MCM Communications will be designing and producing a new publication, PA Golf Magazine, developing collateral and trade show material for Diebold, and producing brochure materials for the newly-built Rock Run Estates.
Nationally renowned educational facilities architectural firm Fanning Howey Associates, Inc. has moved into the newly renovated Cigar Factory Building in the Strip District. Walnut Capital Partners, Lhormer Real Estate, Smerd Development and architect Joel Kranich preserved the historic features of the century-old building, which showcases timber beams, exposed brick and prominent windows in the office design.
Turner Construction Co. will manage construction for the renovation of the 96-year-old Phipps Conservatorys Botany Hall.
The Bottom Line Inc. offers the SBAdvantage Guide for Small Disadvantaged Business applicants. The guide streamlines and organizes the information gathering and form completion needed to obtain SDB certification. For information, contact The Bottom Line via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RIDC Growth Fund awarded contracts for the Industrial Center of McKeesport and the City Center of Duquesne. In Duquesne, Mainline Demolition of New York received the general site demolition contract for a bid of $159,185; A. Martini and Co. of Verona will receive $902,350 to renovate the stores and open hearth buildings; and Max Environmental will do open-pit remediation for $79,500. In McKeesport, Sciarretti Asphalt and Paving received a landscape contract worth $67,338.
The Volk Law Firm has opened a North Hills office for the practice of labor and employment law. Volk offers an array of services in human relations, labor negotiations, OSHA cases, labor and commercial arbitration and employment discrimination.
Apollo Solutions, consultant and reseller for Solomon Financial Software for Businesses, announced that its new development efforts will focus exclusively on Microsoft technology platforms. Its product line includes accounting, distribution, project management, manufacturing and e-commerce. Contact Apollo via e-mail at email@example.com
Prudential Preferred Realty will market the Rocks of Laurel Oak, the latest phase of construction in the Diamond Run luxury golf course community in Ohio Township and Franklin Park. Prudentials senior consultants division has also entered an agreement with National Health Management Inc. to assist in the sale of private homes belonging to NHM personal care facility clients.
A joint venture between DQE subsidiary Montauk and Waste Energy Technology has been undertaken to provide services to the landfill gas management industry. The 50/50 venture will be named Waste Technology L.L.C.
Compuvisions is designing a Web site for New York City-based Brand Futures, a division of Y&R Advertising. Brand Futures, through its Web site, will market and deliver proprietary consumer trend research to businesses globally. Says Larry Honig, executive director of Compuvisions, We are helping Brand Futures market, sell, and deliver its innovative trend research to a whole new market.
Brusters Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Yogurt Store opened a new location at 493 Lowries Run Road in Ross Township. It will employ about 20 people.
Internet service provider Stargate purchased Pittsburgh OnLine in a move to expand across the western Pennsylvania market. By providing coverage in a few areas that we have, to date, underserved, this gives us an even stronger foothold in our core region, western Pennsylvania, says Marcus Ruscitto, president and CEO.
FORE Systems, Inc., a developer of super high-speed voice, data and video transmission switching systems, has authorized Penn Telecom, Inc. to resell FORE Systems Fore Runner ASX -1200 and ASX-200BX ATM switches, the ES-3810 Local Area Network switches and ForeView network management solutions. The acquisition of FORE ATM equipment will complete our portfolio of data service offerings, says Frank Macefe, PTI president.
Donald Arnheim has announced the formation of the Arnheim Consulting Group to meet the needs of nonprofit organizations. Although Ive enjoyed my career as a business owner and value the relationships that have developed over the years, community service has always been at the core of who I am, says Arnheim, a volunteer for more than 38 years for, among other causes, Rodef Shalom Temple, Leukemia Society, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh authorized an agreement with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority providing for $1 million in sewer line improvements for the South Side. Also, in cooperation with the Pittsburgh Housing Development Corp., the Polish Hill Civic Association, and contractor Steve Catranel Construction Company, Inc., the URA approved financing for a three-unit single-family development on Herron Avenue in Polish Hill. The URA is providing $205,700, while $263,789 comes from private sources.
ServiceWare Inc. is offering free access to its how-to Knowledge-Pak for Microsoft Office 2000. It can be accessed via ServiceWares Web site at www.serviceware.com
Cerebellum Software has announced three new undertakings. First is a strategic partnership with consulting firm Keane Inc. in Boston. Through our strategic partnership with Cerebellum Software, we can introduce our clients to a new, innovative product that leverages existing information technology assets for rapid application development products, says Brian Keane, Keane Inc. president. On the heels of the Keane partnership is an announced expansion into San Francisco and New York City. To move its product onto the market faster, Cerebellum has acquired Pittsburgh-based OPSoft Technologies to create a channel sales department.
Downtown creative agency Fitting Kolbrener is changing its location and its name. Newly-christened Fitting Kolbrener Creative has relocated from the Conestoga Building to Four Smithfield Street. Phone numbers are unchanged.
WTW Architects of Pittsburgh has been chosen to develop a master plan for 12.6 acres of newly purchased land and conduct the renovation of the existing building housing the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. The $10 million project is slated to begin early next year.
Trucking company Pitt Ohio Express Inc. has instituted predawn delivery service. Pitt Ohio expects to give its customers a competitive advantage in cycle time, warehousing expenses and inventory costs.