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PTC’s Sany America gets new chairman

Sany America's new chairman, Tim Frank. Photo/Sany America.

Tim Frank, a construction equipment executive with extensive global experience in sales, marketing, operations and product development, has been named chairman of Sany America Inc, headquartered in Peachtree City.

In this newly created position, Frank has overall responsibility for manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for all Sany equipment products in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. The appointment is effective immediately. Read More»

Home sales, prices inch up in Coweta

So far so good for home sales in Coweta County for the first six months of 2012. The first half of the year saw small increases in the number of homes sold and in the average sales price compared to figures from 2011.

Multiple Listing Service figures supplied by Leslie Edwards Real Estate, Inc. for the months of January through June showed 874 homes sold. The average list price was $273,802 while the average sale price was $159,614. Read More»

Big companies choosing PTC

Announcements expected by end of the year

Up to three significant companies are on the verge of announcing their moves to Peachtree City, the city council was told Thursday night.

The largest company is in final site negotiations for a three-phase project that will include some production and a significant training component that will bring its employees to Peachtree City for short periods of time, said Matt Forshee, president and CEO of the Fayette County Development Authority. Read More»

F’ville square adds culinary twist — rooftop dining at Twisted Taco

Signing the lease for the old Travis Hardware building are (L-R) Fayetteville Community Development Director Brian Wismer, Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority Chairman Sarah Murphy, Twisted Taco franchise holder for Fayetteville Gavin Abadi and Twisted Taco president Paul Gibbs. Photo/Special.

The old Travis Hardware building on Glynn Street in downtown Fayetteville will soon undergo a transformation. With the opening anticipated in late 2012, the historic structure will become the home of the first “Twisted Taco” restaurant on Atlanta’s south side.

Beyond its signature Tex-Mex cuisine, the new restaurant will feature unexpected twist — Fayette County’s only roof-top dining.

Fayetteville Community Development Director Brian Wismer said that the Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has reached an agreement with Twisted Taco, the Atlanta-based Tex-Mex restaurant. Read More»

Jobless numbers jump in Coweta, Fayette

Unemployment rates in Fayette and Coweta counties remain among the lowest in west central Georgia. But that did not stop the jobless rate from taking a pretty big step in the wrong direction in June.

Data supplied by the Ga. Dept. of Labor showed the unemployment rate for Coweta increasing by nearly a full percentage point in June while in Fayette the rate increased more than half a percentage point. Read More»

Fayetteville Council considers lowering development fees

Fayetteville for the past several years has decreased a variety of fees associated with the attempt to attract economic development to the city. That effort will continue Aug. 2 when the council will hear the first reading of a proposal for restructuring the impact fee schedule designed to lower fees and reduce the number of land use categories.

City Director of Planning and Economic Development Brian Wismer in a July 25 letter said it is evident that the proposed revisions will result in a cost savings to new development in the city. Read More»

UES marks height of new PTC oil refinery

A re-refinery that will convert used motor oil into a base product to create new motor oil reached a milestone at its site in Peachtree City last week.

Universal Environmental Services held a ceremony last week to recognize its “tree topping” which is known as the construction of its tallest piece of equipment for the refinery, said UES President and CEO Juan Fritschy.

The tree topping ceremony is part of a German tradition to recognize the tallest piece of equipment installed when the project has not had any safety issues, Fritschy explained. Read More»

TDK honored as top supplier, receives Pinnacle from Delphi

Staff from TDK Components USA in Peachtree City accepted the Delphi Pinnacle Award earlier in July in a special presentation at the company’s local facility. Photo/Special.

TDK Components USA in Peachtree City has been honored with an award for supplier excellence by one of its biggest clients.

Delphi, a global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, bestowed its Pinnacle Award for Supplier Excellence on TDK two weeks during an award ceremony.

A company spokesperson said TDK was excited to receive the award as it strives toward zero defects for all customers through continuous improvement. Read More»

Fayette home sales up, prices down

Fayette home sales up, prices down

The good news for home sales in Fayette County during the first half of 2012 was that the number of home sales for 2012 appears to be on-track for increasing over last year. Read More»

100+ jobs to be lost in Gardner-Denver operation shutdown

Peachtree City’s Gardner Denver plant is closing, according to an article published in the Quincy (Illinois) Journal newspaper.

Company representatives failed to return two phone calls by press time Tuesday for official comment on the matter, but the Journal reported that the operations will be consolidated with other company locations by the end of this year. Read More»

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