The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 28, 2013

Business capsules (Con to St.) 04/28/2013


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JOHNSTOWN — Conemaugh Health System

Located: 1080 Frankin St., Johnstown.

Leadership: Scott A. Becker, CEO.

Employment: There are 4,577 employees. Conemaugh Health System is evaluating staffing levels and adjusting staffing to accommodate new services, increasing volume and growth.

History: Established in 1889.

General: The fiscal year 2012 operating revenue is at $523 million. In 2012, Conemaugh Health System added new technology including: New MRI, new interventional radiology room, new electrophysiology lab, new CT scanner, new pantero microscope, da Vinci robotic assisted surgery technology and digital mammography. The Conemaugh Health System continues to expand Conemaugh Physician Group, adding primary care and physician specialists to enhance convenient and quality care to the community. In 2012, an electrophysiology lab was opened at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center which offers much needed diagnostic and treatment options for patients with heart rhythm disorders. Conemaugh Health System opened primary care physician offices at the Greater Johnstown Medical Park, adding to the Conemaugh Physician Group cardiology and cardiac diagnostic services available at that location. Adding robotic assisted surgery provides another minimally invasive tool that offers many benefits for surgery patients including shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery and less blood loss.

In 2012, Conemaugh Health System was named an IMS top 100 Integrated HealthCare Network. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center was recognized by HealthGrades as a Distinguished Hospital for clinical outcomes among the top 5 percent in the nation; America’s Best 100 Hospitals and one of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement in 2012. In the cardiac department, recipient of the HealthGrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for two years in a row; ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for coronary interventional procedures for two years in a row; five-star rated for valve surgery for five years in a row; five-star rated for coronary interventional procedures for two years in a row; and five-star rated for treatment of heart attack for two years in a row.

In the orthopedic department, recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for two years in a row and ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement for two years in a row.

In the pulmonary department, recipient of the HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for four years in a row; ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for overall pulmonary services for four years in a row; five-star rated for overall pulmonary services for four years in row; five-star rated for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2012; five-star rated for treatment of pneumonia for five years in a row.

In the vascular department, ranked No. 4 in the state for vascular surgery in 2012; and five-star rated for repair of abdominal aorta for three years in a row.

In the gastrointestinal department, recipient of the HealthGrades General Surgery Excellence Award in 2012; ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for general surgery in 2012; ranked No. 4 in the state for general surgery in 2012; five-star rated for treatment of bowel obstruction in 2012 and five-star rated for cholecystectomy in 2012.

In the critical care department, five-star rated for treatment of pulmonary embolism for three years in a row; and five-star rated for treatment of respiratory failure for two years in a row.

In the maternity care department, recipient of the HealthGrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for three years in a row; ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for maternity care for two years in a row; ranked among the top 10 percent in the nation for maternity care for three years in a row; and five-star rated for maternity care for three years in a row.

In the women’s health department, recipient of the HealthGrades Women’s Health Excellence Award for 2011; ranked among the top five percent in the nation for women’s health for 2011; and five-star rated for women’s health for 2011.

Technological advancements continue to provide convenient, high quality options for patients without having to leave home. Almost all needed medical testing, treatment and services can be performed at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center with the same or even better outcomes than are found in larger cities. Advanced technology is sought by incoming residents, differentiating Conemaugh as an appealing teaching hospital destination. Conemaugh is committed to continuing to hire the best and the brightest and to bring the latest technology to our community.



Cooper Signs LLC

Located: 160 Kagey St., Mineral Point.

Leadership: Barry Cooper, owner.

Employment: There is one employee.

History: Established in 1989.

General: Cooper Signs provides commercial, electrical, magnetic, neon, portable and sandblasted signs; routered and laser engraved signs; vehicle lettering and graphics; window lettering; hand lettering; banners; and repair and maintenance service to the Blair, Cambria, Indiana, Somerset and Westmoreland counties.

In 2012, sales have increased 7 percent and a 46-foot boom bucket truck was purchased for sign installation and maintenance. Using a flatbed router and laser engraver for unique and personalized engraving, diversifying services and products.



Copy Tech Office Systems Inc.

Located: 243 Mini Mall Road, Suite 3, Ebensburg.

Leadership: Vincent P. Strugala, president.

