Holdridge Engineering Co. Inc., a Baltimore-based distributor of industrial and construction hydraulic tools, was sold to Robert L. Lopez Jr., owner and CEO of the company.
F&E Resource Systems Technology Inc., a Laurel-based developer of recycling and composting facilities, recently acquired a 421-acre site on Route 6 near Hughesville for a forest products recycling facility and landfill for land-clearing debris.
Tristate Electrical Supply Co. Inc. in Hagerstown bought Saady & Hill Electrical Supply Co. in Richmond, Va. Tom Saady will be Tristate regional vice president for the Virginia area.
National Association of Catering Executives, Baltimore Chapter, elected the following to the board of directors: president, Jerry Edwards, president of Chef's Expressions Catering; vice president, Larry Frank, director of catering for Hyatt Regency; secretary, Barbara Schofield, director of catering for Tremont Suite Hotel; treasurer, Rebecca Curtis, catering coordinator for Chef's Expressions; public relations, Susan Aronoff, special events coordinator for Taylor Rental; program chair, Lois Stern, vice president for Baltimore Entertainment Connection; membership, Dulaney Noble, president of Gala Cloths by Dulaney; and affiliate representative, Tony DePalo, president of DePalo & Sons.
Maryland Professional Photographers Association named Gary D. Lloyd chairman of the board.
William Fitzell was named Quality Dealer of the Year by the Maryland/Delaware Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Mr. Fitzell is general manager of McKeithan Sales & Service Inc. in Towson.
Saul I. Gass won the George E. Kimball service medal from the Operations Research Society of America. Mr. Gass is professor of management science and statistics at the University of Maryland Business School.
North Arundel Hospital's Public Relations Department won a Print Quality Award from the Printing Industries of Maryland for a color brochure designed for the hospital's Silver Anniversary Ball.
Delta Graphics in Timonium won a Best Catalogue Award in the Continuing Professional Education State Society National Awards Competition, sponsored by the American Insitute of CPA's. The catalogue was designed for the Maryland Association of CPA's.
Morris & Ritchie Associates, a Bel Air-based land development and engineering group, won an Achievement Award for Marketing from the Professional Services Management Association.
Open for business
Westview Mall in Catonsville announced the opening of the following restaurants: Ocean City Fries; King's Court Restaurant, a cafeteria serving steak, chicken and seafood; and Slider's Hamburgers.
Environmental Control & Abatement Inc., a St. Louis-based environmental contracting firm, opened an office in Baltimore at 3601 Commerce Drive, Suite 107, in Baltimore. Jean Eddy is regional manager.
HTC Heirloom Jewels, a jewelry store that specializes in antique and estate jewelry, recently relocated to the Village of Cross Keys in Baltimore.
Medical Communications Network Inc., based in Baltimore, opened an office in Richmond, Va.
Executive Publishing & Advertising Group in Baltimore is representing the Chesapeake Golf Association.
Ceiling Seal Inc., a Columbia-based ceiling tile and resurfacing company, won contracts with the following firms: Manor Care in Silver Spring; Sequoia Management Co. in Arlington, Va.; Washington Gas Co. in Springfield, Va.; Government Services Agency in Washington; and Jaffe Construction Co. in Rockville.
Edward Segal Communications in Washington provided media relations services for the fourth annual "Bea Gaddy 1991 Thanks for Giving Campaign" in Baltimore. The project provided a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to homeless, needy and elderly people in Baltimore.
Robert G. Kramer & Associates Inc., an Annapolis-based disability management and compliance company, won a contract from the National Council on Disability to monitor the implementation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which guarantees employment rights for people with disabilities.
Schwarz Purcell Architects of Annapolis and John E. Harms Jr. and Associates Inc. of Pasadena were hired by the Calvert County Department of Planning and Zoning to develop a Town Design Master Plan for Huntingtown.
Prudential Health Care Plan in Baltimore was selected by Digital Equipment Corp. as the exclusive provider for Digital's "HMO Elect" program for its 3,000 local employees.
Silver & Co., a Bethesda-based advertising agency, was hired by the Greater Southeast Community Hospital of Washington to produce a marketing communications program and materials for the hospital's Women's Health Services.
Marlene Prendergast & Associates Inc., a public relations and marketing firm in Annapolis, was hired to coordinate Christmas advertising and public relations activities for the Merchants' Association of Festival at Riva Road.