January 20, 2021

Husky Announces Expansion Plans in Milton

first_imgHusky Injection Molding Systems has announced a $13 million expansion plan for its Milton, Vermont plant. The expansion could bring as many as 100 jobs to the area within the next year. Husky has begun the hiring with 50 new jobs now with the prospect of hiring an additional 50 over the coming year. These jobs would be in engineering, manufacturing and support.Plans include a 17,000 square foot addition to the Husky plant located on North Road in Milton. There are plans to move part of the operation to a 20,000 square foot plant in the Catamount Industrial Park in Milton.The construction will start as soon as permits are in hand and completion of the project is slated for September.Husky manufactures molds and machines for the plastics industry and employs 400 at its Milton Plant.last_img read more

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This is the most popular family suburb in Brisbane — and you’ve probably never even heard of it

first_imgThis house at 27 Oak St, Heathwood, is for sale. The suburb has the highest proportion of homes occupied by families within 25km of Brisbane’s CBD. Picture: realestate.com.au.She said families were particularly keen on big homes on big blocks and she recently sold a five-bedroom, two-bathroom property on 761 sqm at 27 Oak Street for $690,000 cash.Ms Child said buyers who purchased land in the suburb’s original estate and built a decade ago would have achieved excellent capital growth in that time.Peter and Mel Morrison built one of the first houses in their estate in Heathwood 10 years ago and have since raised two boys in the property.Mr Morrison said he saw the suburb’s development potential at the time and was also attracted by its affordability.“The price of land these days is ridiculous,” he said.“(Heathwood) was still being developed when we moved in, but there was so much development going on and it was just a good area to get into.” Peter and Melissa Morrison with their kids Tyler and Izaac live in Heathwood, which is the most popular family suburb within 25km of Brisbane’s CBD. Photo: AAP/Steve PohlnerIT’S the most popular family suburb in Brisbane, but there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of it.Squeezed between the state’s capital and all the glitter of the Gold Coast, the little-known suburb of Heathwood is proving a hit for raising kids, with about one in three homes occupied by families.Property research firm CoreLogic has compiled a list of the 10 suburbs within 25km of the CBD that have the highest proportion of family households, based on the 2016 Census.It shows more people are choosing to move further out to raise a family in the city’s middle or outer suburbs, where houses are more affordable and amenities are close by.And it seems to be paying off, with many of these suburbs experiencing above average capital growth.Heathwood, about 18km southwest of the CBD, has a median house price of $579,164 and has seen house prices grow by a steady 18 per cent in the past five years. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE A stone’s throw away is the suburb of Drewvale, which has the second highest proportion of homes occupied by families. Houses in this suburb have increased in value by 27.6 per cent in the past five years — well above the Brisbane average of 19.5 per cent.Brisbane’s newest million dollar suburb, Pallara, neighbours both of these suburbs.With a median house price of $1.63 million, the suburb is now the second most expensive in the Queensland capital after experiencing phenomenal house price growth of 36 per cent in the past 12 months as developers moved to snap up rezoned acreage.All Properties Group agent Tracey Child has been selling homes in the area for years and said Heathwood had seen explosive growth since construction of its first housing estate 11 years ago.Homes in the area typically had four bedrooms and two bathrooms and blocks of land ranged from 400 sqm to 700 sqm.“We do get a lot of families coming in to the area,” Ms Child said. This home at 3 Coolibah Street, Heathwood, is on the market. The suburb has seen strong capital growth.The Morrisons are now reluctantly selling their four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 3 Coolibah Street to move closer to family, but Mr Morrison said they had benefited from solid capital growth in the past decade. Facilities such as a new primary school — Pallara State School, an express to the city bus route and the proximity to the Logan Motorway made the area attractive for families like his own. “In this estate alone, we have one massive big oval with a park in it,” he said.“It is very family friendly.” Family violence victims black-listed Where the under-30s want to buy Suburb hiding untapped city views New research by Place Advisory is also reflective of the changing attitudes among families, with their Investor Sentiment survey finding the majority of people looking to buy in Brisbane want a home with at least three bedrooms in the city’s middle ring close to public transport and amenities.Place Advisory has surveyed its database of 500 people and asked what families prioritise when it comes to buying a home.It found the key factors that drive a buyer’s purchase are proximity to public transport and retail and entertainment, followed by school zones, parks and walkways and employment opportunities.Place Advisory’s Lachlan Walker said that in the past two years, investors were seeing opportunities to buy in suburbs that were located further from the CBD but close to public transport services and amenities. Top 10 Family Suburbs in Brisbane (within 25km of CBD) 1. Heathwood 2. Drewvale 3. Upper Kedron 4. Augustine Heights 5. WakerleyMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago 6. Pullenvale 7. Cashmere 8. Fig Tree Pocket 9. Parkinson 10. Springfield(Source: CoreLogic)Top 10 Family Suburbs on the Gold Coast 1. Maudsland 2. Pacific Pines 3. Gilston 4. Bonogin 5. Upper Coomera 6. Coomera 7. Ormeau 8. Reedy Creek 9. Pimpama 10. Tallebudgera(Source: CoreLogic)Top 10 Family Suburbs on the Sunshine Coast1. Palmview 2. Tanawha 3. Glenview 4. Mountain Creek 5. Mons 6. Peregian Springs 7. Bokarina 8. Yandina Creek 9. Mooloolah Valley 10. West Woombye (Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

