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August 6, 2013

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The shop will offer patrons complimentary Wi-Fi and cable TV in the waiting area, as well as free transportation services for local customers.

Al Maguire is retired from a 30-year career on the Newburyport Police Department. Ryan Maguire has been involved in the automotive repair business for more than 10 years.

The shop will be open from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment. Call 978-358-7783.

Port contractor earns award

The Gould Construction Institute (GCI), based in Woburn, recently held their eighth annual Safety & Education Dinner meeting where they announced the winners of the 2013 S.T.E.P. (Safety, Training, Evaluation Process) awards. Newburyport-based Zampbell Refractories, Inc. earned this year’s Platinum Award.

Munday wins Better Government Competition

The Pioneer Institute announced the winner of the 22nd annual Better Government Competition is Michael J. Munday, CEO of Arwood Machine Corporation, located in Newburyport.

His entry was entitled, “Manufacturing Revitalization,” a proposal to realign On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs to overcome hiring obstacles that often arise in traditional government-subsidized job training programs. If implemented, the plan would connect the unemployed to jobs and then provide them with the specific skills required to meet their host employers’ immediate needs. Current job training too often works in the opposite direction: unemployed job seekers go through training programs and then hope they find jobs that match the skills they’ve acquired. The former guarantees a fit between jobs and skills. The latter remains a guessing game in which job seekers hope they pick the right training program for the jobs that will be available three, six, nine months from now.

InterEx Inc., announces restructuring

Tyler Olbres, founder and chairman of the board of InterEx, Inc., is announcing significant steps to restructure and grow the company. InterEx, based in Amesbury, has been designing and producing custom exhibits, retail interiors and museum displays for over 19 years with a customer base that includes some of the most recognized brands in the world.

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