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1. Officials Vow to Help Cargill Workers Find Jobs -

The Greater Memphis Chamber says it will work with its partners to help displaced Cargill Inc. employees find new jobs.

2. Nucor Steel Files Arkansas Lawsuit Over Steel Mill -

Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to block a competitor from opening a mill in a northeastern Arkansas county.

The Nucor lawsuit filed Monday in Jonesboro seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola that would employ more than 500 workers, the Blytheville Courier News reported. It also seeks the revocation of Big River Steel’s air permit and requests civil penalties against company.

3. Nucor Steel Files Arkansas Lawsuit Over Steel Mill -

OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) – Nucor Steel has filed a lawsuit in federal court in an attempt to block a competitor from opening a mill in a northeastern Arkansas county.

The Nucor lawsuit filed Monday in Jonesboro seeks to block Big River Steel from building its $1.3 billion steel mill south of Osceola that would employ more than 500 workers, the Blytheville Courier News reported. It also seeks the revocation of Big River Steel's air permit and requests civil penalties against company.

4. EDGE Mulls Tax Break for Plastics Recycling Co. -

A company that recycles and manufactures post-industrial plastics is considering relocating from Arkansas to Memphis.

RE-CY, or RE-CY Plastics, is considering acquiring a facility on Winchester Road to recycle and manufacture plastics, which are then used for automotive parts, decking and IKEA furniture.

5. County Judge Sees Arkansas Mill Work by Mid-June -

Mississippi County should see construction of a $1.1 billion steel mill begin by early summer now that an administrative law judge has rejected a challenge to the plant’s air-quality permit, the county’s chief administrative officer said.

6. Industrial Park Expansions Gaining Momentum -

Economic development officials should know the final scope of a planned expansion of Presidents Island within the next 30 days while the proposed growth of nearby Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park is moving forward.

7. Industrial Park Expansions Are Gaining Momentum -

Economic development officials should know the final scope of a planned expansion of Presidents Island within the next 30 days while the proposed growth of nearby Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park is moving forward.

8. Nucor's Executive Chairman DiMicco Retiring -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel company Nucor said Tuesday that Executive Chairman Daniel DiMicco is retiring from his post and the board at year's end.

President and CEO John Ferriola will become chairman at the start of the new year.

9. Retiring Moore ‘Transformed’ Chamber -

When John W. Moore took the reins of the Greater Memphis Chamber in 2005, the organization was at the end of its latest economic development campaign and financial resources were strained.

“We were in incredible financial distress when I took over,” Moore said. “We weren’t even going to make the next payroll and it was really scary, but the chamber now is on great financial footing thanks to the hard work of a great team.”

10. Industrial Revolution -

Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park was completed in 1967, but it’s only now, four-plus decades later, that the property is finally realizing its full potential.

The 3,500-acre industrial park was developed when Memphis and Shelby County paid roughly $4.5 million to buy the land in the late 1950s after city, county and Port Commission leaders saw the need for a large industrial park following the creation of Presidents Island.

11. Mississippi River Mayors Cite Feds for Lack of Money -

Natchez, Miss., Mayor Larry L. Brown came to Memphis last week with the kind of prepared remarks that are standard for gatherings where you have more than two mayors of cities.

The remarks are long on making sure everyone involved gets their name called and the previously agreed-upon talking points get mentioned if there is any time left.

12. Arkansas Legislature Passes Steel Mill Funding -

Arkansas is set to provide a new steel company with $125 million in financing and a package of tax breaks to build a mill in the northeast part of the state after the Legislature gave final approval to the plan on Tuesday.

13. Nucor Net Income Falls 39 Percent -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Nucor Corp. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income dropped 39 percent, hurt by lower steel prices and volumes.

14. Arkansas Legislature Approves Steel Mill Funding -

Arkansas is set to provide a new steel company with $125 million in financing and a package of tax breaks to build a mill in the northeast part of the state after the Legislature gave final approval to the plan on Tuesday.

15. Arkansas Steel Mill Proposal Gains Traction -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators – though some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.

