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Kontek got their start more than 20 years ago as a company who built durable and secure  structures at the base of cell towers. After 9/11, they moved more into the defense realm, applying that same technology and know-how to a range of needs, like nuclear processing sites, power plants, and even built the elevated pumphouses for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Now, this innovative company manufactures blast and ballistic-resistant enclosures for the military and businesses or indiv...

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Coming from former employer Space X, owners Patrick and Liz Godwin know firsthand that the talent and businesses in Kannapolis can perform at the highest level. At ITC, they do so every day with their advanced machining, serving the aerospace, automotive and security industries. Formerly in a 9,000 sq. ft facility in Mooresville, ITC found its new 27,000 sq. ft. location in Kannapolis to be ideal—in more ways than one. Ease of getting in and out and shipping were nice, but their clients...

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Offering heavy construction equipment, parts and services, Linder Industrial Machinery started more than 65 years ago, and has found Kannapolis is a city that offers a strategic advantage for their company thanks to the location’s accessibility. Linder, the largest Komatsu and Wirtgen construction equipment dealership in North America provides equipment &  services to the Construction Industry to assist in building North Carolina. Originally located in uptown Charlotte, the ...

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The Kannapolis City Council voted Monday night to approve moving forward with extending utilities to Kannapolis Crossing. Kannapolis Crossing is a mixed-used development that will be located at the new Exit 65 off I-85 (Old Beatty Ford Road). The project is in the City of Kannapolis and Rowan County.   Carolyn Martin with Commercial Properties Realty Trust will develop 318 acres at the new interchange. Martin plans to construct 500 residences (including apartments, homes and townhomes) on...

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              From cool, funky home goods and small treasures, to deeply meaningful pieces, Nostalgia Hollow has it all, and is finding success in Kannapolis. Rows and rows of delightful finds and effusive candles make for great browsing—but it’s also the shopkeepers’ personalities that create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience here at the location on N. Main Street. And there is often a familiar smile waiting to gree...

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The Kannapolis City Council has approved a development proposal for the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium property.   The proposal will allow Fortius Capital Partners to purchase the former Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium for $3 million. The 55-acre site is located on Lane Street near the I-85 Exit 63 interchange and has excellent access to Charlotte and Greensboro. The property is next to Lake Fisher which is a protected reservoir.   The site is being sold now that the K...

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Nine Recipients Were Announced during Virtual Awards Ceremony Yesterday, Centralina Regional Council announced the recipients of the Region of Excellence Awards in a virtual ceremony. Presented annually, these awards recognize individuals, communities and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of Centralina’s mission to expand opportunity and improve quality of life in the nine-county, Centralina region which includes Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Lincoln, Iredell, Me...

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Construction of Pennant Square Townhomes is now underway. The project broke ground today with a short ceremony. The City of Kannapolis sold nine acres located off Main Street near the intersection of West F Street where the townhomes will be built. The property was formerly the site of Cannon Mills’ Plant 4. The builder, TriPointe Homes, will construct 120 townhomes on the site.   “A major component of the City’s revitalization is to have more people living in the downto...

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        Monday night, the Kannapolis City Council approved the sale of the former Swanee Theatre to West Avenue Entertainment, LLC. The new ownership group, which includes Kent Gregory and Ken Lingafelt, plans to renovate the building and open it as an entertainment venue.   The Swanee Theatre was built in 1940 and was one of four single screen movie theatres in Kannapolis. It remained open until 1971. Since then the building was used as a visitor center...

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In 2021, the City of Kannapolis expects to see a continued trend of positive growth in both residential and commercial development as a result of the Kannapolis City Council’s emphasis on strategic economic development policies and investments, along with a strong regional economy. Numerous subdivisions, apartment and townhome communities and commercial and industrial projects have been approved or are in the process of being approved. Kannapolis is the 20th largest city in North Carolina ...

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