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for Business North Carolina Vol. 6 Issue 8, Aug 1986
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C. D. Spangler, Jr., construction company executive and chairman of the state school board, is the new president of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System. He replaces William Friday who held the position for thirty years. Spangler discusses his new position, which is unique as he has no formal training as an educator or academic administrator.
Shaw discusses how becoming president of the University of North Carolina System will affect C. D. Spangler, Jr.'s private life, such as leaving longtime friends in the construction and banking industry, less time for New York theater trips with his wife and camping trips with friends.
The nation's fourth and fifth ranked general contractors have their origins in Charlotte - McDevitt & Street (5th) and the Jones Group (4th). The Jones Group had $937.6 million in general building contracts in 1985 followed by McDevitt & Street with $851.3 million. The two friendly competitors are vying for the title of king of the Charlotte general contractors.
The staff of BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA magazine asked seventeen developers and commercial real estate executives across the state to asses the current state of their field and take a look at what lies ahead. Participants included G. Smedes York, York Properties (Raleigh-Durham), David Goode, Binswanger Southern (Charlotte), and Timothy Hose, Synco (Charlotte).