16. Nucor Projects Lower-Than-Expected First-Quarter Profit -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steelmaker Nucor Corp. on Thursday projected a first-quarter profit well below current Wall Street predictions, saying that its mills haven't gotten the seasonal boost that they typically do during the quarter.

17. Arkansas Governor Announces $1.1 Billion Steel Mill Plan -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday unveiled Arkansas' largest ever economic development project, saying investors were poised to build a $1.1 billion steel mill along the Mississippi River if legislators approve startup funding.

18. Pinnacle Saga Ends With Move North -

The city of Memphis did not promise any incentives to Pinnacle Airlines as the regional air carrier weighed the decision it made Thursday, Jan. 24, to move its headquarters from Memphis to Minneapolis.

19. Chism Hardy Moves Deeper Into Logistics -

The certified public accountant who bought the old Coors Belle brewery in Hickory Hill seven years ago and turned it into Hardy Bottling Co. has taken the supply chain lessons from the business into the logistics industry.

20. Nucor Offers Guidance on Fourth Quarter Results -

Executives of Nucor Corp., which owns a steel plant in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, said last week they expect their fourth quarter earnings results to be lower than expected.

21. Nucor Offers Guidance on Fourth Quarter Results -

Executives of Nucor Corp., which owns a steel plant in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, said last week they expect their fourth quarter earnings results to be lower than expected.

22. Commission to Vote on Industrial Land Sale -

Shelby County Commissioners take up the proposed sale Monday, Dec. 3, of 33.6 acres of land in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.

Carolyn Hardy, owner of the Hardy Bottling Co. and consultant to the Blues City Brewery operation that later bought the plant, wants to buy the last available roadside acreage in the industrial park for a business to store and stage modular containers.

23. Road Project Will Enhance Local Logistics Assets -

Construction is barreling forward on the Paul Lowry Road project, which will provide better access to the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park south of Downtown.

The six-month project began in June, and a completion date is on target for the second week of December.

24. Nucor Says Chief Operating Officer Ferriola to Take Over as CEO -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel producer Nucor Corp. said Friday that President and Chief Operating Officer John Ferriola will be promoted to CEO on Jan. 1.

25. Nucor, Encana Sign Natural Gas Agreement -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Nucor Corp. has agreed to team up with the U.S. division of Encana Corp. on a project that would provide natural gas for its steelmaking facilities. Financial terms were not disclosed.

26. Nucor’s Third-Quarter Profit Falls 39 Percent -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Nucor Corp.'s third-quarter net income plunged 39 percent on lower sales and prices as demand for steel fell in the sluggish global economy.

27. Nucor Corp. Lowers Earnings Estimate -

Nucor Corp., which has a steel plant in Memphis, announced Tuesday, Sept. 18, it is lowering its third quarter earnings to 35 cents per diluted share from earnings a year ago of 57 cents per diluted share.

28. Nucor Lowers Earnings Guidance -

Nucor Corporation, which has a steel plant in Memphis, announced Tuesday, Sept. 18, that it is lowering its third quarter earnings to 35 cents per diluted share from earnings a year ago of 57 cents per diluted share.

29. New Plants Point to Infrastructure Needs -

Greater Memphis Chamber leader Dexter Muller is fond of recounting how hard it was to sell the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park to site consultants for manufacturing companies.

30. Council Mulls Funds for Fairgrounds -

Memphis City Council members take a step closer to redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds Tuesday, Aug. 21, with $1.7 million in sales tax revenue generated in the Tourism Development Zone that includes The Pyramid.

31. Nucor Expansion Lease Option Approved -

There was no debate Monday, Aug. 13, as the Shelby County Commission approved as part of the consent agenda a lease on 41 acres of land by Nucor Steel in the Frank Pidgeon Industrial Park for a proposed expansion of the Nucor Steel plant.

32. Ritz Seeks Countywide Sales Tax Hike -

Incoming Shelby County Commission chairman Mike Ritz wants to add a countywide sales tax hike for education to the Nov. 6 ballot.

The move, if approved by voters, would not only trump the half-cent sales tax hikes approved this month for five of the six suburban municipal school districts – it would also lessen the revenue the city of Memphis would get from a half-percent citywide sales tax hike already on the November ballot.

