Business Briefcase

Business news of local interest

New Pig Energy recognized

TIPTON — New Pig Energy, which provides containment products and services for drilling and hydraulic fracking companies, was named a winner in Environmental Protection’s annual New Product of the Year contest.

The company’s latest innovation, the Drive-Over Berm for Oil Gas Drilling, won in the health and safety/cleanup category. The contest attracted product entries in eight award categories, with an independent panel of three judges choosing the winners.

The Environmental Protection New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding achievements of industry manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy for making environmental professionals’ jobs a little easier.

Mount Aloysius sets sessions

CRESSON — The Graduate and Continuing Education/Admissions Department at Mount Aloysius College invites adult learners curious about the college’s graduate, online, undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs to their choice of two Lunch & Learn opportunities.

Altoona-area students can attend a Lunch & Learn at Jethro’s, 417 Park View Lane, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20.

Johnstown-area students are invited to join Mount Aloysius College admissions counselors at Nyko’s Restaurant, 935 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, from 11:30 am. to 1 p.m. June 21.

Mount Aloysius staff and faculty will explore several career advancing educational options available at the college.

To register, call the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education Admissions at 886-6383 or email them at

Chamber sets breakfast club

TYRONE — The Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. June 15 at the Bull Pen Restaurant.

Tyrone Mayor William Latchford will present “What’s in the Near Horizon for Tyrone.”

The cost to attend is $6 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 684-0736 or email