Business Notes Featured

7:49am EDT June 28, 2002
ACCOUNTING & CONSULTING

Sisterson & Co. accepted membership with Accountants Global Network International-North America Inc., a leading network of independent certified public accounting and consulting firms.

BUSINESS SERVICES

Campos Market Research received certification as a Minority Business Enterprise by the Pittsburgh Regional Minority Purchasing Council and as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

Allegheny Valley School named CTR Systems Inc. as its preferred partner for improving its work force labor management process.

World Wide Travel launched pittsburghflights.com, an online travel booking service that allows travelers to conduct online price shopping and bookings, and choose a specific airline seat, hotel room location and other amenities while continuing to work with their preferred travel agent.

General American Corp. has expanded its vendor management fulfillment business, offering customizable, bundled services to meet the needs of realtors and lenders, one-stop settlement services and a solution for resale transactions nationwide.

COMMUNICATIONS

Bynums Advertising Service won Communicator awards for design of the invitation for the Ebony & Ivory Ball and the Allegheny Regional Asset District's annual report.

Horizon Marketing Communications opened an office in Los Angeles.

Nanomat Inc. retained Yearick Millea to provide public relations and marketing communication services.

MC Squared Advertising Inc. relocated its offices to 2170 Washington Road in North Strabane Township.

The Principal Financial Group selected MARC USA as one of its Ten Best Companies for Financial Security. The program honors growing businesses with between five and 1,000 employees that excel in contributing to securing the financial futures of their employees, primarily by providing quality employee benefit offerings.

The Pittsburgh Sports Report signed a multiyear lease with the Regional Industrial Development Corp. and relocated its main operations to the former Open Hearth Building at RIDC Riverplace-City Center of Duquesne.

CONSTRUCTION & REAL ESTATE

Burns & Scalo Roofing Co. received the roofing contract for three University of Pittsburgh fraternity houses.

Repal Construction Co. Inc. received the Phase II renovations contract for The Palisades Building in McKeesport.

The Regional Industrial Development Corp. awarded bids for the construction of a multitenant flex building at Meadow Ridge Business Park, Mt. Morris. Davis & Sons was selected for the building construction and Richard Lawson Excavation was chosen for site work. Guardian Construction Management Services Inc. is construction manager for the project.

Walnut Capital Real Estate Services Inc. opened an office in Irwin.

TECHNOLOGY

Filmet acquired the VUTEk PressUV 180EC, an industrial-strength eight-color digital inkjet printer capable of printing on both rigid and flexible substrates.

Tokyo Electron Ltd., a major maker of semiconductor process tools, will install an SSM electrical metrology system at its facility. The system is manufactured by Solid State Measurements Inc. of Pittsburgh.

Mitsubishi electric Power Products Inc. reached an agreement with the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania to purchase additional property near its present facilities in the RIDC Thorn Hill Industrial Park in Marshall Township.

TRANSPORTATION

Pitt Ohio Express initiated LTL service to Canada through a partnership with TransX, a Winnipeg, Ontario-based transportation company.