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January 19, 2009

Roach Energy to launch new Web site

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A new Roach Energy Web site featuring a fresh, colorful design will debut Monday at

On the new site, online forms make it easy to apply for service, set up an oil delivery schedule, or pay by credit card or other form of online payment.

Customers can save on products and services with discount coupons, hear testimonials from other happy customers, find the nearest ROCS convenience stores, and get advice from experts on cutting heating and cooling expenses by saving energy.

The site was constructed by Firebrand-Media of Martinsburg.

Roach Energy supplies Eastern Panhandle residents with propane and oil for home heating, and offers furnace, boiler, heat pump and air conditioning installation and service. The company also owns and operates 15 ROCS convenience stores.


Manitowoc Co.

MANITOWOC, Wis. -- The Manitowoc Co. Inc. has announced the completion of the previously announced sale of its marine segment to Fincantieri Marine Group Holdings Inc.

The net purchase price in the all-cash deal was about $120 million. Manitowoc intends to use the after-tax proceeds for debt reduction and other corporate purposes.

Manitowoc CEO Glen E. Tellock said the company is focused on two strategic lines of business: cranes and commercial food-service equipment.

Commlink Systems

For the fifth consecutive year, Commlink Systems of Hagerstown has won the quality award for excellence in customer service by ESI Telecommunications Systems.

Douglas Boyd, president and chief operating officer of ESI, said Commlink Systems demonstrated a dedication to quality throughout the sales, installation and training cycles of the systems they deployed in 2008.

Commlink Systems is a value-added solution provider of data, VoIP, voice and video systems over high-speed optical fiber and category-6 networks.

Patriot Federal Credit Union

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -- Patriot Federal Credit Union has joined General Motors and Chrysler in the "Invest in America" program.

The automakers have promised to provide discounts on new, American-made GM or Chrysler vehicles to members of participating credit unions, who will receive a rate currently as low as 4.99 percent APR.

Credit union members purchasing a GM vehicle will be extended special supplier pricing discounts, and those purchasing a Chrysler vehicle will receive $500 or $1,000 cash rebates.

Patriot Federal Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Pennsylvania, serving 41,400 members through five branches and 15 ATMS.

Glessner Alarm & Communications

Glessner Alarm & Communications of Hagerstown has been designated as a gold-level quality reseller by Estech Systems Inc., an innovative leader of digital and IP business communications systems. 

Glessner joined the ESI Reseller Quality Program in March 2008. As part of the program, ESI interviews Glessner customers to judge their level of satisfaction with ESI products and the skill and professionalism that the reseller displayed during the product installation, as well as before, during and after the sale.

Glessner sells, installs and services business telecommunications equipment, voicemail, data cabling, security/fire detection, closed-circuit television, video and access-control products.

Conquest Designs

FREDERICK, Md. -- Conquest Designs has been awarded the project of designing and developing the Web site and brochures that will be used to promote Main Street Middletown.

Middletown became a Main Street Maryland community in June.

Conquest Designs is an integrated design, marketing and Internet management company in Frederick dedicated to supporting the growth of businesses and organizations in the Frederick area through marketing, advertising, and Web site design and hosting.

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