Honeywell International Inc., Phoenix, Ariz., was awarded a $72.5 million contract to provide for the sustainment and reset services of automotive gas turbine engine equivalents.
Work will be performed in Greer, Anniston, Ala.; Phoenix and Rocky Mount, N.C., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 12.
Greer City Council enthusiastically approved two parcels of land for rezoning tonight to accommodate proposed apartment complexes. Skepticism quickly replaced the enthusiasm when it came time to approve first reading of the proposed 54 and 56 apartment units, respectively, specifically a 4-story complex planned across from Greer City Park.
The Cannon Street Elderly Apartments would be built on 1.6 acres owned by Greer Partners at 217 Cannon Street. The C-1 (Central Business District) property, was approved for DRD (Design Review District). A parcel of land owned by Brenda Medlock at 706 West Poinsett Street was approved to be rezoned to RM-2, residential multifamily, from its former C-2 and R-12.
The Board of Directors of CertusHoldings, Inc. and CertusBank, N.A. announced the following changes in titles for the senior executive management team.
• Walter L. Davis and Charles M. Williams were named Co-CEO
• K. Angela Webb was named President
• Milton H. Jones, Jr. was named Executive Chairman
The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce with Allen Smith and John Mansure paving the way, are trying to put a new face on the business organization.
"We've been male, pale and stale for too long," Smith, President and CEO of the chamber, repeatedly tells audiences at his public speaking engagements.
QuikTrip made its entry into the Greer market at 6 a.m. with its newest store opening at W. Wade Hampton Blvd. and Buncombe Road.
There was virtually one QT corporate representative for every customer in the store, at times. Carolina Division Manager Tom Takach was overseeing the company's newest concept, generation three store.
Two proposed apartment complexes with 56 units each, one across from City Park in downtown Greer, and another on W. Poinsett Street, cleared their first hurdle tonight.
The City Planning Commission approved property at 217 Cannon and Jason Streets to be rezoned from C-1 (commercial) to DRD (Design Review District). That property is owned by T.L. Baldree of Greer. The 1.62 acres was previously listed by Coldwell Banker Caine at $1.5 million.
A residential building uptick has Greer city and business leaders taking notice. Most importantly it has families purchasing newly-constructed homes as fast as they are marketed.
Dillard Creek Crossing has 50 new homes either completed or in construction phases while Village at Bent Creek has begun construction for 58 new homes. At the same time Mungo builders remain committed to 52 single-family patio homes to be built off Brushy Creek Road and S. Suber Road.
Greer's BMW Manufacturing Co.-produced vehicles helped steer BMW Group to its best ever January sales. BMW reported sales last month of 96,183 vehicles, a 5.9 percent increase from the 90,858 sold the same time last year.
The BMW X5, X6 and X3 all showed increases. The X3 showed a 56 percent January increase with 9,348 vehicles sold (5,984 last year). The X5 has an 8.3 percent growth in sales with 8,872 units sold (8,194 last year) and X6 sales were up 5 percent to 3,372 (3,211 last year).
Downtown got a lot busier Friday as The Grapevine welcomed 40 boutique owners to its new location at 211 Trade Street.
The newly designed building, formerly the Pumponator’s shipping warehouse, features 3,000 square feet of retail space for a maximum 50-52 retail boutiques. Jewelry, handbags, bath and body, handcrafted items, home interiors, repurposed furniture, children’s gifts and toys and a dog boutique are some of the boutiques shoppers can visit.