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February 26, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 3, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Sock manufacturer Standard Merchandising has purchased a 115,300-square-foot factory building in Pennsauken, N.J.'s Airport Industrial Park for $4.1 million, according to commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. Standard Manufacturing is moving into the property at 7001 North Park Drive after its former location in Camden was sold to make way for the new Subaru headquarters being built there, Colliers, which brokered the sale, said in a release on Monday. The new Airport Industrial Park property was previously occupied by printing company Contemporary Graphic Solutions, which has moved to a facility in Camden, Colliers senior managing director Marc Isdaner said.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1994 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
July 10, 2009 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fascinated by cheesesteaks, all the lore and more? Then check out The Great Philly Cheesesteak Book, new from Philadelphia's Running Press. Author Carolyn Wyman (Spam: A Biography) doesn't fret about ratings and reviews as much as she dishes out heaping portions of local color, history and helpful info, like recipes. (Cheesesteak pierogis? Italian rolls!) Want to know who serves what meat on which rolls? She tells you for 38 major steak shops, from Pat's and Geno's to Claymont Steak Shop in Delaware - and shares stories about the folks behind the food.
BUSINESS
March 16, 1994 | By Susan Caba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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...
NEWS
October 6, 2012 | By Mike Armstrong, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 29, 2012 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, takiffj@phillynews.com 215-854-5960
EVAN MALONE had it good. His grandfather, Daniel Malone, an engineer for RCA/GE and later a maker of military systems and parts, had a workshop in his home "with all kinds of deadly stuff I tinkered with as a child. That's where I first caught the engineering bug. " Today, Evan Malone is doing unto others with NextFab Studio, a marvel of a shared workspace and prototyping station loaded with high-tech machinery, insights and enthusiasm. Now celebrating its second anniversary in a ground-floor space at the University City Science Center, NextFab has proven so popular it's about to expand into a second location on the west side of Washington Avenue "five times as big," shared Malone last week.
NEWS
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?
NEWS
April 21, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / JOHN COSTELLO
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.
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