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Butler County Business Matters
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May 2016

Construction and Engineering: Building Bridges - Uniting Construction and Engineering

Featured Stories

Bridging the Gap: PennDOT program to replace hundreds of small bridges across the state
Out of the 4,000 small, rural bridges to be replaced in Pennsylvania, 11 are within Butler County. Engineering and construction experts say these bridges require the most attention because they are the most dangerous on state roads.

Finish Line: Large, small construction projects near completion
Several large Butler County construction projects that have been in the planning stages for several years will be completed within the year, while several smaller projects will also come to fruition.

Different Approach: Growing popularity reflects advantages of design-build construction
Many more contractors and architects are skipping the bid process and are combining their efforts to bring about a simpler, less expensive method of construction.

Engineering Opportunity: Learning events highlight careers in manufacturing, show importance of math, science
As the skills gap looms closer leaving thousands of high-tech jobs vacant, manufacturing and engineering companies are creating educational programs that encourage students to become more interested in math and science.

Your Voice

Rolling Along: Time-critical transportation services get businesses what they need when they need it
Construction projects depend on reliable transportation services to meet deadlines and ensure project goals. Patrick O'Leary, owner of On Demand Transportation 24/7, explains some basic transportation practices that give construction clients peace of mind.

Business Profile

Right Combination: Merger creating Zelienople-based DemEx has worked for company, customers
Jake Dressler IV and Jeff Langer have built a successful demolition and excavation company out of only a few trucks and pieces of construction equipment. While the company continues to grow, they say their commitment to 24/7 service has kept their clients coming back for more.

Q&A

Picture This: Multivista's photographs track construction projects' progress
Multivista is a visual construction documentation company that is currently working with the Veterans Administration on construction of the new health facility on North Duffy Road in Butler. Owner and Sales Director, John Montesanto talked to Business Matters about how Multivista documents construction projects and how the service benefits its clients.

Other Stories

Keeping Score: PRA says multiple strengths keep business ahead of the curve in county
The annual Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Scorecard is out! The economic report says Butler County is helping lead the way in creating economic diversity in the region.

Employee of the Year: Community Health Clinic's Foringer honored at Butler County Chamber event
Beth Foringer wears several hats as director of case management at the Community Health Clinic of Butler County. Now, she can don one more hat: Butler County Employee of the Year.

Change Up: County Commissioners discuss future at chamber session in Cranberry
Butler County commissioners met recently with constituents at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. At the question and answer session, commissioners said change is good - as long as it's properly planned.

Better Together: CDC officials tout unified approach at annual meeting
Working together to make the region a better place to live and work was the message of this year's annual meeting of the Butler County Community Development Corporation.

Photo Features

Showing Off
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber held its annual chamber business expo at Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh North on April 4. The expo featured more than 100 booths and displays, and more than 350 people attended.

1st of the Year
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber held its first Meet and Move event of the year on April 11. More than 130 people attended the event, which was held at Pittsburgh Marriott North.

Butler County Chamber Employee Appreciation Luncheon
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce held its 22nd Annual Employee Appreciation Day Luncheon on April 21. More than 125 people attended the lunch, which was held at the Atrium.

Meet the Butler County Commissioners
The Butler County Chamber of Commerce held a special question and answer session with County Commissioners, Leslie Osche, Kevin Boozel and Kim Geyer on March 30. More than 50 people attended the event, which was held at the Cranberry Township Municipal Center.

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