Upstate Headlines: $231M contract awarded for I-85/I-385 rehab

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A collection of the top Upstate headlines for the week of September 2, 2014.

$231M contract awarded for I-85/I-385 rehab– Not since the $631 million construction of Charleston’s Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in 2001 has the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) undertaken such an expensive project awarding a $231 million contract  to the Flatiorn-Zachry Joint Venture to reconfigure the I-85/I-385 interchange in Greenville County…

City buys property that could become part of park– Two parcels of property on Welborn Street could become part of a major new park downtown. City Council on Monday voted to buy the property from 159 Welborn Street LLC for $523,800…

Clemson selected for $10M CloudLab project– Clemson University, along with five other institutions, will receive $10 million to fund the development of a flexible scientific cloud architecture that will support the national research community…

Webber Kerr to open in Greenville– Webber Kerr Associates, a retained executive search and consulting firm, recently announced the opening of its Greenville location. Webber Kerr chose Greenville after Forbes ranked the city No. 57 among “The Best Places for Businesses and Careers” in 2014, and South Carolina was named fifth among “Best States for Business” in 2014 by Chief Executive magazine.”…

Milliken to acquire Pipe Wrap assets– Milliken announced this week the acquisition of the assets of Pipe Wrap Inc., by its subsidiary Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC. Pipe Wrap designs and constructs composite materials for repair of high-pressure pipes, providing custom solutions for structural reinforcement, leak repair and corrosion prevention…

ScanSource announces intent to acquire European tech distributor– Nearly a week after announcing plans to acquire a Brazilian communications distributor, Greenville-based ScanSource Inc., an international distributor of specialty technology products, has announced plans to boost its European presence with the acquisition of Imago Group plc, a value-added distributor of video and voice communications equipment and services…

245 apartments proposed for Market Point Drive– Along Woodruff Road and across from the Shops at Greenridge, plans have been filled with the city of Greenville for a new 245-unit apartment community on Market Point Drive…

4 new tenants for Patrick Square– Patrick Square Town Center in Clemson recently announced four new tenants will be opening this fall in conjunction with the opening of Rick Erwin’s Clemson. Greer State Bank Mortgage has leased a 760-square-foot space to be its first stand-alone mortgage office…

Eggs Up Grill Opens Downtown- On Friday, the newest location of the popular Eggs Up Grill was buzzing. Owner Steve Freemon looked on and smiled. “It’s like not going to work,” Freemon said. “I get to talk to people, my friends come eat here. Its fun.”…

Pedrick’s Garden a final project at Falls Park– One section is called a garden, the other a sanctuary.They represent the finishing touches to Greenville’s celebrated Falls Park. Pedrick’s Garden opened last week; the Carolina Foothills Garden Club Sanctuary should be finished within two months…