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New year looking bright on local business front

| Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, 9:02 p.m.

Colussy Chevrolet, 3073 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, completed the renovation of both its showroom's interior and exterior as well as its service department.

There is now a children's play area and a customer business center that includes WiFi access, along with other customer amenities like a flat-screen TV and customer refreshments that feature baked cookies.

The dealership has relocated its collision center to 3089 Washington Pike. It is now a direct repair facility for many major insurance companies.

An Enterprise Rental Car office is now located within the collision center offices for customer convenience. Additionally, it expanded its used car center to the former PNC Bank Building, 3085 Washington Pike, stocking between 80 and 100 pre-owned vehicles on the lot. GM pre-owned vehicles continue to be stocked at the main showroom.

Kane care center

Opening soon within the Kane Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Scott Township, will be a new safe and secure memory unit and 45 Medicaid-approved beds, along with the new hire of a geriatric psychiatrist.


Steinberger Floors, 1611 E. Railroad St., Heidelberg, recently renovated its showroom. It also runs a carpet recycling service. For more information, call 412-276-2076.

Sprint relocates

Sprint has relocated within Collier Town Square, Bridgeville, from being next to the UPS Store to being next to Papa Gallo's Restaurant.

New organist

Aaron Sproud is the new organist at St. Barbara Church, Bridgeville. Previously the director of music at Nativity Church in South Park, he is finishing his music technology and organ performance degree at Duquesne University. He recently performed at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.


New local business incorporations as compiled from recent state filings include:

• Custom Era Studio, 36 Federal Ave., Carnegie; woodworking and general carpentry.

• Bead Panache, 11 Parkway Center, No. 300, Green Tree; manufacturing/selling beaded jewelry and accessories.

• Brauer Institute for Holistic Medicine, 1730 Main St., No. 1, Bridgeville; holistic reflexology, sound healing, guided imagery and meditation.

• Lifetime Retirement Strategies, 1195 Washington Pike, No. 310, Bridgeville; financial consulting.

• XIE Properties, 1840 Mayview Road, No. 108, Bridgeville; commercial and residential real estate sales.

• Hawthorne Group Tax, 381 Mansfield Ave., No. 500, Green Tree; electronic tax filing.

• Frye Rock Ventures, and WYE, LLC, 436 S. Main St., Green Tree; industrial and commercial contracting and distribution.

• Englert Landscaping Services, 404 Meeting House Road, Bridgeville; landscaping.

• Explore Talent at America, 100 Chatham Park Drive, No. 405, Green Tree; trading, consulting, importing, exporting, and real estate investments.

• MIL Industries, 435 Kismet St., Carnegie; heating and air conditioning services.

• Extreme Painting, 649 Bower Hill Road, Bridgeville; painting services.

• Cara Caruso Consulting, 118 Cathedral Court, Carnegie; public relations consulting.

Let there be light

Lightwave International, headquartered at 500 Old Pond Drive, Bridgeville, produces laser shows and light effects that have been featured in productions on almost every continent.

Work on celebrity tours has included concerts for Jay Z, Madonna, Shakira, Tom Petty and Rihanna. Its local work is seen on the laser logos at the Carnegie Science Center, the Batman logo on the Highmark Building, and the laser light display for Pittsburgh's New Year's First Night of Lights.

Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church will utilize the company's talents in its annual Easter Laser Show to be held March 29-30 at 8 p.m. A free will offering will be collected at each show. For more information, call 412-965-2737.

Companies garner awards

• Giffin Interior & Fixtures, 500 Scotti Drive, Bridgeville, was a finalist for the Pittsburgh Business Times 2013 Manufacturer of the Year of companies with 51 to 100 employees. The company produces architectural millwork, cabinetry, countertops, moldings and wall paneling.

• Amick Associates Inc., 14 Sycamore St., Carnegie, recently won the Premo J. Pappafava Award that recognizes multigenerational, family-owned manufacturers for overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy. In its third generation of ownership, the company manufactures welded alloy chin slings, wire rope slings and web slings for overhead lifting and has contracts as the official tether supplier for NASCAR, IRI, Dallara Automobili and the National Hot Rod Association, making tethers to increase the safety on everything from sprint cars to monster trucks.

A 9,000-square-foot facility is being built to add to its current 4,000-square-foot facility. This will allow for growth in its hoist and crane division.

Charlotte Smith is a contributing writer for Trib Total Media and can be reached at 724-693-9441 or

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