33. Nucor Shares Hammered After Q2 Earnings Drop -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nucor Corp. said Thursday that its net income slid 63 percent in the second quarter, dragged down by a joint-venture charge and expense connected to an acquisition.

34. Praxair Files $2M Permit App for Pidgeon Park Site Work -

3587 Paul R. Lowry Road
Memphis, TN 38109
Permit Cost: $2 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012
Owner: Praxair Inc.
Tenant: Praxair Inc.
Contractor: W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co.
Details: Praxair Inc., an industrial gases company that operates an air separation complex in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, has filed a $2 million building permit application to lay a foundation at its facility, 3587 Paul. R. Lowry Road.

35. Praxair Files Permit App for Pidgeon Construction -

Praxair Inc., an industrial gases company that operates an air separation complex in Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, has filed a $2 million building permit application to lay a foundation at its facility, 3587 Paul. R. Lowry Road.

36. Nucor Completes Acquisition of Skyline Steel -

Nucor Corp. has completed its acquisition of Skyline Steel LLC of Parsippany, N.J., at a purchase price of $605 million.

37. Nucor Completes $605M Deal for Skyline Steel -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel recycler Nucor Corp. said Thursday that it completed its $605 million acquisition of a steel distribution unit of ArcelorMittal, expanding its reach in the North American construction industry.

38. Nucor Says Steel Imports Cause of Lower Profits -

Nucor Corp. executives lowered the steel company’s expected second-quarter profit results Wednesday, June 13, citing the impact of steel imports on the domestic market.

39. $17M in Permit Applications Filed for Miller Creek Apts. -

Miller Creek Apartments
Germantown, TN 38125

Permit Cost: $17.2 million (20 permits)

Permit Date: Applied May 2012

Owner: Miller Creek Residences LLC

40. Nucor Files Permit App to Expand Shipping Bldg. -

Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. is planning to grow its shipping building, according to a $2 million building permit application filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The scope of work includes the foundation, fabrication and construction of the addition, according to the permit, which does not list a general contractor.

41. Nucor's Q1 Profit Falls as Shipments Slip -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Nucor Corp. said Thursday that its first-quarter net income fell 9 percent. Shipments of steel declined slightly and prices didn't improve until the last month of the quarter.

42. Nucor Says Supply, Prices to Hurt Q1 Earnings -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel maker Nucor Corp. predicted Thursday that its first-quarter earnings will fall short of last year's as prices have deteriorated since January with more inventory in the marketplace from domestic mills and imports.

43. Nucor Files Application For Steel Operations -

3601 Paul R. Lowry Road
Memphis, TN 38109

Permit Cost: $2 million

Permit Date: Applied February 2012

Owner: Nucor Corp.

44. Nucor, FedEx Among Incentive Recipients -

Millions of dollars in new investment, a few major corporate expansions and the retention of hundreds of local jobs – not to mention the creation of new demand for local construction workers and contractors – all were guaranteed by tax breaks awarded this week by the city-county Economic Development Growth Engine board.

45. Nucor Steel Memphis Files $2M Permit Application -

Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. is taking steps toward increasing its Memphis steel operations at 3601 Paul R. Lowry Road. The company filed a $2 million permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for what the permit terms “files and steel erection.”

46. Memphis Schools to Host Career & College Expo -

Memphis City Schools will host its fourth annual Career & College Expo Feb. 23-24 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St.

47. Major Projects on Tap at EDGE Meeting -

Representatives of FedEx Express, a major steel producer, a medical diagnostics company and a manufacturer for the baking industry will all be in front of local economic development officials Wednesday, Feb. 15, in pursuit of financial incentives.

48. Nucor Steel Plans to Expand, Add Jobs -

Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. is growing.

The company is planning to increase its manufacturing output by up to 25 percent, create 27 new jobs at its 3601 Paul R. Lowery Road location and acquire about 42 acres on the east side of Paul Lowry from the Port Commission. That new acreage would help expand Nucor’s rail infrastructure.

49. Steelmaker Nucor Swings to Profit, Revenue Jumps -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. on Thursday said it returned to a fourth-quarter profit, helped by a jump in revenue.

