A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:
A few of our most popular commercial and industrial electrical services include but are not limited to:
Your businesses' electrical system will trip when it has too much electricity running through it. These problems are very common in commercial properties and usually stem from one of three culprits: circuit overloads, short circuits, and ground fault surges. Obviously, when your circuits are tripped regularly, your business operations suffer. To help solve your circuit breaker problems, our commercial electricians will come to your location for in-depth troubleshooting. Once we discover the root cause, we'll get to work on repairing your circuit breaker, so you can continue working and serving your customers.
Like tripped circuit breakers, dimming or flickering lights are among the most common commercial electrical problems in South Carolina. These issues typically stem from poor electrical connections. These poor connections will usually cause sparks, which can start fires and wreak havoc on your commercial building. While dimming lights might seem minor, if you leave this problem to fester, you could be looking at permanent damage to your businesses' electrical systems. Given the danger involved in fixing this problem, it's important that you work with a licensed business electrician like Engineered Electrical Solutions as soon as you're able to.
Dead power outlets aren't always dangerous, unlike other recurring commercial electrical issues. They are, however, disruptive to your company's productivity. Dead outlets are common in older commercial buildings and are often caused by circuit overloads. Connecting multiple high-wattage devices and appliances to the same power socket can cause overheating. When the power outlet overheats, it can lead to tripped circuit breakers. In some cases, the live wire catches fire and burns until it is disconnected. For a reliable solution using high-quality switches, sockets, and circuit breakers, it's best to hire a professional business electrician to get the job done right.
Finding a real-deal, qualified commercial electrician in South Carolina is harder than you might think. Whether it's due to availability or budget, you might be tempted to hire a residential electrician for your commercial electrical problem. While it's true that great residential electricians can help solve commercial issues in theory, it's always best to hire a business electrician with professional experience.
Unlike their residential colleagues, commercial electricians are licensed to deal with different materials and procedures suited specifically for businesses. Commercial wiring is much more complex than residential, and is strategically installed with maintenance, repair, and changes in mind. Additionally, commercial properties usually use a three-phase power supply, necessitating more schooling, skills, and technical ability to service.
The bottom line? If you're a business owner with commercial electricity problems, it's best to work with a licensed commercial electrician, like you will find at Engineered Electrical Solutions.
Shields Painting has been in the business since 1968. In a world where so much has changed, we are proud to uphold the ideals that make us successful: hard, honest work, getting the job done right, and excellent customer service. Providing you with trustworthy, quality work will always take priority over rushing through a project to serve the next customer. That is just not the way we choose to do business.
As professionals dedicated to perfection, we strive to provide a unique painting experience for every customer - one that focuses on their needs and desires instead of our own. Whether you need residential painting for your home or commercial painting for your business, we encourage you to reach out today to speak with our customer service team. Whether you have big ideas about a new paint project or need our expertise and guidance, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
We want to be sure every one of our customers is satisfied, which is why we offer a three-year guaranteed on our labor. If you're in need of an electrician for your home or business, give our office a call and discover the Engineered Electrical Solutions difference.(843) 420-3029
Pineville, NC – Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software located in Pineville, NC, was selected as a finalist for the NC TECH Awards, presented by the NC TECH (North Carolina Technology Association). The program is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program recognizing innovation, growth and leadership in the tech s...
Pineville, NC – Scribbles Software, a leading provider of K-12 records and enrollment software located in Pineville, NC, was selected as a finalist for the NC TECH Awards, presented by the NC TECH (North Carolina Technology Association). The program is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program recognizing innovation, growth and leadership in the tech sector. Scribbles is a finalist in the NC HQ Tech Company category, which recognizes North Carolina-based technology companies that have outstanding performance in revenue, market penetration, sales growth, and employment expansion. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 29th.
“For over 20 years, NC TECH has celebrated companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement at the NC TECH Awards. As a finalist this year, Scribbles Software has distinguished itself as one of the state’s innovative and emergent leaders,” stated Brooks Raiford, NC TECH’s President and CEO.
Scribbles Software helps K-12 districts and schools across the country serve students and families through accessible, cloud-based records management and enrollment solutions. Throughout North Carolina, Scribbles serves more than 100 districts, private schools, and charter schools, including Wake County Public Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Guilford County Schools, and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. Nationwide, Scribbles serves more than half of the top 50 largest districts.
“Scribbles products have been vital to keeping operations afloat for some of the largest districts in the country, both during, and after the pandemic,” said Marshall Simmonds, Scribbles VP of sales. “Making it to the final round in the NC TECH Awards is further recognition of the work we are doing to support districts in our home state and beyond, and we are honored to be named a finalist.”
