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Premier awards uniform agreement to Superior Uniform's Fashion Seal
Fashion Seal Healthcare, a Seminole-based Superior Uniform Group Inc. brand, received a group purchasing contract from Premier Inc., a health care alliance of about 3,400 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers.

Fashion Seal Healthcare provides uniforms and image apparel for the health care industry.

WilsonHCG receives recruitment award for Best Candidate Experience
Tampa-based recruiter WilsonHCG won the 2014 In-house Recruitment Award for Best Candidate Experience from the United Kingdom's

The award recognizes outstanding service and care for candidates during the hiring process. WilsonHCG was selected as the winner partly for its video-enabled pre-starter meetings and its showcase of mentor programs, which it says resulted in a 70% increase in employee satisfaction during the first 12 weeks of employment. WilsonHCG was among six other finalists in the candidate experience category.

General Dynamics Ordnance, Tactical granted new Hydra rocket contract
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in St. Petersburg was awarded a competitive, five-year fixed price contract for the U.S. Army Contracting Command to produce the 2.75-inch/70mm Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket system for all military services.

The Hydra-70 rocket features two parts: a MK66 rocket motor and various warheads. The rocket can be deployed from most helicopters and some fixed-wing aircraft.

“General Dynamics has been the system integrator for the Hydra rocket since 1996 and has produced more than 5 million rockets,” Dan Paul, vice president and general manager for precision systems for General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, says in a press release.

General Dynamics' work on the Hydra-70 rocket system program will be done at the company's facilities in Camden, Ark.; Springboro, Ohio; Anniston, Ala.; and Williston, Vt. The award includes five potential options through 2018, with work expected to be complete by 2020.

Regus debuts new locations in Naples, Fort Myers
Regus has opened two new business centers in Southwest Florida. The new locations are 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway, Fort Myers and 4851 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. Regus provides shared office space to businesses from more than 2,000 locations in 104 countries. Entrepreneurs can rent space by the hour, week or month, without signing a long-term contract.

“Flexibility is the cornerstone of our model, and with more people working in multiple locations, our business centers offer the ideal environment where professionals can drop in for as long as they need to in order to be productive,” Donna Scott, Regus' regional vice president, says in a press release.

Cryo-Cell adopts poison pill stockholder rights
The board of directors of Oldsmar-based Cryo-Cell International Inc. has unanimously adopted a three-year stockholder rights plan to protect control of the company from a hostile takeover.

The company is offering a dividend of the right to buy a preferred share for each outstanding share of the company's common stock. Under the plan, stockholders of record at the close of business on Dec. 5 receive the right for each share of Cryo-Cell common stock held. The offer will expire Dec. 5, 2017.

Those rights can only be exercised if a person or group acquires 20% or more of Cryo-Cell's common stock or if a stockholder already owning more 20% or more increases its holdings to 22.5% or more. This person or group would not have access to the preferred shares.

The plan also offers the board of directors time, once the share percentage owned limit is breached, to negotiate with the person or group that acquired the large number of shares.


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