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Welding is women’s work, too

By George Berkheimer Mention the word welder and the image of a young woman fresh out of high school isn’t an image that’s likely to spring to mind. Take a look at the fabrication and machining shop at Mission Critical Solutions in Alum Bank, though, and that’s just what you’ll find. Hazel Chamberlain graduated from …

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Territo Optometry sees itself in Bedford’s eye care future

By George Berkheimer Territo Optometry has been serving Bedford County since 1989. In those early days, Jeffrey Territo operated the practice on Juliana Street, but it changed locations a few times as the practice grew. “We moved the office from its downtown location beside the old Landmark restaurant to Pennwood behind the hospital in 2006,” …

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Lt. Gov. Austin Davis Touts New Funding for Site Development to Create More Shovel-Ready Sites for Businesses in Rural Pennsylvania

PACast.com Bedford, PA – At a news conference today in Bedford County, Lt. Gov. Austin Davis highlighted how investments through the PA SITES (Pennsylvania Strategic Investments to Enhance Sites) pilot program will benefit rural communities to prepare sites for future development, attract new companies or allow employers to expand, creating more jobs and economic opportunity …

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Senator Bob Casey Secures $350,000 Grand for Bedford County Development Association’s Small Business Development Project

Bedford County, PA – Senator Bob Casey recently announced the successful securing of a $350,000 grant for the Bedford County Development Association’s (BCDA) Small Business Development Project. This significant funding will bolster BCDA’s efforts to support small businesses in the region through comprehensive entrepreneurial training and technical assistance program. BCDA’s Small Business Development Project aims …

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BCDA Announces Mission Critical Solutions Manufacturing Expansion

Bedford PA– The Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) is pleased to announce a major expansion of Mission Critical Solutions’ (MCS) manufacturing operations to the current LB Foster grid deck production facility. Located on Weber Lane in Bedford Township, this expansion marks a significant step forward in the growth and development of Bedford’s manufacturing community. “The …

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FRA Research Campus Master Plan

Bedford County Development Association Announces Acquisition of 9-acres in Everett Business Park by Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC

Everett, PA – The Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) is pleased to announce the acquisition of nine (9) acres in the Everett Business Park by Fire & Risk Alliance, LLC (FRA) for the establishment of a Research and Development Campus. The site will include research, testing and training facilities. FRA, founded in 2011, is a …

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Q&A with Greg Hauck, controller for Bedford Reinforced Plastics

The Stahl family established Bedford Reinforced Plastics in 1974, originally operating out of a small barn with three pultrusion machines and about a dozen employees. The company now employs 215 workers and operates its own shipping and logistics company, called Reinforced Logistics. BRP specializes in custom-designed lightweight fiberglass reinforced plastic products that are corrosion resistant, …

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