Sat, June 15, 2024

Expansions/Moves

B2B Stories

Augusta Airport celebrates multi-million $ improvements

Elected and business leaders from across metro Augusta recently celebrated the completion of the terminal building expansion at Augusta Regional Airport. The project includes reconfiguring Gates 3 and 4 which adds about 2,000 square feet of usable space to the east end of the terminal. Herbert Judon, Jr., Executive Director of the airport, said, although the amount of additional space is relatively small, it is very valuable and marks an important jump forward for the airport. “When the building was built back in 2008, the airline fleets were a little

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Inspiration at Inspire 24

Stephanie Stuckey’s visit to ABD’s Inspire 24 conference wasn’t just about pecan log rolls and her new book, “Unstuck.” She shared with ABD founder, Neil Gordon some ways that small businesses can thrive on social media.

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Road trippin’ with Stephanie Stuckey

Family trips across the country introduced generations to the familiar teal roof of Stuckey’s and the magic of their unique brand of candy and novelties. Stephanie is rebuilding the brand through road trips. She stopped in recently at ABD’s Inspire 2024 conference.

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A day in the life of Stephanie Stuckey

She’s a former legislator and attorney who bought the rights to her family brand, the iconic Stuckey’s. Eat a pecan log roll for a sugar boost and follow her day from Neil Gordon’s recent chat with her at ABD’s recent Inspire 2024 conference.

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Buying the family biz

Stephanie Stuckey, the granddaughter of the founder of Stuckey’s Corporation, the home of the original pecan log roll and maker of delicious pecan snacks and treats, has set a path for rebuilding the iconic roadside family business. It all started with buying back the brand. Catch the story from ABD’s recent Inspire 2024 conference.

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Successful Lawyer Legislator goes into candy biz!

Four years ago, Stephanie Stuckey was humming along in Atlanta in the middle of a successful career. Then, she got a call that changed her life. She told the ABD audience last week at “Inspire 24” that your past experiences will help you in future endeavors.

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Guest Column: Local Leader on the Stronger Workforce for America Act

We live in a time when things are objectively better for all people than almost any time in history, and also happens to be filled with divisiveness and mistrust of our institutions. The recent passage in the House of Representatives of the Stronger Workforce for America Act gives me tremendous optimism that we’re turning a corner in America; that civic engagement and bipartisanship can indeed make a difference. It is true, the confluence of the digital and gig economies, globalization, climate change, and the pandemic created a perfect storm of

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When Stuckey’s Got Stuck

ABD continues its series on the rise of Stuckey’s in the CSRA and across the U.S. Stephanie Stuckey shared lessons learned with our “Inspire 24” audience on what went wrong after her family business got sold in the 1960’s.https://youtu.be/57qRbQ7UyZI?si=rlyG2xFVxUIhdQyr

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April goes out with an economic development boom

April has been a busy month for economic development with multi-million dollar projects announced in Richmond and Columbia counties. The latest is the April 30 announcement by StandardAero of a $33 million expansion of its operations at Augusta Regional Airport. The company provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services. The project will add more than 80,000 square feet of hangar space, and an engine shop, to the company’s existing buildings. That is a 60% increase in space and will allow the company to work on larger aircraft said Chris Bodine,

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$850 million investment for manufacturing plant announced

Construction has started on a new, battery-grade manufacturing facility in Augusta. Syensqo is building an EV manufacturing facility beside their existing plant, formerly known as Solvay Polymers. “I would say, EV is one component. But I would say, it’s adding manufacturing, advanced manufacturing, while they supply the EV,” explained Cal Wray, President of the Augusta Economic Development Authority, who attended the event. “They also supply 456 other industries, all of which can use the material. So, I would say it’s more of the growth of our advanced manufacturing hub that

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