Business briefs

November 07, 2009

Volvo Powertrain North America

The 2010 lower-emission Volvo truck will be on display Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Truck Enterprises Inc. at 18216 Maugans Ave. in Hagerstown.

All new truck engines produced after Dec. 31, 2009, must comply with 2010 emissions standards set by the federal government.

Engines for the Volvo truck were developed and will be produced at Volvo Powertrain North America in Hagerstown.

Several officials from Volvo Truck North America will be on hand to answer questions.

Spire Investment Partners

David Pankiw, vice president of Spire Investment Partners in Hagerstown, will hold a seminar on investing during retirement Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center in Chambersburg, Pa.

Pankiw will talk about the difference between managing money during retirement and managing money before retirement. He also will discuss strategies to help people maintain a dependable, inflation-proof income throughout retirement without significantly depleting their assets.


The class is being offered through Penn State Mont Alto. The registration fee is $10.

To register, call the Franklin County Career and Technology Center at 717-709-0778.

Maidstone Interior Design Services

Elizabeth (Betsy) Hardinge of Maidstone Interiors recently announced the opening of Maidstone Interior Design Services.

Maidstone Interior Design Services will provide a full range of planning and design services to its clients overseeing every phase of the project.

With more than 30 years of design experience, Hardinge and her design team will handle both residential and commercial design, offering services such as in-home consultation, in-store consultation, complementing your tastes, room makeover and home staging.

Maidstone Interior Design Services' grand opening will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., when invited guests will tour the business at 442 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-733-9110, send an e-mail to or go to

Barr Construction Institute

The Barr Construction Institute of Associated Builders and Contractors' Cumberland Valley chapter and the Injured Workers Insurance Fund held their annual safety conference Oct. 14 at the ABC/Barr facility.

More than 100 people attended the event, including contractors, employers, safety consultants, vendors and exhibitors, along with high school students from the Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center and Frederick (Md.) Career and Technology Center.

Speaker for the event was Dave Madaras, president of the Chesapeake Region Safety Council.

Drivekore, HMS Insurance, RW Warner Inc., Holcim USA and BJ's Custom Creations Embroidery Services were sponsors of the conference.

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