The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


May 17, 2010

In brief: Richland company honored

LORETTO — United Metal Fabricators Inc. has been named Small Business Exporter of the Year by the St. Francis University Small Business Development Center.

The award recognizes the achievements of the Southern Alleghenies Region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

“International sales have been a key to UMF’s success,” said Eileen Melvin, CEO. “Over the past year, UMF’s sales in the Middle East have grown significantly, despite a more challenging time for domestic sales.” 

The company manufactures equipment for hospitals, physician offices and clinics worldwide. UMF’s product line includes power procedure tables, exam tables and chairs, instrument carts and stainless steel equipment. 

The family-owned UMF has been a local employer since 1955. The company employs 60 workers in its Richland plant.

UMF will be honored at the 2010 Small Business Awards luncheon at noon June 9 in the JFK Student Union on the campus.

Curves gets new owners

Curves of Westmont-Johnstown has announced it is now under new ownership.

Darci Sanner and Amanda Welsh took possession of the club earlier this spring.

“I’m so excited to become part of the Westmont-Johnstown Curves community,” Welsh said. "I’m looking forward to helping the women in our community reach amazing results, both physical and emotional, through our Curves workout program and support network.”

Current club members and their guests can meet Welsh at an open house at the 1015 Menoher Blvd. location from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Friday.


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