Business Notes

Business Notes

February 13, 2005

Scott joins law firm of Hoffman, Comfort & Offutt

Hoffman, Comfort & Offutt LLP and the law offices of Jeffrey D. Scott have announced the merger of their firms, effective Jan. 1.

The law firm will be known as Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt & Scott LLP.

Scott concentrates his practice in estate planning, wills, trusts and estate administration.

The Hoffman firm also has extensive practice in this area, as well as the general practice of law, including personal injury claims, business law, real estate settlements, civil litigation and divorce law.

The firm, founded in 1936, is at 24 N. Court St., Westminster.

Group gives computers to Access Carroll nonprofit

The Carroll Technology Council has donated five computers to Access Carroll to assist in providing healthcare services to county residents.

Access Carroll is a nonprofit organization that was created to provide basic healthcare to low-income, noninsured residents in Carroll County.

The medical office recently opened an office at 2 Locust Lane, Suite 301 in Westminster.

Karen Feroli, executive director of Access Carroll, said the computers are necessary for the scheduling system for doctors and nurses, and for statistics for various purposes.

The computers also will be used to keep records of volunteer hours.

Access Carroll needs volunteers for the front office and is seeking contributions and donations for their pharmaceutical program to provide clients with medications.

The computers were donated through a council program called CompuKids, whose mission is to disseminate used computer equipment to underprivileged children in the county.

The computers given to Access Carroll were donated by Scott Adelman of NL Technology and refurbished by David Shaffer of Tier One Technology Partners, both council members.

Information: 443-244-1262.

S&K company expands into home additions

S&K Roofing, Siding and Windows of Winfield is celebrating its 25th anniversary by expanding into home additions.

In addition to offering roofing, siding, windows, doors, gutters, downspouts, custom trim and decks, the company has opened a home addition department to provide services to design and build additions.

Maija Kropp, S&K vice president and chief executive officer, said the new service came about from customers wanting to stay in their home but needing more space for bedrooms, family rooms, offices and workout rooms.

S&K is at 1341 W. Liberty Road.

Information: 410-795-4400.

Child care center class has party with young patients

The 3-year-old class from Carroll Child Care Centers Inc. of Westminster recently held a Valentine's Day party for the patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

The children took party gifts and paper goods to the patients and also learned about medical treatment.

Jerriann Wilson, director of child life and child development programs at Johns Hopkins, brought dolls that the young patients play with during their stay. The dolls are outfitted with intravenous tubes, stethoscopes and syringes to teach the children how they work to help them.

CTRL testing device gets Air France, Airbus OK

CTRL Systems of Westminster has announced that Airbus and Air France have approved the CTRL UL101 testing device for their companies.

The CTRL UL101 is a handheld, nondestructive testing device that uses ultrasound properties to quickly test the condition of components such as bearings, gears, gas lines, pumps, nonpressurized and pressurized vessels, and more.

Air France notified its maintenance centers worldwide that the UL101 is an approved device. Airbus has approved the UL101 for use in production on the new 380 class aircraft.

Last year, the UL101 enabled astronauts on the Space Station to locate a small leak, which was venting their oxygen supply into space. NASA selected the UL101 as standard equipment on all shuttles in 2002.

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