, 40, 42-43, il, por Periodical Website
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6949
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Tim Rice began his medical career in 1978 as a pharmacist at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro. He held various position there, including three years as chief operating officer, before being named president and CEO of the five-hospital system in 2004. Moses H. Cone Hospital employs over 7,000, making it Greensboro's largest private employer.
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6951
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The 2003-2004 National Hockey League season is on hold because the owners have locked the players out over a salary dispute. North Carolina's team, the Carolina Hurricanes, have yet to play a game. Roush discusses how the dispute affects not only the team but also local businesses, like hotels, caterers, restaurants, malls, and memorabilia stores, that depend on home games for part of their yearly revenues.
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6944
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Carolina Industries, Inc., headquartered in Washington, is a runner-up in the 2004 BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA Small Business of the Year competition. The company, founded in 1972 by Timothy W. Coward, refurbishes truck bodies. Carolina Industries employs forty-four and projects revenues of $3.5 million for 2004.
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6952
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Thomas Built Buses, Inc., started in High Point in 1916 as a maker of streetcars. In 1936, the company began building buses and today is the world's largest school bus manufacturer. In August 2004, the company opened a new, $39.7 million plant. When operating at full capacity in 2005, experts expect it to produce about forty-four school buses a day.