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March 31, 1991 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
Overcome by competition, Genuardi's in Exton is closing. All 100 full-time and part-time employees, however, are expected to continue to work for the supermarket chain. Genuardi's has stores nearby in Chesterbrook and East Goshen and soon will open stores in Pottstown and Kimberton. "We expect all of the employees are going to go to our other stores," said David Genuardi, special-projects coordinator. "It has worked out great for us so far. " Genuardi said the location of the Exton store in a small shopping center between Route 100 and Waterloo Road made access difficult.
BUSINESS
March 21, 1989 | By Tom Belden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chemical Leaman Corp. yesterday reported a turnaround in its fourth-quarter earnings, but it experienced a drop in full-year profits because of a change in accounting procedures, a previously announced charge for environmental cleanups and other costs. Net income for the year declined to $619,755 from $1.1 million in 1987. David Hamilton, president of the Exton-based bulk-commodity trucking company, said that without the accounting change, earnings for 1988 would have been $2.1 million.
NEWS
September 14, 2011
Scala, an Exton software developer, said today it appointed Tom Nix as chief executive officer, effective Nov. 1. Nix, now a company vice president, will succeed Gerard Bucas, who is retiring after nine years as CEO. Scala provides software for digital signs used on billboards, in doctors' offices and in advertising management.    -Paul Schweizer
NEWS
November 5, 1992 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harry A. Wolfington, 92, the former chairman of Wolfington Body Co. of Exton whose career began during the horse-and-carriage era, died Sunday at his home in Vero Beach, Fla. Mr. Wolfington - known as Harry the Hat because he rarely went without one - began working at Wolfington as a child in 1907, when he helped to deliver carriages built by the family company to wealthy customers along the Main Line. According to family members, Mr. Wolfington enjoyed telling how he and the driver of the company wagon, towing two or three carriages, delighted in finding back roads to customers' homes to avoid the toll houses on Lancaster Pike.
NEWS
February 21, 1988 | By Curtis Rist, Inquirer Staff Writer
Members of the Catholic laity in Chester County will have their first opportunity to celebrate Mass with the new archbishop of Philadelphia, Anthony J. Bevilacqua. The archbishop, who succeeded Cardinal John Krol on Feb. 11, will say Mass at SS. Philip and James Catholic Church in Exton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. "The bishop, as the shepherd of his archdiocese, is using this as a method of getting to know the members of the archdiocese," said the Rev. John J. Caulfield of the church.
NEWS
November 1, 1990 | By Vyola P. Willson, Special to The Inquirer
The opening of the Giant Food Store in Exton yesterday had a bit of everything. There were banners, musicians, a man in a dog suit - and pickets. The entertainment was planned by the store owners. The pickets came from a trade union unhappy with the food company's proposal to trim workers' medical benefits. The United Food & Commercial Workers Union does not represent workers at the new 54,000-square-foot store in Chester County, but it does represent Giant employees in central Pennsylvania who are on strike because they have been asked to give up some medical benefits.
SPORTS
September 14, 1998 | By Doug Hadden, FOR THE INQUIRER
Chester River Yacht and Country Club pro Mike Versuk shot a 6-under-par 65 yesterday for a 2-stroke lead after one round of the Philadelphia PGA's Whitford Classic in Exton. Torresdale-Frankford's Jim Jones carded a 67 on the 6,096-yard course. The tournament, with a field of 86 professionals, will conclude today.
NEWS
April 7, 2008 | INQUIRER STAFF
WPCS International Inc. of Exton said today it completed the acquisition of Energize Electrical of Brisbane, Australia. The price was approximately $1.7 million in cash, but it can be adjusted upon the verification of any variance from $293,000 in Energize Electrical's net tangible asset value. WPCS is an engineering company that focuses on wireless technology, while Energize Electrical is an electrical contractor specializing in underground utilities, maintenance and low voltage applications.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
For the last 10 years, Sharon Nelton has been getting into her car a couple of days a week and driving from her home in West Chester to school in nearby Exton. There, she studies film and teaches contemporary literature - and, at 78, has the time of her life. What draws her, she says, is "a hunger for being around intellectual people. " Nelton is one of more than 1,000 seniors who take part in a lifelong learning program sponsored by Widener University, and offered primarily at an Exton campus.
NEWS
February 19, 1993 | By Anne L. Boles, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The Exton Bypass, it seems, will have a single creator. A Delaware construction firm submitted the apparent low bid for a 2.1-mile stretch of the bypass yesterday. Last week, it was the apparent low bidder for the other, 3.4-mile section of the Chester County project. If approved after the bids are reviewed, James Julian of Wilmington will build both sections of the 5.5-mile highway that will bypass the heavily used Route 30-Route 100 intersection in Exton. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation opened bids for the 2.1 miles that will connect Route 100 with Route 202. James Julian's bid for the job was $35.3 million.
