October 21, 2014

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BRADENTON Mediterranean fruit flies were found in the area, causing concern that last year's eradication program failed. The Agriculture Commission's plans to protect the citrus industry include releasing sterile medflies... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1998

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CLEARWATER Tech Data Corp. (Nasdaq-TECD) plans to buy an 80% interest in Computer 2000 AG, Europe's largest distributor of computer products with 1997 sales of $4.9 billion and a presence... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1998

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BRADENTONThe Bradenton Pier and Yacht Basin plans to add 175 slips to its existing 50. The two-phase development project began in March with a $3.2 million expansion that added a... Read more »
Published on 5/1/1998

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CLEARWATER -- Sun Jet International Airlines plans to fly again with the help of financing from Roseland, N.J.-based Aviation Industries, a possible buyer. Sun Jet filed for bankruptcy last year.... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1998

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BRADENTON -- Staff Leasing (Nasdaq-STFF), the national professional employer organization, is expanding its corporate office and adding 96 jobs to its 460 in Manatee and Sarasota counties. PLANT CITY --... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1998

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SOUTHWEST / TAMPA BAY BRADENTON - Cortez Plaza, a 289,686-square-foot strip shopping center, was sold by Connecticut's Resurgence Properties for $18.5 million to Ocwen Asset Investment Corp. Florida Partnership Ltd.... Read more »
Published on 1/1/1998

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SARASOTA - Uniroyal Technology Corp. (Nasdaq-UTCI) bought Townsend Plastics, a Des Moines, Iowa, producer of cast acrylic rods and tubes. Earlier this year, Uniroyal, which makes and sells plastic and... Read more »
Published on 11/1/1997

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Apollo Beach --Apollo International of Delaware (Nasdaq-AIOD) has a $38 million, five-year contract with the Chinese company Beijing East Bridge Machine & Electrical Equipment Co. Apollo will supply Beijing East... Read more »
Published on 10/1/1997

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Bradenton --Tropicana entered the Southern European juice market in a deal with the Portuguese company Distribucao e Franchising to market and distribute its Pure Premium line of orange juice. Fort... Read more »
Published on 9/1/1997

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Bradenton --A $445,000 state Economic Development Road Fund Grant will enable SecurityLink, a unit of Chicago-based communications-services provider Ameritech, to pursue plans for a $17 million center in Manatee County.... Read more »
Published on 8/1/1997

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Fort Myers --First Independence Bank agreed to merge its three Lee County banks, with $74 million in assets, into Montgomery, Ala.-based Colonial BancGroup's (NYSE-CNB) subsidiary, Colonial Bank. Colonial BancGroup operates... Read more »
Published on 7/1/1997

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Clearwater --Kaydon Corp. (NYSE-KDN) agreed to acquire hydraulic cylinder maker and distributor Great Bend Industries of Great Bend, Kansas, for approximately $22 million. Kaydon makes custom-engineered products for the medical,... Read more »
Published on 6/1/1997

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Bradenton --- NovaCare bought two Bradenton professional employee organizations, Employee Services of America, which employs 9,000, and Prostaff Human Resources with 400 employees. Pennsylvania-based NovaCare is the country's second-largest provider... Read more »
Published on 4/1/1997

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Clearwater Software developer Information Management Resources Inc. acquired transitional outsourcing software company Link Group Holdings Ltd. of the U.K. for about $5.5 million in cash and stock. Ellenton Gulf Coast... Read more »
Published on 3/1/1997

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Fort Myers --Clear Channel radio will buy three radio stations, two FM stations in Fort Myers and one AM station in Port Charlotte, from Connecticut-based Osborn Communications for approximately $11... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1997

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Tampa Bay A federal bankruptcy court judge approved a reorganization plan for Geonex, the St. Petersburg map and chart manufacturer. The company is emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after only... Read more »
Published on 2/1/1996

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