R.E. Michel Co. Inc., a Baltimore-based distributor of...

NEWS IN BRIEF

April 27, 1992

R.E. Michel Co. Inc., a Baltimore-based distributor of heating and cooling products, bought the Albany, N.Y.-based R.D. Marshall Co. R.D. Marshall, which also operates branches in Utica and Plattsburgh, N.Y., will continue to operate under the R.D. Marshall name.

Lee-Warner Architects Inc. in Annapolis recently affiliated with D. Dwayne Vernon Architects in South Carolina.

Kudos

J.D. Timmons was named Woman of the Year by the American Business Women's Association, Freedom Chapter, in Baltimore. Mrs. Timmons is administrative manager at the Baltimore accounting firm Abrams, Foster, Nole & Williams and owner of J.D. & Associates Inc., a small-business development consulting and records management firm in Baltimore.

WBAL Radio in Baltimore won awards for overall excellence and continuing coverage from a regional competition sponsored by the Radio and Television News Directors Association.

Thermo King of Baltimore and Hanover was honored for meeting customer needs in sales, service and parts from Thermo King Corp., a Wayzata, Minn.-based transport temperature control manufacturer.

Bill Nelsen of R/K Vinyl Co. in Woodbine won the Golden Hammer Contractor Award from Alco Building Products in Sidney, Ohio.

KCI Technologies Inc., a Baltimore-based engineering firm, was named a finalist for its role as environmental monitor for the 21-mile Interstate 476 in Pennsylvania in a competition sponsored by the American Consulting Engineers Council.

Patricia H. Roberts won the I.J. Abramowitz Award of honor from Morgan Financial Group, a Baltimore-based insurance agency.

Prince George's County Government won the distinguished budget presentation award from the Government Finance Officers Association.

Brooke Perkins, a financial consultant with the Annapolis office of Merrill Lynch, was named to the American Funds Group All-American Team.

Philip K. Smith and Robert W. Carll, co-publishers of the Harford Business Ledger, were named 1992 Media Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Towson Town Center won ADDY Awards from the Advertising Association of Baltimore for its newspaper campaign, local television commercial and artwork produced by Gray Kirk/VanSant in Baltimore. The shopping center also won an advertising award from the West Florida division of the Advertising Association for the re-opening merchant directory that was produced by Campfield & Mertins Inc. in Pensacola, Fla.

Peter L. Antolini was named Business Person of the Year by the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Antolini is partner in the Rose Restaurant, in the Comfort Inn,

BWI Complex.

New accounts

Pencor, a Baltimore-based environmental project BTC development firm, was named the general partner in a $70 million project to convert the Hagerstown Municipal Electric Light Plant to a gas-fired paper recycling facility. The plant will generate at least 35 megawatts of electrical power and produce 300 tons of pulp daily for making tissue and writing paper.

Edward Segal Communications in Washington is providing media relations services for Tracking Technologies Inc., a software design firm in Arlington, Va.

Flying Fruit Fantasy, a Baltimore-based beverage company, is installing fruit shake machines at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Greater Southeast Hospital in Washington.

La Fontaine Bleu Caterers was named the official caterer for the Notre Dame Council of the Knights of Columbus in Baltimore.

Custom Telemarketing Services in Columbia is representing Uniglobe Destinations Travel in Middleburg, Ohio; Uniglobe Red Carpet Travel in Wilmington, Del.; Uniglobe Signal Travel in Richmond, Va.; Uniglobe Custom Travel in Cincinnati, Ohio; Uniglobe Discovery Travel in Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Uniglobe Lakewood Travel in Dallas, Texas.

Robert Feldman and Associates, a Bethesda-based sales and advertising firm, is providing services for TEI Homes in Crofton.

Abramson Ehrlich Manes Inc., a Washington-based

communications firm, is representing Shannon &

Luchs Real Estate.

PRC, a McLean, Va.-based provider of computer information systems, won a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense totaling almost $10 million for three engineering data management information and control system installations to -Z manage engineering drawings and related data support services for weapons systems, including ships and planes.

Public service

Rev. William C. Metzdorf was named executive director of the Consultation Center, a non-profit counseling service for clergy, religious and lay ministers in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

WIYY Radio in Baltimore raised $5,000 for the Maryland Food Bank as a result of the station's 15th Birthday Concert. Leukemia Society of America elected Dr. Werner H. Kirsten to the national board of trustees. Dr. Kirsten is associate director of the National Cancer Institute-Frederick Cancer Research and Development Center.

Open for business

MGRO Fashion, Le Club Cheveux and Door Store opened at the Annapolis Harbour Center, a development of Lerner Enterprises of North Bethesda.

Super 8 Motels, an Aberdeen, S.D.-based hotel chain, is opening a 46-room hotel in Thurmont.

Maryland Neurological Center Stroke Prevention Program is opening in Owings Mills and Columbia. Located at 21 Crossroads Drive in Owings Mills and 11085 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, the centers are headed by Dr. Luke Kao, assistant professor of neurology at The Johns Hopkins Medical School and chief of preventive neurology at the Maryland Neurological Center.

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