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10:03am EDT July 22, 2002

Dublin-based Startec Inc. has expanded into Europe. Startec International, a subsidiary of Startec Inc., founded Startec Europe Ltd. in Worcstershire, England this summer. Joe Marsalka, president of Startec International, has done a lot of business in Europe, according to William Shereck, president of Startec Development, so the management felt this would be a natural expansion for the company. Startec sells systems that use organic waste materials to produce energy, as well as systems that melt waste metals such as iron oxide and steel filings into briquettes, which can be re-used in manufacturing steel or aluminum products.

The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio presented its 1998 Business Integrity Awards to Dave Fox Contracting of Columbus, Excavating Unlimited of Westerville and The Longaberger Co. of Newark. These annual awards honor local organizations which display the highest standards of business ethics and conduct.

Licco Inc. of Heath, Moody/Nolan Ltd. Inc., ABB Industrial Systems Inc. and the Ohio Department of Youth Services have received Governor's Excellence in Workers' Compensation Awards.

Clary Communications has been awarded the Silver Anvil Award in the Neenah Paperworks Letterhead Design Contest for the Midwest region.

Greencrest Marketing Inc. has signed executive search firm O'Brien and Roof and restaurant chain Charley's Steakery Inc. to its client list.

Natural gas supplier Volunteer Energy has entered into a partnership with the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants and the Ohio Grocers Association to assist its members in obtaining lower natural gas costs.

The Danis Building Construction Co. has received a Safety Achievement Award and a Safety Innovation Award from the Builders Exchange of Central Ohio in recognition of its efforts and commitment to workplace safety.

The Righter Co. Inc. has been awarded the contract for the new Jesse Owens Track Facility at The Ohio State University.

Performance Excavating Co. has been awarded the construction bid for Corporate Boulevard and Business Way, the main access roads into the business park at 8100 Industrial Parkway.

Prudential Residential One and Platinum Services Organization, formerly a franchise of Realty Executives, have merged to form a new company, Prudential Residential One.

The City of Columbus has retained Edsall & Associates LLC to study the feasibility of modifying Broad Street to incorporate a central landscape median.

Bell-Haun Systems Inc. in Westerville has acquired National Communication Systems Inc.

Health Strategies Inc. has opened a sister company, MMD Consulting Inc. to specialize in product lines aimed at reducing workers' compensation costs.

The first Bennigan's restaurant in Columbus has opened in the Four Points Sheraton on South Hamilton Road.

Rupert's Inc., a gourmet specialty food and art shop, is scheduled to open in the Short North later this month.

Franklin County, the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Columbus Regional Minority Supplier Development Council have formed a partnership to reach out to minority, female and disadvantaged businesses and encourage their participation in Franklin County business opportunities.

Columbus-based CTL Engineering Inc. has broken ground for an office and testing facility in Wapakoneta.

Ohio Equities represented the Ohio School Boards Association in the sale of two buildings on Brooksedge Drive in Westerville to M-Engineering.

CB Richard Ellis has brokered the sale of Northwoods II, a 115,000-square-foot office building and an adjacent 3.2-acre parcel of land, from New York-based Schroder Real Estate Associates to Philadelphia-based Berwind Property Group.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Miller Brewing Co. have announced a three-year agreement to continue the beer company's status as title sponsor of the CART FedEx Champion Series race weekend.

Lexon Corp. has moved into new headquarters at Polaris Centers of Commerce.