Adler Group plans expansionThe Adler Group Inc. plans to...

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March 21, 1995

Adler Group plans expansion

The Adler Group Inc. plans to expand its relocation magazine business and real estate journal publications into major East Coast markets on the heels of the sale of its Apartment Shoppers Guide publications in Baltimore, Washington and Detroit.

The Silver Spring publishing concern, which publishes the Corridor Real Estate Journal and the Metro Baltimore New Homes Monthly, sold the apartment publications to Haas Publishing, a division of K-111 Communications whose publications include New York magazine, Seventeen and New Woman.

Shopping center construction

Construction of New Town Village Shopping Center in Owings Mills will begin in May and should be finished by late 1995 or early 1996, officials said. Mid-Atlantic Realty Trust said it completed purchase of 12.5 acres of land for the 125,000-square-foot, $14 million strip center, which is on Lakeside Boulevard in Owings Mills' New Town section.

As previously reported, the center will include a Giant supermarket, a McDonald's restaurant and a branch of First National Bank of Maryland.

Scherer joins Oncor board

Oncor Inc., a Gaithersburg-based maker of genetic test systems, said yesterday that George W. Scherer, a consultant to the health care industry, has been elected to its board of directors.

Mr. Scherer was formerly manager of worldwide strategic planning and equipment development and manufacturing at Eastman Kodak Co.'s Clinical Products Division.

Chinese radar contract awarded

Westinghouse Electronic Systems Inc. said yesterday that its Baltimore-based Airspace Management Systems Division has won a contract to provide an air traffic control radar system for an airport under construction in southwestern China. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The Westinghouse Electric Corp. unit said the installation at the Long Dong Bao Airport in Guiyang is its first major contract in China.

Westinghouse is the primary supplier of air traffic control sensors for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Market research merger

Macro International Inc., a market research and consulting company based in Calverton, said yesterday that it is merging with AHF Marketing Research, a New York firm with revenues of about $7 million.

The new company, Macro AHF, will have combined revenues of about $40 million, Macro International said.

The two companies said the goal of the new organization will be to rank among the top three companies in its market segments by 2001.

They said Macro AHF will concentrate on domestic and international survey research; public opinion polling; media tracking and consulting in the areas of brand positioning, new product introductions and global expansion.

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