This post was originally published on this siteCRESTVIEW — After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Lockheed Martin Corp. has paid $327,271 in back wages and liquidated damages to 20 employees at a Crestview work site.WHD investigators determined the company erroneously classified some employees as exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime requirements, and paid them flat weekly salaries without regard to the number of hours they actually worked. This […]
This post was originally published on this sitePANAMA CITY — Gulf Power lineworkers in the Panama City area worked long hoursfollowing Hurricane Michael last year, restoring power to customers affected by the Category 5 storm, even as many of them suffered damage to their own homes.Ten months later, a third of the 18 lineworkers in Panama City are still displaced, along with several others at Gulf Power’s Panama City Beach office. Plus, two-thirds of the lineworkers’ supervisors are either displaced or […]
This post was originally published on this siteFor nine years, Flea Across Florida has brought thousands of visitors to small communities across the state on U.S. Highway 90, filling up motels, restaurants and small local businesses.The event is held each April and September. The next event is Sept. 13 and 14.This is an opportunity for nonprofits, churches or individuals to hold sales at flea sites along the route or to rent spaces to those wanting to participate and set up.The event is a mixture of individual yard […]
This post was originally published on this siteThe Federal Aviation Adminstration’s Airport Improvement Program provides grants to airports across the country for infrastructure needs such as runway repair, terminal maintenance and construction of firefighting faciities, Northwest Florida airports are scheduled to receive millions of dollars in AIP funding, according to FAA announcements.
This post was originally published on this siteJD Composites, a Canadian homebuilder, has constructed a three-bedroom home in Nova Scotia that is made of 612,000 recycled plastic soda bottles. But the attention has mostly centered on how the home can withstand extreme winds — even a category 5 hurricane.The builder, which melted thousands of plastic bottles and injected them with gas to form the walls of the home, tested the plastic panels for hurricane resistance and found they could withstand 326-mile-per-hour winds. JD […]