Originally created 12/29/96

Business briefs and On the Move



The following is information about honors, awards, openings and other news pertaining to businesses and organizations in the Augusta area or of interest to them.

The board of directors of Bearings Inc. has voted to change the name of the company to Applied Industrial Technologies. The name of Bearings subsidiary Dixie Bearings Inc. in south Augusta also will change Jan. 1.

Safe Kids of East Central Georgia is lending its support to the National Bag Safety Campaign, which is a partnership of automotive manufacturers, insurance companies, occupant restraint manufacturers, government agencies, health professionals and child health and safety organizations. Its mission is to educate the public that air bags save lives, but they work best when everyone is buckled and kids are in back, properly buckled.

For more information or to receive the campaign's action kit on air bag safety, call (202) 625-2570, or write the Air Bag Safety Campaign c/o GMMB&A, 1010 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20007.

The deadline for all potential claimants living in the United States to have a claim on file in the Dow Corning Corp. bankruptcy is Jan. 15, company officials said.

This deadline applies to all individuals or companies who believe they have a claim against Dow Corning, including those with breast or other implant claims.

Potential claimants in the United States who wish to request an information package should call (800) 997-1700 or write to: Dow Corning Corp. Chapter 11 Claims Administration Facility, P.O. Box 7500, Midland, Mich. 48641-7500.

Wachovia Bank is expanding its insurance business for individuals and small businesses, the company announced.

Through its subsidiary Wachovia Insurance Services of North Carolina Inc., Wachovia will begin selling the life and disability insurance products of at least 10 nationally recognized insurance carriers during the first quarter of 1997.

Initial efforts will concentrate in the employee, small business, private banking and trust markets in selected North Carolina cities.

Programs directed to the mass market will start during the second quarter of 1997. Expansion into other North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia markets will begin later in 1997.

The Biz Briefs column is a free, public service listing of The Augusta Chronicle. Typewritten information about businesses and organizations should be received no later than noon Tuesday.

Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, Biz Briefs, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903; or bring them by the News Building at 725 Broad St.; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403.

Include a contact name and phone number.

ON THE MOVE

The following is information about hirings and promotions of businesspeople in the Augusta area:

Bonnie Frady, Cheree Holcombe, Celeste Rewis and Stacey Udell have joined the Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, L.L.P., as staff accountants. Mary Kilmartin has joined the firm in the Heath Care Services Department. Beth Menger has been promoted to manager and David Hylton has been promoted to supervisor.

BIZ BITS

The following is information about awards and personal honors of businesspeople in the Augusta area:

E.J. Maddocks of Serotta Maddocks Evans & Co. CPAs has been appointed to the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Governing Council.

The On The Move/Biz Bits column is a free listing of The Augusta Chronicle. We should receive typewritten information and photos about businesspeople for this column no later than noon Tuesday. Please send items to The Augusta Chronicle, On The Move/Biz Bits, Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903; or bring them to the News Building at 725 Broad St.; or send a fax to (706) 722-7403. Include a contact name and phone number. Write names of subjects and any return information on the back of photos, which must be submitted with the information.