Mosack Group moving from Matthews to Mint Hill
CHARLOTTE – Mosack Group plans to build a 115,000-square-foot facility in Mint Hill, according to the Mecklenburg County Office of Economic Development.
The $9.7 million expansion will retain 50 existing jobs and bring 21 new jobs to the county over the next five years.
The county will support the move through a Business Investment Program grant of $134,839 over five years. The county estimates an additional $15,600 in sales tax revenue by the end of the grant term. Mint Hill is providing a grant for $59,015 over five years.
“The Town of Mint Hill is proud to play a role in creating job opportunities and new business investment in our town and Mecklenburg County,” Mayor Ted Biggers said.
North Carolina is providing funds through the North Carolina Community College System to develop customized training.
The Mosack Group imports and sells residential plumbing products to large scale commercial retailers. With the relocation, the Mosack Group will be able to onboard new manufacturing lines for PEX pipe extrusion.
Unconscious driver had 10 pounds of weed, guns
MATTHEWS – An unconscious driver at a stop sign was treated at a hospital and later arrested after police found 10 pounds of marijuana, two handguns and drug paraphernalia in his car.
The Matthews Police Department responded to the scene at 12:48 p.m. Sept. 27 at the 1500 block of Sam Newell Road. During the investigation, police discovered the drugs and guns.
Medic transported the man to Novant Health Matthews Medical Center.
Police arrested Daniel Pavlovich Girich, 24, of Matthews, on charges of trafficking marijuana; felony possession of marijuana; maintain a vehicle for the use, storage, or sale of controlled substances; possession with the intent to sell or deliver; possession of drug paraphernalia; and driving while license revoked
Driver faces charges after getting in wreck with officer
MATTHEWS – A police officer was involved in a wreck while trying to make a traffic stop, according to the Matthews Police Department.
The officer saw a vehicle traveling northbound well over the posted speed limit and crossing over the center line at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28 on Matthews-Mint Hill Road. The officer initiated his blue lights and siren to perform a traffic stop, but the driver accelerated after turning onto N.C. 51 traveling northbound, according to police.
After turning onto Idlewild Road, the suspect slammed on his brakes causing the officer to crash into him at the 13600 block.
There were no reported injuries or other vehicles involved in the incident.
Police arrested Marat Aleksandrovich Kockaryan, 35, of Matthews, on charges of felony fleeing to elude, careless and reckless driving; speeding 70 mph in a 35 mph zone; and operating a vehicle on a street/highway in other than the proper lane.
Fastsigns celebrates with one-year anniversary party
CHARLOTTE – Fastsigns hosted a one-year anniversary open house on Sept. 19 at 4845-B E. Independence Blvd.
The event included food catered by MEC catering.
In addition to vendors, the event hosted local business owners, staff, friends and family members. The team shared its new technology and equipment, taking time to discuss the center’s capabilities for customers’ projects.
“At Fastsigns, we believe in helping businesses tell their stories beautifully,” franchisee Yazan Alhakim said. “We do this by partnering with our clients to find practical visual solutions infused with beauty and creative designs through innovative signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services.”
Good Cup opens new space
MATTHEWS – Good Cup now has a presence within The Loyalist Market.
Good Cup has built a following for the creative drinks, such as Smore Summer, Gettin’ Figgy With It and Autumn Suntea served during the Matthews Farmers Market.
The staff celebrated a grand opening Sept. 30 in its new digs, located at 435 N. Trade St.
Visit www.thegoodcup.rocks for details.