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Business Roundup: Aldo plans expansion in Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS — Aldo Products Company Inc., A manufacturer of coatings employed in commercial roof restoration, plans to relocate its facilities in response to its increased sales and plans growth. Aldo plans to move its manufacturing and corporate operations to an expanded facility in the Kannapolis area close to its present location.

“We are committed to finding facilities in this area that allow for the growth we anticipate,” said Bob Brenk, president of Aldo. “Roof coatings are an increasing segment of the market as more and more facility managers and contractors come to recognize the economic and sustainability benefits of elastomeric coatings,” added Brenk. Reflecting this commitment, Brenk and his family recently bought the final outstanding ownership stake in Aldo, a stake previously owned by a German investor.

Aldo grew its revenues by more than 35 percent this past year by supplying coatings to a network of approved independent applicators, typically roof or spray polyurethane foam contractors. The coatings allow the ultimate client, the facility manager, to realize savings of 50 to 70 percent when the cost of roof restoration is compared to that of roof replacement. Many of Aldo’s coatings are reflective “cool roof” coatings that deflect heat during hot summer months and thus help in saving energy costs. Other environmental and operational benefits include elimination of roof tear-off waste added to area landfills and avoiding any business interruption that might occur as a result of roof replacement.

The coatings produced by Aldo have been used in a wide range of building uses ranging from athletic complexes, manufacturing and distribution facilities to schools, retail facilities and assisting living campuses. Products are rated, tested and approved by Energy Star, the American Society for Testing and Materials, FM Global, Miami-Dade County, Florida, and the Florida Building Code.

Brenk attributes the company’s success to three interwoven principles: making sure that you have a great team in place, creating high quality products and always taking care of the customer. While it sounds old fashion, the firm’s focus on its commitments to these fundamentals has allowed it to grow rapidly over the past few years. Aldo is now focused on expanding and tapping areas where there is more business and employment growth. The company takes pride in the fact that 90 percent of orders are shipped within 48 hours.

Comfort Keepers holding two seminars this week

Comfort Keepers and Carillon Assisted Living of Salisbury will holds its monthly lunch seminar Thursday at the Carillon facility at 1915 Mooesville Road.

The program starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch. Louise Klaver, director of Older Adults Activities at the J. H. Hurley YMCA will discuss the importance of staying active in our older adult years as well as the many opportunities available for involvement at the YMCA. February is Heart Health month, and an active lifestyle can help avoid long-term or serious health issues.

Please reserve a seat by calling 704-640-5152 or email annmeasmer@comfortkeepers.com no later than noon Wednesday.

Also, Comfort Keepers and Whitley’s Annex Chapel invite the public to attend a monthly seminar covering subjects pertaining to older adult living and planning Wednesday  at 11:30 a.m. at the chapel  at 1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. in Kannapolis.
Nancy Woodard will speak on senior depression and suicide.  Woodard is  the educational program coordinator for Mental Health Association of Central Carolinas Inc.  She will hold a twp-part series. This month will be signs of depression among seniors, and next month’s seminar will focus on depression leading to suicide among Seniors. She will also discuss how depression can be controlled through activities or in some cases proper medications.
A free, lite lunch will be provided.  Seating is limited so please reserve a seat no later than Monday evening  by calling 704-640-5152 or email annmeasmer@comfortkeepers.com.
Shred-safe acquired by Triad company

WINSTON-SALEM — Archive Information Management Inc. of Winston-Salem has recently purchased Thomasville-based Shred-Safe, a mobile document destruction company.

Shred-Safe provided residential and on-site shredding services to homes and businesses in the Thomasville, High Point, Greensboro, Concord, Salisbury, Mooresville, Lake Norman, Statesville and Winston-Salem areas. With the acquisition of over 100 former Shred-Safe customers, the Archive Information Management footprint has grown and become more saturated in the Triad and surrounding areas.

“We are certainly excited to take on these great new clients and expand our reach in the area,” said Kris Keiser Sr., president of Archive Information Management.  “Shred-Safe provided great service to them, and we look forward to continuing that with the dedicated and customer-focused service that we strive to give all of our clients.”

For more information on Archive Information Management and to learn more about their shredding and document storage services, please call 336-725-8811 or visit www.archiveim.com.

Real estate meeting

The Rowan Real Estate Investors and Associates will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at China Buffet in Salisbury. Amy Osorio, a professional real estate stager in the Lake Norman area will be joining give insight on how to present homes well for a quick sell.

The group meets regularly on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  The meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.  (China Buffet is on Arlington street behind O’Charleys near I85 exit 76)

For more information, contact Bob Yon at 704-762-1117.

Alevo receives award

CONCORD — Alevo, a leading provider of energy storage systems, has been honored with the CLT Joules 2015 Energy Innovation of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding company that has made significant impact with a transformative energy technology or service.

Alevo leaders accepted the award at a special awards ceremony Thursday in Charlotte. Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter provided opening remarks, further solidifying the region’s growing status as an energy capital. “There are more than 260 companies in the region tied directly to the energy sector,” the mayor stated, adding that these companies employee nearly 28,000 people. The keynote speaker of the evening was Ron Schoff, Technology Innovation Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute.

Nominations were submitted by Discovery Place, E4 Carolinas, EPRI, Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, N.C. Biotechnology Center, N.C. Sustainable Energy Association, Project for Innovation Energy and Sustainability, Citizen Schools, UNCC Early Engineering College and Ventureprise. Voting was open to the public through the CLT Joules website and more than 9,000 votes were received.

“Alevo is exactly the kind of company we want to highlight and celebrate,” says CLT Joules Executive Director Lori Collins. “Alevo’s energy storage technology will have tremendous impact on the global energy industry and our local economic development. We are thrilled the community recognizes Alevo’s value by selecting them as Energy Innovation of the Year.”

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