Employment: There are three employees.

History: Established May 11, 1992.

General: Copy Tech handles the sales and service of Copystar/ Kyocera copiers, laser printers and fax machines, along with copying service, to the Cambria, Blair, Indiana, Westmoreland and Somerset counties. Sales have increased 10 percent in 2012.

Kyocera Net Viewer, a comprehensive network management tool allowing administrators to monitor, maintain and update all output devices locally and remotely, was added.

Changes for the future include SAP Device Types, a complete integration with SAP applications allows users to fully optimize Kyocera MFPs and printer feature sets, and Command Center RX, which enable users to view toner levels, paper availability and device status by entering the device’s IP address into their Web browser.



Dale Oxygen Inc.

Located: 146 Horner St., Johnstown, including locations in Indiana and Altoona.

Leadership: Harry D. Bennear, president.

Employment: There are 28 nonunion employees, two more than in 2011, with plans to hire three more.

History: Established in 1939.

General: Dale Oxygen is a distributor of compressed industrial and medical gases, specialty gases, and welding and cutting equipment. Company investments focused on computer technology, technical sales training, automated plasma cutting systems, bulk gas delivery systems, advanced semi-automatic GMAW welding, welding robotics and automation, medical and specialty and gas programs.

In 2012, it had a 10 percent increase, and received the Lincoln Electric Chairman’s award and Hypertherm Distributor Sales Achievement award.



Damin Printing Co. LLC

Located: 122 S. Locust St., Ebensburg.

Leadership: Rene Damin, president.

Employment: There are nine employees.

History: Established in 1952.

General: The company does offset printing, digital printing, wide format printing, letterpress printing, graphic design services and bindery services to a majority of customers in western Pennsylvania.

Sales have increased by 2 percent.

Damin Printing strives to put customer service and quality production at the forefront of everything it does, and will continue to promote the business through events such as Showcase for Commerce and the Small Business Expo.

A new full color digital press will be installed this year.



digital.iway

Located: 750 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Leadership: Michael Danchanko.

Employment: There are five nonunion employees with plans to hire another employee.

History: Established May 1, 1999.

General: digital.iway provides website development, website hosting and email services. Its sales increased by 5 percent. digital.iway expanded the use of website development tools that allow the client to control/manage the website and delegate responsibility of content management. In 2012, digital.iway improved website content management systems to manage large scale business and small business prices. As technology changes, there is an increased need for consultation along with services provided. digital.iway guides the customer on the right path to reduce their investment and increase effectiveness.



Edward Jones

Located: 356 Goucher St., Johnstown.

Leadership: Audrey Vance, financial adviser.

Employment: Two nonunion employees with plans to hire more.

History: Local office established in 2006, with headquarters in St. Louis.

General: Edward Jones focuses on one client, the long-term individual investor, and is committed to a long-term philosophy that emphasizes quality and diversification.

For the 14th year, Edward Jones was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America by Fortune magazine in its annual listing. The firm ranked No. 8 overall and No. 3 in large-size companies. These 14 Fortune rankings include top 11 finishes for nine years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003, and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.

Edward Jones ranked in the top 100 on this year’s InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the United States.



First National Bank of Pennsylvania

Located: One F.N.B. Boulevard, Hermitage.

Leadership: Vincent J. Delie Jr., CEO.

Employment: The amount of nonunion employees increased from 2,305 to 2,504 with plans to hire additional employees.

History: Established in 1864.

General: First National Bank is a diversified financial services company offering commercial and retail banking, wealth management, insurance and leasing, serving Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

The revenue for 2012 totaled $478.1 million, increasing $64.8 million, or 15.7 percent, compared with 2011.

In January 2012, acquisition of Parkvale Bank was successful and in October 2012, plans were announced to acquire BankAnnapolis in Maryland. This transaction, pending final approvals, will be complete in April.

FNB listens to customer feedback, evaluates the level of service provided, adapting products and services in response to customer needs and collaborates among business units to provide comprehensive financial solutions for their clients.

In 2012, FNB achieved a 15th consecutive quarter of growth in Pennsylvania commercial loan portfolio and 14th consecutive quarter of total loan growth.

