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10:50am EDT October 23, 2001

The newly completed labor and delivery unit at The Ohio State University Medical Center has received a national award for architectural design. NBBJ of Columbus was the project architect. From a field of 208 entries, Ohio State's maternity center was one of two facilities to receive awards in the competition, sponsored by Modern Healthcare magazine and the American Institute of Architects' Academy of Architecture for Health.

Sales at Sophisticated Systems Inc. are expected to reach $28 million in 2001 after the company acquired Shared Resources Inc. With this acquisition, Sophisticated will employ a team of about 120, plus 70 full-time subcontractors. The company has plans to grow to $100 million by 2005. Maria Tray, Shared Resources president and CEO, has been named director of service delivery at Sophisticated.

"Maria Tray is an incredible leader both in the business and civic community, and the entire Shared Resources team brings a wealth of talent and experience to SSI," says Dwight Smith, president and CEO of Sophisticated. "Their commitment to excellence, their associates and their customers are very similar to our own."

Hopkins Printing has received a Best Workplace in America award from the Master Printers of America, a division of Printing Industries of America Inc. Hopkins Printing was one of 24 companies across the United States that received the award for going above and beyond in the field of human relations.

The Wallick Cos., a 34-year-old construction, development and property management firm based in Reynoldsburg, has made several moves to strengthen its presence in the Southwestern United States. The company added a Mesa, Ariz., property management office; opened the first company-owned and managed Arizona multifamily housing community; is developing an additional 600 units of housing in the Phoenix and Tucson areas; and appointed Cathy Perry to serve as regional manager for the company's property management operation in the Southwest.

The Ohio Staffing Services Association has received the Superior Merit Award from the American Staffing Association for its outstanding programs and chapter efforts during 2000. The state association also received the Superior Legislative Merit Award, which honors chapters that are highly involved in the political process.

The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio has honored three local companies with its Business Integrity Award. The 2000 recipients were Haslett Heating & Cooling, A Blue Dot Services Co., in the small business category; Schoedinger Funeral Service and Crematory in the medium-sized category; and The Frank Gates Service Co. for the large business category.