About Scribbles Software
Scribbles Software partners with K-12 educational communities to enhance, streamline, and simplify their student records processes to strengthen the family engagement experience. The company has helped more than 10,000 K-12 schools and districts with its online student records management, enrollment systems, choice programs, lottery management, and reporting. Scribbles Software helps its district partners provide equitable, open access to school district resources to students, families, and community organizations– beginning with PreK enrollment and continuing with digital transcript orders post-graduation. www.scribsoft.com.
About NC TECH
NC TECH is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NC TECH’s mission is to foster growth and champion innovation in North Carolina’s tech sector, while providing a voice for the tech community. NC TECH’s membership includes 600 member companies, organizations and institutions employing more than 200,000 workers in North Carolina. For more information, visit nctech.org.
eSchool Media staff cover education technology in all its aspects–from legislation and litigation, to best practices, to lessons learned and new products. First published in March of 1998 as a monthly print and digital newspaper, eSchool Media provides the news and information necessary to help K-20 decision-makers successfully use technology and innovation to transform schools and colleges and achieve their educational goals.
Italian ice and vegan dessert shop, Super Icy Brothers, is coming to Charlotte’s Northlake Mall.The South Carolina-based dessert shop opened its first location in Rock Hill in Oct. 2019 and a second store at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville last fall.After a bout with lactose landed him in the hospital in 2018, Ira Guinn could no longer consume dairy.Determined to ensure he could still enjoy his usual treats, his wife began cooking meals...
Italian ice and vegan dessert shop, Super Icy Brothers, is coming to Charlotte’s Northlake Mall.
The South Carolina-based dessert shop opened its first location in Rock Hill in Oct. 2019 and a second store at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville last fall.
After a bout with lactose landed him in the hospital in 2018, Ira Guinn could no longer consume dairy.
Determined to ensure he could still enjoy his usual treats, his wife began cooking meals with dairy-free ingredients.
This ultimately led Guinn to establish Super Icy Brothers in late 2018.
The name, Guinn says, was inspired by his wife’s love for Super Mario Brothers. The logo, which features four Black boys holding frozen treats, depicts Guinn’s younger brothers.
Super Icy Brothers is primarily known for its alcohol-infused Italian ice although the brand carries much more. A selection of vegan soft-serves and milkshakes, non-alcoholic Italian ice and gourmet kettle corn options are available as well.
Guinn plans to add a few new menu items and hopes to open the Northlake location before Thanksgiving.
How it all began
Guinn was a football coach at York Comprehensive High School and noticed a problem among the boys he was coaching.
Many of them wouldn’t eat any of the cakes or ice creams at their pre-game meals.
Initially, he didn’t think much about it.
While Guinn was eating one his wife’s homemade desserts, he was approached by an interested player and an idea sparked.
“Coach, I heard you were vegan. Is that vegan?” the player asked, pointing to the cheesecake.
Guinn shared a slice with the player, who enjoyed it, and later and asked his wife to make more.
Soon, curiosity among the other coaches and players led Guinn to sell cheesecake and other vegan treats.
Using his personal savings, he bought a small pushcart to sell desserts under the name Super Icy Brothers.
In 2019, he left coaching to become a full-time entrepreneur.
“The business started growing and it started to be a hindrance to me to be coaching” Guinn said.
A small start
Guinn first began selling Super Icy Brothers in neighborhoods across South Carolina. He sold cotton candy, vegan ice cream, candy apples and Italian ice. His operation happened on the pushcart for three months.
Soon after, he bought a food truck and served from there for about a year and a half.
Guinn’s products were so popular, that in one neighborhood, the line to purchase was nearly half of a mile long.
That success, however, didn’t come without its challenges.
It took a year for Guinn to perfect his soft serve recipe before he sold it to the public.
“I’m a perfectionist so I don’t want to unveil [the product] to the audience until I know that it’s at least grade A,” Guinn said.
“Once I got it, it’s almost like riding a bike, then everything else came easy,” he finished.
Guinn knew that there were others who experienced dietary issues and wanted to ensure that when they walked into his shop, they could enjoy any dessert on the menu.
“Instead of it being 99% milk, let’s do about 85% no milk,” he said, referring to the other menu items.
At the end of 2019, Guinn opened his first brick and mortar in Rock Hill, S.C.
By this time, Guinn had added alcohol-infused Italian ice known as “twisted scoops” as well as vegan milkshakes and gourmet popcorn to the Super Icy Brothers menu.
Guinn opened a second store at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, N.C. at the end of 2021.
The purple and gold storefront has fruit smoothies, vegan soft serve, Italian ice and vegan milkshakes but no twisted scoops at the moment.
Guinn had to temporarily remove the menu item because the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NC ABC) requires him to have a license to serve the alcohol-infused product to those who are 21 and older.
Once he acquires those credentials, he will bring twisted scoops to Northlake Mall.
