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inthisissue March 2014
GLOBAL VISION: Southeast Ports Partner in International Trade
The ports at Wilmington, Charleston and Savannah are the South’s gateway to global trade. They are job-creating magnets for international trade and investment. In what many are calling the post-Panamax decade, these great economic engines will provide Charlotte businesses with an array of opportunities for new markets, more sources of raw materials and greater profits.
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[Domtar Paper Company, LLC]
Global Reach, Local Roots
Domtar is an industry leader in fiber-based products, widely known for its Cougar, Lynx and other papers. In addition to emphasizing sustainability by procuring wood fiber from FSC-certified forests, setting greenhouse gas reduction targets, and reducing water and waste in their mills and seeking carbon efficiency opportunities in their supply chain, they are diversifying into personal care products and other new product lines.
[Distribution Technology Inc.]
Opening Opportunity with Logistics
The Miralia father and sons team at Distribution Technology says their greatest strength shows when they have daily activity—daily inbound and daily outbound, whether it be in retail, manufacturing or supplier channels. Their niche is high volume with high service requirements; that means flowing information in a timely fashion, flowing it accurately, staying on top of the details, staying out front, and controlling costs.
[B+E Manufacturing Co., Inc.]
Machinery and Valve Problem Solvers
Dirk Lindenbeck used his years of experience in the diamond tool industry in building B+E Manufacturing Co., Inc., a machining shop, and Stainless Valve Co., a specialty industrial valve company, into highly respected global “problem solvers.” Led by sons Michael and Axel, the companies have developed such successful industrial products as the Stargate-O-Port-Valve AS, the Big Blow valve, the Big Knife valve, and the Big Screen.
[S.E.A. Corp.]
Right Thing @ Right Place @ Right Time
“We operate like a travel agency for freight,” quips S.E.A. Corp. President Myra Heavner. “We connect manufacturers and corporate clients with shipping lines to move goods.” S.E.A. Corp. has a vast network of dependable steamship lines and worldwide agents at its disposal. It utilizes over 200 agents in over 166 countries, ensuring its transportation services can reach the most remote areas of the world.
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Our New N.C. Economic Development Strategy
The Succession (and Exit) Planning Process Part III
Global Vision: Charlotte is the East Coast’s Most Integrated Global Trade Hub
Gross Profits, Operating Income, Net Income and EBITDA—What’s the Difference? Part One
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