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Food For The Poor Helps Haiti To Abate Food Shortages

first_imgThe spread of coronavirus has made life even more challenging in Haiti, which experienced months of unrest in 2019 over rising prices and shortages of food and fuel. The Taiwanese rice is a gift from the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each shipment will provide approximately 7 million meals a month. Up to Friday, Haiti had 72 cases of COVID-19 and two resulting deaths, according to worldometers.info, a website that tracks coronavirus cases worldwide. But the total number may be suppressed due to the lack of COVID-19 testing in the country. On Friday, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami sent 100,000 medical masks in Taiwan’s name to the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s response center in Orlando. The charity also is sending 11 containers of beans in May and 10 more in June to bolster its food relief. It is also exploring ways to buy additional food from producers in Haiti. “Growing food shortages are a problem,” Raine added. “We’re so grateful to the government of Taiwan, who has been a steadfast partner over the years, for this gift of rice. In addition to this, we are looking at solutions outside the bounds of our usual suppliers or shipping methods. Our approach is a deliberate strategy to try to get ahead of the problem.” In Haiti, Genese Casseus is thankful for the food provided by Food For The Poor’s generous donors. As the first of nine shipments of rice to Haiti from the Republic of China (Taiwan) is scheduled to sail next week, Food For The Poor is sending an additional 40 containers of rice to fill the gap until the rice from Taiwan arrives in early June. Food For The Poor will distribute the rice from Taiwan to sponsored programs, one of which is the charity’s feeding center in Port-au-Prince. Approximately 15,000 hot meals are cooked and distributed from this location six days a week. “Haiti is so vulnerable. As bad as coronavirus is in the United States, we cannot even imagine how devastating it is for the poor in Haiti and the other the countries where we serve,” Food For The Poor President/CEO Ed Raine said. As a number of countries reel from the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, many people around the globe are experiencing varying levels of food insecurity. “You keep praying for Haiti and you keep working and helping us,” Beauvoir said. “Haiti has no means to cope with COVID-19. In very challenging moment[s] we have to continue to provide to those in need.” In Haiti, the Food For The Poor is taking a two-pronged approach to make sure Haiti has a reliable food supply in the months ahead, as the country fights both the deadly COVID-19 and its growing food shortage. “Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, 4.6 million Haitians suffered from food insecurity. With the active spread of the virus, a new crisis has emerged,” said Bishop Oge Beauvoir, Executive Director of Food For The Poor Haiti. “This food will do a lot for me,” she said. “I joined the program at Food For The Poor and they’ve done so much for me. If you see my twins now, you won’t recognize them. If it weren’t for the program, they wouldn’t be alive. Food For The Poor has done so much for me. Thanks to them, I still have my twins.” For 13 years, the partnership with the Taiwanese government has provided Food For The Poor the opportunity to feed thousands of families and meet its mission to help the poorest of the poor. The Republic of China (Taiwan) is also helping Florida fight the spread of COVID-19. Beauvoir thanked the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the charity’s donors for continuing to care for Haiti. “Families are confined at home. Schools are closed. Factories are closed. People cannot go to work. The farmers cannot go to work their land. If we don’t act now, things will get worse,” said Beauvoir, standing in a warehouse almost empty of rice.last_img read more

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