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Chobani Ranks No. 117 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000

Image Inc. magazine today ranked Chobani No. 117 on their annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at an integral segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. This is the first year that Chobani has been recognized on this list as they join other prominent companies like Yelp, Giftcards.com, KIND, and famed hatmaker Tilly’s.

Buzz Surrounds Relocation of Coke's Secret Formula

Image The brand-brandishing companies behind these secrets all know this. But perhaps none better than Coca-Cola, which on Thursday was all over Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to announce that it was physically moving its secret formula from a SunTrust Bank vault in Atlanta to a vault in a new exhibit at Coke's World of Coca-Cola tourist attraction in downtown Atlanta.

"The whole point of a trade secret is that you know something that no one else does," says Ted Ryan, archivist at Coca-Cola.

Buzz Surrounds Relocation of Coke's Secret Formula

The brand-brandishing companies behind these secrets all know this. But perhaps none better than Coca-Cola, which on Thursday was all over Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to announce that it was physically moving its secret formula from a SunTrust Bank vault in Atlanta to a vault in a new exhibit at Coke's World of Coca-Cola tourist attraction in downtown Atlanta.

"The whole point of a trade secret is that you know something that no one else does," says Ted Ryan, archivist at Coca-Cola.

Turkish Airlines Orders 15 Boeing 737 Aircraft

ImageTurkish Airlines on Friday announced that it has decided to order 15 Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft in a deal valued at more than $1.2 billion.

The order of the Istanbul-based carrier compromises of ten 737-800s and five 737-900ER aircraft. They have an average list-price value of more than $1.2 billion, although the companies did not release how much was actually paid.

Boeing said it will deliver all of the Turkish Airlines new Next-Generation 737s with the Boeing Sky Interior. This new interior introduces larger overhead stowage bins with a new design that provides more open space in the cabin.

The new interior also provides a soft blue sky overhead simulated by light-emitting diode (LED) lighting and features modern, sculpted sidewalls and window reveals to draw passengers' eyes to the view outside the window, as well as cove lighting and curving architecture.

Chinese Steelmakers Return to Purchase Scrap from US

Image It is reported that Chinese steelmakers have started to purchase American scrap, since the latter switches to Asian market from Turkey. Recently, Shagang placed an order for 3 batches of HSM 1&2 from America at the strike price of USD 495 per tonne CFR. Disappointed by the low quotations offered by Turkish Purchasers, US scrap suppliers shift to Asian market. As luck would have it, Japanese scrap price swells continuously at the moment forcing Chinese buyer to choose other competitive replacement.

Last week, Japanese heavy scrap 2 is quoted at USD 500 per tonne to USD 510 per tonne CFR; heavy scrap at USD 520 per tonne CFR. Heavy scrap in Chinese domestic market stays at USD 565 per tonne to USD 574 per tonne.

Since mid-January, Chinese steelmakers presents inactively in the market. This time, American may spur up their passion.

(Sourced from MySteel.net)

Turkish American Taxi Business Began to Work in the U.S.!

ImageIn total, 26 thousand 500 units in New York City Taxi Ford Transit Connect taxi tender Gölcüklü finals for the first time the New England region of the United States began the task. Ford Otosan, according to the company, the New England Auto Show Boston Cab Dispatch delivered tools to do the task begins, the state of Connecticut, the two companies can work with 40 pieces of natural gas has ordered 2011 model Ford Transit Connect taxi.
Entering the North American market in 2010 and within a short time in the United States by the Boston Police Department Certificate of Conformity of the Ford Transit Connect taxi cab, was delivered to customers in the U.S. market first. New England Auto Show Dispatch’e delivered at a ceremony held in Boston Cab 2011 model Ford Transit Connect Gölcüklü taxis, the first Turkish taxi in North America are now starting to do the task.

Turkish Airlines to Fly LAX-Istanbul Beginning March 2011

ImageMayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa cheered the announcement that Turkish Airlines will launch nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Istanbul, Turkey four times a week beginning March 3, 2011. The air service on brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is expected to generate hundreds of millions of dollars annually in economic activity in Southern California.

CCE Stockholders Approve Coke Deal

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Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, left, toasts the deal with Coca-Cola Enterprises Chairman John Brock.
As expected, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. shareholders on Friday gave their stamp of approval on the pending $13 billion sale of its North American operations to The Coca-Cola Co. The transaction already has all the required government approvals, so it should close in the coming days, Atlanta-based Coca-Cola Enterprises said.

Coca-Cola Enterprises has information-technology and distribution operations in Louisville. Following the merger, the operations will be folded into The Coca-Cola Co.

Once the deal is complete, Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) will become an entirely western European business and will go from being the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler to becoming the world’s third-largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products.

Buffalo Green Belt

ImageThe Buffalo Green Belt development, in the city of Buffalo, New York, is a renewable energy and technology corridor.  The growing green economy, in the western New York area, takes advantage of its position as a Great Lakes transportation hub, as well as its industrial infrastructure and educated work force.  The city of Buffalo, New York is excited to announce its new initiative, the Buffalo Green Belt.
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About The Natural Stone Sector In The United States

Hasan Kürşad Devecioğlu*
The construction and natural stone sector ranks as one of the sectors that has been hit the hardest by the financial crisis that we are living through in the United States. All natural stone suppliers and producers are feeling the stagnancy within the natural stone sector.
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