Local company honored by state
UMF Medical, 1316 Eisenhower Boulevard, Richland Township, was recognized for its expansion of overseas business during the governor’s ImPAct Awards. The company was a finalist in the Export Impact Award category.
The company manufactures exam room equipment used in doctors’ offices and hospitals worldwide.
UMF Medical’s exports have risen by 60 percent during the past two years, according to Eileen Melvin, UMF Medical president and CEO.
Homewatch CareGivers gets platinum award
Homewatch CareGivers of Central PA, 351 Budfield St., Richland Township, has won a 2013 Case in Point Platinum Award in the Best Long-term Care category for its male family caregiver program.
The award recognizes the most successful and innovative case management program that improve access to care, promote wellness and advance care coordination.
The male family caregiver program was created by Homewatch CareGivers to help men obtain the resources needed to provide care to their aging parents, ill spouses or other family members.
Financial planner a top adviser
Franklin Banfer, CLFU, ChFC, certified financial planner, was honored as a top adviser by Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc., a broker/dealer based in Syracuse, N.Y.
Only 20 percent of the 900 advisers associated with Cadaret, Grant & Co. qualified for the award.
Banfer, who has been servicing clients for more than 30 years, is a registered investment adviser and certified financial planner with Asset Planning Group, 139 Clinton St., Johnstown.
DeVilbiss a finalist for state award
DeVilbiss Healthcare was named a finalist for the state Governor’s ImPAct Awards in the export impact category.
DeVilbiss, headquartered in Somerset, designs, manufactures and markets respirator medical products that are distributed in the United States and 100 countries around the world.
Engineering firm receives honors
Keller Engineers Inc. of Hollidaysburg has received a Governor’s ImPAct Award for community impact.
The awards recognize 50 state companies in five categories: Jobs first, community impact, small business impact, entrepreneurial impact, and export impact.
Keller Engineers Inc. has provided civil engineering, structural engineering and surveying services since 1991.
Golden LivingCenter earns 5-star rating
Golden LivingCenter Richland has earned a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for outstanding overall care to patients and residents.
The center also was identified by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best nursing homes in the United States.
To receive the designation, nursing homes are rated on their health inspections, quality measures and staffing.
Local company honored by state
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