Thursday, April 4, 2013

Business News in the Lehigh Valley, 4/4/13

Good morning, and happy Thursday, a.k.a. Opening Day, IronPigs Fans! Are you going to the game tonight to see the Pigs take on the Syracuse Chiefs?

In local business news, the Da Vinci Science Center will be extending its Manufacturing Workforce Initiative as a leading partner of the Manufacturers Resource Center's new Skill Up Project. They are working to build a pipeline that connects students, teachers, and community members with exciting and innovative manufacturing career opportunities.

Martin Tower, the tallest building in the Lehigh Valley (and just 8 feet taller than the PPL Building in Allentown), was taken off the protection list in order to aid the redevelopment of the property. The decision to take the building off the protection list was at the request of the owners, developer Lewis Ronca and his partner, Norton Herrick. The office building and surrounding property has been vacant since February 2007.

PPL Electric Utilities of Allentown has announced plans to rebuild a power line that provides electricity to more than 27,800 customers in Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties. The project is part of a $1 billion effort to reduce power outages during major storms and to improve overall service reliability.

The weather this weekend looks as though it will finally feel like spring for an entire three days. The highs for this weekend are: Friday - 60, Saturday - 55, and Sunday - 64. Spend some time out in the sun and enjoy the beautiful Lehigh Valley weather!

That's all for now, but follow us on twitter and facebook to keep up to date on the latest happenings. Have a great day, Lehigh Valley!

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