Biz briefs: Jan. 20

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 20, 2019

Grievous Gallery reopens on West Bank Street

The throw bottles, dishes and glassware warehouse has reopened after closing in October.

Now at 111 W. Bank St., Grievous Gallery will celebrate its grand reopening at 5 p.m. today.

The celebration will include live music by Them Damn Bruners, Out of System Transfer and Mama Tried, starting at 6 p.m..

Artists will showcase their crafts from jewelry to wood work at the new 13,600-square-foot warehouse.

A donation of $5 is recommended to support the bands.

Clean fuel engine assembled in Salisbury gets EPA approval

Agility Fuel Solutions announced its 488LPI 8.0L V-8 propane engine, which is assembled in Salisbury, received approval for sale from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Agility Fuel Solutions is a leading global provider of clean fuel solutions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

The Salisbury plant assembles a base General Motors V-8 engine long block, with proprietary Agility dress parts, propane injection system and controls. The engine is used in school buses, propane bobtails and medium-duty truck applications.

“We are pleased with the performance of the 488LPI engine since we brought it to market in 2018,” said Brad Garner, Agility’s president for powertrain systems. “We expect demand for this engine to continue to grow as more fleets benefit from the significant purchase incentives available for propane-powered vehicles and enjoy the lower total cost of ownership over the life of the vehicle.”

Morgan Ridge is a stop on Charlotte’s Queen’s Feast

Morgan Ridge Vineyards in Gold Hill will be a stop on Charlotte Restaurant Week’s Queen’s Feast.

Restaurant Week started Saturday and continues through Jan. 27.

The vineyards will offer a four-course meal with a wine pairing. Participants can choose from a menu of beef, chicken or vegetarian meals.

The meal is $35 per adult plus tax and a service fee.

To reserve a place, call Morgan Ridge Vineyards’ Gold Hill location at 704-639-0911.

Sheetz for the Kidz raises more than $700,000

Through customer donations, Sheets for the Kidz raised about $700,821 to provide toys, clothes and basic necessities for children in need.

For the 2018 holiday season, Sheetz for the Kidz supported about 9,500 children — about 16 children for each of Sheetz’s 585 stores. For the Kidz worked with the Salvation Army to receive wish lists from families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina. 

“Every year, we have Sheetz customers to thank for their loyalty and generous contributions during the campaign,” said Sarah Piper, executive director of Sheetz for the Kidz. “This fundraising initiative allowed us to brighten the holidays for families who needed it most.”

Sheetz employees volunteered their time to shop, wrap gifts and host holiday parties for the children and their families.

Customer can support Sheetz for the Kidz throughout the year by buying Sheetz for the Kidz water and cookies and donating online.