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Elliott Davis Announces Expansion of Corporate Headquarters

Greenville, S.C. (January 24, 2019) – Elliott Davis, a leading business solutions firm with nine offices across the Southeast and nearly 800 employees, today announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from the current location at 200 East Broad Street in downtown Greenville to a larger, more modern space at 435 South Main Street in the new Falls Tower building within the Camperdown development.

“We’re at an exciting point in the evolution of Elliott Davis,” said Rick Davis, CEO of Elliott Davis. “Our new headquarters is an extension of that evolution and will support the growth we’re experiencing throughout our firm. This space will provide the room and amenities to help us attract and retain the best talent in this very competitive market. Our employees are our most valuable asset, and we believe the design of this office will reinforce a culture that is highly collaborative and innovative.”

Located in a strategic setting on Main Street, the new headquarters underscores Elliott Davis’ commitment to the city it has called home since its founders opened the Greenville office in 1925. It will occupy 60,000 square feet across three floors, as well as a collaborative street-level space that the community and visitors alike will be able to enjoy. The expansion, which is scheduled to take place in November 2020, will accommodate the company’s anticipated future growth and facilitate the cross-practice collaboration that fuels innovation and enables the firm to deliver more value to its clients.

“On behalf of the City of Greenville, I’m absolutely thrilled at the commitment Elliott Davis is making to our great city by serving as the primary tenant of the highly anticipated Camperdown building on Main Street,” stated Mayor Knox White. “As one of the Top 40 accounting firms in the U.S., this is a true statement to our thriving economy and the exciting future we have ahead of us.”

Elliott Davis’ new headquarters will house the firm’s growing number of local employees, its executive offices and the Greenville operations team, which includes tax, assurance, and consulting and advisory leadership. A shared-workspace environment, coupled with meeting rooms and common areas on each floor, will provide ample opportunities for employees to forge the cross-discipline relationships that foster creativity and ultimately yield holistic business solutions.

“The Camperdown team is ecstatic to be a part of the new Elliott Davis headquarters in the Falls Tower building,” said Brody Glenn, president of Camperdown’s developer, Centennial American Properties. “Local companies reinvesting in downtown is one of the reasons Greenville has become one of the best downtowns in the country. Elliott Davis is a great example of this and their commitment to being a corporate leader in Greenville for years to come.”

Camperdown is a “live, work, play” development scheduled to open in 2020. In addition to the Falls Tower building where the new Elliott Davis headquarters will be located, Camperdown will feature a 196-room AC Hotel; 80,000 square feet of retail space; a 609-space parking garage; and the largest public plaza in the city’s history.

About Elliott Davis, LLC

Elliott Davis, LLC is a leading business solutions firm offering a full spectrum of services in the areas of tax, comprehensive assurance, and consulting services to diverse businesses, organizations and individuals. With a network of nearly 800 forward-thinking professionals in major U.S. markets and alliance resources across the globe, the organization ranks among the Top 40 and fastest-growing accounting firms in the United States. Elliott Davis has been providing innovative solutions since its founding in 1920. Visit elliottdavis.com for more information.

 

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Adrian Grenier, Actor and UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador, Joins BarberWind Turbines’ Advisory Board

Greenville, SC | December 11, 2018- BarberWind Turbines LLC, a groundbreaking wind technology company, is excited to announce that Adrian Grenier has joined their Advisory Board. In front of the camera, Grenier is best-known for starring as Vincent Chase on Entourage, one of HBO’s most popular half-hour series in the network’s history.

Adrian Grenier is as passionate about leading a global evolutionary shift as he is about embodying compelling characters. On World Environment Day in June 2017, Grenier was appointed a UN Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador through which he advocates for a collaborative approach to address our environmental issues.

The BarberWind Turbines’ executive team met Mr. Grenier in September at the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC).  “There was an immediate sense of aligned beliefs and shared goals,” says Tammy Barber, Owner and COO of BarberWind Turbines LLC.

“I am always excited about companies that are on the cutting edge of technology, especially when the environment is the main beneficiary,” says Adrian Grenier.  “When I learned that BarberWind Turbines is making energy more viable and economical for the world’s remote locations, I rushed to get involved. BarberWind Turbines is bringing a cleaner form of energy to a whole new market, serving areas that didn’t previously have a chance to consider wind as an option. This is truly innovative and important.”

