Sprinkler Fitters union buys Columbia buildingThe Road...

BUSINESS NOTES

April 29, 1993

Sprinkler Fitters union buys Columbia building

The Road Sprinkler Fitters, Local Union 669, has purchased a building in Columbia for its new headquarters.

The union, which has about 8,500 members in 46 states, paid $1.35 million for Oakwood Business Center, located at 7050 Oakland Mills Road in the Sieling Industrial Park.

The 22,700-square-foot office building was purchased from Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Company, said Tom Martel of KLNB Realtors, a Baltimore-based firm which represented the bank in the sale.

The union plans to move in June to Columbia from its current headquarters in Landover.

It will occupy about 11,000 square feet of the building. All but 5,000 square feet of office space in the building is leased to tenants, including the United Way.

Union members install fire prevention sprinklers.

Homes for Aging group moves

The Maryland Association of Non-Profit Homes for the Aging has moved to the Rivers Center offices, 10270 Old Columbia Road, Suite 125, in Columbia.

The association is a nonprofit organization that represents 92 community, religious and government-sponsored nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, homes for the aged and housing for the elderly.

Crystal Hill leases space

Crystal Hill Investments of Columbia has leased 1,096 square feet of office space to Simmons/Vidmar at the Burtonsville Commerce Center in Montgomery County.

Simmons/Vidmar are agency managers for State Farm Insurance.

Graphics Farm retained by Realtor

The Graphics Farm, a Columbia-based graphic design and desk-top publishing business, has been retained by Kay Armstrong Baker, a Realtor with American Properties.

The company will design marketing products to announce Ms. Baker's move to American Properties through direct mail postcards, advertising and a quarterly newsletter.

Case communications has new accounts

Case Communications of Ellicott City has announced three new accounts:

Creative Lightworks of Red Wing, Minn., has selected Case to create business marketing support for the manufacturer and distributor of a painting system.

Doctors Christopher deBorja and Jorge Perez Alard of Pasadena have chosen the business to develop and market a comprehensive wellness program through direct mail, brochures and developing a speaker bureau.

Case also completed a corporate capabilities profile of Mid-Atlantic Financial Services of Hunt Valley.

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Smithers named Ryland VP

William S. Smithers 3rd has been promoted to vice president of Ryland Homes' Washington West Division, based in Chantilly, Va.

Mr. Smithers, who joined the company in 1986 as a production technician, was formerly manger of sales and marketing for Ryland Homes' Washington South Division, based in Woodbridge, Va.

As vice president, he will oversee the home building and business operations for Ryland Homes in the Washington West Division.

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