May 4, 1994 |
Eastman Kodak Co. yesterday confirmed the rumors: Its pharmaceutical and health-products subsidiary, Sterling Winthrop Inc., is for sale. The announcement raises the possibility that the European operations of Sterling Winthrop, whose American research headquarters is in Montgomery County, could end up with the same French owners as the former Pennwalt Corp., now Elf Atochem North America Inc., in Center City. A German suitor for Sterling Winthrop also came into the picture.
November 22, 1994 |
The dance is over, and Channel 10 is going home with NBC. Come next fall, Philadelphia channel surfers will find Seinfeld, Blossom and the Today show on Channel 10 (WCAU). Murphy Brown, 60 Minutes and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman will be on Channel 3 (KYW). Jay Leno and David Letterman will play musical channels, too. As part of a wide-ranging agreement announced yesterday, NBC and CBS will swap the stations they own in Philadelphia, the country's fourth-largest TV market, and Denver, the 21st.
July 4, 2012 |
Brian P. MacDonald, the son of a coal miner, grew up in a small town in Canada that was devastated by the deindustrialization of North America. "Our whole community got wiped out when we lost all of our coal mines, we lost our steel plant," said MacDonald, 46, who grew up in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. "Our whole area basically got wiped out, and I saw it happen in my teenage years. " So when MacDonald became chief executive officer of Sunoco Inc. on March 1 and public officials begged him to save the company's 1,400-acre Philadelphia refinery complex from imminent closure, their pleas had a special resonance.
September 7, 2011
Consol Energy Inc. announced Wednesday that it is entering into a joint venture with Hess Corp. to explore and develop Consol's 200,000 acres of Utica Shale in Ohio for natural gas. Consol will receive consideration of $593 million. The deal is the second big shale-gas transaction that Consol has announced in recent weeks. In August, the Canonsburg, Pa., company - best known as a coal producer - announced a $3.4 billion joint venture with Noble Energy Inc. to develop about 663,500 acres of Marcellus Shale leases in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
July 2, 2012 |
Updated 5:06 p.m. Sunoco Inc.'s Philadelphia refinery, which was threatened with closure at the end of this month, will be reborn as an "energy hub. " The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C., private-equity manager, announced plans Monday to operate the refinery with Sunoco as a joint venture called Philadelphia Energy Solutions. The venture will save 850 jobs at the refinery, the largest fuel-production plant in the northeastern United States, and may employ hundreds more if plans to expand production are realized.
May 18, 1987 |
Officials of the Pennsylvania Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet have signed an agreement that makes their marriage official. Papers uniting the two companies were officially endorsed on Friday, concluding negotiations that began shortly after the two organizations agreed on Jan. 29 to creation of a joint company that will begin performances in the 1987-88 season. The agreement provides for three entities: the two existing member companies and a new joint-venture company, not yet named.
September 4, 1987 |
DX Imaging, a new joint venture of Xerox Corp. and Du Pont Co., plans to move to Uwchlan Township, Chester County, by early next year. The company, formed to develop color-printing and copying machines, expects to employ 200 people within a year in the former Exxon Building on Gordon Drive in Pickering Creek Industrial Park, James E. Shapiro, DX president and chief executive officer, said yesterday. Until this week, DX's parent companies have said only that they were "looking at" locating in the Philadelphia area and, specifically, in Chester County near other high-technology companies.
June 19, 2002 |
Agere Systems to be part of joint venture on chips Agere Systems, Inc., of Allentown, will be part of a joint venture with Motorola Inc. and German chipmaker Infineon to develop and market chip technology for mobile phones and consumer electronics. The new firm, called StarCore, will be based in Austin, Texas. It will have about 100 employees. Delco firm to swap its biz with Leggett & Platt's Foamex International Inc., of Linwood, Delaware County, has signed a letter of intent to transfer its carpet-cushion business to Leggett & Platt in exchange for the latter's polyurethane foam business and an unspecified cash payment.
January 15, 1987 |
Mediq, a Pennsauken healthcare products and services company, has formed a joint venture with Tishman Speyer Properties, one of the nation's largest real estate developers, to build healthcare complexes. The joint venture will be called Tishman Speyer/Mediq, and will plan, develop and finance projects for large institutions and university medical complexes. Offices will be in Philadelphia and New York. "We have a number of projects - local and national - in mind. There are negotiations going on but no meaningful negotiations at present," said Lionel Felzer, Mediq senior vice president, finance.
January 25, 1986 |
A month after being named president of U.S. Health Systems Inc.'s highly touted joint venture with a major insurance company, Willis B. Skillman resigned this week, it was announced yesterday. Skillman, one of the founders of the fast-growing Blue Bell company, cited personal reasons for his resignation, adding that he did not intend to pursue other business opportunities in health care or insurance. "I have accomplished my goals in health care and feel confident that the management team we have developed . . . can continue the exciting things beings done there and meet the company's goals," Skillman said.