March 26, 2019

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› Chinese based solar company opens new facility in Jacksonville
It’s a project that started in October 2017 and is now coming to life. Jinko Solar, a solar panel company, has opened their new U.S. headquarters Tuesday on Jacksonville’s westside, near Normandy and the First Coast Expressway. The investment in the city will bring in about 200 new jobs.

› Ex-UCF President Hitt won’t talk with House investigators in spending probe
Former UCF president John Hitt has told investigators with a state House panel looking into misspent funds at the school that he won’t meet with them in person or talk with them on the phone.

› Helios posts higher profits, record sales in 2018
Driven by acquisitions, fourth-quarter sales jumped 54.5 percent while profits quadrupled at Helios Technologies Inc. Helios, formerly known as Sun Hydraulics Corp., posted net income of $16.4 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, for the final quarter of 2018, compared with $2.8 million, or 10 cents, a year earlier when fewer shares were outstanding.

› Port Everglades project will help sand-starved beaches
Beaches south of the Port Everglades inlet are starving for attention. For more than 90 years, the man-made inlet has cut off the natural flow of beach sand from north to south, reducing the amount of space beach-goers in Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Dania Beach have to spread out their towels and soak in some rays.

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