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TDK celebrates 25 years in Peachtree City

A TDK employee uses a microscope to examine a number of chip capacitors for quality control. Photo/File.

Peachtree City’s TDK Components USA is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Peachtree City.

Its mission is slightly different from when it opened in the city’s industrial park in the summer of 1986. Back then, the company produced VCR and audio cassette tapes before transitioning to recordable compact discs.

Although TDK is no longer involved in media production, the Peachtree City facility has always produced multilayer chip capacitors, and that production continues to this very day. Read More»

Fairburn approves large warehouse development near Hwy. 74/I-85

A July 25 vote by the Fairburn City Council may add more trucks to the roadways around Interstate 85 but it will also bring in approximately $950,000 per year in local tax revenues. The council unanimously approved a rezoning request by Shugart Farms Industrial, LLC that will eventually locate 2.81 million square feet of warehouse space on nearly 169 acres on Bohannon Road and I-85. Read More»

Coweta approves Thomas Crossroads rental facility

Coweta County commissioners at the July 19 meeting approved a rezoning proposal that will lead to the construction of a 5,023 square-foot U-Haul self-storage and truck rental facility on the south side of Ga. Highway 34 just west of Thomas Crossroads. The rezoning approval for the site immediately to the west of Starship Adult Novelties and Gifts changed the zoning to C-8 (Heavy Commercial District) from Old C (Old Commercial) zoning. Read More»

Bye-bye, Bugaboo, hello, Olive Garden

Goodbye, Bugaboo Creek; hello, Olive Garden. The former Bugaboo Creek restaurant on North Glynn Street just south of the Fayette Pavilion could become the new Fayetteville Olive Garden restaurant. Read More»

Coweta to meet with Fischer Crossings on required work

Representatives of NCG Cinemas and the Fischer Crossings retail development are scheduled to meet with the Coweta County Commission in a July 28 called meeting to discuss the the theater’s temporary certificate of occupancy (CO) that expired July 21. The hang-up is the delayed closing with Kohl’s department store from which some of those funds would be used to complete required intersection improvements on Ga. Highway 54 near the cinema. Meantime, NCG is still open for business. Read More»

Banks Crossing Kroger wants to put in gas pumps, store

Grocery shoppers at the northside Kroger in Fayetteville may soon be able to fill up their gas tanks if a proposal before the Fayetteville Planning and Zoning Commission is approved.

The Kroger on North Glynn Street is proposing to install a 785-square-foot walk-in gasoline station and convenience store as an accessory structure at its Banks Crossing store. The facility would include six pump islands with six double-sided fuel dispensers, according to development plans.

The station would be situated between the Taco Bell restaurant to the south and Popeye’s restaurant to the north. Read More»

Envisioning a new ‘old’ downtown Fayetteville

Historical Concepts’ view of a remade city block looking northwest away from the courthouse square.

“A History with a Future” may turn out to be more than the slogan associated with Fayetteville. A recently unveiled conceptual plan for “Fayetteville Downtown West” represents what organizers call a long-term development vision that would bring historically-oriented, pedestrian-friendly commercial and residential development to the 9.1-acre area immediately west of downtown between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue and extending to Tiger Trail. Read More»

Kohl’s asks for, receives assurances from Coweta

It was a matter of Kohl’s Department Stores wanting repeated assurances that its development at Fischer Crossings in east Coweta County could go forward. The Coweta County Commission July 7 voted 4-0 to reiterate to Kohl’s that the area of Wynn’s Pond Road that is situated on the south side of the department store site would be permanently closed provided the conditions for the improvements to the large northeast portion of the Fischer Crossings development are met. Read More»

Sany named one of largest global companies

When Sany America began assembling heavy equipment at its brand-new Peachtree City plant earlier this year, its parent company from China was making its first investment in the United States, further extending its international capabilities. Now Sany’s worldwide operations are being recognized as a global force, having been included on the Financial Times magazine list of the world’s largest firms. Read More»

Engineering and manufacturing jobs added in Peachtree City at NAECO

NAECO, a local manufacturer and supplier to dozens of USA and International switch, relay and electrical device manufacturers, has recently undergone an 18-month expansion project. Starting in January 2010, NAECO expanded from 2,000 square feet to over 5,000 square feet, and added six permanent jobs. Read More»

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