News Clips

Dick Corp. has been awarded a $37 million design/build contract to build a water distribution system in metropolitan San Juan, Puerto Rico. The company has also received a $14 million contract to build 223 single-family homes to replace dwellings destroyed in 1998 by Hurricane Georges and is building, in a joint venture with National Energy Production of Redmond, Wash., a $250 million power plant for LS Power Co.

Krome Communications has been appointed marketing communications agency for Bell Federal Savings.

The Regional Employers Health Alliance, a business coalition serving Washington, Westmoreland, Greene and Fayette counties, has reached an agreement with Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. to offer dental, life and disability insurance products to REHA members at preferred pricing levels. REHA has also reached an agreement with Clarity Vision, a subsidiary of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, to serve as the endorsed vision carrier for the coalition. REHA established a partnership with UMPC Health Plan to offer health insurance products at preferred pricing and expanded its membership into Westmoreland and Butler counties.

Great American Federal is planning to open a community office in the Waterfront development, a $300 million mixed-use development being built on the former site of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works. Construction is expected to begin this spring.

Pitt Ohio Express has selected Flaherty Sabol Carroll Marketing Communications to launch its nationwide distribution services.

Pittsburgh Home Savings will open a branch office at 4900 Liberty Ave. this month. The office will include free parking, drive-through lanes, a drive-up automated teller machine and night deposit capability.

H.A. Eckersley Contractor Inc., a Westmoreland County building contractor, has become a builder partner of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Home Program. Builders must construct homes that are at least 30 percent more energy efficient than the Model Energy Code requires.

PWCampbell has been awarded the design/build contract by the North Valley Bank of Corning, Ohio. PWCampbell and North Valley Bank will be partners in the construction of a 6,400-square-foot office and retail center. Members Choice WV Credit Union has awarded a contract to PWCampbell to construct a main office in Charleston, W.Va.

KlinkFarley & Co., a business investigations and intelligence firm, has opened offices in Pittsburgh.

TRACO has been selected to replace 474 windows in the old Allegheny County Jail. The window replacement project is part of a $46 million conversion from a jail into family court facilities.

The Virginia Beach school district has implemented the Cognitive Tutor Algebra I Program of Carnegie Learning Inc. for the 1999-2000 school year.

Mars Mineral, a division of Woodward Inc., has named Levy Industrial as its e-commerce marketing agency.

Konrad Alexander, a custom clothier based in London, has established its U.S. headquarters and a sales office in Pittsburgh.