Congressman tours Uniontown firm Paramedic Technology Corporation
Congressman Mark Critz visited Uniontown Thursday and toured Paramedic Technology Corporation, a software company.
PTC has been helping manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market, operational efficiency objectives in product development and basically helping entities customize software since 1985. The company has been in Uniontown since March 2006.
Since locating in Uniontown, the number of PTC employees at the Uniontown office grew from 12 to 56 with emphasis on hiring from local colleges and universities because of the area's work ethic. The company has also grown 20 percent in six months and 33 percent in 12 months. It plans to add 10 new employees every year for the next few years.
Of the employees at the Uniontown office, 75 percent have backgrounds in computer science and 25 percent of the employees take care of technical sales, project management and other areas of concentration.
Chuck Cash of the PTC's Federal Business Development Group, said PTC has key accounts with the Army, Navy and Air Force, all of which 65 percent of the Uniontown employees have executed in the past year.
Aaron D. Tuomi, general manager for the Uniontown office and a California University of Pennsylvania alumni, explained that along with recruiting from the local college, the company also has a higher education alignment program that includes career services alignment and free software in schools.
"I'm proud of the work you folks are doing because you're doing it right here," said Critz, who has roots in Uniontown. "That's exciting for me."
Since Critz won a special election to fill the seat of his late boss Congressman John Murtha, he has continued in Murtha's tracks by serving on the House Armed Services Committee.
Critz told the employees of PTC that he and other members of the committee will be reviewing the projects that PTC will work on.
Critz added that while Murtha was criticized for putting money into contracts and companies, what he saw at PTC showed him that there's a return in that investment.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fayette County chop shop operation nets jail time, payment of restitution
- Indian Creek Valley Community Center demolition under way
- Connellsville’s St. Rita Christian Mothers to hold Nationality Day
- Veterans court program to begin in Fayette
- Police hunt for North Union shooter
- Connellsville Mum Festival to be held Saturday
- Woman killed in Fayette County van-motorcycle collision
- Lynn: DL&V fire department selling tickets for Sportsmen’s Bash
- Upper Tyrone supervisor hopes to mitigate trash dumping problem
- Parade of Mustangs to kick off Connellsville’s Mum Festival
- FEMA to review Fayette’s flood plains