Stories by Tim Rausch

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Augusta color plant nears operational readiness

About three months until start up, Huntsman Corp. gave Augusta business and city leaders a trolley tour of its color pigment plant in south Augusta on Wednesday.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Masters delivers job gain

The Augusta metro area received its annual Masters Tour­na­ment employment bump with a net gain of 4,100 jobs in April.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Support for new arena sought

The city's coliseum authority brought its case for a replacement to James Brown Arena to downtown development authority members Thursday, saying a new $110 million event arena should remain in ...
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Comcast opens retail office in Augusta Exchange

In a departure from the "cable office" environment, Comcast opened a store in Augusta Exchange on Wednesday more resembling an electronics retailer.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 24, 2015

Businesses 'beat Street' in earnings predictions

"Beating the Street" seems to be the name of the game for companies in earnings season these days.
By Tim Rausch

Georgia Bank & Trust owner reports $4.2 million quarterly profit

Augusta-based Southeastern Bank Fi­nancial Corp. reported first-quarter net income of $4.2 million, or 63 cents per share for the first quarter in 2014.
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Augusta financial adviser explains gender differences in retirement

Meg DePalma, a regional vice president at Prudential Annuities, discussed the difference in retirement strategies between men and women at a Tuesday luncheon.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, April 20, 2015

Georgia has what film-makers want

Georgia film commissioner tells Augusta Rotary Club that state has everything a moviemaker wants
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 17, 2015

Education and health categories grow jobs

For as much attention as the growth in retail and hospitality jobs in the Augusta metro area is given (because they've been growing in the last year), there's a job sector in our economy that also ...
By Tim Rausch

Augusta firm wins state manufacturer of the year honor

Three manufacturers are chosen each year in categories based on the size of their employment. Prayon was selected as the 2015 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year for small-sized businesses, which ...
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 10, 2015

Development Authority courting for spec buildings

An economic development partnership is breaking ground April 23 on a spec building for Graniteville, S.C. And the economic development authority in Augusta was courting construction company ...
By Tim Rausch

More needs to be done to block robocalls

I'm in favor of adding a layer of protection from the phone companies in blocking the robots.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, April 9, 2015

'Cathedral of golf' helps showcase state to business prospects

Augusta and the Masters Tournament became a marketing tool for the state Thursday for the Red Carpet tour.
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Eighth area Barney's Pharmacy set to open in May

Local independent pharmacy retail chain Barney's Pharmacy will open its eighth metro area location at the end of May inside a former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Furys Ferry Road.
By Tim Rausch

Friday, April 3, 2015

Scuttlebiz: Convention center had $11 million impact in 2014

The head of the Augusta Marriott released the annual report on the Augusta Convention Center for 2014. Darryl Leech is vice president and general manager of the hotel that also manages the ...
By Tim Rausch

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Labor commissioner: Job growth rate more important than unemployment

Georgia’s labor commissioner, Mark Butler, told Augusta manufacturing representatives Wednesday that an able workforce is the message more common from prospects than location and incentive packages.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, March 16, 2015

Augusta's DSM facility will see new ownership

Royal DSM announced a partnership Monday with a global equity firm to take a majority stake of a spinoff company that will control its polymer and resin business.
By Tim Rausch

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Huntsman closing four plants, keeping Augusta in plans

Huntsman Corp., which is building a manufacturing facility in south Augusta, announced plans Thursday to restructure its color pigment business, including the closure of facilities similar to ...
By Tim Rausch

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Banks buy land near Evans center

One of the largest planned community developments in the metro area has attracted the attention of Security Federal Bank and Georgia Bank & Trust.
By Tim Rausch

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Urban Outfitters to close area distribution center

Urban Outfitters announced Monday it will close its Edgefield County distribution center once a new center is ready in Pennsylvania.
By Tim Rausch
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