50. Nucor Memphis Plant Part of 2-Year Expansion -

The Memphis Nucor Corp. steel plant will be part of a two-year, $290 million effort by the Charlotte-based company to expand its production of special bar quality and wire rod.

51. Nucor Q3 Net Income Up Sixfold on Higher Prices -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steelmaker Nucor Corp. said its third-quarter net rose more than sixfold as steel prices rose sharply from the same period last year, and shipments increased. But the company warned that earnings in the current quarter will be lower than the third quarter as steel prices stagnate.

52. Nucor Projects Lower-Than-Expected Q3 Profit -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Nucor Corp. on Thursday projected a third-quarter profit below average Wall Street predictions, citing lower steel prices and metal margins.

53. Nucor Corp.'s Q2 Profit More Than Doubles -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. said Thursday that its second-quarter earnings jumped as a 22 percent increase in sales helped offset higher costs. But it cautioned that stiffer competition could affect its third-quarter performance.

54. Nucor Sees Strong Earnings During Second Quarter -

Nucor Corp. said Wednesday, June 15, it expects to report second-quarter earnings of between 75 and 80 cents per share, more than double a year earlier.

55. State Systems Celebrates 25 Years -

State Systems Inc., along with the company president Bob McBride, has experienced explosive growth and seen many changes within the protective services industry in the Mid-South over the past quarter of a century. The company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

56. Nucor Q1 Outlook Meets Wall Street Estimates -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nucor Corp. on Tuesday forecast a first-quarter profit that was in line with Wall Street expectations, as the steelmaker said demand is improving and prices have increased.

57. Praxair to Expand Capacity at Memphis Factory -

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Praxair Inc. said Monday it will double the capacity of the air-separation complex at its Memphis plant to produce more oxygen and nitrogen for steel maker Nucor Corp. and oil refiner Valero Energy Corp.

58. Nucor Breaks Ground on St. James Parish Plant -

CONVENT, La. (AP) – The head of Nucor Corp. said Monday that plentiful natural gas supplies made it possible for the steelmaker to set up shop in Louisiana and offer the prospect of creating thousands of jobs by providing a reliable energy source for domestic manufacturing.

59. We’re in Good Company -

Memphis often gets a bad rap. So many people want to focus on negatives, and that simply breeds more negativity. From my perspective, the Memphis market is a uniquely great place to live and do business. Apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so. FedEx, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, AutoZone, International Paper, Conwood, Smuckers, Asics, Nucor and Electrolux – all are major corporations either headquartered here or choosing to have major manufacturing or distribution centers here.

60. IDB Approves Electrolux PILOT -

Electrolux Home Products Inc. was approved for a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) for its $195 million southwest Memphis manufacturing facility in a special Wednesday session of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board.

61. Electrolux PILOT Approved -

Electrolux Home Products Inc. was approved for a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) for its $195 million southwest Memphis manufacturing facility in a special Wednesday session of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board.

62. Nucor Expects 4Q Loss of 10 to 15 Cents per Share -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Steel maker Nucor Corp. expects to lose money in the fourth quarter as material costs rose and demand from construction markets remained weak.

63. Nucor Sees Q3 Earnings Down From 2nd Quarter -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Steelmaker Nucor Corp. said Tuesday its third-quarter earnings will be down significantly from the second quarter due to higher scrap costs and the inability to pass along these price increases to customers.

64. Nucor Spends $680,000 on Q2 Gov't Lobbying -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nucor Corp. spent $680,000 in the second quarter to lobby Congress on legislation related to fair trade, energy and steel for military use, according to a recent disclosure report.

65. Nucor Sees Q2 Profit As Steel Sales Surge -

Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. said Thursday it returned to a profit in the second quarter as sales jumped 69 percent on higher average prices. But the company warned it is seeing a general slowdown across all of its product lines as the overall economy enters a new period of uncertainty.

66. Nucor to Build Steel Testing Lab -

Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. is expanding and enhancing its Memphis presence with a $1.2 million steel testing laboratory.

