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10:05am EDT July 22, 2002
Stevens Painton Corp. has been awarded a contract to provide site preparation, earthwork, roadways and concrete foundation work for a $285 million green-field steel cold rolling and process mill in Terre Haute, Ind. A second Pittsburgh company, Kvaerner Metals, will be furnishing the new mill equipment and participating in the financing with an equity position in the project.

Oxford Realty Services, a Pittsburgh-based real-estate leasing and brokerage firm, has formed a new alliance with ONCOR International, an organization of top-ranked independent commercial real-estate firm that pools the resources of its worldwide system.

S/D Engineers Inc., a start-up full-service engineering firm in Pittsburgh, recently has expanded into a 20,000-square-foot office space in the Park Building at 355 Fifth Ave. to accommodate its growing business.

R.E. Crawford Co., a Springdale-based retail contractor, has been named the No. 3 Neighborhood Center Retail Contractor, according to a national poll reported recently by Shopping Center World Magazine. The company also has been ranked No. 13 in Retail Shell Construction and No. 20 in Interior Retail Construction.

Hill Flaherty Sabol Marketing Communications, a Pittsburgh-based advertising agency, has been asked by the Stroh Brewery Co. in Detroit to develop a point-of-sale program for the Hispanic market for its Colt 45, Schlitz Malt Liquor and Mickey's brands.

Dr. Rae Baum Associates has teamed up with Dr. Yehudit Freuer from Jerusalem to provide the region with BRELAX, an acclaimed Hadassah hospital.

American HealthCare Group of Pittsburgh has contracted with CIGNA HealthCare to expand CIGNA's Western Pennsylvania Physician Network. American HealthCare is a so-called Management Services Organization with physician networks in Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.

Network Resources Inc. in the North Hills has been named the largest Bell-Authorized Data Sales Agent in the state. It currently is the seventh-largest dealer in the Bell Atlantic South region out of 110 dealers.

SuperValu Inc. has agreed to purchase six Shop 'n Save stores owned by Jim Sorbara. The sale price has not been disclosed.

Turner Construction Co. has been chosen to serve as construction manager for a $25 million renovation of the Hetzel Union Building and the new Paul Robeson Cultural Center at the Pennsylvania State University's main campus at University Park.

Pittsburgh Home Savings Bank will establish a full-service branch in Imperial, North Fayette Township, in the first quarter of 1999.

Citizens Against Crime has acquired licensing to distribute Ziglar Training Systems, a series of programs for personal and professional development including Ziggets, training modules designed for businesses to use for in-house training.

Ranbar Electrical Materials Inc. has formed a technology, manufacturing and marketing alliance with Schenectady International Inc.

Schwartzmiller Co. has been awarded a contract to construct a 75,000-square-foot facility by Fairview Inc. to construct a synthetic fuel manufacturing plant in Fayette County.

The industrial-metals services group of Philip Services Corp. has been selected as the turnkey supplier for a new 60-inch hot-dip galvanizing line to be built in Jeffersonville, Ind., for Galvstar LP, a joint venture of Weirton Steel Corp. and Hoogovens of the Netherlands.

The St. George Group has established St. George Media, a national media service that will include a new Detroit office.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved the proposed expansion of the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania's Foreign Trade Zone #33. Two new areas, the Pittsburgh International Airport and Leetsdale Industrial Park, are being added while existing FTZ sites at RIDC Park West and Braddock are being expanded.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority has approved final plans and specifications of Cross Towne Builders, the selected developer for the third phase of for-sale housing at Crawford Square. The authority's board also has approved a $100,000 community-development investment fund grant to assist Stagno's Bakery in expanding its operations by constructing a 15,000-square-foot addition to its existing Auburn Street facility.

Contract Management Services has received a contract from the city of Pittsburgh to facilitate a disparity study.

Marburger's Auto Body in Crafton has been acquired by Sterling Collision Centers (formerly CarQuarters Collision Repair Centers) of Natick, Mass., a chain of auto collision repair shops in Illinois, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas.