Published: Jan 12, 2013 06:00 PM
Modified: Jan 12, 2013 05:15 PM
Bass Pro Shops coming to Cary
Triangle hunters and anglers rejoice. Bass Pro Shops
will open a new 105,000-square-foot store in Cary at the interchange of Interstate 40 and Harrison Avenue. The store is scheduled to open late this year or early next year, the company announced Thursday. It will be the outdoor retailers first in the Triangle. The only other Bass store in North Carolina is outside Charlotte in Concord.
The new Bass shop will be just a few miles away from the new Gander Mountain store, which sells hunting, fishing and camping gear as well as firearms. Gander Mountain opened a 52,000-square-foot store in the Park West Village shopping center in Morrisville last fall.Foster Wheeler buys Yonkers
A global engineering and construction company said Wednesday that it bought Yonkers Industries, a Cary company that specializes in the construction and management of pharmaceutical and biotech facilities.
Yonkers employs about 225 people in North Carolina, California and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1983, Yonkers has built facilities in Durham, Zebulon, Research Triangle Park and in foreign countries. Yonkers clients locally include GlaxoSmithKline, Biogen Idec and Merck.
The acquiring company, Foster Wheeler, did not disclose the terms of the deal.
The acquisition of Yonkers Industries gives our pharmaceutical business a construction management capability in North America, said Kent Masters, chief executive officer of Foster Wheeler. Yonkers has a global reputation for excellence in contract execution.
Foster Wheeler was formed in 1927 from a merger of two companies with roots going back to the 1800s. The company employs about 12,000 worldwide and was originally headquartered in New York City but later moved its corporate office to Switzerland. Staff writer John MurawskiFrontier to offer RDU flight to N.J.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport will add a new dot to its map of nonstop destinations in April, when Frontier Airlines returns to the Triangle market with a new flight to Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) in central New Jersey.
The Trenton airport is midway between the Newark and Philadelphia airports, not far from Princeton University. Denver-based Frontier also is adding flights from Trenton to Columbus, Detroit, Atlanta and Chicago-Midway.
The TTN-RDU flight, starting April 8, will run every day of the week except Saturday. Frontier is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $29.
Frontier, formerly known as Midwest, operated nonstops from RDU to Milwaukee from April 2010 to June 2011, when it ended operations at RDU. Staff writer Bruce Siceloff
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