DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION

Target to give a top-performing store a total makeover

BY CSA STAFF

Target plans to renovate its downtown Minneapolis flagship, adding an array of new features.

The discounter will invest $10 million in a full-store remodel for the location, which opened in 2001, reported The Journal.

Less ambitious updates are planned for other Target stores in the Twin Cities area.

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FACILITIES

DWM Facilities Maintenance in Florida expansion

BY Marianne Wilson

DWM Facilities Maintenance has opened a new office in Orlando, Florida. The new office will help facilitate the company’s recent growth.

“We are so excited to begin this new chapter,” said David Meeks, founder and president of DWM. “Orlando’s growth and history of heightened customer experiences marries well with our growth plans and our culture of problem-solving. Expanding into Orlando gives DWM the opportunity to select employees from two labor markets, ensuring we have the best of the best servicing our clients.”

The initial employees in the DWM Orlando office will work in the customer service department. They are working directly with the team in Albany and function seamlessly.

“Our goal is to make it feel as if the two offices are next door to each other rather than a thousand miles away,” said Brian Whitt, COO. “We are utilizing cutting edge communication tools to make this happen, but the most crucial aspect is duplicating the culture of DWM. So, the Orlando office will look and feel like our headquarters in Albany.

DWM Facilities Maintenance has appeared on Inc.’s 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States for the past three years. DWM currently employs over 70 people and services nearly 40,000 locations across North America.

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Report: Man charged with attempting to plant bombs in Target stores

BY CSA STAFF

Target Corp. is the central player in a drama that even Hollywood wouldn’t dream

A Florida man has been charged with plotting to bomb Target stores along the East Coast — an attempt to cheapen the company’s stock.

Charles Barnett of Ocala, Florida, asked a law enforcement informant to put homemade bombs disguised as packages of pasta, stuffing mix and breakfast bars on Target store shelves from Florida to New York state, Reuters reported.

Barnett expected the company’s stock value would plunge after the explosions, allowing him to cheaply acquire shares of Target stock before an eventual rebound in prices, according to the report.

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