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Martin’s Announces Expansion at the Valdosta Bakery

Martin’s Announces Expansion at the Valdosta Bakery

| October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Press Release: October 17, 2017, Valdosta, Georgia– Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc.®, home of the number one branded hamburger roll in the United States, is expanding their bakery in Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia, to add additional production capacity. Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe, Inc., has been known for their continual pursuit of a higher level of […]

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The Starbucks Training Program – Why it is So Good!

The Starbucks Training Program – Why it is So Good!

| October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle Starbucks has been […]

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Barry-Wehmiller’s Principles of Leadership

Barry-Wehmiller’s Principles of Leadership

| October 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company BarryWehmiller’s Principles of Leadership Last week we discussed how Barry-Wehmiller cares for the people in its organization. We also noted how Barry-Wehmiller grew from $22 million in revenues in 1976 to a $2.4 billion company today. That is an impressive jump in revenue, but what is even more […]

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Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

Bass Pro Shops Acquires Cabelas

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Shops has completed a $5 billion acquisition of competitor Cabela’s, the company announced this week. The deal was closed on September 25th, where Bass Pro paid $61.50 a share for Cabela’s stock, lower than the original $65.50 a share announced in April. Both brands will be retained, […]

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Equifax Fires CEO Richard Smith over Breach

Equifax Fires CEO Richard Smith over Breach

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — Equifax is ousting the company’s CEO as a result of the massive data breach which has exposed millions of individuals person information to hackers. The Associated Press is reporting CEO Richard Smith has been fired by the company in an effort to begin transitioning the company after a security breach exposed information on […]

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Employment up, unemployment rate down in Southern Georgia in August

Employment up, unemployment rate down in Southern Georgia in August

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Southern Georgia’s unemployment and jobs picture looked bright in August. Butler said Wednesday that in August the unemployment rate was just 5 percent, unemployment claims fell and job growth continued to climb. “The August numbers show Southern Georgia’s economy and outlook for employment remains healthy,” said Butler. The […]

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Wiregrass Tech is Preparing for Industry Needs 

Wiregrass Tech is Preparing for Industry Needs 

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

VALDOSTA –  In the 1990’s there was a huge push for high school and college students to consider Health Occupation careers with the growing number of the baby boomer generation getting older.  Now, Manufacturing and Construction industries are feeling the effects of an aging population. Wiregrass Georgia Technical College works closely with industries and businesses in […]

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Stewarding the Precious Children in Your Care

Stewarding the Precious Children in Your Care

| September 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Curt Fowler | Fowler & Company Barry-Wehmiller is committed to building a better world through business. They seem to be doing a pretty good job. Today the Barry-Wehmiller companies have total revenues of $2.4B. How they achieved this level of success is an interesting story. The company was founded in 1885 as a maker […]

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More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

More Tech Jobs come to Atlanta

| September 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — More technology jobs are being made available in Atlanta. OneTrust, a data privacy firm, announced they will double their office footprint in Midtown Atlanta in the seven-story Midtown Heights building on Spring Street. OneTrust is backed by Manhattan Associates and AirWatch co-founder Alan Dabbiere.  The firm has developed a technology that helps businesses […]

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LaGrange poised to host $530 million Tire Plant

LaGrange poised to host $530 million Tire Plant

| September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

LAGRANGE — A factory set to employ up to 1,000 people is poised to be constructed near LaGrange. The Sentury Tire plant will cost about $530 million.  Sentury is one of China’s largest tire manufacturers, and will construct the 1.5 million square foot building on a yet-to-be determined site. The exact location will be finalized […]

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