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- Customers say belongings were held ‘hostage’ North Bergen movers …
- Digital dialogue
- Justice center fills with people, paper
- State ventures into energy alternatives
- Rucon Construction builds on 20 years
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Customers say belongings were held ‘hostage’ North Bergen movers …
Hudson Reporter, NJ
resident who contacted the Reporter last month, Meredith McDonough, said that Special Movers originally gave her a “binding contract” to move from New Jersey to North Carolina this past August. She said that Special Movers later demanded a large amount of cash in an hour, claiming that the cubic feet of her belongings doubled from the amount they’d originally cited. She also claimed that the company wouldn’t let another moving company know where her belongings were. People have posted similar complaints about the company at consumer websites. com, lists complaints from a person in Georgia and two in Pennsylvania. One of those consumers said the price that the company originally quoted was low, but once the company had the belongings, the estimate rose.
San Diego Union Tribune, United States
But whatever you call it, it's a market poised for growth. “We call it smart services because M2M wasn't resonating with the business community,” Pazol said. “It's an area of new businesses having connected products, and it's a market on the cusp of moving into the mainstream. ”Market research firm Strategy Analytics expects the mobile M2M market to grow from less than $16 billion this year to more than $57 billion by 2014. Qualcomm is interested in M2M in part because many of the services will use wireless networks, which will mean more Qualcomm chips or licenses. In addition, Pazol's division provides services to M2M companies. Cardio Net, for example, has expertise in medical devices but essentially outsources the wireless networking portion of its business to Qualcomm.
Justice center fills with people, paper
Chester DailyLocal.com, USA
Officials with Wayne Moving & Storage and The Remington Group have pronounced the move that began the week of Sept. 8 an unqualified success. They expected all 18 court-related departments and 14 judges would be properly ensconced in the $100 million Justice Center by Saturday evening. With a break Monday to allow the last departments moved Friday and Saturday to get up and running, the county's Common Pleas Courts are scheduled to be in full operation at the new building on Tuesday. "Things are really going well," said Dan McGarity, president of Wayne Moving & Storage, the West Goshen–based firm that handled the "muscle" of the move, putting 40 people to work, sometimes 12 hours a day, for two weeks.
State ventures into energy alternatives
Detroit Free Press, United States
Just ask the proprietors of Ort, which makes huge gearbox covers and other parts for wind turbines in its factory in Erie. In the last eight to 10 months, it took on debt so it could invest $5 million in new equipment to serve the wind and solar markets, which now account for nearly 35% of Ort’s business. “Michigan has potential,” said company President Robert Milano. “But the mentality has to change. You have to be aggressive. You have to be competitive. “The state already boasts 27 wind energy suppliers, according to NextEnergy.
Rucon Construction builds on 20 years
Appleton Post Crescent, USA
The company is run by Andy, his brother, Brad, and parents Rick and Cindy. Rucon gets its name from Rick Uecker’s initials and the first three letters in the word “construction. “Rucon opened for business more than 20 years ago out of Rick and Cindy Uecker’s home before moving to their leased office in 2000. Since that time, the company has built nearly 500 homes in the Fox Valley. The new location, Uecker says, though with less drive-by traffic, showcases what the company can do. “But people don’t typically walk in off the street and say, ‘Hey you want to build me a house?’ That’s done through research and a realtor. The best part about this new office is we built it.
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Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX
Open since August, it’s the first location in Arlington. Units is a national mobile-storage company with more than 45 locations. Clauder was born in Fort Worth and has lived in the Metroplex his entire life. He is a University of Texas at Arlington graduate and makes his home in Arlington with his wife, Margaret. We believe that to be successful, you can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and work hard.