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Honors and recognitions


FirstEnergy Co., parent company of Metropolitan Edison Co., named Haller Enterprises of Manheim Township its 2011 Top Performing HVAC Installation Contractor in recognition of its high-efficiency HVAC installations, hard work and customer satisfaction.

Rapho Township-based Keystone Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. gave Keystruct Construction Inc. of York County a Diamond safety award. The Diamond designation is new and represents the pinnacle of safety performance in the construction industry. It examines a company’s safety performance over a three-year period, and it recognizes exceptional commitment to a safe workplace. Herr & Sacco Inc. of Lancaster County, Quandel Enterprises Inc. of Dauphin County and Vision Mechanical Inc. of Berks County received Platinum awards. Gold awards went to B&P Neal Enterprises Inc., Benchmark Construction Co. Inc., Clark Mechanical Services Inc., DenTech Inc., High Construction Co., L.C. Insulations Inc., Simeral Construction Co., Smucker Co., Triangle Refrigeration Co., Warfel Construction Co. and Wilco Electric Inc. of Lancaster County; C.M. High Inc. of Lebanon County; Conewago Enterprises Inc. of Adams County; E.K. Service Inc., Enginuity LLC and Galbraith/Pre-Design Inc. of Cumberland County; Houck Services Inc. and H.B. McClure Co. of Dauphin County; Johnston Construction Co., Tri-Boro Construction Supplies Inc. and Walton & Co. of York County; Pincus Elevator Co. Inc. of Chester County; and R&C Heavy Mechanical LLC of Berks County. Silver awards were given to Arthur Funk & Sons Inc. of Lebanon County; Associated Products Services Inc. and R.S. Mowery & Sons Inc. of Cumberland County; B.R. Kreider & Son Inc., Brubaker Inc., Clark Inc., Commonwealth Fire Protection Co., E.H. Gochnauer & Sons Inc., EG Stoltzfus Construction LLC, Eisenhart Crane Service LLC, Esco Security, Flyway Excavating Inc., Frey Lutz Corp., Gooding Group LLC, H.L. Wiker Inc., Horst Construction Co., Hursh Painting Co. Inc., John E. Fullerton Inc., Lancaster Plumbing & Heating, Leo Kob Co. Inc., Meadow Valley Electric Inc., Paramount Contracting Inc., Paul Risk Associates Inc., Shea Roofing, Wenrich Painting Inc., Wickersham Construction and Engineering Inc., Witmer Masonry Inc., Witmer Waterproofing LLC and Wohlsen Construction Co. of Lancaster County; Bertolet Construction Corp., Descco Design & Construction Inc., Dolan Construction Inc. and S&S Structures Inc. of Berks County; C.F. Acri & Son Inc. and Forefront Construction Co. of Dauphin County; Creative Construction Solutions, D. E. Gemmill Inc., Garrety Glass Inc., Gettle Inc., Heidler Roofing Services Inc., Hogg Construction Inc., James Craft & Son Inc., Kinsley Construction Inc., M. Potteiger Inc., S.R. Campbell Associates Inc. and Wagman Construction Inc. of York County; and Keares Electrical Contractors Inc. and Technivate Inc. of Chester County. Conexus Inc. of Lebanon County, DeRock Electric Co. of Cumberland County and Martin Paving Inc. of Lancaster County received Bronze awards.



Lower Paxton Township-based Dauphin County Technical School named the following Students of the Month for March based on grades, attendance, behavior and attitude: Alexis Markle, ninth grade, child care; Ian Via-Minnich, 10th grade, drafting and design technology; Kaitlyn Guzzo, 11th grade, medical occupations technology; Austin Hutchins, 12th grade, culinary arts; and Colonial Park Rotary Student of the Month, Katherine Avila, 12th grade, graphic arts. Students of the Month for April were Jonathan Kinney, ninth grade, precision metals; Jerrick Barber, 10th grade, marketing and entrepreneurship; Courtney Hetrick, 11th grade, electronics technology; Nate Loyd, 12th grade, culinary arts; and Colonial Park Rotary Student of the Month, Jeremy Miller, 12th grade, HVAC.


Health care

Denver-based Samaritan Institute of Denver accredited the Samaritan Counseling Center of Manheim Township through 2015. Accreditation indicates that a center offers professional services with a framework of quality organizational, administrative and financial practices.



Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region gave Pamela C. Whitenack its 2012 Forrest C. Pogue Award in recognition of outstanding and continuing contributions to the field of oral history. Forrest C. Pogue pioneered the use of oral history in combat during World War II and was for many years the director of the George C. Marshall Foundation and the Marshall Library on the campus of Virginia Military Institute. Whitenack has been employed by the Hershey Community Archives in Derry Township for 27 years. The archives has more than 500 interviews in its oral history collection and is a primary resource for studying and understanding of Milton S. Hershey, his vision, his legacy and the community.



Arlington, Va.-based Interstate Hotels & Resorts Inc. named Mark Moosic 2011 General Manager of the Year in its full-service division in recognition of meeting key performance targets and fostering Interstate’s corporate values of respect, teamwork, integrity, community, performance and innovation. He is general manager of the Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and has been employed with Interstate for 31 years. He is on the boards of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Greater Lancaster Hotel & Motel Association.


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