Amerway adds new machine

Amerway Inc., a manufacturer of high-purity solder products for the electronics manufacturing industry, has boosted its production capabilities with the installation of a new Continuous Casting machine at the company’s Beale Avenue manufacturing facility in Altoona.

The new machine, with its circular casting wheel design, speeds up production capabilities for Amerway solder bar and wire products.

“We’re pleased to have this new capability up and running in-house now, because it improves lead times for all orders, especially large orders. It can generate on average 2,000 pounds an hour of alloy products, depending on the alloy, and of course that means lead-free,” said President Terry Buck in a statement. “Its design prevents cross-contamination of alloys so that our customers not only receive their products fast and on time, but they can also be assured of its absolute purity.”


Airline announces investment

Southern Airways Corp., the parent company of Southern Airways Express and Mokulele Airlines, has announced a strategic minority investment by SkyWest Inc.

Southern, which provides daily passenger flights at the Altoona-Blair County Airport at Martinsburg, now has more than 200 pilots in its combined pilot corps, many of whom are looking to advance their aviation careers to regional and mainline carriers. SkyWest is the largest regional carrier in the world as measured by fleet size, number of passengers carried and cities served.

This strategic investment by SkyWest will enhance Southern’s recruiting capabilities by providing a career pathway from flight school through Southern’s cadet program and ultimately to SkyWest.


Organizations seek affiliation

Presbyterian Senior Living and Westminster Communities of Florida, two of the country’s leading faith-based, nonprofit ministries serving older adults, have entered into a memorandum of understanding to explore a possible relationship between the two organizations.

The planned retirement of both organizations’ CEOs offers a window of opportunity that will enable Presbyterian Senior Living and Westminster Communities of Florida to think creatively about what the relationship could look like.

Presbyterian Senior Living is owner and operator of five senior living communities in the area, including Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, Westminster Woods at Huntingdon, Westminster Place North at Windy Hill Village, Westminster Place South at Windy Hill Village and Windy Hill Village.

Meetings will be scheduled with residents, staff and other constituent groups over the next several weeks to provide more information on how the conversations between Westminster Communities of Florida and Presbyterian Senior Living are progressing.


GreenSpace now open

GreenSpace, an indoor farm in downtown Huntingdon, is now open for business at 421 Penn St.

GreenSpace specializes in certified organic microgreens, herbs and edible flowers as well as hydroponic lettuce, organic seeds and organic soil blends.

The GreenSpace Indoor Farm storefront offers a full menu of freshly cut certified organic microgreens that can be used in salads, sandwiches, wraps, edible garnishes and more.

Temporary business hours are noon to 4 p.m. An official grand opening will be held at 11 a.m. May 10.

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