A metro-east home home building and remodeling company is being recognized for its commitment to customer service.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois has announced that Padget Building & Remodeling is among the 11 businesses and two charities to be receiving the Torch Award. The Swansea-based company is being recognized for going to great lengths to make sure a customer understands what a project will look like and how it will be completed.
Company founders and twin brothers Ron and Don Padgett built their first home in 1979 when they constructed a house for their family in Fairview Heights. They will be honored at a luncheon on Nov. 13 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.
Volkswagen could be investigated for the recently revealed emissions scandal. Prosecutors in Germany are considering an investigation after the auto makers’ executives admitted they augmented their U.S. emissions tests to appear that its diesel-powered cars were emitting fewer nitrogen oxides, which contribute to increased ozone and lead to respiratory illness. Read more here.
Some of the credit for revealing Volkswagen’s cover up goes to West Virginia University. A research unit of the university helped expose Volkswagen AG’s smog-test scandal, but this was not the first time the university has discovered an emissions scandal. In 1998, the WVU Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions found that more than 1.1 million trucks that had passed emission inspections were actually polluting the air. Learn more here.
Halloween retailers are opening for the season across the country. Retail chains like Spirit Halloween have opened and will remain available to consumers through Nov. 1. Find out more here.
-Will Buss, BND business writer