Boutwell celebrates 40 years in business

first_imgLatest Stories Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 11:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2013 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Email the author Sponsored Content Boutwell celebrates 40 years in business Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The Johnny Boutwell family celebrated 40 years in the floor covering business in Troy in March. Boutwell’s Floor Covering opened in Troy in March 1973. Johnny Boutwell said he and his family are committed to continue that service for another 40 years. Pictured are Johnny Boutwell, his wife, Judy; son, John Jr.; and daughter Janet Baker.For 40 years, Johnny and Judy Boutwell have kept Pike County covered.And, in “mighty fine style” most everyone would agree.March 2013 marked Boutwell Floor Covering’s 40th year in business and, for the couple, it was a milestone month. For a while Johnny Boutwell did installations for a local flooring company, then in March 1973, the Boutwells took the step into business ownership.“Oh, we talked about it over and over before we did it and we talked about it after we did it,” Judy Boutwell said with a smile. “I didn’t know anything about putting down floors but Johnny made it simple for me. He said, “The pattern side up on vinyl and the fuzzy said up on carpet.’ That has not changed.”Neither has the quality of work that people have come to expect and receive from Boutwell Floor Covering.Judy Boutwell gives her husband credit for the longtime success of their business and he credits her.“Judy has run the business here in the office and she’s done a great job,” he said. “She has made the business.However, she said that her husband was always on the job and a job was never done until it was done right.Judy Boutwell said that the floor covering business required a lot of long hours and hard work.“Many, many nights we would go home tired to the bone and sit up half the night working on plans for bidding the next job,” she said.“It was tough but we were tough. We learned to live within our means so when times were not as good, we made it through.”Johnny Boutwell, laughingly, said he learned early in life that sanding floors was a lot better than picking cotton.“We’ve had great employees; we’ve enjoyed the work and the relationships with our customers,” he said. “We appreciate the tremendous support, business and friendship of so many people that we’ve have gotten to know throughout the 40 years and look forward to many more years of providing quality products and service and of being involved and active members of the community.” Boutwell, laughingly, said there’s no such thing as a perfect sand job and admitted to making a dip or two during that learning period.Recognizing that he had a talent for finishing floors, Boutwell and his bride, who was his high school sweetheart, ventured far from home — his in Victoria and hers across the river in Wilkinstown — over across the state line to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.“Johnny found an ad where they were looking for someone to sand and finish floors,” Judy Boutwell said. “He applied and got the job. We were over there for about 12 years and, during that time, we ran from every hint of a hurricane. The one we didn’t run from was Camille in 1969. It was the one we should have run from.”The Boutwells decided running from hurricanes or trying to survive them was not what they wanted to do so that packed up and came home to Pike County. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Skip Judy Boutwell said she is semi-retired — just comes in when she’s needed — and Johnny Boutwell said he’s on the fast track to “semi.” But the business will continue to be in good hands with son, John Jr., and daughter, Janet Baker.Johnny Boutwell said that striking out on his own four decades ago was not a difficult decision.“I knew that if I could make money for somebody else, I could make a living for myself,” Boutwell said with a smile. “I started sanding floors for a cousin while I was still in high school. I worked with him in Pensacola during the summers and he got where he would let me bring equipment up here and sand and refinish floors by myself.” By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Off-Broadway musical hit coming to Troy next week “The Marvelous Wonderettes” are coming to town in what will be the first national tour of an off-Broadway hit to… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Cardinals Acquire first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from Diamondbacks

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailAllen Kee / ESPN Images(ST. LOUIS) — The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Paul Goldschmidt from the Arizona Diamondbacks, the teams announced on Wednesday.In exchange for the six-time National League All-Star first baseman, the Cardinals traded catcher Carson Kelly, right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver and minor league infielder Andy Young to the Diamondbacks. St. Louis also gave Arizona its 2019 Competitive Balance Round B draft pick.“We’ve been busy this off-season working to upgrade our lineup, and today we are excited to announce the acquisition of one of the game’s premier players in first baseman Paul Goldschmidt,” Cardinals President of Baseball Operations John Mozeliak said in a statement.Goldschmidt, 31, was drafted by the Diamondbacks in 2009 and was promoted to the majors in 2011. Since then, he has compiled a .297 batting average with 209 home runs and 710 RBI. This past season with Arizona he batted .290 with 33 home runs and 83 RBI.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund December 6, 2018 /Sports News – National Cardinals Acquire first baseman Paul Goldschmidt from Diamondbackscenter_img Written bylast_img read more

