Charlotte

During the first half of 2017, eight of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume registered decreased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. At the same time, metropolitan markets ranked 11 through 20 showed growth for nine of the ten markets, as smaller geographic areas are picking up the slack from the deceleration underway in those cities that have led the commercial and multifamily upturn over the past several years.

Built more than half a century ago on the site of a Civil War-era plantation, the Charlotte Motor Speedway has become the ultimate sanctuary for motorsports entertainment in North America, evolving into “The Greatest Place to See the Race.”The site hosts all major NASCAR events every year, including the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500, as well as more than three dozen other events for automotive and motorsports enthusiasts.

PIRTEK South End not only reduces customers’ downtime but it also helped to preserve a piece of its community’s history. The PIRTEK Center received a request from the city of Charlotte to re-hose a 1948 bulldozer for display at the Charlotte Aviation Museum located next to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Case Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery announced the opening of a new facility in Charlotte, N.C. Located at 11717 Reames Rd., the new 22,000 sq. ft. (2,043.9 sq m) facility features eight service bays with the latest equipment diagnostic and service technologies.

Case Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery announced the opening of a new facility in Charlotte, N.C. Located at 11717 Reames Rd., the new 22,000 sq. ft. (2,043.9 sq m) facility features eight service bays with the latest equipment diagnostic and service technologies.

Pinnacle Cranes, a division Carolina Tractor, hosted a customer engagement training day July 17 at its Charlotte, N.C., office. The event was held to enhance the company’s customer service experience and featured a customer panel consisting of Matt Brooks, Crowder Construction; Keith Ernandez of United Contractors; Earl Johnson III of Southern Crane and Jeff Campbell of AME Inc.

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House official said. Obama will announce the nomination from the East Room of the White House Monday afternoon, according to the official, who requested anonymity because this person was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter ahead of the president’s announcement.

Pinnacle Cranes, a division of Carolina Tractor & Equipment Company, Charlotte, N.C., recently held a cookout at Crowder Construction Company’s offices on Brookshire Blvd. in Charlotte. The Pinnacle team cooked a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages for all of the Crowder employees.

The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport needs more parking. But this location — the sixth busiest airport in the world — also needs to continue functioning as it has been for years. The airport will face the challenge of maintaining day-to-day operations while constructing a new 7,000-space parking deck as quickly as possible.

Since opening its new location in Charlotte, N.C., in June 2012, Atlantic Coast Toyotalift’s mission has been clear. “We want to be a premier dealer of quality compact equipment and accessories,” explained Patrick Cudicio, regional operations manager of ACT Construction Equipment.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte Douglas International Airport said it’s building a 12,000-foot runway that will reduce noise for some residents under current flight paths, the airport aviation director said. The Charlotte Observer reports that Aviation Director Jerry Orr said the new runway would be longer than existing runways, allowing for nonstop departures "deep into Europe or the Pacific rim," although no such flights are in the immediate future.