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Consolidated Freightways To Sell Distribution Facility

Tue, 07/08/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

As part of the largest real
estate sale in transportation history – 220 total properties with an
appraised value over $400 million – Consolidated Freightways announced
that it is placing its Rutland distribution facility located at 7 Randbury
Rd. for sale to the highest bidder, through an open auction process
scheduled for July 17, 2003.
The Rutland property is an 11-door cross-dock distribution
facility situated on 5.0 acres and has been closed to operations since
September 3, 2002 when the 74-year-old company filed for bankruptcy

UPS to Help Birkenstock Shorten Order Time, Increase U.S. Product Offering

Mon, 07/07/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Birkenstock Footprint Sandals Inc., the 100 percent employee-owned company and U.S. importer and distributor of Birkenstock footwear from Germany, will shorten special-order handling time by weeks and increase its product offering in U.S. retail stores through an agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions.
A new distribution program developed by UPS will manage special orders to the U.S. fulfilled by Birkenstock manufacturing centers in Germany. Special orders that once took months to ship to the U.S. now will take days.

Griswold Purchases Ready Mix Company Assets

Wed, 07/02/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Griswold and Company is pleased to announce the purcahse of the assets of Acro Redimix, located in Waterford, VT. With five ready mix locations, Griswold and Company now services the ready mix needs of Northern Vermont.
Griswold and Company, though associated mainly with ready mix concrete, does concrete form work and produces a variety of concrete products including pavers, block, pipe, steps, manholes, septic tanks, architectural precast, and Sakrete for home and commercial use.

"Topping-Out" Ceremony Signals Milestone for DHMC Expansion Project

Sun, 06/29/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Construction crews working on Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center's expansion "topped out" the steel framework for the last of the
project's new structures on Friday, June 27, 2003. As is traditional, the
placing of the last piece of steel was marked with the installation of a
tree atop the building.
This was the 4th and last topping-out ceremony in the "Project for
Progress" and celebrated the completion of the steel framework for
Building 2, the new Diagnostic and Treatment Center. The DHMC expansion,

The Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association Elects Board

Sun, 06/29/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Chittenden Commercial Real Estate Association (CCREA) has announced
the election of this year’s Board of Directors. Chairperson and Treasurer
is Linda Letourneau of Redstone Commercial Group; Hillary Mead of J.L.
Davis Realty is Vice-chair; Charlie Poulin of Pomerleau Real Estate is
Secretary; Barb Suprenant, of Investors Corporation of Vermont, is
outgoing chairperson; and Tony Blake, of V/T Commercial, is Director of
Marketing.
The CCREA is Northwestern Vermont’s largest commercial real

Hinesburg Author/Business Leader Wins Writing Contest

Wed, 06/25/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Bill Schubart of Hinesburg, Vermont, is the
winner of the 2003 Ralph Nading Hill, Jr. literary prize awarded annually
by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Life magazine.
Schubart's winning entry, a true humorous essay entitled "The
Black Bug," captures Vermont life in the 1950s as it tells of a prank
played by local Morrisville residents on the town's newest flatlander. Tom
Slayton, one of the judges and editor of Vermont Life commented, "Writing
humorously is an art. Bill Schubart's piece, "The Black Bug," is one of

WCAX-TV Wins Two Awards

Wed, 06/25/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

The Creative Services Department of WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont has been awarded two first place honors for Public Service and Promotion in the 2003 New York State Broadcasters Association Awards. The awards were presented at a ceremony in Lake George, New York on June 24, 2003.
The New York State Broadcasters Association conducted its 38th Annual Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting at the Sagamore Resort Hotel.

Saint Michael's To Build Two New Residence Halls

Tue, 06/24/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Saint Michael's College will begin construction of two new residence halls
on June 30. This project, which will cost $14.9 million, including access
roads and landscaping, will complete a program begun in 1999 to replace
some existing housing and expand capacity in order to insure the college's
ability to house close to 100 percent of its undergraduate students on
campus. Currently some 90 percent of Saint Michael's students reside on
the campus of the liberal arts residential Catholic college located in

Tax Credit Adopted for Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan

Tue, 06/24/2003 - 8:00pm -- tim

Vermont parents, grandparents and others have another
incentive to join, or continue contributing to, the Vermont Higher
Education Investment Plan (VHEIP), the state's "529 plan." Starting with
the 2004 tax year, VHEIP participants will be able to receive an income
tax credit of 5 percent of the first $2,000 contributed to an account, or
up to $100 per year per beneficiary. The provision was approved by the
2003 Legislature and signed into law by Gov. James Douglas on June 16.

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