Business news of local interest


Local contractor recognized

J.C. Orr & Son Inc., Altoona, was one of five contractors recognized for having zero lost time due to an accident.

The recognition was made during The Keystone Contractors Association’s inaugural Safety Celebration at Seven Springs Resort.

The KCA represents the leading commercial construction companies in Pennsylvania and provides member services such as education and training, career development, safety, labor relations, community service and government relations.


Screening site designated

Conemaugh Miners Medical Center in Hastings is now an official Black Lung Screening site following confirmation from the Department of Labor.

As a screening site, Conemaugh Miners Medical Center will offer the federal black lung screening to present and former coal workers, who were disabled from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) as a result of their employment in the coal mining industry.

The Black Lung Benefits Acts provides eligible coal workers medical coverage for treatment of lung disease related to the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. To obtain authorization, workers should contact their local Department of Labor office. The Johnstown office number is 619-7777 or 800-347-3754.