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Habitat Builders Blitz kickoff; American Fork medical addiction treatment center opens; Rhinehart Oil acquired; Opportunity Zones info meeting

August 17, 2018
Blitz build

A builder works on a Habitat for Humanity house in Springville.

Habitat to build two homes in Builders Blitz

Edge Homes will join Habitat for Humanity of Utah County and build two homes with the Guerra and Castaneda families in six days as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2018. A kickoff celebration will be held at 8 a.m. Monday at the job site at 200 S. 400 West, Provo. A light breakfast with be served. All interested community members are invited to attend.

Edge Homes, with help from local subcontractors and suppliers, plans to build the three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes in six days. This is the fourth Home Builders Blitz Build that Edge has participated in as a builder. The company blitz-built a home Saratoga Springs in 2015 and built two additional homes in Provo in 2016 and 2017.

During the 2018 National Home Builders Blitz, professional homebuilders from across the country will help more than 200 families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter during Habitat for Humanity’s annual event throughout the summer.

Medical addiction treatment center opens in AF

Dr. R. Joel Bush, a physician specializing in medical addiction treatment, opened Kick the Habit on 360 East in American Fork. This medical practice provides medical service-based addiction treatment.

The practice will provide outpatient detox, medication and withdrawal management, addiction and recovery care coordination, drug testing and opioid management. Bush can treat the following addictions with medication: opioids, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, methamphetamines, marijuana, gambling, sex or pornography, and gaming, internet or food addictions.

Rhinehart Oil acquired by Parkland USA

Rhinehart Oil Co. Inc., a commercial fuel and retail business with operations in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, announced it was acquired by Parkland USA, a subsidiary of Parkland Fuel Corp. Parkland is Canada’s largest and one of North America’s fastest growing independent suppliers and marketers of fuel and petroleum products.

Rhinehart is headquartered in American Fork and transports, distributes and markets a full range of fuels, lubricants and chemical products in addition to providing equipment and one-stop shop servicing to its customers in the region. Harts Gas and Food retail convenience stores are part of the Rhinehart brand, and has nine retail locations.

“The great benefit is we can now tap into the resources of a nationally-respected industry partner, which we can leverage for significant growth based on the Rhinehart platform,” said John Jardine, Rhinehart co-CEO.

Opportunity Zone informational meeting Monday

The public is invited to a Utah Opportunity Zone Informational Meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday in the Zions Bank Founders Room at 1 S. Main St., Salt Lake City.

This meeting, sponsored by Utah’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will help elected officials and economic development directors understand how to best promote local Opportunity Zones. According to a press release, Opportunity Zones is a program established by The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 designed to encourage long-term investment in low-income communities. The program establishes tax incentives to encourage private individuals to invest unrealized capital gains in projects located within high-poverty communities. Gov. Gary Herbert designated 46 census tracts in Utah as Opportunity Zones.

The meeting will feature John Lettieri, co-founder and president of the Economic Innovation Group, and Jeremy Keele, former president and CEO of the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah.

To register for the event, visit https://opportunityzonemtg.eventbrite.com. Tickets are available to attend in person or via live stream.

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