“We are so excited to have Adrian on board, his belief in our technology, and the doors he will be able to open for us at the United Nations and other places that are hungry for greener sources of energy,” says Debbie O’Hara, CMO and VP Sales & Marketing, of BarberWind Turbines LLC.

ABOUT BARBERWIND TURBINES LLC

Our product is transforming wind power and changing lives. The BarberWind Turbines 800kW wind turbine has been designed for microgrid, stand alone and other distributed generation applications especially those currently dependent on diesel fuel systems like island nations and farms and ranches. It has a built-in lifting system so can be erected without an expensive crane, can be hinged down during the approach of severe weather or a hurricane, and can survive a Cat. 5 (155mph) when lowered. The BWT800kW can be shipped in standard containers and is the most economical renewable energy solution in the world.

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HOMES URBAN ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTRUCTION IN ATHENS, GA

New Project will Provide the City of Athens a Non-Student Living Space

Athens, Georgia | December 12, 2018 – Homes Urban, LLC is excited to announce that it will begin construction of a mixed-use project at 100 Prince Avenue in Athens, Georgia. They are working with architecture firm, McMillan Pazdan Smith, civil engineering firm, Smith Planning and general contractors, Trehel Corporation to bring this project to life. The project site was formerly known as St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and will be redeveloped to include 110 Class A apartments, a 10,000 square foot grocery and 17,000 square feet of additional retail and commercial space. The original St. Joseph’s chapel constructed in 1911 will be preserved and re-purposed as a restaurant.
The company has worked to acquire the 6.7-acre property from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for over 7 years after the church made the decision to relocate. The site is adjacent to downtown Athens and will provide an iconic destination for upscale townhomes and apartments, a walkable neighborhood village and Athens’ first urban-scale grocery store.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work on such an iconic project in this special town,” said Russ Davis, principal of Homes Urban. “100 Prince will provide a much needed urban grocery to residents living in or near downtown as well as new upscale apartments for permanent urban residents. We look forward to making the idea of this project a reality.”
Over the past 10 years, few apartments for permanent households have been developed in metro Athens. Instead, most post-recession supply has been in the form of purpose-built student apartments.

ABOUT HOMES URBAN
Homes Urban, LLC, located in Greenville, South Carolina, was founded in 2013 by J. Russ Davis, Jr. and
E.J. Mondor. Homes Urban acquires and develops high-barrier, primarily in-fill multifamily housing and
mixed-use projects in markets throughout the Southeast.

 

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UST NAMES SCOTT MOORE AS PRESIDENT

Greenville, S.C.January 15, 2019 – As of December 2018, UST, Greenville S.C.-based logistical solutions company has named Scott Moore, President of UST. Moore has been with UST for 8 years and a Partner in the company since 2015.

Prior to being appointed President, Moore served as Chief Administration Officer for three years as well as VP of Business Relations, and Director of Corporate Administration.

“It is one of my greatest honors to name Scott Moore as President of UST” stated Scott Ramsey, CEO and Founder of UST. “Scott is a walking manifestation of our company’s core values.  He provides our organization with continual results and our people with an impeccable role model.  I cannot envision success in our mission to transform the industry without Scott Moore by our side.”

As an active corporate citizen within the Greenville community, Moore works with a variety of non-profits including serving on the Board of The Family Effect where UST was recently awarded Corporate Philanthropist of the Year. This award recognizes a business, corporate, or foundation who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the Upstate community.

“As I embark on this new role, I feel very proud to work for UST” stated Scott Moore, President & Partner of UST. “I consider myself lucky to work among such an incredible team, within such a great community and I look forward to a successful future ahead.”

For more information on UST, visit their website at www.uste3.com.

 

ABOUT UST

UST is a national third-party logistics solutions company that specializes in the “final mile” delivery of furniture and appliances from the retailer’s warehouse directly to the customer’s home and is based out of Greenville, SC.  With 137 employees and over 450 independent contractors across 20 states, UST believes that the home delivery experience is not only a commodity, it is key to the consumer’s lasting impression and therefore critical to earning repeat business. UST works with retailers and supply chain providers from all over the country to transform the industry through operations, technology-based systems and creative management solutions.

