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Around the State-Northeast-Jan.1999

Alachua County -- Florida Rock Industries (AMEX-FRK) won a heated battle when a proposed air-quality ordinance to stop construction of its $80 million cement plant near Newberry was defeated by... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1999

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JACKSONVILLE - Since World War II, the Naval Aviation Depot has been getting fighter planes back into combat shape, and it has a top-gun reputation: The depot's work record helped... Read more »
Published on 12/1/1998

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HOUSING BOOM? Former timberlands in northwest St. Johns County are a hotbed for residential developments, and worries about adequate infrastructure and services have prompted county planners to commission an 18-month... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1998

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Fresh Horses - Booming development is pushing Ocala's thoroughbred horse farms from their traditional sites. While some wax sentimental about changes in the industry, owners of the horse farms aren't... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1998

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Regional Airports - Gainesville air travelers and residents of small and midsize communities statewide are upset that diminishing local air service is making travel more expensive and less convenient. Many... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1998

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BRADFORD COUNTY -- Proposed expansions of Camp Blanding would boost the economy of Starke, the city closest to the National Guard post that occupies part of Bradford, Clay and Baker... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1998

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ALACHUA The county's largest private business, Energizer Power Systems, laid off 136 employees, about 10% of its work force, in response to sluggish sales of its nickel-cadmium battery. Earlier this... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1998

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ALACHUA University of Florida business incubator Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Institute is seeking federal funds to expand. The institute expects to generate 100 new jobs this year. It has a... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1998

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CLAY COUNTYMining company RGC Mineral Sands Inc., the U.S. division of an Australian firm, is undergoing a $10 million expansion of its Green Cove Springs operation and expects to add... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1998

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AMELIA ISLAND -- Chicago-based film and video production company Cottle Communications opened a shop in Amelia Island to expand its Southeastern client base. JACKSONVILLE-- Birmingham, Ala.-based SouthTrust Corp. purchased American... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1998

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AMELIA ISLAND -- The resort is completing a $55 million expansion including 25,000 square feet of conference space and the Amelia Inn & Beach Club, a 250-room oceanfront hotel to... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1998

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NORTHEAST ATLANTIC BEACH - Devtronics, a supplier of railroad equipment and services, was bought by Missouri-based Harmon Industries. Operations will continue at Atlantic Beach with existing employees. JACKSONVILLE - Interstate... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1998

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JACKSONVILLE - For the fifth consecutive year Barnett Banks has been named one of the Ten Best Companies for Working Mothers by Working Mother magazine. The magazine ranks companies based... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1997

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Gainsville --Compass Bancshares of Birmingham, Ala., agreed to acquire the four banks of Gainesville State Bank, located in Alachua, Keystone Heights, Melrose and Micanopy. The acquisition will add $209 million... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1997

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Gainsville --Exactech (Nasdaq-EXAC) is building a $3.2 million, 38,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, to be completed in the fall of 1998. The orthopedic implant and surgical instrument manufacturer and marketer employs 50... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1997

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Baker County --River City Plastics will open its 130,000-square-foot PVC plant in Baker County in October and will employ 130 at an average annual wage of $24,000, 36% higher than... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1997

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Alachua --USBiomaterials will move its Baltimore, Md., headquarters to its research and manufacturing facility near the University of Florida. The company will create 110 high-tech jobs paying an average of... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1997

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Daytona Beach --Team Rental Group (NYSE-BD) announced the sale of 7.5 million shares, at $21.625 a piece, in a public offering. The sale will raise about $154 million, which the... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1997

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Gainesville --- North Central Florida OB-GYN Associates was bought by Purchase, N.Y. -based IntegraMed America (Nasdaq-INMD) and merged it into the Women's Medical & Diagnostic Center of Gainesville. Jacksonville ---... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1997

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Gainesville The family of late baseball slugger Roger Maris filed two lawsuits against Anheuser-Busch involving a beer distributorship that Maris and his brother Rudy founded and that the Maris family... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1997

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