Business Notes Featured

10:47am EDT March 28, 2002

ACCOUNTING/CONSULTING

Cummings/Riter has expanded its consulting services to include human resources consulting.

Plus Consulting LLC has added Carpenter Technology Corp., SmartOps and JA Jones Construction to its client roster.

ADVERTISING/PUBLIC RELATIONS

Yearick-Millea has been hired to provide public relations, marketing and communications services to Shadyside Presbyterian Church and for Music in a Great Space, a concert series at the church. The firm also is providing marketing consulting and public relations to Washington Reprographics, and identity and public relations services to Information Systems Services.

LarsonOBrienAcumen Advertising and Public Relations has been selected by WRC Community and Health Services to promote its senior living development at Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville.

Manges Marketing Services has acquired SR Snodgrass, Bethel Bakery, the Low Income Housing Fund, KB Computer Associates and Indigo Design as new clients.

BANKING

Fidelity Bank has opened a branch office at 17 West Main St. in Carnegie. The office was acquired through a merger of Carnegie Savings Bank into Fidelity Bank.

B2B

CJ Systems Aviation Group has expanded off site with the opening of a 10,000-square-foot warehouse and office facility two miles from its headquarters at the Allegheny County Airport.

Bally Design has moved to its new headquarters at 600 River Ave., the former R.R. Donnelly Building on the North Shore.

ENGINEERING/CONSTRUCTION/ARCHITECTURE

SAI Consulting Engineers Inc. has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to complete an alternatives analysis and provide preliminary engineering and final design for the Route 51/Route 88 intersection improvements project.

Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates and SFA Architects Inc. of Cincinnati have been selected as architects for the Advanced Technology & Learning Center at Cincinnati Technical and Community College.

Massaro Co. has been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of Allegheny County to perform construction services at stations along the East Busway.

Cuddy Roofing Co. has received the roofing contracts for Gate-Way Toll Plaza in Beaver Valley and Hornes Warehouse in Crafton.

HEALTH CARE

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare has closed on the purchase of a headquarters building in Moon Township. The company will move to Millennium Center One, where it will occupy 150,000 square feet of the building.

Respironics Inc. has entered into an agreement with Broadlane Inc., a leading provider of supply chain services to the health care industry, to provide Broadlane customers with access to Respironics' line of noninvasive ventilation products and related accessories at preferred prices and terms.

MANUFACTURING

ABB Inc. will build a state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facility for high-voltage power circuit breakers in the Westmoreland Distribution Park. The facility is expected to be fully operational by the first quarter of 2003.

TRACO has formed a new company, TRACO Architectural Systems Inc., as a wholly owned subsidiary located in Kingsport, Tenn., which will manufacture entrance door systems for architectural and heavy commercial applications.

RETAIL

GoGo's Co. has reached an agreement with Charles and Bonnie Piscatelli to open a GoGo's Express in Ligonier.

TECHNOLOGY

Stargate has been approved in 10 service categories under the state of Pennsylvania's Invitation to Qualify process in the information technologies service area. Under the ITQ process, vendors become prequalified to provide IT services to the state.

TRANSPORTATION

Pitt Ohio Express has extended its service area to include Southeastern Michigan.