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Taco Comfort Solutions announces student scholarship award winners
Taco Comfort Solutions has announced the winners of its annual student scholarship awards, which provide college funding assistance for children of its employees. Jason Hoskins, from Coventry, Rhode Island, earned the Thomas J. Farrell Scholarship, given in honor of the former Dean of Arts and Sciences at Johnson & Wales University and past president of the Taco/White Family Foundation. Madison Davis of Huntersville, North Carolina, will  attend the College of Charleston’s Honors College as a William Aiken Fellow, majoring in biology and international studies. And sister and brother Jennifer and Kyle Fishburn, of Plymouth, Indiana, will receive scholarships. Jennifer is a sophomore at Purdue majoring in plant science, and Kyle will be a freshman at Purdue, studying environmental and natural resources planning.

GPS Insight makes Inc. 5000 list eight straight times
Inc. magazine ranked GPS Insight No. 4,250 with three-year sales growth of 62 percent on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the eighth consecutive year that GPS has been named an honoree.

HD Supply Waterworks changes name
HD Supply Waterworks announced it is changing its name to Core & Main effective immediately. The company, previously a division of HD Supply, currently employs about 2,900 associates at 246 branch locations throughout the United States.

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General Pipe Cleaners' Andy Zelazny retires
Andy Zelazny, national sales manager for General Pipe Cleaners, announced his retirement at the end of September. He joined the company in 1977 was was named national sales manager in 2001. 


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