Calabasas, California-based Harbor Freight Tools, a nationwide discount tool retailer, announced the grand opening of a new 15,000-square-foot store located at 1150 U.S. Highway 98 in Daphne. This will reportedly be the 22nd Harbor Freight Tools store built in Alabama.
The retailer will stock a selection of tools and accessories in categories that include storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment and automotive, air, power and hand tools, among other items. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
“We’re excited to serve customers in the city of Daphne,” store manager Jeri Sedivy said. “We look forward to welcoming auto technicians, contractors, woodworkers, homeowners, hobbyists — anyone who needs affordable tools.”
Ecovery LLC, a non-ferrous metal processor based in Loxley, announced plans to grow its existing Baldwin County site. The expansion will be the company’s fourth since its founding in 2008. The new 100,000-square-foot facility will house new equipment and is expected to create 30 jobs and more than $5 million in capital investment over the next two years.
“We have grown from a 35,000-square-foot facility to a nearly 170,000-square-foot facility with a goal of 120 employees by the end of 2019 to prepare ourselves for future expansions in Loxley,” Kevin Sloan, CEO and managing member of Ecovery LLC, said.
Ecovery’s expansion is currently underway, with plans to be completed by September 2019. In the coming months, the company will look to fill several positions as the project plan progresses. For more information about Ecovery LLC and its job openings, visit ecoveryllc.com.
Local investors recently purchased two convenience stores in Baldwin County. One is located at 859 Fairhope Ave. and situated at the northwest corner of Greeno Road and Fairhope Avenue. The second store is located at 34531 Hwy. 98 in Lillian, just before the bridge across the state line into Florida. The new owners are renovating, upgrading and adding new features to both stores. Sharon Wright with White-Spunner Realty represented the buyers in both transactions.
American WeatherStar, a Mobile-based company specializing in elastomeric roof coatings and energy-efficient coating systems, will be expanding its business with the purchase of 8095 Padgett Switch Road. The property was purchased for $560,000 and has five acres of land along with some 5,600 square feet of office/warehouse space. A separate 5,000-square-foot warehouse is also located on the property.
American WeatherStar was founded in 2004 in Mobile and this will be their third expansion in 15 years. The company currently has over 25 employees with plans for continued growth at the new facility. Sharon Wright with White-Spunner Realty represented the local company in the transaction. David Cooper with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Cooper & Co. Inc. worked for the seller.
Miles Ball of Wealth Management Consultants LLC is leasing 1,050 square feet of office space in Magnolia Park Office Condominiums located at 1621 South University Blvd. in Mobile. The company is relocating from its long-time office space in Regions Tower. Jill Meeks, leasing executive with Stirling Properties, handled the transaction.
Wilkins Miller, a locally owned accounting and advisory firm with offices in Mobile and Fairhope, recently announced the leasing of some 2,000 square feet of new office space located at 5 Dauphin St., Suite 100, in downtown Mobile, inside the first floor of the Bayport Building. This is its third branch in the area with five employees on-site when fully staffed. The property is currently owned by Metcalfe & Company Inc.
Bellator Real Estate Development announces award winners
Bellator Real Estate Development recently held its annual awards ceremony at The Grand Hotel in Point Clear to recognize company award winners for 2018.
Company winners included: Jared Giddens, Top Residential Agent – Company Wide; The Malone Team, Top Team (3+) – Company Wide; The Johnny Lawanna Sharpless Team, Top Team – Company Wide; and Lillian Travis, Top Truland Homes Agent – Company Wide.
Division-level winners comprised: Spencer Adelman as Top Truland Homes Agent – Coastal Division; Rameh Khazen as Top Truland Homes Agent – Mobile Division; Lillian Travis as Top Truland Homes Agent – Eastern Shore Division; The Hofferber Group as Top Team – Eastern Shore Division; Erica Davies & Associates as Top Team – Mobile Division; The Johnny Lawanna Sharpless Team as Top Team – Coastal Division; The Hartley Team as Top Team (3+) – Mobile Division; The Beckham Partners as Top Team (3+) – Eastern Shore Division; and The Malone Team as Top Team (3+) – Coastal Division.
Branch-level winners recognized were: Cindy Kusnierz, Top Agent – Gulf Shores; Ida Sherman as Top Agent – Ono Island; Marissa Rennaker, Top Agent – Eastern Shore; Stephanie Sandefur, Top Agent – Fairhope Section Street; Mitch Holliman, Top Agent – Orange Beach; and Jared Giddens, Top Agent – Mobile.
Bellator also handed out specialty awards. Tanya Johnston of the Fairhope Section Street Office received the Rookie of the Year Award. Louise Johnson of the Eastern Shore Office received the Referral Agent of the Year Award. Bob Malone of the Gulf Shores Office received Bellator’s highest recognition with the Eric A. Jones Award, voted on by agents.
Bellator is a full-service real estate company and in 2018 closed $571,711,718 in commercial and residential sales, reportedly ranking it as the top real estate firm along the Alabama Gulf Coast in that sales category.
Hayes Jewelers recognized at Alabama Jewelers Association
The Alabama Jewelers Association’s (AJA) president recently announced in a news release that Mobile-headquartered Hayes Jewelers won three awards in the Custom Design contest, a statewide contest held in Birmingham last month.
Natalya Douglas won first place in Category 1 with her non-magnetic hematite necklace. Blake Turner received first place in Category 3 for a custom piece shaped like an hourglass. Turner also won the People’s Choice Award for his product design.
At the conference, Mary Hayes, founder and owner of Hayes Jewelers, received AJA’s Lifetime Membership Award. Hayes has been active in the jewelry industry since 1960 and in 2015 was selected as “Jeweler of the Year” by the 24 Karat Club of the Southeastern United States.
Hayes has also served on the board of directors of Bishop State Community College’s Jewelry and Watch Repair Department and has employed over a dozen graduates from the department.
The Alabama Jewelers Association was founded in 1924. Its members are from counties across the state. Marshall Sanford, also of Hayes Jewelers, currently serves as the state president of the organization.
Hayes Jewelers was established in 1982 and is located at 5456 Cottage Hill Road in Mobile. The retailer specializes in nationally known fine jewelry lines, custom design of jewelry, watch repair and professional appraisal services.
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