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Business news of local interest

Advanced Vein Care accredited

Advanced Vein Care of Altoona has been granted a three-year reaccreditation from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in the specialty of peripheral venous testing.

Granted only to facilities found to be providing high-quality patient care, this IAC reaccreditation certifies Advanced Vein Care’s diagnostic duplex ultrasound, a noninvasive test which uses ultrasound imaging to evaluate blood flow and possible blockage issues, especially blood clots.

Advanced Vein Care is locally owned and independently operated in Duncans­ville by board-certified general surgeon and vein surgeon David C. Faber.

Blue Knob opens tubing park

CLAYSBURG — Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will open its new snow tubing park to the public at 4 p.m. today.

The tubing park is located at the top of the mountain, with an eight-lane capacity, and is steps away from the Summit Lodge, offering access to restrooms and the Summit Cafe.

Snow tubing hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, with extended hours on holidays.

Snow tubing sessions are two hours long. Friday sessions are $20, and sessions on Saturday and Sunday are $25. Snow tubers must be at least 5 years old and able to ride in a tube by themselves.

Groups of 15 or more can qualify for group rates, and the tubing park is available to rent for private parties. The resort advises calling ahead at 239-5111 to check tubing conditions.

Grannas Bros. wins awards

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Grannas Bros. Stone & Asphalt Co. Inc. has been recognized by the National Asphalt Paving Association and the Pennsylvania Asphalt Paving Association for the I-99 resurfacing project in Blair County.

NAPA awarded Grannas Bros. a 2018 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement.

PAPA also presented Grannas Bros. and PennDOT District 9-0 an Asphalt Pavement Quality Award for the same project. This award is given annually to the highest quality pavement in PennDOT District 9, which covers Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties.

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