Business briefs for 7/14

July 14, 2002

Cumberland Valley Technology Center

Cumberland Valley Technology Center, the educational arm of Associated Builders and Contractors Cumberland Valley Chapter, is taking applications for apprenticeship craft and maintenance training.

Training is offered in the following trades: carpentry, electrical, HVAC-R, plumbing, masonry, concrete finisher, construction craft laborer, sprinkler fitter, heavy equipment operator, roofing and welding.

The program is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Apprenticeship and Training Councils and the Veterans Administration.

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday between t8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is no fee to apply and no prior construction experience is required. To apply, call the main office of ABC at 301-739-1190. Classes begin Sept. 23.


Graphics Universal

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Graphics Universal will host a summer open house for its customers and the business community Friday, Aug. 16, from noon to 6 p.m.

The theme of the open house, which will be held on the grounds and inside Graphics Universal's printing plant off Interstate 81 at Exit 3 in Greencastle, is an "Old Fashioned Summertime Barbecue with All the Trimmin's."

The celebration will include music, fun and games, plant tours and hospitality. Guests who use the Internet to RSVP and then register at the event will be eligible to win door prizes.

For information, visit the Web site To RSVP for the open house, go to

Center for Business and Training

The Center for Business and Training Inc., a nonprofit organization at the Hagerstown Telework Center, has received a donation of $5,000 from Citicorp.

Earlier this year, the center received IRS designation as a nonprofit 501(c)(3), which allows it to accept tax-deductible donations.

The CBT is collaborating with Citicorp, HCC and numerous human service agencies to provide computer technology training for targeted populations.

For information, contact Norine Dagliano at 301-766-2032.

Palladium Resources

WALKERSVILLE, Md. - Palladium Resources LLC, a new Walkersville, company recently obtained Minority Business Enterprise certification.

Palladium Resources was established by William M. Randolph Jr. to help information technology organizations meet their mainframe documentation needs.

The certification allows Palladium Resources to act as subcontractor to aid prime government contract holders in meeting Federal minority participation requirements.

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