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November 16, 2011 12:35 AM | 944 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Traton Homes wins big at OBIE Awards

MARIETTA — On Saturday, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association gave Marietta-based developer Traton Homes five Gold and two Silver OBIE Awards, while Atlanta-based Brock Built Homes won a Gold OBIE for its east Cobb neighborhood Idlewilde and Marietta-based Edward Andrews Homes won a Gold OBIE for its west Cobb neighborhood Hawthorne at Lost Mountain. Cumberland-based Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods won a Gold OBIE and a Silver OBIE for two model homes at its Atlanta development, The Reserve at City Park.

For 31 years, the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association has hosted the awards to honor the best in Atlanta’s residential building industry. This year’s event was at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Firm moving facility to Marietta

MARIETTA — Officials from Atlanta-based custom drapery manufacturer Drape98 Express announced on Monday that the company will move its production facility from Burnside, Ky., to the Fairgate Commercial Park in Marietta.

The move will result in adding at least five jobs in Marietta, the company said.

Drape98 Express makes custom drapes, as well as roman shades, wood and faux-wood blinds, and custom shower curtains, and also measures and installs the products in homes throughout the southeast.

The company is headquartered at 876 Lullwater Road Northeast in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta. For more information on the company, visit

* IBM Southeast Employee’s Federal Credit Union is having a yard sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the credit union, located at 647 Roswell St. in Marietta. The credit union is redoing the entire second floor of its building, and there have been many chairs, tables, desks and other pieces of furniture stored there for years that will be for sale. Employees have also been asked to donate items to sell at the sale. Proceeds from the yard sale benefit the United Way. For more information, contact Dianne Clackum at (678) 569-1649.
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