Business Notes Featured

10:03am EDT July 22, 2002

Repal Construction has been awarded contracts for an addition and renovations to Pro Copy in Moon Township, additions and renovations to the Poland Funeral Home in Conway, and a retrofit of the Hill House Early Childhood Learning Center.

Muhlenkamp & Co. has opened its first regional office in Atlanta.

Kings Family Restaurants has broken ground for a restaurant in Morgantown, W.Va., its first outside of Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh has been chosen as the site for the 2004 United Methodist General Conference. The event will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Prudential Preferred Realty has acquired Bea Seigle Real Estate of Donegal.

The former Kangaroos Outback Cafe has been sold to a group of investors and restaurateurs and will be reopened as Signatures. Specialty Group brokered the deal.

Fidelity Bank has opened a full-service branch in the Strip District at 2034 Penn Ave.

Eureka Federal Savings & Loan Association in Oakland has been renamed Eureka Bank.

Gateway Country has opened a store in North Fayette, its second Pittsburgh location.

Schaffner Manufacturing, a producer of industrial metal-finishing products for a variety of industries, has completed construction of a new facility at its Pittsburgh site.

Woodworks Unlimited has added Honeycomb Products to its line of industrial packaging materials.

Jameson's has opened on Bates Street in Oakland at the former Lasek's restaurant.

VentureBankPNC has completed plans for a $1 million bridge financing loan for Signal Internet Technologies of Pittsburgh.

Irwin Bank & Trust Co. has opened an office in Scozio's Shop 'n' Save in White Oak.

Hill Flaherty Sabol is assisting Pitt Penn Oil Co. in its international marketing efforts.

TRACO has expanded its Cincinnati operations by opening a residential showroom and distribution warehouse at the site of its sales office.

Turner Construction Co. has been selected to serve as construction manager/general contractor for the renovation of the Wise Library on West Virginia University's Morgantown campus.

Pittsburgh law firm Tucker Arensburg and Harrisburg law firm Hepford Swartz & Morgan have combined their Harrisburg offices. In Harrisburg, the firm will be known as Tucker Arensburg & Swartz.

Solutions 21, a skill and organizational development firm, has opened an office in Phoenix.

RSH Architects has formed RSH Interiors, an interior design firm to complement its architectural practice.

APEX Software Corp. has acquired the software products and most of the assets of Silverstone Soft-ware Corp.

GA Financial Inc. has received permission from the Office of Thrift Supervision to repurchase up to 5 percent of its outstanding common stock.

IMS Measuring Systems Inc. has been named the exclusive provider of cold-mill gauges for Bethlehem Steel's new Sparrows Point Cold Mill Com-plex in Sparrows Point, Md.

Desbrow & Associates has been selected to create and implement public relations and promotional activities for the Western Pennsylvania area of Aerial Communications Inc., the School and Home Office Products Association, and the Top of the Triangle restaurant.

The Armstrong County Board of Commissioners has approved the construction drawings of a 20,000-square-foot, $1.2 million multi-occupancy facility to be constructed in West Hills In-dustrial Park.

WTW Architects has teamed with Van H. Gilbert Architects of Albu-querque to complete the design for a renovation of the student union at the University of New Mexico.

CISCORP has been selected by Tivoli Systems Inc. as an authorized reseller for Tivoli IT Director software.

REWORK of New Kensington has been acquired by U.S. Office Products Co.

D&L Inc. has been selected to provide construction engineering and project management services for a $30 million melt shop expansion at North Star Steel's Youngstown plant. The project includes the installation of a new electric arc furnace and modification of the present furnace to a ladle metallurgical furnace. D&L has also been selected by Nucor Steel to provide construction engineering services for a new melt shop at the Nucor Plate Mill Facility near Winton, N.C.

Meyer, Unkovic & Scott has launched its Web site, www.muslaw.com. The site includes numerous databases to provide the online viewer with information about the firm, as well as links to other Pittsburgh sites of interest to residents or nonresidents. Access to the firm's law library, for a fee, is also available through the site.

Tri Rivers Surgical Associates has opened the Institute for Alternative Medicine in the North Hills. The institute offers a variety of alternative therapies, including chiropractic care and rehabilitation, therapeutic and neuromuscular massage, magnetic therapies, nutrition counseling and nutritional supplements, and counseling on lifestyle and health issues.

Angstrom Sciences has moved to RIDC's City Center of Duquesne. The company, which designs, develops and manufactures magnetron sputtering cathodes and high purity materials used in conjunction with the cathodes, is leasing 12,000 square feet in the former Brick Shed at the facility.

The Community Loan Fund of Western Pennsylvania has granted loans to W.G. Tucker & Associates, Wilkinsburg; Mighty Dollar Store, Oakland; and Adams Personal Care Home, Wilkinsburg. The CLF is a non-profit community development financial institution whose mission is to invest in the development of low-income communities to benefit economically disadvantaged people within a nine-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Repal Construction Co. has been awarded the contract for the third phase of the Center Park Complex in Johnstown, Pa. The work consists of interior renovation construction of the lower level and first floors of the building.

Indiana County Solid Waste Authority has purchased the Carter Lumber building on Route 119 in Indiana, Pa. The building will be converted to a recycling center for Indiana County.

American Auto-Matrix, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of building control systems, has entered a strategic partnership with Eutech Cybernetics, a Singapore-based software developer, to introduce a new technology to the U.S. market that will simplify and connect all aspects of a building's physical controls and office systems through a common software platform.