It was the winner of six Greenwich Excellence in Banking awards, including national winner for overall client satisfaction in small business and middle market banking. It also was recognized as a top workplace for two consecutive years.

Technology enabled FNB to provide services that meet customer preferences. In 2012, Mobile Banking was introduced, which is now used by more than 40,000 customers. Mobile Deposit was also introduced, which makes the bank one of the few banks in the market to offer this remote deposit capture service.



Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley

Located: 540-542 Central Ave., Johnstown.

Leadership: Phyllis J. Bandstra, president and CEO since 1998.

Employment: There is an increase from 480 to 535 nonunion employees with plans to hire in 2013.

History: Incorporated Dec. 6, 1962.

General: Goodwill Industries provides services in workforce development, job training, community employment services, state-licensed psychiatric rehabilitation, community-based work assessments, postsecondary and career guidance for youth and at-risk youth programs including GoodGuides Mentoring. Services rendered to businesses include groundskeeping, custodial services, residential multi-unit painting, light assembly, manual assembly, kit assembly, packaging/repackaging, mailing/bundling, labeling/relabeling, collating, wrapping, and pick and pack. Products include donated goods for retail sale, Goodwill Fresh corporate fruit baskets and industrial rags made from donated clothing not suitable for resale. 

Goodwill serves Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana and Somerset and portions of Westmoreland counties.

Goodwill achieved an 8.25 percent increase in revenues. Goodwill was named to Forbes’ “America’s Top Most Inspiring Companies.” It opened six additional “safe havens” for youth in the community, which Goodwill co-funded through the partnership of GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and community partners, bringing the total number to 13. The partnership with Greater Johnstown School District for summer programming was expanded. A donations collection site was added in Duncansville and the assembly work contracts were increased.

Goodwill places emphasis on branding as a professional agency and to differentiate to the public the Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley agency from Goodwill stores. Goodwill strives to improve business operations and use of resources to achieve its mission. Goodwill ensures sustainability through improved processes to provide current and future mission services by implementing a continuous improvement philosophy in operations. Training was conducted for enhanced customer service throughout the business operations.

Goodwill held “50 Years of Good” community celebration on Dec. 6, 2012. It is ranked 17th out of 165 Goodwill agencies nationwide for total clients served per 100,000 population. Also, ranked 36th out of 165 Goodwill agencies nationwide for total clients placed in employment per 100,000 population. Phyllis J. Bandstra was appointed to the Goodwill Industries International’s (GII’s) board of directors and conference of executives. Goodwill increased outreach to individuals with barriers to employment in the southern Alleghenies region.

Steve Purich, GoodGuides mentor, received GII’s national Elsine Katz Volunteer Leader of the Year Award. Goodwill organized the Inaugural Youth Professional Development conference with Cambria Somerset Human Resource Association with nearly 200 students in attendance from 13 area high schools and partnered in the area’s first student-leadership seminar. The people served increased from 29,830 to 32,573.

Goodwill currently is working on a new external website presence that utilizes staff knowledge to educate the community and remain a source of information.



Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Chamber of Commerce

Located: 245 Market St., Suite 100, Johnstown.

Leadership: Robert F. Layo, president and CEO.

Employment: Nonunion employees remain at 5.5.

History: Established in 1910.

General: The business provides networking events, electric savings program, group health care program, Chamber Card discount program, leadership program, access to elected officials, programs creating a dialogue on business issues and transportation concerns in the Cambria and northern Somerset counties.

Sales have decreased 9.7 percent since 2011.

New software was added to allow members greater control over their information and access to online registration for events. It is researching new group buying and discount programs for members and a new member management system has increased productivity.

In 2012, it launched new membership software and had the largest attendance in the history of the Business Hall of Fame and Chamber Foundation Golf Classic. It also graduated 17 people from its Community Leadership Initiative, inducted three laureates in the Business Hall of Fame and held another successful Showcase for Commerce.

Technology has affected the company with the new member management system that allows members complete access to their listing and registration management, allowing more value-added programs for its members, including increased exposure and promotion of its membership, and allow increased coordination with other organizations.



HealthCare First Credit Union

Located: 1152 Franklin St., Johnstown.

Leadership: Paula Nihoff, president/CEO.

Employment: There are 18 nonunion employees.

History: Established in 1979.

