Business Notes

BUSINESS NOTES

November 13, 2005

Breand awarded postal contract

Breand Corp. of Eldersburg was one of four contractors to be awarded the $9.5 million indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Postal Service for maintenance, repair and alteration of real property in central Maryland, northeast West Virginia, Northern Virginia and Washington.

Breand also won a similar $9.5 million Postal Service contract for property in Delaware and on the Eastern Shore. The postal projects will be under the direction of Bill Garvin, Breand project manager.

This is the third consecutive time Breand, a construction management firm in the Baltimore-Washington area since 1991, has been awarded this contract.

Hospital names vice president

Linda Hutsell was recently promoted to vice president of human resources at Carroll Hospital Center.

An employee since 1997, Hutsell provides oversight for recruitment, benefits, compensation, employee relations and associate health.

She has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Villa Julie College and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

General Dynamics leases building

General Dynamics Robotics System has signed a full-building lease with Conewago Contractors Inc. for a new 151,125 square-foot project at 1231 Tech Court, Westminster.

Walter Patton and Peter Dudley of NAI KLNB represented both companies in the project, which represents a consolidation of existing operations into one site.

The company recently won a new contract, which necessitated the need for expansion.

Conewago Contractors, based in Hanover, Pa., recently broke ground on the building, which features 24-foot ceilings and a second-story office.

EMA earns rehab award from state

EMA of Eldersburg, which operates several Maryland continuing care retirement communities, recently was presented with the 2005 Employer Leadership Award by the Division of Rehabilitation Services and the Maryland Rehabilitation Association for supporting the employment of people with disabilities.

EMA has provided internships, mentoring, guidance and other support to people with disabilities so they can begin careers, said Robert A. Burns, assistant state superintendent for rehabilitation services.

The company offers high school students employment and scholarships, and participates in community job fairs and employment development.

EMA's retirement communities include Fairhaven and Copper Ridge in Sykesville, Buckingham's Choice in Adamstown and William Hill Manor in Easton.

The Division of Rehabilitation Services offers programs and services that help people with disabilities, including high school students, to establish careers and stay independent in their homes and communities.

Advance Auto opens Westminster store

Advance Auto Parts recently opened its first store in Westminster at 625-B Baltimore Blvd.

Company officials said market conditions, strong growth potential and a large presence of do-it-yourself mechanics influenced the company's decision to locate a 12,000-square-foot store in Carroll County.

The new store employs 15 people who offer free services, advice, electrical system component testing, and battery and wiper-blade installation, said Cliff Irby, regional vice president.

David Syfert, a six-year employee of Advance Auto Parts, is store manager.

The Westminster store also is a community recycling center, accepting used oil and used vehicle batteries at no charge.

Information: 410-848-9139.

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