Pension liabilities set to rise as mortality falls in first half

first_img“The combination of a mild winter and a fairly benign flu season means that the first half of 2019 has followed in the footsteps of the second half of 2018. In fact, the first six months of this year have seen the lowest deaths on record since 2014.“If this trend continues then we can expect to see headlines in 2020 revising our current life expectancy predictions upwards. Pension schemes and insurers should pay close attention to these trends as those who followed the latest model from the CMI could find their liabilities increasing by well over 1%.”Consultancy group XPS estimated earlier this year that 82% of DB schemes had updated their longevity assumptions to reflect the most recent data. This was based on an analysis of 150 of the firm’s clients.Conor O’Reilly, head of analytics at Club Vita, said there was likely to be “at least some bounce back” in annuity values and liabilities when the CMI’s next model was published. Liability valuations could rise back to levels seen in 2017, he added.Looking further into the future, O’Reilly said there remained “plenty of scope for things to change in the remaining half of the year” given record-breaking temperatures recorded in July.“We need to consider whether any ‘bounce back’ in 2019 is expected to be a blip or a return towards the high levels of mortality improvements seen through much of the 2000s,” he said.A report by KPMG published in May warned of a “lost decade” in mortality improvements among DB scheme members after the CMI’s 2018 model was released.KPMG’s data meant that, for someone currently aged 45, their assumed pension scheme life expectancy at age 65 would fall to around 23 years in 2019 – a level last seen in 2009.  Between 2012 and 2015, assumed life expectancy was roughly one year higher at just over 24 years.For a pension scheme member already aged 65, assumed life expectancy in KPMG’s survey fell to 21.9 years, the lowest since 2010. Some pension schemes could see their liabilities rise by more than 1% after recent mortality data indicated an increase in longevity improvements.Data from the Continuous Mortality Investigation (CMI) for the first half of 2019 showed that England and Wales had experienced lower “standard mortality rates” (SMRs) than in 2018.The CMI’s data feeds into the longevity calculations for many UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes. Last year, a period of higher mortality led to a reduction in the rate at which longevity was improving, which in turn reduced pension scheme liabilities by an estimated 2.5%.Steven Baxter, head of research and development at longevity data specialist Club Vita, said: “It seems that after many years of doom and gloom for longevity in the UK we may finally have some good news to share.last_img read more

Bottas Caps Off Fantastic 2017 For Mercedes With Abu Dhabi Victory

first_imgValtteri Bottas held off Lewis Hamilton to claim a morale-boosting victory over 2017’s world champion as Mercedes dominated F1’s season finale in the Abu Dhabi GP.It was Bottas’ third win of the year, but first since July, as the Finn made up for being beaten from pole in Brazil and denied his team-mate a perfect ending to his fourth title-winning campaign.Hamilton applied pressure on Bottas after the one round of pit stops but was unable to get close enough to the back of the sister Mercedes to attempt an overtake and had to settle for second place, eventually finishing three seconds behind.“Impossible to pass here man!” said Hamilton to Bottas as he congratulated his team-mate in the pre-podium holding room. “I was like ‘where are all the backmarkers?’ I think they’ve got to change this track!”Ferrari had run Mercedes close for much of 2017 but were no match for the world champions in the Yas Marina desert as Sebastian Vettel finished 19 seconds adrift in third place.But Bottas’ victory was not enough to deny Vettel the runner-up position to Hamilton in the drivers’ standings.“It was a bit lonely,” admitted Vettel. “We were in no man’s land. I would have liked to be in the hunt but I’m happy with the podium.”Like Ferrari, Red Bull endured a muted final race with Max Verstappen only fifth behind Kimi Raikkonen after failing to jump the Finn through the pit stops.Daniel Ricciardo had been running fourth in the other Red Bull but his race unravelled within a matter of laps just after half distance. A brush with the wall triggered an emergency pit stop and then the Australian promptly retired when his car developed a hydraulics fault.The DNF, Red Bull’s 13th of the year, also cost Ricciardo fourth place to Raikkonen in the drivers’ championship.It has been a season split in two halves with regards to dominance. Sebastian Vettel in his Ferrari looked like he was cruising to the driver’s championship until the summer break from which point Hamilton took the title race by the scruff of the neck.Mercedes may have been pushed like never before in the hybrid turbo engine era this year, but 12 race wins and a fourth consecutive title double underline that they remain the team everyone has to try and catch when F1 2018 begins in earnest in Melbourne in four months’ time.RelatedFormula One Set For Exciting Grand Finale In Abu DhabiNovember 26, 2017In “Formula One”Hamilton Wins Again To Egde Closer to Fourth TitleOctober 8, 2017In “Formula One”The 2017 Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydij ReviewJuly 31, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more