The Western Regional Office of the Bureau of Contract Administration and Development has moved into offices at 901 Western Ave. The new telephone number is (412) 442-5872.
Repal Construction Co. has been awarded the contract for the facade retrofit of the building at 903 Liberty Ave. in the Cultural District. The general contractor/construction company has also been awarded a contract for the construction of a new worship facility for the congregation of Chapel Presbyterian Church.
Pitt Ohio Express Inc. has opened terminals in New Jersey in Cherry Hill and East Windsor.
Point Park College has established the Gerald E. McGinnis Distinguished Lectureship Program, in which practicing professionals who have achieved innovations in their fields will serve as lecturers in the colleges pre-professional programs. The lectureship was established through a $1 million gift from Point Park trustee Gerald McGinnis, the founder and chairman of Respironics Inc.
LLI Technologies, a Pittsburgh consulting engineering and construction company, and Fuellgraf Electric Co., a Butler-based electrical contracting and engineering firm, have formed a strategic alliance. The relationship is designed to implement complex projects with short cycle times, elements critical to clients in the telecommunications market and those implementing technology rollouts.
United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania raised a record $39.1 million in 1999, exceeding its 1998 mark of $38 million by 2.8 percent.
PWCampbell has been awarded a design and build contract by Mercer County State Bank of Sandy Lake. The two parties will partner in the construction of a 2,200-square-foot branch office in Cochranton, Pa.
Wilson & Associates has been named the sales representative organization for southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia for Levy Industrial, an e-commerce marketing agency.
Marriott International has opened a SpringHill Suites hotel in Washington, Pa.
Fidelity Bancorp Inc. has agreed to acquire Pennwood Bancorp for $7.5 million in a stock purchase.
Dick Corp. has received a contract for the construction of the State Route 6028 Kittanning Bypass. Dick Corp. also earned a $17.1 million contract from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of the I-70 Smithton Bridge.
Nextel Communications Inc. has launched wireless service in Indiana, Pa., and the Wheeling-Weirton, W.Va., area.
Kingsland Scott Bauer Associates has acquired J.J. Raketich & Co. Architects.
The Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania has signed three new tenants within its regional industrial park system. Electro-Optics Center has signed a lease for 12,000 square feet of space at the West Hills Commons building in West Hills Industrial Park in Kittanning. Voltec has leased 20,000 square feet in the Duquesne Industrial Manorat the RIDC Riverplace-City of Duquesne. Professional Training Associates has agreed to lease 2,500 square feet in the Stores Building at RIDC Riverplace.
MSA PASS Process Automation Solutions and Services Inc. is providing scrap yard loading and management software for the Bethlehem Steel facility in Sparrows Point, Md. The project is part of a major upgrade underway at the facility.
Threshold Technologies Inc. has been selected by Microsoft Corp. to be its first featured solution provider on Microsofts Pittsburgh Hometown Web site. The site, www.microsoft.com/greater pa/hometown, provides solutions to business problems and answers questions about emerging technology.
Irwin Car and Equipment has acquired the Atlas Car Division of the former Bliss-Salem Inc. of Salem, Ohio. Irwin Car and Equipment designs and manufactures custom heavy-duty rail-bases material handling equipment and solutions for heavy industry.
Alpern Rosenthal & Co. has joined The Leading Edge Alliance, an association that assists independent firms in increasing their profitability and competitiveness by providing member firms with best practices resources and assisting them with practice development.
Desbrow & Associates has been selected to develop an extensive recruiting package for Marconi Communications, formerly Fore Systems, in Warrendale. The agency has also been chosen as agency of record for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Western Pennsylvania.
The St. George Group has acquired new clients TRACO, Gateway Health Plan and Stambaugh Hardware.
SPEC Group Holdings Inc. has secured contracts totaling $6 million with Furmanite America Inc., Milliken & Co. of Atlanta, and Los Angeles County for IBM Large Systems Consulting Services.
Compunetix Inc., Vocollect Inc. and Steel River Systems Inc. have joined the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse (www.digitalgreenhouse.com), a consortium of member firms and three Pennsylvania universities formed to encourage the regions development of next-generation system-on-a-chip technology.
HDH Group, the largest privately held insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm in Western Pennsylvania, has acquired Erie-based Personal Business and Insurance Agency. The acquisition allows HDH to gain 800 statewide trucking accounts, increasing its share in that market segment to 25 percent in the state.
Forest Hills-based Project Resources Inc. has been acquired by ESI International, an Arlington, Va., provider of project management and contract management training and consulting services.
Great American Federal Savings and Loan Association will build a branch office in the Waterfront Development in Homestead. MBM Contracting of Homestead will construct the 4,200-square-foot building.
The Minority Enterprise Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania has issued the 2000 Southwestern Minority Business-to Business Directory. It is available at www.minorityenterprise.com.