67. Moody's Cuts Nucor's Unsecured Debt Ratings -

NEW YORK (AP) - Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service downgraded Nucor Corp.'s senior unsecured debt ratings, citing weaker earnings from the steel maker.

68. Nucor Files Permit For Quality Control Building -

Nucor Steel Memphis Inc. has applied for a $501,000 industrial building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement.

69. Nucor Expects To Break Even in Q4 -

Nucor Corp. reported Wednesday it should break even or record slightly positive fourth-quarter results, which would mark the first time this year the steelmaker hasn’t posted a quarterly loss.

70. Ground Zero Pushes To Increase Daytime Business -

You don’t have to wait until darkness falls to walk into a juke joint, especially when the fragrance of green tomatoes frying can be smelled around lunch time at the Ground Zero Blues Club.

Natosha Huffstickler, the managing partner at the Memphis restaurant founded by actor Morgan Freeman, believes everybody needs a daily blues blast and soul food nourishing. So why wait for the weekend?

71. Group Opposes Nucor Water Certification -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants a judge to vacate the state's recent issuance of water quality certification to Nucor Corp. for a proposed $2.1 billion pig iron mill in St. James Parish.

72. Nucor Posts Q2 Loss On Weak Steel Demand -

Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp., the largest U.S. steel maker by production, reported Thursday it lost $133 million in its second quarter as demand remained weak amid the economic downturn.

73. Nucor CEO Sees Years of Weak Demand -

NEW YORK (AP) - The head of Nucor Corp., the top domestic steel maker, on Wednesday dismissed recent price increases as nothing more than a bump from falling inventories and suggested steel makers face as many as six more years in the doldrums.

74. Nucor Predicts Narrower-Than-Expected Q2 Loss -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Nucor Corp., the largest U.S. steel maker by production, on Tuesday issued guidance for a narrower-than-expected loss for the second quarter, saying orders had improved in recent weeks.

75. Southern Govs Meet Next Week to Discuss Energy -

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and five governors are scheduled to appear at a conference next week to discuss the future of energy needs in the South.

Governors Haley Barbour of Mississippi, Mike Beebe of Arkansas, Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sonny Perdue of Georgia are on the agenda to speak during a meeting of the Southern Growth Policies Board.

76. Possible Nucor Plant in LA Slowed by Recession -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nucor Corp. is buying land for a possible pig iron plant in southeast Louisiana, but the company's chief executive officer said Thursday that the time frame for moving on the project has been slowed by the recession that has stemmed the demand for steel,

77. Nucor Posts Q1 Loss of $190M on Weak Steel Demand -

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nucor Corp., the largest U.S. steel maker by production, on Thursday reported its first loss ever as a severe recession sapped demand for the metal. It forecast an even bigger loss for the second quarter, calling conditions the worst it's ever seen.

78. Steel Maker Nucor Forecasts First-Quarter Loss -

Steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. on Tuesday revised its first-quarter forecast and now expects a loss rather than a profit, saying demand from its customers has eroded more than expected and overall product pricing has dropped.

79. "60 Minutes" to Feature Blytheville, Nucor -

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - CBS' "60 Minutes" will feature a segment this Sunday about the city of Blytheville and its Nucor Corp. steel plants nearby in northeast Arkansas.

80. Jindal Staff: Nucor Still Interested in La. -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. is still very interested in putting a plant in St. James Parish, despite remarks the corporation's chief executive made in a congressional hearing that reportedly cast some doubt on the project.

81. Nucor Q4 Earnings Drop 71 Percent -

Charlotte, N.C.-based steel maker Nucor Corp. said its fourth-quarter earnings tumbled 71 percent on higher raw material costs and a drop in demand for the metal as the economy weakened.

82. Nucor Falls as Analyst Downgrades Stock, Cuts EPS -

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Shares of Nucor Corp. fell sharply Tuesday as an analyst cut her profit estimates and downgraded the steel maker, which she said has little room for margin expansion in a shrinking market.

83. Nucor Well-Positioned For Acquisitions, Analyst Says -

A Goldman Sachs analyst said Thursday that steel producer Nucor Corp. was the sector’s best-positioned company, and that it could play an important role as an acquirer domestically and internationally.

