Business Notes Featured

7:49am EDT April 30, 2002
ACCOUNTING

Sisterson & Co. achieved the level of Unqualified Opinion, the highest level of report from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, in its most recent review.

BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES

Commercial National Bank has agreed to acquire the North Huntingdon branch office of Great American Federal.

CONSTRUCTION/REAL ESTATE/ARCHITECTURE

Prudential Preferred Realty has acquired the residential and commercial divisions of Equity Real Estate in Squirrel Hill.

Massaro Co. will provide general construction services for the construction of an 8,500-square-foot UPMC Cancer Center at St. Clair Hospital.

PWCampbell secured a design/builder contract from Indiana First Bank in Indiana, Pa. The construction company has also received a design/builder contract from CALL Federal Credit Union for a branch office in Chesterfield, Va.

Repal Construction Co. Inc. completed projects for Westmoreland County Community College, including a 3,200-square-foot classroom building, a 1,200-square-foot exercise and fitness center and a 2,200-square-foot classroom renovation.

Cuddy Roofing Co. received the roofing contract for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Hanlon Electric Co., a union electrical contractor, formed a subsidiary, Hanlon Network Services, to specialize in installation, diagnostics and service of data communications networks.

Pittsburgh Housing Development Corp. is working with EDGE studio and no wall productions to renovate the building at 905 Liberty Ave. into the Liberty Lofts.

FOUNDATIONS

The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded grants totaling $548,000 to The Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh Film Office, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Economy League and Community Design Center of Pittsburgh Inc.

HEALTH CARE

Ohio Valley General Hospital has begun a Colon-Rectal Health Program, focusing on education and prevention.

LAW

Cohen & Grigsby has formed an independent workplace consultancy, cg 2.

MANUFACTURING

Vangura Surfacing Products Inc. has introduced a new product line, Prosolid, a solid surface countertop product for baths and kitchens.

PUBLIC RELATIONS & ADVERTISING

Communitech has added 3 Rivers Connect to its client roster.

LarsonO'BrienAcumen was selected agency of record for Turner Dairy Farms.

Jack Horner Communications has acquired clients Tri-Arc Manufacturing Co., University of Phoenix, Pittsburgh Campus, Laurel Awning Co. and Desmone & Associates. The firm will provide various public relations and marketing services.

Fitting Creative changed its name to Fitting Group, a move the agency says better reflects its strategic direction and capabilities.

EV Products selected Krakoff Communications Inc. as its marketing communications agency.

Sewickley Graphics & Design was recognized by the American Corporate Identity 18 for entries in the corporate identity trademark/logo and corporate image brochure categories.

RETAIL

Arbuckle's Gourmet Coffee Co. purchased an 11,000-square-foot building in Verona for office and warehouse operations.

Filene's Basement, the Boston-based retailer, opened a 40,000-square-foot store at The Waterfront.

TECHNOLOGY

Blue Archer Consulting signed an agreement to provide Alcoa Inc. with financial management software for the Alcoa intranet.

XiTech has expanded its operations with new offices in Cincinnati and Ravenswood, W.Va. It has also secured a license to provide job retraining for individuals interested in the fields of systems or network administration.

Taylor Systems Engineering Corp. of Plymouth, Mich., was named a provider and distributor for Pittsburgh-based Vocollect Inc.

Penn Telecom landed the contract to provide local dial tone and other broadband services to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.