Business briefs

December 16, 2007

Maplewood Virtual Assistance

Maplewood Virtual Assistance in Hagerstown has received the VAccolade Business Entrepreneurial award, owner Ruth Martin said.

The VAccolade award recognizes participation at the Virtual Assistant Networking Association (VANA), and also recognizes the professionalism with which a company presents itself on the Web.

Virtual Assistants (VAs) are business owners who work from their own offices, providing professional support, services and skills to their clients via phone, fax and Internet-based technology.

Martin's company specializes in administrative office support, marketing support and sales support.

More information is available at

JLG Industries

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp., has opened its fourth major U.S. ServicePlus Center to provide local aftermarket support for JLG customers in California, Nevada and Arizona.


JLG's newest customer support center, south of Los Angeles, provides equipment service, mobile tech support, parts stocks and used equipment for JLG equipment rental and distribution customers. Customers may also schedule operator, service and product training classes at the center.

This new facility is a key component of JLG's strategy to provide a full spectrum of life-cycle enhancing services for its customers in convenient locations.

JLG Industries Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of access equipment. More information about the company may be found at

Home Builders Association

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Four home builders from the Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association received top honors in the Home Builders Association of West Virginia's Best in West Virginia awards competition:

· A&A Homes Inc. was a local and state winner in the Single Family Class I category for a Mason model.

· TLS Builders LLC was a local and state winner in the Single Family Class II for the company's Talis homes and in Class III for its Kara homes.

· Potomac Valley Properties was the local and state Class IV winner for The Cypress.

· Toll Brothers at Martinsburg Station won the local Class V for The Norfolk and Class VI for The Columbia and the statewide Residential Development of the Year award.

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