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SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Paul Schwedelson, STAFF WRITER
Allie Murray thought she was never going to play lacrosse again. She had already graduated from Notre Dame in three years and spent the following year working with kids at a community center in South Bend, Ind. As she searched for graduate schools, her mother, Ellen, told her to have low expectations because she only had one year of eligibility. The goalie began preparing as if her playing days were behind her. Her Notre Dame career included 15 starts, a 9.87 goals-allowed average and 104 saves.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
For the last 10 years, Sharon Nelton has been getting into her car a couple of days a week and driving from her home in West Chester to school in nearby Exton. There, she studies film and teaches contemporary literature - and, at 78, has the time of her life. What draws her, she says, is "a hunger for being around intellectual people. " Nelton is one of more than 1,000 seniors who take part in a lifelong learning program sponsored by Widener University, and offered primarily at an Exton campus.
NEWS
March 30, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
An affiliate of Huntingdon Valley-based Toll Management Co. has sold a 47,900-square-foot office building at the Whiteland Business Park in Exton for $3.14 million. The property at 740 Springdale Dr. was sold to Springdale Properties LLC, which already owns three other buildings in the office park and is headquartered there, according to Lieberman Earley & Co. principal Phil Earley, who helped broker the transaction. Springdale plans extensive upgrades to the newly purchased property, known as One Whiteland Plaza, which is now only 35 percent leased, Earley said Monday.
NEWS
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Police in Chester County renewed calls Monday for information about a missing 14-year-old boy who last week walked away from a center for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. John Thomas Parker, whose family lives in Washington, D.C., left the Devereux Leo Learning Center, in West Whiteland Township, at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. About an hour later, he boarded a Philadelphia-bound SEPTA train in Exton, West Whiteland Township police said. Parker had asked people at the Exton station how to get to the nation's capital, police said.
NEWS
December 21, 2015 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Renee Washington's descent from financial comfort to near-homelessness took nine years. In that time, the 56-year-old West Chester resident was laid off from a $40,000-a-year job and lost her mother to cancer. Three years later, Washington, by then with no health insurance, also was found to have the disease. That devastating events exhausted Washington's finances. The administrative assistant lost her longtime family home. Within weeks of having to leave, she turned to Home of the Sparrow.
NEWS
October 25, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eric Yates was diagnosed with glaucoma when he was 13. Doctors eventually told his parents, Cindy and Roy, to take their son to Wills Eye Hospital in Center City for surgery. The family lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Eric could not stay at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House because of food allergies, so his parents worried about living arrangements during their son's treatment. Then their social worker at Wills Eye told them about a nonprofit that pays for hotel stays for families with sick children - the Kolbe Fund.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2015 | Lauren McCutcheon, Daily News
The long: Suburban party venues offer rooms of moon bounces (and other giant, blown-up amusements), rooms to eat pizza and cake, cheerful staffers to keep things moving. The short: Our city needs one of these. The demo: 34 inches and up. The layout: Enter through the gift shop. Watch a safety movie. Spend a fast hour climbing into and jumping around a dozen big, red, yellow and purple inflated slides, climbs, nets, courses and rooms. Then move into a party room to chill out, eat. Local locations: Cherry Hill, Exton, Langhorne, Oaks, 42 more nationwide.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
iPipeline, a life-insurance and financial-services software maker based in Exton, has been sold to Thoma Bravo L.L.C., a private-equity firm with offices in San Francisco and Chicago, the companies announced Wednesday. The price was not disclosed. iPipeline, founded in 1995, employs more than 400 and had $60.7 million in revenue in 2013, according the 2014 Inc. 5000 ranking of fast-growing companies. The sellers were venture-capital firms NewSpring Capital, of Radnor; Technology Crossover Ventures, of Palo Alto, Cal.; and Volition Capital, of Boston.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, owner of Exton Square Mall in Chester County, plans to demolish the site's Kmart building and replace it with a large-format organic grocery store. PREIT chief executive Joseph Coradino told analysts in a conference call Wednesday that the grocer would be named in the coming days. A lease for 55,000 square feet has been executed, he said. Philadelphia-based PREIT also has identified a dine-in movie theater and a bowling-and-entertainment center as prospective tenants for the former site of a 118,000-square-foot J.C. Penney Co. store at Exton Square, Coradino said.
REAL_ESTATE
July 13, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. With its rolling hills, horse farms, and villages, West Vincent Township is, to many people relocating from other states, their vision of Pennsylvania, says veteran real estate agent Kathleen McQuilkin. "West Vincent is quintessential Chester County," says McQuilkin, an agent with Re/Max Professional Realty in Exton and first vice president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.
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