Guinn hoped to open his Northlake store before Thanksgiving, but the effects of COVID and current labor shortages have slowed the process.
What is certain, however, is that the menu will largely remain the same, with a few new additions.
The expected grand opening is around Christmas this year.
If you’ve lived in Charlotte for long enough, you already know one of the best parts about road trips involves passing through the charming small towns across the Carolinas. We actually have so many quaint towns and cities that even a Carolinas native may not have visited them all. Explore them in this series.Just 13 miles from Uptown is one of many small town downtowns near Charlotte. In historic downtown Pineville, you’ll not only find a tight-knit community, but you’ll also find locally owned shops, restaurants an...
If you’ve lived in Charlotte for long enough, you already know one of the best parts about road trips involves passing through the charming small towns across the Carolinas. We actually have so many quaint towns and cities that even a Carolinas native may not have visited them all. Explore them in this series.
Just 13 miles from Uptown is one of many small town downtowns near Charlotte. In historic downtown Pineville, you’ll not only find a tight-knit community, but you’ll also find locally owned shops, restaurants and more.
If you’re looking for a new way to spend a day, here are 5 things to do in Pineville for less than $50 a day:
This quaint shop is a couple of minutes from Main Street in downtown Pineville. The earlier you arrive at MJ Donuts, the better — because once it runs out of your favorite doughnut, that’s it for the day. Don’t leave without trying the Boston Creme donut ($2.75). Pro tip: On a good day, the worker filling your order might throw in a few glazed doughnut holes for free.
Cost: $2.75+ tax and tip
This gem, which opened in 2014, has an array of treasures for you to explore. While at Christie’s on Main Antiques Mall, indulge in window shopping as you search through antiques that are more than 100 years old. The shop is known for its vintage costume jewelry collection and has many other items, such as furniture, tea sets, records and more.
Cost: Free, unless something catches your eye.
Editor’s note: Unwind Tea & Coffee has closed, and Waterbean Coffee will open in late October 2022.
The name says it all, right? Take a break, relax and unwind in the heart of Pineville while you enjoy a sandwich from Unwind Tea & Coffee’s midday menu. At Unwind, guests can choose coffee, tea and smoothies and breakfast and lunch options. Order the Green Goddess Panini, with avocado, goat cheese, tomato, spinach and housemade pesto ($9.95) and a small Iced Chai Latte ($3.25).
Cost: $13.20+ tax and tip
Spend the afternoon getting active and having fun at Pineville Ice House. The ice house is home to a rink that’s comparable to NHL rinks. There’s also a pro shop, a restaurant and bar and more. Public skate admission includes rental skates and skating for the entire session ($15). Be sure to check the calendar to learn more about public skate options and details.
Cost: $15+ tax
End your day of exploring Pineville with pizza at Margaux’s Wine, Pizza & Market outdoor seating area. The restaurant opened last year in Pineville and has been the go-to place in the area for St. Louis-style pizza. Other menu options include charcuterie and cheese boards, calzones, salad, sandwiches and more. You can also shop the market for a variety of seasonal items. Order the Margaux?s Southern Heat pizza — grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, house blend of cheeses, red onions, and jalapeños. It’s served with a side of ranch ($16.50).
Cost: $16.50+ tax and tip
Total cost for your day in downtown Pineville: $47.45 + tax and tip.
This story was originally published August 10, 2022 5:45 AM.
The opening of Super G Mart’s third and largest store in Pineville has been delayed as more vendors sign on for the grocery store’s international food hall.Super G Mart now expects to open in mid-August at...
The opening of Super G Mart’s third and largest store in Pineville has been delayed as more vendors sign on for the grocery store’s international food hall.
Super G Mart now expects to open in mid-August at 10500 Centrum Parkway in Pineville, company vice president of business development Peter Han told The Charlotte Observer on Monday. The 108,000-square-feet store had planned to open by the end of June or early July in the former Kmart site across from Carolina Place mall, Han told The Charlotte Observer in April.
The only hold-up has been waiting on the electrical switchgear panel for power connection to get the store up and running, Han said. “The manufacturer could not assemble and ship due to one missing component from their supply chain,” he said.
The Pineville store, which Han said will have an expanded fresh and live seafood market, also will include an international food hall, full-service restaurant and retail spaces.
The 25,000-square-foot international food Hall is targeting a September or October opening, Han said.
Two more vendors — Saigon Café and Connie’s Kitchen — have signed on since April leaving four stalls available, Han said.
“We are in talks with Indian and Ethiopian cuisine tenants but as we have not yet signed them onboard the spaces and concepts are still up for grabs,” Han said.
