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Business

  • Bekaert to lay off temporarily

    The Bekaert Corporation is planning a temporary layoff, plant officials confirmed Thursday.

    Plant Manager Kendall Hall would not say how many employees will be laid off or how long the layoff will last, only that is temporary.

    He had no other comment.

    The plant is located at 2000 Isaac Shelby Drive. The facility was established in 1990 and manufacturers steel wire and staple products.

    The plant employed 112 people in 2008.      

  • Local factory shuts its doors

    Greenkote IPC, formerly Industrial Powder Coating, has closed its doors.

    The company, which was located at 300 Isaac Shelby Drive, was established in 1987 and became Greenkote IPC in March 2007.

    The company had 74 employees last year, and it put a powder coating on products for GE, Chrysler, Roll Forming Corporation, and more.

    Plant Manager Stacy Craig, said she could not comment on why the company went out of business.

    The company is the latest casually of the economic recession that has been sweeping the country for the past year.

  • New Business: Barbara-Jay Nail & Skin Care Salon

    Location: 101 Buck Creek Rd., Simpsonville

    Phone: (502) 722-5135

    Owner: Barbara Newton

    Working hours: Tuesday from 1-7, Wednesday-Friday from 9-6, open Saturday from 9-3, open for special occasions Mondays, closed Sunday.

    What we say: Formerly from Safety Harbor Resort & Spa – a 4 star hotel in Tampa, Newton moved to Shelbyville where she has worked for two years at local salons before deciding to branch out and start her own.

  • Heavy hauling company will be on themove

    In tough economic times when many companies are having trouble staying in business, one local company is preparing to expand.

    Edwards Moving and Rigging, located at 2695 Aiken Road, was established in Louisville in 1961 and moved to Shelby County in 1974, and it’s about to move again.

    Mark Edwards, president of the company, said he is excited about the company's move to Zaring Mill Road in Shelbyville.

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  • Shelby gets therapy alternative

    Now 28 years old, Renea Sageser figures she has spent 24 years of her life dealing with therapy in some way.

    It began when she was a child going through several years of speech therapy herself. Then during her senior year of high school, her mother was involved in a traumatic automobile accident, resulting in a serious head injury.

    Sageser took on the caregiver roll as her mother endured intensive therapy.

  • New business: Shelbyville Hot Yoga

    Shelbyville Hot Yoga

    Owned by: Gina Rempe

    Phone: (502) 321-2020

    Address: 6036 Frankfort Road, Suite 203, Shelbyville (In Ferrell's Heating & Air building -- the old Henry Clay Elementary building)

    Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

    What we do: Shelby-native Gina Rempe is a certified instructor going on her second year of teaching the art of hot yoga. Her new location opened on Monday, and her sessions are open to people of all ages whether beginner or advanced in yoga.

  • Goody's to liquidate and vacate

    Shelbyville soon will lose one of its most popular shopping destinations.

    Goody's Family Clothing Store started a liquidation sale Thursday and, along with all of the 282 other stores in the chain, will close its doors in the next few months. 

    The announcement, which was made public on Wednesday, was released before store employees were notified.

    On Wednesday afternoon a cashier admitted that she had heard customers talking about the closure but had heard nothing official from local and national management.

  • Candles & Gifts on Main sold

    Even in a time of weakened economy, Candles & Gifts on Main was a successful business, according to Bonnie Allnutt. But now the store, located at 536 Main St., is getting new owners and, in time, a new look.

    “I was retired from banking, and I needed something to do. And I decided to open a business,” Allnutt said. “It’s too demanding. It’s been very successful, but I have two children, in Texas and Colorado, and I couldn’t just take off and see them. It was just more than I really wanted to do.”

  • Saving with wood

    In this day in age when economic woes flood the headlines and more and more people struggle to pay their bills, Ervin Benner has it figured out.

    "Back when we were busy, you didn't pay attention to it, you paid the bills and moved on," Benner said. "Now you have to watch your money because the economy is slow, and that's right off the top of your pocket."

    Benner owns Terhune Body & Frame Shop in Shelbyville, and he has implemented a way to cut his yearly gas expenses by thousands.