September 2, 2014

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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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