Business briefs

October 03, 2009

Brechbill and Helman Construction Co.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Brechbill and Helman Construction Co. recently was awarded a contract for the Antietam Academy facility on the grounds of Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown.

The 45,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility contract was awarded by Washington County Public Schools.

The project will include several green concepts, including a geothermal system, low VOC (volatile organic compound) paint, and adhesives and large windows to increase natural light.

The $11.5 million project is expected to be completed by November 2010. The architectural firm is Grimm + Parker Architects of Bethesda, Md.

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages in Hagerstown will donate 15 percent of its sales on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley (BCA-CV).


Guests are encouraged to wear pink to show their support at the community shopping benefit event. Valuable information about BCA-CV services will be available. Guests also will receive a free pink ribbon pin and have the opportunity to sign a blessing garland in honor of, or in memory of, someone in their lives affected by breast cancer.

Ten Thousand Villages offers artisan-crafted home decor, jewelry, personal accessories and gift items from around the world.

BCA-CV is an independent nonprofit agency that provides free early detection programs, education programs and patient support.

BlueLinx Corp.

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick distribution facility of BlueLinx Corp., a leading distributor of building products in North America, has been certified a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR site by the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MOSHA).

The facility is the only BlueLinx work site in Maryland and one of only 14 work sites in Maryland and about 2,300 work sites nationwide that have been awarded VPP status by OSHA for excellence in occupational safety and health.

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