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inthisissue May 2005
The Need for Speed
Pontificate all you want, but big cars with fenders rank with fancy women’s restrooms as the most important reasons for NASCAR’s phenomenal success. So says H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, arguably the most knowledgeable person alive when it comes to Southern-born-and-bred stock car racing
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[Trammell Crow Company]
Something to Crow About
When he was ready for a major career change, Chip Olsen was fortunate to find a firm making a major emphasis change, especially in his adopted hometown of Charlotte. In a trial run, he signed on with Trammell Crow Company (TCC) in 2003. After three months, both Olsen and TCC were pleased, so they formalized the relationship. Olsen went to work selling corporate services to utilities across the United States.
[Simpson Performance Products]
Sports Safety Drives Simpson Performance Products
Simpson Performance Products, headquartered in New Braunfels, Texas, is the leading safety manufacturer in the motor sports industry. Nine of the top 10 Nextel Cup teams use Simpson products, but the company’s reach extends much further than NASCAR, deep into the country where Saturday night racers compete on dirt tracks.
[Ecoscape Solutions Group]
Landscaping the Ecosphere
Tony Pope (Countryside Landscaping, Inc.) first met Chip Eleazer when Pope’s neighbors snubbed Pope by hiring Eleazer (Greenlawn Landscape & Irrigation, Inc.) to install their irrigation system. To add injury to insult, while working on the installation, Eleazer's crews clipped a utility line on Pope's property.
[Erdman and Hockfield LLP]
Big City Counsel with Small Town Delivery
Two lawyers exhibit personalities as opposite as two adversaries in a courtroom, yet they strive for similar goals in their practice. David W. Erdman and Steven A. Hockfield are the driving forces behind Erdman and Hockfield, LLP, a firm that is dedicated to high principles and moral ethics.
 
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