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3M officials reflect on Four Points and look to the company’s future
By LESLEE BASSMAN
Four Points News
Three decades after opening in Four Points, the 3M Austin Center officially closed a few weeks ago, with the last of the 3M employees moving to new facilities this summer. Not only were thousands of patents generated by 3M while it was in Four Points but the company drew the best and the brightest to the local area, impacting it greatly.
The once-thriving complex that opened in 1988 was sold to World Class Capital Group in June 2017, with its employees relocating to the company’s new Parmer Lane facility. The former site housed offices as well as research and development laboratories.
“In 1988, there wasn’t anything out there,” said 3M Senior Intellectual Property attorney Gregg Rosenblatt, who is a Steiner Ranch resident. “And now Austin’s grown out there. We’re now trying to identify with the other high tech companies that are in this area.”Continue reading
Interior design Vipers place top in nation
By LYNETTE HAALAND
Four Points News
Two Vandegrift students grabbed top honors in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Interior Design category at the national conference recently. Connor Hathaway earned 1st place and Jenna Rigney earned 2nd place at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. a month ago.
“They love it and I love it. It’s really, really great and I feel really, really proud,” said Jodi Jacobsen, FCCLA advisor and VHS interior design teacher. Rigney will be in her practicum of interior design when school begins and Hathaway will be in Jacobsen’s interior design 2 class.