Business roundup

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2012

SALISBURY — Farm Fresh MarketPlace and Health Solutions Unlimited will sponsor Health Awareness Day on July 27 in the Stanback Room of the Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
Two free sessions — 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — will feature complimentary, fresh cooked vegetable dishes, freshmade fruit and vegetable juices, healthy quick recipe handouts for seasonal produce and meal ideas and other free health tips.
North Carolina ranks 32nd among U.S. states in terms of overall health.
Registered nurse Laura Emerson Edwards, director for the Center for Healthy North Carolina in Raleigh, will present information about the factors that affect health and how the Healthy North Carolina 2020 objectives were developed.
Reserve a spot by calling 704-754-5334 or emailing
The Healthy North Carolina 2020 project is funded by the Duke Endowment, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund.
Kenerly earns financial consultant designation
GREENSBORO — Salisbury native Jay Kenerly, chief operating officer and director of marketing at Plybon & Associates Inc., has earned the Chartered Financial Consultant professional designation from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Kenerly joined Plybon & Associates, Inc. in 2006. Kenerly is a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table and is a chairperson for the Future Fund of Greensboro. He and his wife, Rosemary, have four children.
KMD Construction on Engineers News & Record Top 100 list
[0x13]SALISBURY — The Engineers News & Record has named KMD Construction in Salisbury to the list of top contractors in the Southeast.
KMD is ranked 84th. The list is compiled by ranking total gross revenue for 2011.
KMD is licensed in seven southern states and has expanded into the northeast. The company works in the grocery store industry and recently added Walmart as a client.
Owner Kyle M. Davis said while he is thrilled with the ranking, KMD’s revenues have fallen due to lack of growth in the construction industry. Four years ago, revenues were nearly three times what they are now, Davis said. “Back then, we wouldn’t have been even close to making the list, even with triple the volume,” he said. The company has survived the economic downturn by providing superior customer service, Davis said.
“We feel very fortunate to have maintained our customer base these past few years and to be among the top in our trade in the southeast,” he said.
KMD anticipates growth in the coming year, with 2012’s revenues expected to exceed 2011. Larger clients include Sam’s Club, Costco, JCPenney, Developers Diversified, Whole Foods, Food Lion and Zurich.
Davis and his wife, Kim, opened KMD Construction in 2001. They have 26 employees at their office on West Innes Street. Visit or contact the company at 704-636-6560.
Deja Vous Hair Care stylists now Redken certified
KANNAPOLIS — David and Ashleigh Austin of Deja Vous Hair Care, 2618 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., recently joined Redken-certified design stylists.
Call Deja Vous Hair Care at 704-932-4247 or visit for more information.
Fiberon named one of best decking/outdoor products
NEW LONDON — Professional Builder and Professional Remodeler magazines named Fiberon’s Horizon matching fascia and riser boards as one of the best new decking/outdoor living products for 2012.
Fiberon launched several new product lines in February, including the Horizon matching fascia and riser boards. In its annual 101 Best New Products report in the August issue, the magazine identified “breakthrough” products for residential construction.
Mooresville Motorplex signs on new partnersThe Mooresville Motorplex karting and professional racing business has aligned with several locally based companies.
• Prestige Building Company is the lead building contractor.
• Pedulla Excavating of Mooresville was instrumental as site contractors for all earthworks on the foundation and grading of the site.
• Piedmont Design Associates, also in Mooresville, has led the engineering and surveying.
• Adams + Associates of Mooresville are providing architectural expertise in designing the main facility and garages.
Mooresville Motorplex includes a .70 mile long track on 30 acres off Mazeppa Road in Mooresville at 130 Motorplex Drive. Officials broke ground on-site in 2011.
Circuit Design and Engineering: DROMO Applied Circuit Design (Italy); Asphalt design is from Motorsport Services International (Ohio); Kart Supplier is SodiKart (Italy); and Track Barriers: TecPro Barriers (France).
“To build a world-class facility, you need world-class partners,” said Justin Marks, owner of Mooresville Motorplex. “Everything about our track and garages will draw from expertise from around the world.”
Current Sprint Cup and Nationwide series driver Michael McDowell and former karting champion Eric Jones are also involved.
National Ice Cream Day today
Today, July 15, is National Ice Cream Day. Sonic Drive-In is celebrating by offering a special, summer-only price: half-price milkshakes every day after 8 p.m.
Sonic is open until midnight or later all summer.
Sonic has locations in Salisbury, Rockwell and Kannapolis.
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