AT&T touts 2nd Asia networkThree days after announcing...

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November 03, 1992

AT&T touts 2nd Asia network

Three days after announcing that it would help build a $1 billion telecommunications network linking the United States and Japan, AT&T said yesterday that it would solicit investor interest in another $1 billion network linking America and 11 other Asian ++ countries, including South Korea and Taiwan.

The expansion of phone service would increase the U.S.-Asia calling capacity by five times and lay undersea cable 10 times the length of the Roman Empire.

Mack, UAW near 4-state accord

Mack Trucks Inc., an Allentown, Pa.-based truck manufacturer, has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers, covering 3,000 employees in Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Georgia. The terms of the agreement were withheld until after a vote by union members scheduled for this weekend.

Mack, which is owned by Renault Vehicules Industriels of France, operates an engine manufacturing plant in Hagerstown with 975 workers.

Harbor Health subsidiary sold

The parent of Harbor Hospital Center announced the acquisition yesterday of its for-profit occupational health centers a Philadelphia company. The centers, CMC Occupational Health of Baltimore, were acquired by Occupational Health Resources Inc. The price was not disclosed.

Jeffrey W. Rose, president of the Philadelphia company, said the centers would continue to operate with the same employees. CMC, which has 50 employees at five centers, is a subsidiary of Harbor Holdings Ltd., the for-profit arm of Harbor Health System Corp.

2nd area Leedmark set for '94

New Eldis Corp., the owner of the Leedmark store in Glen Burnie, said yesterday that it would go forward with its plan to build a second store in the Baltimore-Washington area. The company did not announce a location, but said the second Leedmark store, combining a full-service grocery store and a discount department store, would open by the fall of 1994.

The company also said Tom Strzelczyk, vice president of Leedmark's food division, has been named to replace Thomas Lenkevich as president of G. B. Glenmark Ltd. Co., the operating company of the Glen Burnie store. Mr. Lenkevich resigned to accept a job outside the company.

Glatfelter loses big customer

P.H. Glatfelter Co., the Spring Grove Pa.-based paper company, has announced it has lost a major customer, Philip Morris Cos., after the cigarette company decided to buy its tobacco papers from a single source.

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