62 jobs coming wi
wi ELIZABETH STEWART
Kitchen Ventilation Systems, a Division of the Schoefield,
Wis.-based Greenheck Fan Corporation, will add 62 more
jobs in the next three years, more than doubling its present
staff, and invest $7.8 million in a big expansion.
Plant Manager Bill Cowen said that groundbreaking for
the new 100,000-square-foot facility in the 260-acre Kings
Mountain Business Center Park is expected to be held in Au-
gust with completion targeted for January 2013.
Cowen said that 50 percent of the new jobs will be skilled
labor such as machine operators and welders and 50 percent
will be employees trained in assembly type jobs. Salaries will
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Now is your chance to sign the
Declaration of Independence
Mayor Rick Murphrey, left, and City Special Events Director Ellis Noell get flags ready for
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last year’s Fourth of July.
for all ages set
for today's .
4th of July |
Happy Independence |
Day! That's how thousands
of people will be celebrating
at the 2012 "Revolutionary
4th" in Kings Mountain at
the city's walking track and |
community-built playground |
at the YMCA. |
The largest fireworks
show between Charlotte and
Asheville is expected to |
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Rockwood Lithium unveils new
global headquarters in KM
'We have the technology' to break our addiction to oil and save
ourselves from a 'clear and present danger’ to national security
lithium hydroxide plant
opened for operations a few
months ago on the com-
= EMILY WEAVER
"This is really a great day
to celebrate," said John
taries from around the world
gathered inside the new
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pany's 800-acre site off of
Holiday Inn Drive. On Fri-
day, city officials and digni-
Mitchell, president of the
North American division of
Rockwood Lithium, as he
welcomed a room full of
guests inside Rockwood's
new global technical head-
quarters in Kings Mountain.
A recognized world
leader in lithium technology,
Rockwood will develop ma-
terials for advanced trans-
portation batteries in their
new, state-of-the-art Kings
The new 56,000-square-
foot technical center, one of
only two in the world, and
Rockwood Lithium celebrated the opening of its new global technical center and lithium hy-
droxide plant with a ceremony on Friday.
Photo by EMILY WEAVER
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vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the
new jobs will be $31,985 plus benefits.
The new addition will be built beside the existing industry
at 212 Commerce Boulevard and house tempered air prod-
ucts, a green product the company is marketing. |
Night fire forces
family out of home
wu ELIZABETH STEWART
Vivian Smart Williams, 68, has never asked for help -
until now. .
"Mama never thought she'd be homeless," says her Sangh
ter, Kerry McKenzie. "She's worried."
The two bedroom white frame house at 131 Kristie Vind
‘that Williams shares with her caretaker, Deanna Powell, 60,
grandsons Timothy and Joshua Bell, her great-granddaughter,
Summer Dawn Bell, 2, and Summer's mother, Angela
~ Walker, was heavily damaged by fire June 27. Because of
heavy smoke and Willams' breathing problems, she can't stay
in any part of the house and is tarping the carport this week
for the family to stay in.
"Vicki", as Kings Mountain people know her, is staying
with her daughter but Kerry and her family live in a two bed-
room house which won't accommodate all the family.
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photo by KYRA TURNER
This house at 131 Kristie Lane off Cherryville Road was dam-
aged by fire-and smoke June 27 and the six family members
Field house fund raiser
closing in on half-million
Sports Editor -
The effort to raise funds to build a new field house at
Kings Mountain High School has reached ‘$484,000 but
needs the support of more individuals and businesses to make
the dream a reality.
The Kings Mountain Touchdown Club is 11 weeks into
its fund-raising effort and President David Brinkley ‘said he
is highly pleased with the results so far.
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