Business roundup: Factory Expo Homes puts models on display

  • Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:35 a.m.
Cathy Green Burns
Cathy Green Burns

Factory Expo Home Centers has opened its newest Park Model Home Sales Center in Salisbury at 220 Ryan Patrick Drive.

Visitors to the new Sales Center will be able to view model homes for sale and will also have the option of taking a guided factory tour showing how the homes are built.

Customers can also visit the Salisbury location’s website at, where they can view floor plans, photographs, customer testimonials, sale promotions, industry news and much more.

The Park Model Homes sold at Factory Expo Home’s new factory direct sales center are built on site at the factory.

All of these homes meet, and in many cases, exceed ANSI 119.5 building code, which is administered and sanctioned by the RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Association). This code is optional for park model homes, and requires that park model homes meet or exceed more than 500 building and safety standards. Factory Expo Homes is proud to offer park model homes with the RVIA inspection label.

About Factory Expo Homes: Factory Expo Home Centers was founded in 1999 and specializes in all aspects of the park model home, mobile home and manufactured home industries. Based in Chandler, Arizona, and serving the entire contiguous United States, Factory Expo Home Centers operates Sales Centers in Arizona, Texas, Oregon, Nebraska, Virginia, Indiana, Florida and North Carolina and is the nation’s largest factory located Manufactured Home retailer. Product offerings include Park Model Homes, Mobile Homes, and Manufactured Homes. Visit for more information.

Freightliner donating 1,200 trees for Arbor Day

PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks in support of NASCAR Race to Green pledged to plant 1,200 trees with the support of the Arbor Day Foundation. For every Freightliner-transported driver who won a NASCAR SprintCup race, Freightliner Trucks pledged to plant trees in areas impacted by natural disasters.

As the official hauler of NASCAR, Freightliner Trucks transports various NASCAR cars and equipment for teams such as Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, JTG Dougherty Racing, Michael Waltrip Racing, Penske Racing and Richard Childress Racing.

Cabarrus Business Magazine changing name, focus

CONCORD — After more than 12 years of publishing,owners of Cabarrus Business have announced that the magazine will change its name to Cabarrus Magazine. The newly focused magazine will incorporate more of the community and will target those visiting the area as well.

“When we first started Cabarrus Business in January of 2001, there were several large, independently owned companies based here that we could count on for support,” said Jason Huddle, publisher. “Now, most of those have either been bought out, moved their corporate headquarters or have gone out of business entirely. The face of our business climate has changed in this county. When we first began publishing, this county was all about textiles and tobacco. Now, it’s about tourism and we, as a publication, need to adapt to that change as well.”

The redesigned Cabarrus Magazine will be available on stands June 1. For more information, visit or call 704-782-2353.

Abounader to speak in Kannapolis on advocating for seniors

The monthly Caring Connections luncheon sponsored by Whitleys Funeral Home and Comfort Keepers In-Home Care will be held Wednesday, May 22, at the Whitley’s Annex Chapel, 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis. 

This month’s speaker is Laurie Abounader, regional long term care ombudsman with Centralina Council of Governments. She will be presenting on “How to Advocate For Someone You Love.” 

Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is free. RSVP is required by noon on Tuesday, May 21, by calling Comfort Keepers at 704-630-0370 or emailing

Caring Connections Luncheons are held the fourth Wednesday of every month. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, email 

Farm Bureau donates $3,000 to medical community

SALISBURY —The North Carolina Farm Bureau and Rowan County Farm Bureau donated $3,000 to the local medical community as part of the North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Healthy Living for a Lifetime initiative, which visited Woodleaf on May 8.

During the event, 82 people received free health screenings, including cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density and hemoglobin A1c.

Karlene Doby is president of the Rowan County Farm Bureau.

Healthy Living for a Lifetime uses a 50-foot mobile health screening unit that is handicap accessible. For more information visit

Former Food Lion president to chair Duke hospital advisers board

DURHAM — Cathy Green Burns, former Food Lion president, is the new chair of the Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center National Board of Advisers.

“Cathy brings a wealth of expertise from more than 30 years of experience in corporate America to propel Duke Children’s forward as a leading children’s hospital,” said Susan Glenn, executive director, Duke Children’s Office of Development.

Green Burns has served on Duke Children’s National Board of Advisers for three years and now leads a prestigious group of business leaders from across the nation.

She has more than 30 years of experience in the retail grocery industry.

She lives in Davidson with her husband, Ty, and their two daughters.

Green Burns’ new title was officially announced at the board’s spring meeting on May 16.

Duke Children’s National Board of Advisers supports activities intended to secure philanthropic support for Duke Children’s.

Members of the board are leaders in business, medicine, government, communications, education, sports and entertainment. 

Rick Anicetti of Charlotte is also on the board. He is another former Food Lion president.

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