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RecoverCare Moving Headquarters to Louisville

by Winnie Hsiu December 9, 2009 7:26 PM
RecoverCare, a national distributor of wound care and bariatric equipment, announced yesterday that it is moving its corporate headquarters from Radnor, PA (near Philadelphia) to Louisville, KY. The relocation is a part of RecoverCare's corporate restructuring following its merger with MedaSTAT USA (the new company will keep the name RecoverCare). MedaSTAT, which also specializes in wound care and related products, had been based in Louisville since it was founded in 1998.

The merger of RecoverCare and MedaSTAT took place in August 2009. After the merger, company officials thought carefully about which location would offer the most advantages to the new company. "There is a reason that Louisville is known as Possibility City," RecoverCare's Chief Executive Officer, Mark Bidner, reflected. "With its growing healthcare industry and a large pool of experienced healthcare professionals to complement our existing core of talented employees across the country, Louisville is an excellent location for our growing company." [More]

Artist Seamus Berkeley Offers Exhibit on Self-Storage

by John Stevens December 9, 2009 4:52 PM
Writer Amy Moon and artist Seamus Berkeley have collaborated to offer an exhibit dedicated to the theme of self-storage. The exhibit, called "Plenty Hidden," will take place at Berkeley Fine Art Studio, 933 Parker Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710, on Tuesday, December 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

"When something -- like self-storage -- becomes a ubiquitous part of our lives and our landscapes, we often don't see it," writes Berkeley about his exhibit. "By taking a closer look, Amy and I explore what our relationship to our things says about us and how that affects our environment." [More]

Defense Department Homeowners Assistance Checks on Their Way

by Tony Gonzalez December 8, 2009 11:26 PM
Relocating military families who qualified for assistance from the Department of Defense Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have had a long wait for their checks. But now the checks have begun to make it into the mail. [More]

Self Storage Companies Support Toys for Tots

by Kim Kilpatrick December 8, 2009 11:19 PM
Families who make a habit of cleaning out closets and basements to prepare for the holidays can kill two birds with one stone this year: putting seasonal items into storage and donating to Toys for Tots. Many self storage companies and associations nationwide are participating in the Toys for Tots program. Self storage facilities are collecting and storing toys, and, as the holidays approach, will serve as distribution points for the campaign as well. [More]

Harley-Davidson Decides to Stay in York PA Instead of Relocating Plant to Shelbyville KY

by Winnie Hsiu December 7, 2009 2:27 AM
A month ago, factory workers at Harley-Davidson's York, PA plant were worried that they might lose their jobs. Harley had just announced that it was considering moving the plant to Shelbyville, KY (east of Louisville, KY). Now, however, Harley-Davidson has announced that it will keep its plant in York after all.

Factory workers themselves were a big part of the decision to stay in York. On December 2, Machinists Union Local 98 approved a 7-year contract that would support a restructuring plan for the plant. According to Keith Wandell, the president and chief executive officer of Harley Davidson, the restructuring will make it possible for Harley to remain competitive at its York location. "The new labor agreement is critical to making that happen," Wandell commented. "I want to thank the employees at York for their vote to make the changes necessary to create a more flexible and efficient operation." [More]

Army Transfers Middle Eastern Interpreter Program to Fort Huachuca

by Winnie Hsiu December 7, 2009 1:33 AM
Since 2007, the Army has been developing Fort Huachuca, in Arizona, as a new center for human intelligence training. The center, called the Center of Excellence for Human Intelligence Training, serves soldiers from all branches. Soldiers who graduate from the center are certified intelligence specialists.

Now, the Army is transferring its Middle Eastern interpreters and translators program to Fort Huachuca. The Middle Eastern interpreters and translators program was previously located at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Six civilian positions, previously attached to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, will also be moved. It is hoped that transferring the Middle Eastern language program to Fort Huachuca will help the Army to avoid duplicating the efforts of the instructors in the human intelligence program, who also train interpreters. Soldiers will move by the end of January. [More]
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