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    Buttermilk Falls Bridge and Access Stairs Project Receive Eagle Award

    5/21/2018
    The new Bridge and Access Stairs at Buttermilk Falls in New Florence, PA was recognized by The Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA with their prestigious Eagle Award at the 45th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet held Thursday, May 17th at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.  This is the highest award bestowed on construction projects for excellence by the Associated Builders and Contractors.
     
    The architecture firm, Thomas R. Harley Architects, LLC of Indiana, PA designed the 38’ bridge that allows park visitors to cross Hines Run and a unique series of steps and platforms to proceed down below and then actually behind the falls. The bridge was named ‘The Eclipse Bridge’ as it was set in place just as the total eclipse of the sun occurred on August 21, 2017.  Tom Harley stated, “The use of the open weave netting on the railing system along with the wooden steps will disappear into the environment which will allow this natural area to remain natural while still providing safe access to behind the Falls.”
     
    Vince Building Company of Greensburg, PA constructed the bridge and the access stairs. The construction was challenging because of the area’s steep slopes and limited access as well as the sensitive habitat for native plants and the Seal Salamander.  Digging the pier foundations for the bridge and stairs was accomplished with hand tools.  Five gallon buckets full of soil were carried out and the timbers and stone fill was carried in using manpower.  Vince Fontana of Vince Building Company stated, “A true team spirit with the park director and the architect that made this project successful”.
     
    The project was conceived by Ed Patterson, Director of Indiana Parks & Trails in response to the popularity of Buttermilk Falls as documented by over 18,000 visitors to the falls last year alone. The County Commissioners were also honored at the dinner with an Eagle award. The project was funded and coordinated through Indiana County Parks & Trails and the Indiana County Commissioners.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:59:00 -0400

    PennDOT sets maintenance schedule

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has scheduled the following maintenance and construction projects in Indiana County this week:
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 10:00:00 -0400

    Indiana County Fair kicks off this weekend

    Ed Nehrig has spent most of his life involved with the Indiana County Fair — at least since he was 10.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:55:00 -0400

    Judge Nickleach dies at age 78

    A funeral service was scheduled today for a veteran jurist of the Armstrong County Common Pleas Court, who served essentially as a fourth judge in Indiana County Court the last eight years.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:49:00 -0400

    Summer months busy for chamber

    The Indiana County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting Thursday at the Indiana Country Club and discussed important issues, including major conferences coming to Indiana County, agriculture, energy, business and workforce development.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:40:00 -0400

    Board OKs supplemental positions

    CENTER TOWNSHIP — The Homer-Center School District board of directors on Thursday appointed the following employees to supplemental duties:
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:40:00 -0400

    A look at the future of dairies

    What will the U.S. dairy industry look like in 50 years?
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:59:00 -0400

    Drivers urged to be patient when buses return to roads

    In a few short days, the population of Indiana County-area roads will dramatically change with the addition of thousands of new daily commuters.
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:54:00 -0400

    Legion Riders name officers

    The Homer City American Legion Riders recently named their officers for the 2018-19 year.
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:53:00 -0400

    Dozens of students participate in NIE Summer Experience

    The following students recently completed this year’s Newspaper in Education Summer Experience. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade completed a variety of educational activities using the newspaper.
  • Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:56:00 -0400

    Beloved teacher loses battle with cancer

    An Indiana County Technology Center teacher whose students made a lengthy video this past spring offering their support and encouragement as she battled stage 4 bile duct cancer has died.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:14:00 +0000

    Meet the 2018 30 Under 30 award winners

    Winners of the Pittsburgh Business Times' second 30 Under 30 awards include entrepreneurs, corporate executives, social justice activists, leaders of nonprofits and other who are all leaving their mark on the Pittsburgh area at a very early age. Today, we’re giving our readers the first look at this year’s class through their own lenses. We asked each award winner to send a selfie that shows who they are and what it feels like to be a 30 Under 30 winner. This slideshow features selfies from…
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:25:59 +0000

