Business Briefs

Oct. 14, 2013 @ 06:28 PM

IEM to move Durham HQ

DURHAM – The Durham-based contract emergency planning firm IEM is planning to move its corporate headquarters, but has not yet finalized plans for its new home.

The decision to move was prompted by the planned move of the anchor tenant in the same building, said company spokeswoman Staci Boudreaux in an email. IEM’s lease expires Jan. 31, she said.

Located at 2400 Ellis Road, the building is also home to the world headquarters of Reichold, a supplier of resins for composite materials and coating resins.

IEM, a private company, founded in 1985, moved its headquarters from Baton Rouge, La., to Ellis Road in Durham in the Research Triangle Park in 2010.

BioSciences Forum to be held in RTP next month

RALEIGH – The ninth annual BioSciences Forum will be held Nov. 1 at the N.C. Biotechnology Center in the Research Triangle Park and will include remarks from executives from Quintiles and from other firms.

The forum is presented by the N.C. State University Poole College of Management’s BioSciences Management Initiative. The event brings together experts and biosciences industry professionals to discuss opportunities.

Featured speakers include John Ryals, CEO, president and board member of Durham-based Metabolon and Tom Pike, chief executive officer of Quintiles Transnational, also based in Durham.

It also will include David Lundie, vice president for technical operations of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, working out of Wilson. Purdue is opening a new facility in Treyburn Corporate Park in Durham County.

The program begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 7 a.m., and the final presentation concludes at noon. The forum is open to the school faculty, staff and students and members of the business community at no charge, but registration is required.

Tesla to open first ‘Supercharger’ in N.C. in Burlington

BURLINGTON – Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car maker, plans to open its first electric “Supercharger” charging station in the state in Burlington along Interstate 85.

The station, which will open Thursday, will be one of 28 chargers around the country designed to allow drivers to travel long distances using Tesla’s Model S sedan, according to a news release. Using the station, they can travel for about three hours, charge for about 20 to 30 minutes, and then get back on the road.

The grand opening will be in the parking lot of the Carousel Luxury Cinemas in Burlington. The location is designed to allow for travel to Durham as well as Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte.