Erie man launches Kickstarter campaign

   October 1, 2014 10:31 am    0

Nick Marinelli won the InnovationErie design competition with a device, dubbed the Bungee Beast, designed to prevent bungee cords from turning into a tangled mess. Now, the Erie native is hoping that Kickstarter, a popular method of crowdfunding, will help transform his invention into a company. Marinelli said he’s refined the device and is ready…

 

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GE Transportation accepting applications today

   September 30, 2014 9:12 am    0

If you’re an automotive-quality painter or a would-be locomotive tester with aspirations of working at GE Transportation, today is the day to apply. Applicants can apply online at www.jobgateway.pa.gov Painters should reference job #7227688. Testers should reference job #7227714. Those numbers, however, are subject to change if more than 500 people apply for either job….

 

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Meadville’s Channellock names new president

   September 29, 2014 2:09 pm    0

Channellock Inc., Crawford County’s second largest industrial employer and maker of an internationally known brand of hand tools, has announced a change in leadership. The family-owned company, which was launched in 1886, has named Jonathan “Jon” S. DeArment as its president and chief operating officer. He replaces his father, William S. DeArment, who continues as…

 

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Author and diversity leader to speak at Erie Together forum

   September 25, 2014 5:27 pm    0

Steve Pemberton, who has been ranked among the top 20 diversity officers in corporate America, will be the keynote speaker for Erie Together’s 2014 community forum to be held Nov. 18 at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center. Pemberton, who is a divisional vice president for the Walgreen Co., is the author of a memoir entitled “A…

 

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Two new Dunkin’ Donuts locations coming to Erie

   September 19, 2014 1:25 pm    0

Erie-based Scott Enterprises has formally announced plans to open two new Dunkin’ Donuts locations. Scott, which already owns Dunkin’ Donuts locations on Peach Street and in the Millcreek Mall, has announced that it will open new locations at 2545 West 12th St. in the former Cicogna Sign building, and at 3918 Buffalo Road, next to…

 

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Erie company to be featured on national television

   September 18, 2014 2:37 pm    0

A 60-year-old Erie business is scheduled to be featured Monday on the Fox Business Network. High Pressure Equipment Co., which recently established a new location at 2955 W. 17th St., will be featured on Manufacturing Marvels, a two-minute showcase that highlights American manufacturers and American-made products. The segment on High Pressure Equipment will air at…

 

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Erie Insurance event to raise $92,000 for charity

   September 8, 2014 3:04 pm    0

Twenty-seven area businesses are playing golf today at the Kahkwa Club to win a share of $92,000 for their favorite charity at the fifth annual Erie Insurance Charity Golf Challenge. Every charity will receive at least $1,500, with the winning charity receiving $15,000. Since its inception, the charity golf event has raised more than $250,000…

 

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New brewer opens in Erie

   September 5, 2014 4:17 pm    0

Erie has a new entry in the craft beer business. Erie Ale Works, owned by Jeff McCullor and Steve Anthony, both employees of CyberInk, opens Saturday at 416 W. 12th St. The brewery, which will be open from noon to 4 p.m., will offer two beers initially, an American pale ale and an experimental IPA….

 

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Employment tops 500 at GE Transportation plant in Texas

   September 5, 2014 12:51 pm    0

GE Transportation recently welcomed reporters into its new locomotive plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The plant, where employment has topped 500, is now producing an average of 1.2 locomotives per day, the company said. Meanwhile, the pace is also picking up at the company’s plant in Lawrence Park, where more than 100 furloughed workers have…

 

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Tops to roll out ‘Price Lock Guarantee’ on Sunday

   September 3, 2014 11:01 am    0

Tops Friendly Markets, which has two stories in Erie, is introducing its “Tops’ Price Lock Guarantee” on hundreds of regularly purchased items sold at stores beginning Sunday and running through Nov. 1. The Tops Price Lock Guarantee is one of the company’s first major initiatives since it returned to local ownership less than a year…

 

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