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Friday, May 2, 2014, 5:18 p.m.

Jobs will be generated in Dunbar Township when four businesses, including two global companies, open their doors.

“We're very excited about this news,” township supervisors Chairman John Tabaj told residents at the board's meeting on Thursday night. “This is great news for Dunbar Township. We need jobs and businesses for our residents.”

Tabaj said two of the businesses, Mason's Mark and Falck Safety Services, will open in the 119 ICMI Business Park operated by Fay-Penn Economic Development Council, a nonprofit organization established in 1991 to assist economic revitalization efforts of Fayette County.

“I have been working with Fay-Penn to bring these new businesses into the business park,” Tabaj said. “Fay-Penn does an excellent job of bringing new business opportunities into Fayette County communities. We know that two other businesses are also opening in Dunbar Township, but we have no information about those companies yet. Details will be announced to the public as soon as they become available.”

Tabaj said Mason's Mark, a manufacturer and nationwide distributor of high-quality stone veneer used in the construction and home improvement industries, will open a 5,000-square-foot building.

Mason's Mark supplies large commercial contractors, as well as do-it-yourself homeowners, with products designed to improve projects, homes or businesses, owner Shawn Miller said in a news release that was provided to township supervisors.

In the news release, Miller said cast stone veneers are becoming increasingly popular in residential and commercial applications.

Following the recent success of the opening of its Midland, Texas, safety training center, Falck Safety Services recently announced the formal opening of its newest center in Dunbar Township, according to Tabaj.

Located about 3 miles from the Joseph A. Hardy Connellsville Airport and off Route 119, the new center is open for business, Tabaj said, providing health and safety training for the oil, gas, petro-chemical and construction industries.

A news release said the opening of the Dunbar Township facility continues the growth of Falck Safety Services in the United States and solidifies its position as a significant provider of safety training services to a variety of industries.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Falck Safety Services will take place between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 14 at 119 ICMI Road, Building 1. State Sen. Richard Kasunic of the 32nd Senatorial District and state Rep. Deberah Kula of the 52nd Legislative District are expected to attend.

In other business, supervisors announced that the township's spring cleanup will take place on May 22.

Under government regulations, unacceptable materials include television sets, computers, tires, wet paint, auto parts, appliances containing CFCs and hazardous wastes.

Cindy Ekas is a contributing writer.

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