February 26, 2016 |
The Bucks County manufacturer of Skee-Ball, that staple of boardwalk arcades at the Jersey Shore, has been sold to a Wisconsin rival in the family-amusements industry. Joseph W. Sladek, who bought Skee-Ball Inc., now in Chalfont, in 1985, called the sale a "bittersweet goodbye" in a news release from the buyer, family-owned Bay Tek Games Inc., which is based in Pulaski, near Green Bay. The price was not disclosed. The deal was signed Tuesday. Skee-Ball manufactures its games in Chalfont, but after a roughly three-month transition will move to Wisconsin, Gaetan Philippon, Bay Tek's chief executive, said Wednesday after meetings with Skee-Ball employees.
May 17, 1994 |
No company's stock stank more in the last two years than that of Commodore International Ltd. Now the bad news: Commodore won't be around next year to resume the top spot on The Inquirer's list of the 25 hardest-hit stocks. The West Chester personal-computer maker shut its doors last month. This is the list of companies that Wall Street shunned, a compendium of firms whose stock prices declined the most during the two-year period ending Dec. 31. They are corporate spelunkers, companies that explore the underworld of equities, where disenchanted shareholders lurk behind every eerie turn.
March 16, 1994 |
For the makers of Mylanta Double Strength, yesterday was a Maalox moment. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of Extra Strength Maalox Plus, can continue to advertise that its product is "the strongest antacid there is. " Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., the maker of Mylanta Double Strength, also known as Mylanta II, wanted the...
October 6, 2012 |
C&D Technologies Inc., a Blue Bell-based maker of energy-storage products and backup power systems, has hired Christian Rheault as its new president and chief executive officer. Rheault had been senior vice president of global business operations for Kulicke & Soffa Industries Inc. until the maker of semiconductor and LED assembly equipment moved its corporate headquarters to Singapore from Fort Washington. Taken by private by Angelo, Gordon & Co. in January, C&D had been led by interim CEO David L. Treadwell since May, after Minnesota-based MTS Systems Corp.
July 18, 2007
I've been going to the Reading Terminal Market for more than 40 years. I've seen it thrive and nearly die; I've seen its recent transformation from wholesale food purveyor to food court, not happily. It's still a great place that my kids, wife and I look forward to on as many Saturdays as we can get there to enjoy. Yes we enjoy other days of the week there but Saturday is our family day there. Can the brilliant marketers there explain why the public can't enjoy as many of Philadelphia's tastes as possible?
April 21, 1996 |
Who says snakes don't fly? This 170-foot-long one, undergoing a preflight check by Joe Irato, soared above Fairmount Park along with hundreds of colorful kites during yesterday's Great Bermuda Kite Fly-In. The snake was flown by its maker, Larry Glecker of Elizabethtown. The event is held each spring.
May 24, 1989 |
MAKING MUSIC in preparation for the Pinelands Cultural Society Festival is Sam Hunt, 77, who played with the Pineconers band. Hunt, of Waretown, is a maker of banjos and hand-crafted furniture. The festival, held Sunday at Albert Hall in Waretown, also featured the Woodlot Howlers and the Sweetgrass bands.
November 3, 2011
Ametek Inc., the Berwyn electronic-instrument maker, authorized the repurchase of an additional $100 million of its shares. The new amount will be added to approximately $5.5 million that remains available for repurchases from a January 2010 authorization. Shares rose $2.03, or 5.18 percent, to close at $41.25. - Reid Kanaley
August 31, 1993
A LAISSEZ-FAIRE LOOK AT HEIDI THE MARKET-MAKER (Heidi) Fleiss was simply supplying lubricatory information in a market creaking from its lack. Hollywood's harried high-rollers have no time to engage in idle (and potentially fruitless) chat-ups: They are occupied with commanding the film business, which is after all one of the world's great industrial triumphs. Ms. Fleiss enhanced their efficiency; there was not a victim in sight. Her prosecution is a perversion of the free market in another sense.