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NEW ENTERPRISE NESL finishes acquisitions New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. has acquired the core assets of Berks Products Corp. and EJB Paving & Materials Co. The strategic acquisitions consist of two aggregate plants, two hot mix asphalt plants, four ready mixed concrete ...

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Pittsburgh Award nominations sought Nominations are being accepted for EY’s annual Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Each year, EY showcases successful entrepreneurs from 25 regional competitions across the U.S. In 2016, 11 entrepreneurs with leading companies from the western ...

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Name: The Carpet Warehouse of Altoona Address: 218 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Telephone numbers: 994-4039 and 889-5893 Position: President Years with company: 27 Family: Wife, Nikki; sons: Dennis, Max and Liam; and daughter, Harper What products or services does your company ...

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New hires and promotions -- Dr. Atif Victor Farag, an anesthesiologist, has joined the medical staff of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. Farag, who is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida, New York and Indiana, came ...

Shuster calls capital climate ‘very refreshing’

Despite what may appear to be a chaotic situation, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, calls the climate in the nation’s capital “very refreshing” with Republicans in control of the White House and both chambers of Congress. “This is very refreshing versus the last eight years; ...

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Dickey’s raises $3,300 for trooper’s family Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Altoona raised more than $3,300 to benefit the family of a state police trooper murdered on the job. Dickey’s in Altoona held the fundraiser Feb. 4. for the family of Trooper Landon Weaver, who was killed Dec. 30 ...

Snowmobile sales unpredictable

After four consecutive years of increased snowmobile sales in Pennsylvania, local dealers are seeing mixed results for the winter of 2016-17. According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, 1,820 sleds were sold in Pennsylvania during the winter of 2015-16. With 37,847 ...

Local gym gets new owners

TYRONE — A local gym has new owners and has taken on a new look. A group comprised of Kyle Updyke, his fiancee, Jessica Markel, and Will Astore and Rose Nelson recently purchased the 1052 Pennsylvania Ave. gym — now called Tyrone Fitness Club — from George and Theresa Bowser of ...

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Chick-fil-A sets opening date The Chick-fil-A restaurant being built at 106 Sierra Drive will open for business March 2, according to franchise owner Mike Burgmeier. The 4,727-square-foot restaurant, built on the site of the former Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, will have inside seating for ...

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Rutter’s plan moves forward M&G Realty Inc., doing business as Rutter’s Farm Stores, has purchased 5.87 acres of land at 935 Plank Road, Allegheny Township, from Kent Fluke and Michael Hazenstab, according to a press release from Bennett Williams Commercial, a third-party ...

Roof curbs business moving to Mount Union

Mount Union Borough is set to see new industry move in. Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that Curbs Plus Inc., a manufacturer of roof curbs for HVAC units, plans to establish a new production facility in Mount Union Borough, Huntington County, and will create 26 new, full-time jobs over the ...

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Hollidaysburg Local shop aids AHA The American Heart Association recently put out a plea for knitters/crocheters to make and donate red baby hats to hospitals to be given out during the month of February to raise heart health awareness. Delightful Ewe, a local yarn shop, in partnership ...

Steelerless game can hurt sales

American consumers will spend an average of $75 for a total of $14.1 billion as an estimated 188.5 million watch the Atlanta Falcons face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI today, according to the National Retail Federa­tion’s annual Super Bowl Spending Survey. “With the holidays ...

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New hires and promotions -- David J. Kling has been selected as the associate administrator for Home­land Security at the United States Envi­ron­mental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C. Kling, before assuming his OHS responsibilities, had been director of EPA’s Federal Facilities ...

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Company name: Century 21, Strayer & Associates Inc. Address: 3119 Pleasant Valley Blvd. Telephone numbers: Office, 944-2121; cell, 934-0793 Position: Realtor Years with company: One with Century 21, Strayer & Associates Inc., and four in real estate Family: Husband, ...

Gerber to chair BCDA

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Development Association has named William Liedholm and Craig Timoney to its board of directors. Liedholm is general manager of the Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa, and Timoney is president of Timoney Management. Meanwhile, Doug Gerber, plant manager of Rex ...

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Speed networking event set The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Partners will host a speed networking event from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Devorris Center for Business Development, 3900 Industrial Park Drive. The cost to attend is $10 for chamber members and $20 for ...

Dickey’s to donate sales to trooper’s family

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in downtown Altoona will hold a fundraising event Saturday for the family of fallen Trooper Landon Weaver. “Twenty percent of sales will go to Macy, the wife of Trooper Landon Weaver. We are also selling T-shirts with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Because We ...

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Architectural firm recognized Judy Coutts, AIA Architect of Altoona, has won Best Of Customer Service on Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The architecture firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from ...

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HOLLIDAYSBURG Presbyterian Village receives honor as expert on aging Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg has been recognized as one of 16 Certified Centers for Successful Aging in the nation. Founded by Masterpiece Living, CSA recognition is awarded to leaders in the aging profession ...