    Pittsburgh esports team signs with merchandising company

    The Pittsburgh Knights have signed on as the first client with a new subsidiary of an esports retail and merchandise company. The eSports team is the first client for Nashville-based Nations Connect, established to create partnerships with entertainment sectors, according to a news release. It is a newly launched subsidiary of esports retailer We Are Nations, founded in 2016. Nations Connect is led by Andrew Stanley, president of Three Lions Management, with 15 years' experience in the entertainment…
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:10:47 +0000

    Bank rebuilding fire-damaged branch

    First Commonwealth Financial Corp. said it plans to rebuild its Green Tree branch and is targeting a spring 2019 opening. A car caught fire while using the drive-up ATM on Aug. 11 and the flames spread to the branch. There were no injuries. First Commonwealth (NYSE:FCF) is the Pittsburgh metro’s 11th-largest bank according to deposit market share. The branch’s five employees have been relocated to other First Commonwealth locations, and the bank has focused on securely removing customer…
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 12:05:00 +0000

    Black Box sells IT services unit for $75M

    Black Box Corp. announced the sale of its federal government IT services business to a private equity firm. The division was sold for $75 million to an undisclosed buyer, with closing planned by the end of the month, according to a news release. The proceeds of the sale will be used to pay down debts, while Black Box (Nasdaq: BBOX) continues to explore "all other strategic alternatives ... to address its liquidity needs including, among others, refinancing, restructuring and the sale of some or…
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:51:29 +0000

    Personalities of Pittsburgh: Brandon Mendoza, executive director of NAIOP

    In this week's Personalities of Pittsburgh, the new executive director of NAIOP discusses his transition from inner-city kid in Brooklyn to head of one of Pittsburgh's most prominent commercial real estate groups.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:51:03 +0000

    Sponsorship with Penguins marks first of its kind for Vector Security

    The agreement includes an on-ice logo.
  • Mon, 20 Aug 2018 11:48:19 +0000

    Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices: Elite Transit Solutions

    Welcome to Pittsburgh Business Times' Coolest Offices. We will showcase interesting, inspiring and attractive office spaces in the Pittsburgh region every week. COMPANY: Elite Transit Solutions ADDRESS: 125 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 TYPE OF COMPANY: Logistics and transportation WHY IT'S A COOL OFFICE: Elite has been recognized as one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ Fast 50 because of the focus on its mission to revolutionize the freight management logistics industry, using innovative…
  • Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000

    Tech 50 finalists announced

    The Pittsburgh Technology Council announced this year’s finalists for its annual Tech 50 Awards Friday and some fall into a newly created category — artificial intelligence and robotics, according to a press release from the Pittsburgh Technology Council. The awards event, planned for Oct. 25 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, honors the region’s top technology companies and technology executives. “For more than two decades, Tech 50 has been honoring the Pittsburgh region’s most dynamic…
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:48:56 +0000

    Thirty local companies make Inc. 5000 fastest-growing list

    One company from the Pittsburgh region stands out on the Inc. 5000 list, which measures the fastest-growing companies across the country. Pantherx Specialty Pharmacy is ranked No. 49 on the recently released list that examined revenue growth between 2014 and 2017. The North Fayette-based company had 5,436 percent growth during that time period, according to Inc.'s list. Twenty-nine other Pittsburgh-area companies made the list, including: Shannon Staley and Sons -- No. 177; 2,439 percent growth Century…
  • Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:31:21 +0000

    Flights to West Palm Beach from Pittsburgh International announced

    Nonstop flights have been added to West Palm Beach from Pittsburgh International Airport. Frontier Airlines will begin the twice-weekly seasonal flights on Nov. 17, according to a news release from the Allegheny County Airport Authority. Southwest also offers flights to the Florida city in February and March. Frontier also flies to Denver, Orlando and San Diego nonstop from Pittsburgh. The Airport Authority also announced the extension of United Airlines second daily flight to San Francisco…
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