84. Steel Maker Nucor's Profit Soars on Acquisitions -

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steel maker Nucor Corp. said Thursday third-quarter earnings nearly doubled, helped by higher sales from recently acquired steel and scrap-metal companies.

85. Events -

The East Memphis Kiwanis Club will meet today at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Gigi Lee with Wings Cancer Foundation will speak. For more information or reservations, e-mail Mathis Young at mathis.young@bankparagon.com.

86. Events -

The Engineers’ Club of Memphis Inc. will hold its weekly luncheon today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Lewis Wood will speak on the topic “Engineering Ethics.” Cost is $12.

87. Port Honor Shows ‘What Memphis Is About’ -

Donald McCrory hadn’t heard that the International Port of Memphis would be featured this summer by the U.S. Custom House Guide as its “Port of the Month,” but he wasn’t surprised by the news either.

88. Nucor Reports8% Q1 Profit Increase -      Nucor Corp.'s first-quarter profit rose 8 percent despite soaring raw material costs, especially for scrap metal.
     The steelmaker and scrap metal recycler reported late last week that its

89. Nucor to Acquire North Carolina Recycler -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Steel producer Nucor Corp. agreed Tuesday to buy nearly all the assets of Metal Recycling Services Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Charlotte-based Nucor said the deal provides it with additional growth in the scrap metal sector.

90. Nucor Buys Scrap Broker Owner for $1.44B -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Steel producer Nucor Corp. said Friday it has agreed to acquire SHV North America Corp., which owns scrap broker and processor David J. Joseph Co., for about $1.44 billion.

91. Capital-Gains Cut Would Have Minimal Effect Locally, Economist Says -

The National Association of Manufacturers and other groups are proposing a cut to the long-term corporate capital-gains tax, but how much that move would directly benefit Memphis' manufacturing businesses remains unclear.

92. Nucor Profit TumblesAs Costs Offset Revenue -      Nucor Corp.'s third-quarter profit fell 27 percent on higher costs, the company said Thursday, but the earnings at the steelmaker and scrap metal recycler still surpassed analysts expectations.
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93. Nucor Continues WorkOn New Complex -      Nucor Corp. has applied for a permit for a $1.1 million building in its new 600-acre complex on President's Island. Blytheville, Ark.-based Stracener Brothers Construction Corp. is the contractor.
   

94. Nucor Corp. AnnouncesLower Q3 Earnings Guidance -      Steelmaker and scrap-metal recycler Nucor said Wednesday its third-quarter earnings likely will fall short of Wall Street expectations because of continued softness in the sheet metal markets and growing raw material cos

95. Nucor Names Ferriola COOOf Steelmaking Operations -      John Ferriola has been named chief operating officer of steelmaking operations for Nucor Corp. Ferriola takes over the job Sept. 30.
     Nucor chairman, president and CEO Dan DiMicco, in an

96. Nucor's Consolidated Earnings Drop in Q2, But Sales Increase -      For second quarter 2007, Nucor Corp. had consolidated net earnings of $725.9 million or $2.39 per diluted share, a 13 percent drop from net earnings of $830 million or $2.65 per diluted share during last year's first hal

97. Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Expansion Well on Its Way -

Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has a history of firsts, starting with the first-ever open heart surgery in Memphis, which was performed there in 1959.

Le Bonheur opened the first pediatric kidney dialysis unit in the southeastern United States in 1973. And in 1998, the first split-liver transplant in the Mid-South was performed at Le Bonheur.

98. Archived Article -

177 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Permit Cost: $600,000

Project Cost: $40 million

Permit Date: Applied July 6, 2007

99. 'Memphis Delivers' Touts Web Site, Newspaper Ads -

In an effort to attract the attention of some outside corporations and bigwigs, the Memphis Regional Chamber has launched a Web site to showcase all Memphis has to offer any business considering a move to the city.

100. Nucor Steel to BuildNew Administration Building -      Nucor Steel applied for a $60,000 building permit July 5 for the construction of a new office building at 3601 Paul R. Lowry Road. Stracener Brothers Construction Corp., a Blytheville, Ark.-based company, is the contract