It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Alcatraz: The Fortress Built To Be Escape-ProofThe famous prison that was deemed escape-proof was proven otherwise.
Choosing a driver has a whole new meaning at Cheviot Hills. The scenic public 18-hole golf course near Raleigh, N.C., was sold to Leith MLC Automotive LLC. This partnership is transforming rolling greens and sand traps into five car dealerships and a corporate headquarters, with design work by engineer of record WG Daniels & Associates.
STANTON, Tenn. (AP) Business boosters have big hopes for a West Tennessee industrial development site where Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to locate a solar energy plant. The 1,700-acre (689 ha) tract near Interstate 40 is designated by the Tennessee Valley Authority as a “megasite.’’ Such sites are marketed by the TVA and the state as prime locations for major manufacturing complexes.
Doosan hosted 118 customers and dealers from the United States and Canada to be a part of its seventh annual Customer Appreciation Weekend and NASCAR Nextel Cup Race in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 25 and 26. After gathering at The Ritz Carlton-Atlanta, guests were quickly whisked off to the Doosan Infracore America Corp.
When Indiana constructed a new Honda plant, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) crews rushed to meet deadlines on nearby roadways for the plant, which began full operation in October. The completed roadways allowed its employees to get to work on time.
Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 20 Doosan Infracore Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, scored his third consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in the Corona Mexico 200 April 20 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez — the legendary former Formula 1 road course in downtown Mexico City.
Doosan Infracore is taking driver Kyle Busch and the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing south of the border for the fourth renewal of the Mexico 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mexico City’s legendary former Formula 1 road course – the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.
Toyota has awarded its sixth local construction contract for its new Highlander vehicle assembly plant in Blue Springs, Miss. Harrell Contracting Group, based in Ridgeland, Miss., has formed its third partnership with Homewood, Ill.-based Graycor Construction Company Inc.
Bolts rattle in the Ted Williams Tunnel, road grates shake loose on Route 128, a decrepit bridge in Attleboro, Mass., forces fire trucks to take time-consuming detours. Are Massachusetts roads falling apart? West Warren resident Tom Rugani thinks so. Last year, he spent $300 to fix a shock absorber on his Toyota Tercel after hitting a pothole.
The first Volvo excavator to be built at the Volvo Construction Equipment manufacturing facility in Asheville, N.C., rolled off the production line Nov. 9. The rollout event in Asheville was attended by several hundred city, county, state and Congressional officials, private industry executives, company management, dealers, customers and personnel and members of the Swedish embassy from Washington, D.C.
The first of many construction projects involving the $1.3 billion Toyota automotive plant near Tupelo has been completed weeks early. Hill Brothers Construction Co. of Faulkner, Miss., recently finished the first contract, clearing the core site in Blue Springs.