Business Briefs: Oldcastle wins East Performance Cup and safety awardFrom Staff Reports
The Oldcastle Precast facility on Amlajack Boulevard in Shenandoah Industrial Park recently captured the company’s prestigious 2011 East Performance Cup.
The trophy is presented annually to the Oldcastle Precast facility in the east region that performs best in several categories, including employee safety, efficiency, inventory management, and several other significant company performance indicators.
Additionally, the Newnan Oldcastle facility was recently recognized for its safety record. The facility has gone 10 consecutive years without a lost time incident.
Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete products and precast concrete shelters in the U.S.
BodyPlex of Newnan/ Sharpsburg opens
BodyPlex of Newnan/ Sharpsburg is a new 21,000-square-foot, full-service health club located off Hwy. 34 at 60 Grace Annex Lane, Sharpsburg.
The gym offers a variety of convenient health and fitness options for the community. It is equipped with state-of-the-art strength equipment as well as cardio machines outfitted with personalized LCD television screens and iPod docking stations.
The club features “country club” locker rooms with showers and sauna, and indoor cycling, personal training and group exercise classes. Equipment includes MATRIX fitness equipment equipment featuring Virtual Active, along with circuit and free-weight systems.
“We are excited to open BodyPlex Newnan/ Sharpsburg in our community,” said Audra Fertig, owner of the new center. “BodyPlex offers local residents an opportunity to work out with high-quality equipment at an affordable price,” she said. “We are most excited to bring the unique BodyPlex culture in addition to the most efficient cutting-edge BodyPlex Training Systems, including martial arts conditioning with our Knockout program plus TRX Suspension training developed by the Navy Seals.”
With 25 clubs in Georgia, Florida, and Puerto Rico, BodyPlex is one of the hottest and fastest-growing, independently-owned health club chains in the U.S.
Vintage Flea now Design House
The Vintage Flea shop in downtown Newnan has a new name: Design House Home and Garden.
Interior designer Kelly Goolsby purchased the store in November 2010, but only recently changed the name. “I didn’t want to change the familiar name right away,” she said. “Now, it’s time.”
“You will still find the same great personal and friendly service, wonderful variety of merchandise (some new and some reclaimed or repurposed) and, of course, our awesome consignors and their handcrafted or ‘found objects,’” she said.
Design House Home and Garden was also the name of Goolsby’s interior design business, which she has had for 10 years.
The store features design items for home and garden; consigners have space upstairs, and Goolsby’s sister, Karen, a floral designer specializing in weddings and events, also has space in the store.
Publix raises $600,000 in Food for All
Publix Super Markets Atlanta division and their customers came together to raise $606,334 through the 2011 Food For All holiday season campaign.
Customers contributed by selecting $1, $3, or $5 donation coupons at the checkout stand when paying for their groceries. The campaign appeared in all Publix stores in the Atlanta area from Nov. 13 to Dec. 24, 2011.
More than 35 southeastern non-profit organizations received grants from the program, including The Children’s Village at Christian City, HOSEA Feed the Hungry and Homeless, The Salvation Army, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
“Each year during our holiday season Food for All program, our generous customers and employees come together to support local and regional non-profit agencies,” said Brenda Reid of Publix. The program has been in place since 1995.
Delta Community receives Diamond Awards
Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia’s largest credit union, was recently honored with seven Diamond Awards at the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council annual conference in New Orleans. Awards are given in 33 categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.
Awards were in the following categories: brand awareness, television, annual report, direct mail, best use of art and color, and “category’s best” awards for a brochure, and “That’s how we roll.”
“We are honored to be recognized with seven Diamond Awards,” said Rick Foley, president and CEO of Delta Community.
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