 

 

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SPINX CELEBRATES NEW STORE OPENING IN GREENVILLE

Largest Spinx store with new tunnel wash opens on Rutherford Street


Greenville, S.C. – January 10, 2019 – The Spinx Company, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 45 car washes statewide, officially marked the opening of its newest store in Greenville with a ribbon cutting today.  Located at 619 Rutherford St. on the corner of Rutherford and Shaw Streets in Greenville, the new store will serve as a marquee entry point of the “Poinsett District,” a corridor along Poinsett Highway that the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority is focused on revitalizing.

At more than 6,600 sq. ft., this is the largest Spinx store to date and features its new interior layout and décor, which is representative of the company’s local, Southern roots. The store offers around-the-clock service with a full-service kitchen, eight multi-product fuel dispenser pumps, a walk-in beer cave featuring local craft as well as national brand beers. The site also has a 72 ft. tunnel car wash with free vacuums as part of its statewide car wash club.

“I’m so excited about opening a store at this location, the very spot where I operated one of my first gas stations,” said Stewart Spinks, Spinx Founder and Chairman of the Board. “We look forward to bringing our legendary fried chicken, convenient on-the-go food and beverage options, tunnel car wash and friendly service to our customers heading in and out of Downtown Greenville.”

The new location provides another convenient location for the community to fill their gas tanks and enjoy Spinx’s legendary fried chicken, breakfast biscuits and chicken sandwiches served fresh all day. Also at this location, Spinx is serving made-to-order milkshakes, smoothies and soft serve ice cream in addition to its wide offering of ice-cold fountain drinks, lemonade, iced tea, slushies and the popular “chewy ice.” Hot beverages, including bean-to-cup fresh coffee and Nitro Cold Brew, will also be available for purchase.

Grand opening specials will run through the end of January and Spinx Car Wash Club monthly memberships are available at discounted prices. Learn more at www.SpinxCarWash.com or www.Spinx.com.

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The SPINX Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. SPINX is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the SPINX Xtras Loyalty program and the SPINX mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions.

For more information about SPINX or the SPINX Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.spinx.com.

 

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SPINX OPENS TUNNEL CAR WASH ON PELHAM ROAD IN GREENVILLE

Greenville, S.C.January 2, 2019 – SPINX, the Greenville S.C.-based fuel and convenience retail company with more than 80 locations and 45 car washes statewide, recently celebrated the opening of its newest tunnel car wash on Saturday, December 22nd.  Located at 2601 Pelham Road in Greenville, the new tunnel wash – the company’s first free-standing car wash – is part of the new SPINX Car Wash Club, which offers customers unlimited car washes at any SPINX car wash location for a monthly membership fee.

“We’re so excited to open our first Ride ‘N’ Shine tunnel car wash in Greenville and to expand our Car Wash Club offering,” stated Stewart Spinks, founder and chairman of The SPINX Company. “Our new tunnel wash and statewide wash club set us apart from the competition, delivering quick, thorough car washes across the Upstate and making it easy and affordable for our customers to keep their vehicles clean.”

To celebrate the new car wash, SPINX is offering a grand opening special to customers who sign up for the Car Wash Club at the Pelham Rd. location, where they will receive the first three months for half price. With this special, membership fees range from $9.99/month for the Classic Wash Club to $17.99/month for the Premium Wash Club.

The new tunnel wash system is the second of many that SPINX plans to open in South Carolina. Each wash offers environmentally conscious water reclamation systems and eco-friendly chemicals, as well as advanced technology to give customers the best wash for their budget. The advanced system features a 3D scan of each vehicle to precisely target soap and high-pressure water based on its size and shape for the most accurate clean. The new tunnel wash is also equipped with specially engineered blowers to achieve a drier vehicle while conserving energy. An attendant will be available during operating hours to provide pre-wash prep and to assist customers.

Hours for the SPINX Ride ‘N Shine tunnel wash located off Pelham Road are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Free vacuums provided with any car wash purchase. For more information or to join the SPINX Car Wash Club, visit www.SpinxCarWash.com.

 

ABOUT SPINX

Founded in 1972 in Greenville, S.C., The SPINX Company operates nearly 80 convenience retail stores throughout South Carolina, and with approximately 1,400 employees, it is the largest privately-held retailer headquartered in the state. SPINX is committed to making life easier by fulfilling people’s everyday needs with fresh, on-the-go food, beverages and other convenience products delivered in a safe, clean and friendly environment. Through the SPINX Xtras Loyalty program and the SPINX mobile app, the company offers its loyal customers savings on fuel and special promotions. For more information about SPINX or the SPINX Xtras program, visit the company’s website at www.myspinx.com.