General: HealthCare First provides financial services to Cambria, Somerset and Blair counties. Loans were down from the past year. HealthCare First plans to conduct free financial seminars to members and established a kid’s club and senior club. In 2012, HealthCare First provided financial education to low-vision and blind students attending a two-week summer camp at the Hiram G. Andrews Center. It received an award for the program by the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association. The changes for the future are mobile banking.



H.F. Lenz Co.

Located: 1407 Scalp Ave., Johnstown.

Leadership: John R. Boderocco, president, and Richard A. Madzar, CEO.

Employment: There are 173 nonunion employees, down by four, with plans to add five full-time and two part-time employees.

History: Established in 1946.

General: H.F. Lenz Co. provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection/life safety, communications, civil and structural engineering; energy management services; construction phase services; commissioning; LEED certification services; and surveying. The company’s sales increased by 16 percent. In 2012, H.F. Lenz Co. announced the promotion of three individuals to principals of the firm. Paul Petrilli, a principal of the firm, was named a director and regional chair of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. During the past few years, H.F. Lenz Co. has had an increased involvement with national design/build projects and provided MEP engineering for Design Excellence Design/Build contracts for the first and second of six buildings at the NASA Langley Research Center in Langley, Va., and for a new Operational Training Center for a next generation command and control multi-mission aircraft (MMA)/P-8A for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Jacksonville, Fla.

In 2012, H.F. Lenz Co. was ranked 31st in the Top 300 Engineering Firms in the Country by Building Design and Construction Magazine and ranked in the Top 100 Green Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine for the fourth year since 2008. H.F. Lenz Co. provided the structural, electrical and mechanical engineering design services for the exterior remediation project at BNY Mellon Center in Pittsburgh. A major portion of its services included providing the structural design that supported the building stage access equipment that was used to gain access to the building’s 55-story façade. The companies services also included the design of the supporting hose management system for the ultra-high pressure unit (UHP), vacuum unit, water filtration unit and compressed air equipment, which were located in the parking garage under the building. The project received the 2012 Project of the Year Award in the remediation category presented by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) as well as the 2012 Building Excellence Award for Best Renovation Construction Project Over

$10 Million presented by the Master Building’s Association (MBA).

H.F. Lenz Co. developed and implemented BIM (Building Information Modeling) technologies for more than four years and is now required to deliver BIM models for some contracts. From a broad perspective, advancements in the IT realm, including cloud computing, have driven the clients to develop much more technologically advanced facilities. In response to this demand, H.F. Lenz Co. has established itself at the forefront of Data Center Design including Colocation and Enterprise Data Centers. With only a handful of companies providing this type of service at this level, H.F. Lenz Co. is one of the leading data center design firms in the nation. It is currently involved with seven large-scale data center projects across the country. These clients include one of the largest colocation data center companies in the world, a high profile government agency, major financial corporations and a private research university. It has also provided data center design services for high performance computing data centers for several colleges and universities.



Johnstown Pet Services Inc.

Located: 495 Leventry Road, Johnstown.

Leadership: Bill Knipple.

Employment: There are five employees with plans to hire two more.

History: Established in 2008.

General: The service offers pet sitting, dog walking and animal waste removal to Johnstown and surrounding areas.

In 2012, sales have increased 20 percent.



Johnstown Snow Services

Located: 495 Leventry Road, Johnstown.

Leadership: Bill Knipple.

Employment: Employees increased from two to four, having added two part-time employees with plans to hire two more.

History: Established in 2011.

General: The service offers commercial and residential snow and ice management to the Johnstown and Windber areas.

In 2012, sales have increased more than 500 percent due to a harsh winter and obtaining additional customers, and it has expanded the business from being subcontractors to having its own customers and hiring subcontractors.



Kabler/Thomas Financial Group

Located: 105A College Park Plaza, Johnstown.

Leadership: Eric Kabler and Barry Thomas, co-owners.

Employment: Employees increased from 10 to 12, having added one part-time employee and one full-time employee.

History: Established in 2001.

General: The group offers financial services to Cambria and Somerset counties.

In 2012, there was an 11 percent increase, and it was recognized nationally by LPL Financial for outstanding service.

It has increased and upgraded technology, utilizing social media, and is providing timely information to clients through the use of social media and e-marketing.



