Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sikorsky Collaborates with LORD Corporation to Unveil S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter

CARY, N.C. -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDERTM helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator aircraft. Designed for military missions, including special operations, the S-97 RAIDER features next-generation technologies in an aerial scout aircraft, capable of carrying six troops and external weapons.

Research Triangle Region's Cleantech Cluster and Experts Featured at Smart Cities Conference

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. -- The Research Triangle Region’s success in creating a vibrant cleantech cluster will be featured prominently at Energy Central’s Smart Cities conference, “Shaping a Smart Energy Future,” Nov. 3-4 in San Diego, Calif. Research Triangle Cleantech ClusterResearch Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) Managing Director Lee Anne Nance will moderate a panel of cluster member companies discussing how public sector, private sector and utility industry partners in the region collaborate to deploy smart city solutions and how that creates competitive advantage for the region.

Fred Barringer named Regional Director of the SBTDC at UNC Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The SBTDC is pleased to announce Fred Barringer as the Regional Director of the SBTDC at UNC Chapel Hill. Fred rejoins the SBTDC after a two-year stint in the private sector, which broadened his already extensive background in business, industry, and the military. From 2010 to 2012, he served in the SBTDC at Western Carolina University’s Cullowhee office as a business counselor focusing on manufacturing and distribution clients.

McKim & Creed Announces New CEO

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The board of directors of McKim & Creed, Inc., a 350-person engineering, planning and geomatics firm with offices throughout the South, announced that John T. Lucey, Jr., PE, has been named the company’s next president and chief executive officer, effective November 1. Lucey was previously the executive vice president of engineering and business development at Heckmann Water Resources (now Nuverra Environmental Solutions), an oil/gas water management company that is also one of the largest environmental solutions firms in the U.S.

MobileSmith is a Finalist in the 2014 NC Tech Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. -- MobileSmith (OTCBB: MOST) has been nominated as a finalist in North Carolina's statewide technology awards program, in the New Media/Digital Technology category. The finalists were recently announced by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Second Annual Rent Party Hits Durham

DURHAM, NC. -- On Sunday, November 9th, Housing for New Hope will host its 2nd Annual Rent Party at the Power Plant on the American Tobacco Campus. As Housing for New Hope's signature event, this intimate reception and Jazz fundraiser will support families and individuals moving from homelessness to home. The benefit features Shana Tucker, a renowned "ChamberSoul" cellist and singer/songwriter.