Dateline Pittsburgh 12/7/2010
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Windurance, headquartered in Coraopolis, and The National Institute for Renewable Energy, headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, have established a strategic relationship to exchange knowledge and equipment with the ultimate goal of improving the technologies employed in future utility scale wind turbines. The research and technologies will then be integrated into the designs of wind turbines to optimize the entire system from the concrete base to the tips of the blades, to improve availability and reliability, which are essential for minimizing generation expenses and maximizing generation output.
Burns & Scalo Roofing was awarded contracts for: Target-East Liberty; Robinson Plaza, Building No.2; Kohl's, Louisville, Ky.; Kohl's, Philadelphia.
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Dr. Howard J. Senter has a new office at West Penn Hospital Forbes Regional Campus. Dr. Senter specializes in the surgical treatment of neck and back disorders, peripheral nerve disorders and disorders of the brain. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is an assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery for Drexel University and Temple University.
Legend Financial Advisors Inc. said Legend was named in Inc. Magazine's "Inc. 5000" list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTAX) said Rich Dzierski of its Pittsburgh office was honored as a Jackson Hewitt 2010 Tax Preparer of the Year, the highest annual reward within its tax preparer recognition program. He received it for excellence in the quality tax preparation, quality customer service, proactive learning and development, and brand loyalty.
Harold Sankey, member of Aspinwall Toastmasters, recently took first place in Table Topics Speaking Contest. Mike Pechalk, member of Beacon Club Toastmasters, took first place in the Humorous Speech Contest. Mr. Sankey was judged on forming a complete thought and both were judged on vocal variety, body and hand gestures, overall speaking confidence and completing within the allotted time limit.
Brady Communications was selected for publication in Graphis' 100 Best Annual Reports 2010. The firm earned a silver award for its design of the 2007-2008 annual report for the Boy Scouts of America, Greater Pittsburgh Council. Graphis' 100 Best Annual Reports 2010 presents the 100 best annual reports published worldwide in 2008. Graphis Inc. is an international publisher of books and magazines on communication design and graphic arts.
BNY Mellon received a 2010 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The annual awards recognize the country's leading green power purchasers for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation's voluntary green power market.
LANXESS Corp. won a Communitas Award for its work around World Environment Day to educate Pittsburgh's youth about global water issues. The Communitas Awards recognize specific programs involving volunteerism, philanthropy or ethical, sustainable business practices.
First Published December 7, 2010 12:00 am