Business

Get ‘balanced, aligned’ at TC Good Feet Store

The Good Feet Store, 11389 Parkside Drive in Turkey Creek, opened Tuesday, Feb. 10, to help improve the quality of people’s comfort.

“We’ve already got people calling and setting appointments, so things are looking very well so far,” district manager Rick O’dneal said. “We are America’s No. 1 arch support company. We help people get balanced and aligned.”

The Good Feet is a retail shop that carries orthotics products designed “to give people support through their arches, specifically in their feet,” he said.

O’dneal explained the products exercise and align the feet so they are in their ideal position, relieving joint pressure and pain.

“Everyone has four arches in their foot,” O’dneal said. “They have an inner longitudinal arch, outer longitudinal, metatarsal and a transverse arch. The arches are the body’s natural shock absorbers.

“Everybody’s weight should be right in the center of the arch,” he added. “If it’s not in the center of the arch, it can certainly cause pain in other extremities of their bodies.”

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Love of product drives buy-out of Uncle Maddio’s

Laurie Lowe loved the pizza at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint so much, she bought the local franchise.

“I used to come down here and eat all the time, and I really liked the food,” Lowe recalled about the restaurant, 2052 Town Center Blvd. just off Northshore Drive. “I love hamburgers and I love pizza, and I like the option of a salad now and then to get my veggies.

“It really came down to I really just liked the food,” she added about the reason to purchase this Uncle Maddio’s. “It’s fresh, it appeals to all kinds of people because of the gluten-free and vegetarian options.”

The new owner of this Uncle Maddio’s already owned a franchise for seven Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Knox County, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but “I really enjoyed this concept because I can have some salads.”

She took over ownership of the restaurant Monday, Feb. 1, adding some new management but retaining the team and the menu. Before that, the business had been operating about eight years.

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Looking back, Farragut, Hardin Valley scientists find current solution

OAK RIDGE — Two development engineers — one a Farragut resident and the other from Hardin Valley— looked to the past to bring back technology that had not been used on reactor components at Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge since the 1960s.

Jason Steward of Hardin Valley and Jonathan Peak of Farragut, both with Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC., which operates the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, created a corrosion protective coating for reactor components at White Sands Missile Range project under a contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration.

When their tight delivery schedule ruled out other methods, Steward and Peak went back to the past, Peak said.

Normally, a research project might take three to five years, Peak said, but these two engineers only had a month-and-a-half to find the coating.

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business briefs

• Tennova Healthcare recently welcomed Darryl S. Weiman, M.D., J.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, to his new medical practice at Tennova Heart – Cardiothoracic Surgery. Weiman is accepting new patients at his office in Suite 208, on the campus of Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center, 10810 Parkside Drive. Weiman specializes in surgical treatments of diseases of the chest and heart. Prior to joining Tennova, he was a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.

• Advantage Plus recently added agent Tracy Laudermilk to its team of real estate professionals.

She has been assisting home buyers and sellers in Knoxville and surrounding areas with all their real estate needs.

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