Excalibur Records Its Highest Sales Quarter

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Excalibur Integrated Systems, Inc., Chattanooga-based wireless technology firm, reported its highest sales quarter in company history, CEO Rodger Jenkins announced on Wednesday. The company also announced the prospect of increased local hiring this year.

“We are very excited about the growth trend that Excalibur has been experiencing in recent months. We are delivering more high-quality user-oriented technology solutions to locations around North America and the world,” Mr.

Jenkins said.

“We expect this growth trend to continue, and that may lead to expanding the technical, sales and administrative staff at our Chattanooga operation,” he said. “Our customers expect us to deliver a high level of service, and that is our commitment as well.”

With a 31-percent increase in sales last quarter over the second quarter 2012, Excalibur experienced particular growth in orders from the manufacturing, education and government sectors, both regionally and nationally.

“Even with the sluggish economy, we are experiencing increased demand for wireless networking and data collection solutions,” Mr. Jenkins said. “Many businesses and organizations feel more confident about making investments in wireless infrastructure while the opportunity costs are lower.”

Mr. Jenkins said he predicts continued record sales growth throughout the year.

“Our sales team is hands down among the industry’s best. They have helped to make Excalibur a go-to solutions-based partner, which allows us to respond and adapt quickly to the needs of our customers. I am very pleased by their record sales quarter for the second quarter of 2013." 


Fleet Feet Sports To Open New Chattanooga Store In Mid-October

Fleet Feet Sports   announces the mid-October opening of a new store in Chattanooga. The store will be the brand’s first location in the Chattanooga market and will open in the NorthShore neighborhood at 313 Manufacturers Road.   Running store veteran Steve Carter will operate and manage the store, stepping into the leadership role after serving as general manager ... (click for more)

Atlanta Tech CEO Joins FourBridges Team

FourBridges Capital Advisors Thursday announced that Doug Johns, the current chairman and former CEO of HDJ Wireless Enterprise LLC, an Internet of Things company that operates the Atlanta-based global technology firm NIVIS, has joined the FourBridges team as senior advisor.  Mr. Johns will expand the investment banking firm’s industry focus to include technology and telecommunication ... (click for more)

Trustee To Be Appointed To Oversee Hutcheson Medical Center Bankruptcy With Focus On Sale Of Fort Oglethorpe Hospital

A trustee will be appointed to oversee the bankruptcy case of Hutcheson Medical Center with a focus on getting the financially-strapped Fort Oglethorpe hospital sold. The U.S. Trustee's Office had filed a motion asking that the bankruptcy be dissolved due to the debt rising to $6.3 million since the bankruptcy was filed last November. However, all parties finally agreed it was ... (click for more)

Civic, Political Leader Mai Bell Hurley Dies At 87

Civic and political leader Mai Bell Hurley has died at age 87. She was the first woman to serve on the Chattanooga City Council. Ms. Hurley was also a longtime advocate for the arts and a leader in United Way. She was a leader in Chattanooga Venture that led to the redevelopment of downtown and the riverfront.  She most recently served on the Library Board. ... (click for more)

Does The Signal Mountain Town Council Take Its Constituents As Fools?

You've got to hand it to the Signal Mountain Town Council. In their scheme to change the zoning on Signal Mountain from 1/2 an acre to 1/4 an acre they get more creative by the day in coming up with justifications for doing something a majority of their constituents are squarely against.   They started off by hiding behind a poor widow who had fallen on hard times. She had ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Every Child Must Watch This

In the course of my day, I read different websites, am sent all kinds of neat videos and I love the jokes I get. But when I logged onto my ever-bulging email account Thursday morning, I happened across the scariest, most terrifying video I have ever watched. There is a website I check called “Atchuup” that boasts “cool stories daily.” Some are pretty good but this one nearly knocked ... (click for more)