The Kidney Center

Located: 88 Osborne St., Johnstown; 387 Theater Drive, Carrolltown; 1100 W. High St., Ebensburg; 119 Spring Lane, Everett; 312 Sherman St., Meyersdale; 105 Metzler St., Richland; 211 Georgian Place, Somerset; and 211 Thompson St., Seward.

Leadership: Dr. George J. Frem, CEO and medical director.

Employment: There are 40 nonunion  employees, 15 more than in 2011, with plans to add 25 more.

History: Established in 2007.

General: With eight locations over four counties, The Kidney Center offers an all-inclusive approach to kidney disease management in western Pennsylvania.

In 2012, there was a 15 percent increase; an expansion of St. George’s Lab with the addition of two major pieces of equipment (Cel-Dyn Ruby and Architect ci 4100-additional testing); opening of The Kidney Center in Everett and Carrolltown; relocated The Kidney Center in Richland; purchasing and renovation of The Kidney Center in Seward; addition of digital imaging machine and a DEXA scan at the Osborne Street location; and each location is now able to perform ultrasounds.

The center is more productive by having all tests performed at one location and all employees are cross- trained for more efficiency.

Future changes include the opening of The Kidney Center in Ebensburg and Seward.



MASSolutions Inc.

Located: 160 JARI Drive, Johnstown.

Leadership: David M. Mastovich, president and CEO.

Employment: There are 13 nonunion employees, which is up by three from the previous year. There are both full- and part-time employees. There are plans to hire two to four more employees.

History: Established in 2002.

General: MASSolutions is an integrated marketing firm that focuses on improving the bottom line for client companies through customer solutions, PR and story telling, selling solutions and brand building. MASSolutions develops, implements and evaluates integrated marketing, public relations, sales and communications programs that increase awareness, market share and sales for clients. With offices in Richland Township and downtown Pittsburgh, MASSolutions serves the Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., markets.

David M. Mastovich, president of MASSolutions, was a frequent guest on radio, TV and online sites as well as a featured speaker addressing executive teams while discussing integrated marketing strategies, social media marketing and his book “Get Where You Want to Go: How to Achieve Personal and Professional Growth Through Marketing, Selling and Story Telling.” MASSolutions unveiled an updated, content-laden website in 2012. The website has a password protected client portal to enable two-way communication and review of market research, creative concept development and mystery shopping results.

MASSolutions’ integrated marketing approach continues to receive recognition in local, regional and national media as an industry leader in integrated marketing, mystery shopping, sales excellence, brand building, PR and story telling. Mastovich’s column/blog, Light Reading, has reached an audience of more than 1 million and he has been an expert speaker for organizations throughout the country.

As smartphones and tablets become the main point of contact for businesses, MASSolutions has invested in technologies to leverage these “second and third screens” for its clients. Its websites and apps are built to be 100 percent responsive, enabling the site to automatically rescale to fit the device it is being viewed on.

The business’ continued focus on leveraging social media marketing has improved results and increased return on investment for clients year after year. It has integrated social media marketing and viral campaigns into the overall marketing mix for its clients. The streamlined and targeted approach ensures that the right audience receives the right message at the right time.

MASSolutions also invested in a fully integrated cloud-based project management program to improve operational efficiency and client communication. Clients are able to quickly and easily access documents, images and updates via a hassle-free system. These efforts enable clients to benefit from cost effective integrated marketing solutions.



Mattress Showcase

Located: 1513 Scalp Ave., Suite 60, Johnstown.

Leadership: Barry and Robin Durstine.

Employment: There are three employees, with added part-time employees.

History: Established Jan. 1, 2008.

General: It provides mattresses and assorted bedding product sales to the Johnstown, Somerset and outlying areas.

Sales have been steady. Sheet sets and new memory foam pillows have been added.

The company celebrated its fifth year of business in Johnstown.



Mom’s House Inc. of Johnstown

Located: 1325 Franklin St., Johnstown.

Leadership: Alegra Slick, executive director.

Employment: There are five nonunion employees and plans to hire one employee.

History: Established in 1983.

General: Mom’s House provides child care services in Cambria and Somerset counties. It received a Stars 4 rating, expanded operating hours and increased client enrollment.

