Business Notes Featured

9:40am EDT July 22, 2002

Compuvisions Inc., a Pittsburgh-based developer and designer of Web sites, has been acquired by FullTilt Solutions Inc. of King of Prussia, a provider of business-to-business e-commerce solutions.

Pittsburgh Demolition has been contracted to dismantle and remove the building from the site of the former Phoenix Materials Corp. on Route 422 in East Franklin Township.

National City Bank has introduced a five-year line of credit for small businesses that allows business owners to user their commercial real estate, in addition to their residential real estate, as collateral. Credit lines range from $25,000 to $100,000. It can be used as a revolving line of credit or a portion can be converted to a 36-month term loan with a fixed rate.

Adroit Computer Technique, an India-based company, has moved its U.S. headquarters from Boston to Pittsburgh. The company says the move largely resulted from a strategic partnership it formed with Technosystems Service Corp., a Pittsburgh-based company.

The law firm of Vogrin & Reister is joining its practice with Meyer Darragh Buckler Bebenek & Eck. The merger adds the practice of criminal law to Meyer Darragh's general civil practice while supplementing the firm's practice in municipal law.

Hastings Realty Co. Inc. has acquired 625 Stanwix St. from Chicago-based Urban Growth Property.

Fidelity Bancorp Inc. has acquired two branch offices of Pennwood Savings Bank, located in Kittanning, from the Farmers National Bank. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

Pitt Ohio Express has installed equipment designed to warn truck drivers of potentially dangerous levels of drowsiness on one of its 18-wheel trucks. The truck will be used in an over-the-road pilot test to gauge the effectiveness of the equipment in alerting drivers in order to prevent accidents.

PWCampbell has been awarded the design/build contract by Clyde-Findlay Area Credit Union in Clyde, Ohio, to construct a 3,700-square-foot new branch office facility.

White and Williams LLP, a Philadelphia law firm, has opened a Pittsburgh office.

MassMutual has launched a disability income insurance buy-sell contract, a product designed for partnerships and professional corporations composed of two to five business owners between the ages of 18 and 60.

Krakoff Communications has relocated from the Benedum Trees Building to a larger space in the Arrott Building.

The University of Phoenix has opened a campus in Penn Center West Four. Initial offerings will be bachelor of science degrees in business management, business administration and business information/technology. A master's degree in business administration will also be offered.

Woodmont Corp. and its partners, Creative Real Estate and Colony Holding Co., have leased 31,000 square feet of space in Cranberry Commons to Linens 'n Things, making it the final anchor tenant in the 550,000-square-foot retail center in Cranberry Township.

Law firm Bernstein Bernstein Krawec & Wymard P.C. has been awarded a five-year contract to perform debt collection services on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.

TriLogic Corp. has relocated its offices to a new headquarters building in Southpointe.