Business briefs

November 13, 2005

Specialized Engineering

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - Dave Wiegand, president and co-founder of Specialized Engineering, announced that Baltimore SmartCEO magazine named the company a 2005 Future 50 winner.

Nominees for the list had to meet three criteria: Be located in the Baltimore/Metro area, be privately owned and show fast growth of sales and employment averaged over the past three years. Companies were judged on their rate of growth and answers to a variety of questions.

Specialized Engineering provides construction quality control, environmental consulting and geotechnical and forensic engineering services throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

E.L. Jones & Sons Model TrainMerchants

E.L. Jones & Sons Model Train Merchants, owned by Eric Jones, has moved from Williamsport to 1075 Maryland Ave. in Hagerstown.

The company sells a variety of model trains and train accessories, train books, magazines, T-shirts and gifts as well as candles and country decor.


Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

FREDERICK, MD. - Frederick Memorial Healthcare System announced that beginning Dec. 1, outpatient radiology services performed at FMH Rose Hill Imaging and FMH Mount Airy locations will be covered by MAMSI, and MAMSI-administered products, including MDIPA, Optimum Choice, MAMSI Life and Health, and Alliance.

MAMSI Life and Health and Alliance health plan patients will be able to receive laboratory services at all FMH locations.

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System provides comprehensive outpatient diagnostic imaging services.

Tom Bonner, director of Imaging Services for Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, said the facility will be ready to accommodate MAMSI members at its outpatient facilities in Mount Airy and at Rose Hill after the Dec. 1 start date.

St. Lawrence Cement

St. Lawrence Cement recently received a Safety Commendation Award from the Portland Cement Association at its 47th annual Cement Industry Technical Conference in Kansas City.

The company was recognized for operating two years without a lost-time accident.

The Manitowoc Co.

The Manitowoc Co. reported strong increases in net sales and earnings for the third quarter ended Sept. 30.

Net sales increased 23 percent to $564.9 million, from $460.8 million in the third quarter of 2004.

Reflecting the increased share count from the company's common stock offering in December 2004, reported earnings per diluted share were 55 cents for the 2005 quarter compared to 47 cents for the 2004 quarter.

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