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JULY 5 – BUSINESS BUZZZZZZZZ

JULY 5 – BUSINESS BUZZZZZZZZ

By the SBJ Editorial Staff and Contributors

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp’s collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel Aviv, Israel is going well.  The two companies announced last week that the third and final Gulfstream G250 test aircraft has joined the flight-test program. The plane is a super mid-size business jet.

The third aircraft completed its first flight on June 28, taking off from Ben Gurion airport at 10:30 a.m. local time. During the 2 hour, 56 minute flight, the aircraft reached a maximum speed of 250 knots and a top altitude of 20,000 feet (6,096 m).

“It’s exciting to have all three test aircraft in the air,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “What’s even more exciting is the response we’re getting from the pilots. They’ve told us that the aircraft’s handling qualities are excellent, rivaling those of our large-cabin aircraft.  That’s something we like to hear, because it means we hit the mark with our design. And we have our operators to thank for that, because they played a major role in creating this jet. This aircraft represents what they told us they wanted.

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The Center for Hyperbarics and Wound Care at St. Joseph’s/Candler has been named a Center of Distinction by Diversified Clinical Services, an award given to centers that have achieved outstanding results in patient satisfaction, healing rates and clinical outcomes. The Center achieved patient satisfaction rates greater than 95% and healing rates at 91% for 12 consecutive months.

SJ/C recognized that an aging population, an increase in diabetes and an obesity epidemic would create a tremendous demand for specialized wound care services in developing the Center. Almost 24 million Americans – one in every 12 – are diabetic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those with diabetes, 6.5 million are estimated to suffer with chronic or non-healing wounds. 

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Dot Foods delivered a truckload of food to America’s Second Harvest of Coastal

Georgia, Savannah, last week on Tuesday, June 29,  in honor of the food redistributor’s 50th anniversary. It was the third stop for Dot Foods’ 50th anniversary “golden trailer” as it travels to 11 food banks across the country to deliver 270,000 pounds of food.

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, located at 2501 East President St. Savannah, said the gift is equivalent to $315,000, and the food donation will include items such as canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, tuna, beans, rice and cereal.

Mary Jane Crouch, executive director of America’s Second Harvest, hosted a media event as the truck arrived.

The food bank has outgrown the capacity of its warehouse in Brunswick, established in 2005, and help a ribbon cutting recently for new warehouse to continue to meet the needs of people in Georgia’s southern most counties. The new warehouse will provide storage for fresh and frozen foods, making them more readily available to people at-risk for hunger in Brantley, Camden, Charlton, Glynn, and Wayne counties.

 

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Packing in a crowd of more than 300, the SummerFest event held at Hampton Lake on June 19featured the

popular Shannon Tanner and raised over $700 for the Bluffton Boys and Girl’s Club. The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Booster Club hosted a hamburger and hot dog grill that raised more than $800 for their program during the evening event.  “We had a tremendous turnout,” said Gerrit Albert, president of the lakeside community.

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Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty is back in town after attending the 8th Annual Luxury Real Estate Retreat at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, Miami. Luxury Real Estate (LuxuryRealEstate.com and Who's Who of Luxury Real Estate) is a luxury brokerage network that includes the most prominent global luxury brokers; each member is carefully selected.

Members sell homes for record prices and handle transactions of incredible complexity and magnitude with complete discretion. "Continuously learning about marketing opportunities for clients' properties is an important part of delivering excellent service, as is staying abreast of what's happening to the real estate market around the country and around the world. We showcase our clients' properties to buyers throughout the city and throughout the world,” said Dunn.

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Great Dane Trailers, Savannah, has announced the addition of Universal Truck and Trailer in Dieppe, New Brunswick to its North American distribution network. "The addition of Universal Truck and Trailer will help broaden the Great Dane brand in Canada, giving more customers the opportunity to experience the superior quality of our products and service," said Chris Hammond, vice president of Dealer Sales, Great Dane Trailers. Great Dane Trailers is a manufacturer of dry van, refrigerated and platform trailers with division offices in Savannah and Chicago, with manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States.

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