Five mothers graduated and moved on to college and job placements. It increased its technology by creating age-appropriate lesson plans for the children attending preschool.



Penn Home Medical Supply Co. LLC

Located: 657 Industrial Park Road, Ebensburg.

Leadership: Frank Rezk, owner and CEO.

Employment: There are 22 nonunion employees with plans to hire three to five more employees.

History: Established in 1998.

General: Penn Home Medical specializes in overnight oximetry, home oxygen therapy, mobility devices and diabetic supplies and serves all of western Pennsylvania. Penn Home Medical Supply is dedicated to being the leading technology supplier of durable medical equipment in the region. The business continues to invest in self-fill oxygen concentrators, portable concentrators and various other technology and sleep apnea equipment to monitor C-PAP and Bi-PAP patients. It has improved work flow by looking at each department and redefining processes. In 2012, Penn Home Medical continued to serve Cambria, Somerset and Bedford counties as well as clients throughout western Pennsylvania. The modern, 13,000-square-foot facility in Ebensburg’s Industrial Park is complemented by branch offices in downtown Johnstown, New Paris and Northern Cambria. Penn Home Medical continues to enhance information technology infrastructure to meet the needs of the health care provider partners, patients and major insurers.



Pennsylvania Homeowners Association

Located: 64 Harmony Drive, Johnstown.

Leadership: Edward Smith, chairman.

Employment: All volunteer employees with plans to hire this year.

History: Established 2010.

General: Pennsylvania Homeowners Association is a member-based service organization working to protect homeowners from excessive taxation and other threats to homeownership. Highlights for the year include an increase in membership, website development and the association exhibits at area events. Homeowners can reach the association 24/7 to advise of problems and issues confronting them.



RE/MAX Team, Realtors

Located: 2450 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Leadership: Suzette Colvin, broker of record/owner, and Bob Colvin, associate broker/owner.

Employment: There are 10 licensed agents and three administrative assistants with plans to hire two licensed agents.

History: Established in 1999.

General: RE/MAX is a full-service real estate agency. RE/MAX closed 395 units with a sales volume of $39,162,335 and sales side volume increased about 3 percent. RE/MAX redesigned the franchise website, www.remax.com, and each agent’s individual website to include mobile/smartphone viewing and redesigned RE/MAX Design Center for agents marketing of properties. RE/MAX also enhanced listing visibility online through Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and REMAX.com.

Accomplishments in 2012 were giving a combined contribution of more than $45,000 since 2006 to Children’s Miracle Network Office. Bob Colvin was installed as a director for the Cambria-Somerset Association of Realtors. Colvin was named top producing team in units sold for the RE/MAX Pennsylvania Region for 2012.

The RE/MAX TEAM office was ranked first in the Cambria-Somerset Association of Realtors multiple listing service for closed transactions volume for the past 10 years with a 2012 market share percentage of 18.4 percent. Colvin was the top team agent with 248 closed team transactions and Jerry Murphy was the top individual with 51 closed sides.

RE/MAX has increased the use of Internet and smartphones/mobile for locating real estate and starting property searches and increased response time to consumers.



RNDT Inc. Nondestructive Testing Services

Located: 228 Maple Ave., Johnstown.

Leadership: Fred Raco Jr., president.

Employment: Nonunion employees increased from 23 to 27 with plans to hire four more.

History: Established in 2002.

General: RNDT Inc. provides nondestructive testing services to all industries, with sales increasing by 15 percent. RNDT expanded by adding two mobile darkroom rigs to its fleet, which gives it seven. The technicians are continually trained in the new testing methods. One technician passed his national Level III examination in ultrasonic testing. Two other technicians passed the certified welding inspector examination. Internet advertising has helped it reach out-of-state customers.



St. Stephen’s Living Center LLC

Located: 1075 Chestnut St., Nanty Glo.

Leadership: Deborah Gabor, administrator.

Employment: There are 12 full- time nonunion employees.

History: Established in 2009.

General: St. Stephen’s Living Center provides personal care homes in the Johnstown, Altoona, Ebensburg, Nanty Glo, Twin Rocks, Revloc and Vintondale areas. It strives to improve on the delivery of service to the clients. St. Stephen’s accomplishments were stability and excellent customer service.

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