September 10, 2010 |
It's not every day that a billion-dollar public company decides to move its corporate headquarters to the Philadelphia area. But Gardner Denver Inc. intends to do just that when it relocates from Quincy, Ill., where it was founded 151 years ago. The maker of air compressors, pumps, and blowers wasn't specific about where it was moving. Given that the Philadelphia Mayor's Office was not listed among the organizations involved in luring Gardner Denver, it's safe to assume the suburbs won out once again.
February 7, 1988 |
A plan calling for the condemnation of property in Ridley Township to be used for a proposed $100 million hotel and office complex was approved by the Delaware County Council this week - despite the objections of one area businessman. Tom Wizda, operator for 17 years of Wizda's Exxon, which occupies a portion of the 31-acre site, objected to the council's approval because, he said, "I don't think it's legally or morally right the way this thing was handled. " Wizda said the proposed complex would be built on a site that suffers from sewage problems.
August 10, 1997 |
Where is everybody going? They're moving. And at several points in your life, you may, too. If you live in the United States, chances are you have moved, whether it was across the street or across the country. Studies show that the average American will move 11.7 times in his or her lifetime, about once every seven years. The best time to relocate, say industry experts, is during the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That explains why you seem to be doing more negotiating with big rigs on the expressway lately; why those lonely "For Sale" signs you have jogged past for months are suddenly slashed with bright, red SOLD strips; why your kid's class swelled by five this year.
January 13, 1994 |
Every time Jesse Wenk looks at the quarter-inch-wide cracks in his walls, he's reminded of it. Every time he sees that his front steps have pulled farther away from his Roxborough home, he can't escape it. Wenk's house on Pensdale Street near Freeland Avenue is sinking. Unbeknown to Wenk, his house, which dates from the 1920s, was built on a former pharmaceutical company dump that was covered over with ash. The ash is now shifting, causing his house to sink. Before long he will have to move.
September 8, 1995 |
K. Hovnanian's Pennsylvania and South Jersey divisions will relocate their offices to Edison, N.J., as part of the parent company's restructuring of its operations in the Northeast and California. Six divisional offices will be consolidated into one regional office under the plan announced this week by Hovnanian Enterprises Inc., based in Red Bank, N.J. Combined with a similar restructuring in California, the move will mean the loss of about 110 jobs companywide. The cuts represent about 10 percent of the homebuilder's work force of 1,100 people.
March 21, 2013
Starting Monday, the Rally high school sports pages will appear at the back of the "Local News" section of The Inquirer. Rally's online home will remain www.philly.com/rally .
August 14, 2009 |
The official relocation of the Atlantic 10 Conference headquarters from Philadelphia to Newport News, Va., was announced yesterday. The relocation was first reported by the Daily News. "Moving the office to a new region of the Atlantic 10 footprint is an opportunity to further brand the A-10," commissioner Bernadette McGlade said. The A-10 office had been in Philadelphia since 1995.
January 31, 1986 |
Dozens of businesses on the site of the proposed Center City convention center still face an uncertain future, despite Gov. Thornburgh's decision this week to release $1.9 million in state relocation funds. City Redevelopment Authority officials said yesterday that the money released by Thornburgh on Wednesday would be used to meet existing commitments to 21 businesses that have already moved or are in the process of moving. The $1.9 million was not sufficient to assist dozens of other businesses that have so far been unable to make relocation plans, officials said.
June 19, 1987 |
A Camden County judge blocked Cherry Hill Dodge's relocation to an old apple orchard on Route 70 yesterday, ruling that the township had no grounds for granting a special variance to the dealership. Residents in the neighborhood abutting the relocation site had opposed the move, saying that the dealership would alter the character of the Lakeview development, where homes cost up to $175,000. The Lakeview Civic Association filed suit after the Township Council upheld a zoning board ruling Sept.
May 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The busiest passenger train station in the United States is a 1960s-era, utilitarian labyrinth in the basement of a basketball arena. Pennsylvania Station, a gateway to the nation's biggest city, was designed to accommodate about 200,000 riders a day. Now, it is packed with more than 600,000. At rush hours, it resembles a human demolition derby. All it takes to strand hundreds of thousands of people is a glitch on one of only two tracks linking Manhattan to New Jersey under the Hudson River.