The 10 confirmed vendors provided by Han are:
? Connie’s Kitchen – Filipino street food
? Honey Buns – Steamed Buns, Dumplings, Chinese Cuisine
? Mukja – Korean Street Food
? Saigon Café – Vietnamese Pho, Vermicelli, Bahn Mi
? Sizzling – Pepper Lunch Concept
? Super G Mart Kitchen (still to be named) – Bibimbap, Korean Rice Bowls, Gmart product samples
? Tous Les Jour – Korean Bakery
The 2,870-square-foot full-service restaurant space with optional outdoor seating area is still available, Han said, along with six retail spaces, ranging from 400 to 500 square feet, along the front of the store.
And, Super G Mart is hiring.
Han expects to hire about 80 full- and part-time employees for the Pineville store. New hires will train at the Independence Boulevard store in Charlotte until the Pineville store opens.
As a “cultural hub,” the store is looking for a diverse group of people to hire, Han said.
“Our biggest hurdle will now be the hiring,” Han said.
Super G has about 75 employees at its 7323 East Independence Blvd. store in Charlotte and 65 workers in Greensboro. The Han family took ownership of the 14-year-old international grocery store in 2012.
This story was originally published June 28, 2022 12:02 PM.
South End residents who savor the sweet scent of honey buns and other treats made for decades at the Carolina Foods facility need to prepare to say a bitter goodbye.Carolina Foods announced this week it is leaving Charlotte — its home for the past 88 years — and moving down the road to Pineville.That’s where it’s building a 423,000-square-foot facility, at 12031 Carolina Logistics Drive. The company — known for its Duchess brand snacks like honey buns and packaged donuts — is partnering with ...
South End residents who savor the sweet scent of honey buns and other treats made for decades at the Carolina Foods facility need to prepare to say a bitter goodbye.
Carolina Foods announced this week it is leaving Charlotte — its home for the past 88 years — and moving down the road to Pineville.
That’s where it’s building a 423,000-square-foot facility, at 12031 Carolina Logistics Drive. The company — known for its Duchess brand snacks like honey buns and packaged donuts — is partnering with real estate firm Beacon Partners to build the new site.
“The demand for our product exceeds our capacity,” Carolina Foods CEO Dan Myers told The Charlotte Observer Thursday. “At the current location... we’re constrained by the amount of space we have.”
Carolina Foods has been based in Charlotte since its founding in 1934.
The new facility will be twice the size of the current building, and climate controlled, Myers said. Construction will begin this August and production will start by the end of 2023.
The Pineville site will serve as a production facility and warehouse. The space will have 120,000 square feet for warehouse storage, and 40,000 square feet for offices and employee locker rooms and lunch rooms. The remaining 263,000 square feet will be manufacturing space.
Myers declined to say how much the new facility will cost.
The new factory and the South End facility will operate simultaneously through some point in 2024, when the South End building will close.
The changes will not affect Carolina Foods’ employment totals, according to the company, which fluctuate between 300 and 400 workers. Myers said during the period of both factories operating, Carolina Foods will likely bring on around 20% more temporary employees.
The expansion is part of Carolina Foods’ partnership with Charlotte-based investor Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in growing middle-market businesses, which also owns Duke’s Mayonnaise.
The Charlotte Observer reported in 2021 that Falfurrias made an undisclosed investment in Carolina Foods, and since then, neither company has shared specific details about their partnership. The move to Pineville is part of the growth plan that began with Falfurrias’ investment, Carolina Foods said.
Even before last year, company executives had their eyes on a new manufacturing location.
In 2014, as the company celebrated its 80th anniversary, then-CFO Katie Scarborough told the Observer a new facility was necessary for the company to realize plans for growth.
Last year, Falfurrias founder Marc Oken told the Observer his firm sees “tremendous growth potential” for Carolina Foods to expand its manufacturing and distribution footprint. The company already distributes its snacks across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico.
The new site being closer to Intestate 485 and Interstate 77 make the logistics of inbound and outbound shipments simpler than the current location, Myers said.
Founded in 1934, Carolina Foods began as a sandwich company serving food at textile mills, furniture factories and lunch counters in the Carolinas, according to the company. Its honey buns and other baked goods entered focus after World War II, and in 1992 the company stopped selling sandwiches to prioritize baked goods.
The facility on South Tryon Street is able to produce up to 1 million honey buns a day, the Observer previously reported, but ownership has prioritized a new, larger facility for years.
In 2014, Scarborough told the Observer the company was cognizant of the need for growth, but also wanted to stay in the Charlotte area to retain its workers.
The new Pineville facility is about a 20-minute drive south of the old factory. The new location’s proximity to Charlotte and a nearby light rail station make it easy for employees to commute, Myers said.
“We’re very pleased we were able to find property still in the Charlotte area,” he said. “That was important to us.” Myers said.
This story was originally published July 29, 2022 5:00 AM.