East Pennsboro Township-based Gannett Fleming Inc. will reach the 100-year milestone in 2015. The global infrastructure firm has grown from one office in Harrisburg to 65 offices and a worldwide presence. One of the top private companies in Central Pennsylvania, based on reported revenue, Gannett Fleming is working with Michael Barton, professor of American studies and social sciences at Penn State Harrisburg, to produce a book documenting the company’s history. The book will coincide with the commemoration.
Pennsylvania's secretary of transportation, Barry Schoch, visited the Central Penn Business Journal office to talk about the recently passed transportation bill. Schoch's interview was recorded by FGV Media, also a Journal Multimedia company. On Nov. 25, Gov. Tom Corbett signed a comprehensive transportation bill that invests an additional $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion in roads, bridges and mass transit by the fifth year of the plan. The bill cleared the General Assembly the previous week.
Sharon Altland, vice president of operations for the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau, talks about how Harrisburg became the first Northeast venue for Mecum Auctions, the the world's largest collector-car auction company. A free-to-the public preview day was held Wednesday, July 23. The auction runs July 24 -27 and features almost 1000 vehicles and about 200 motorcycles on the auction block.
Scott Hoke and John Kraman of Mecum Auctions, the world's largest collector-car auction company, talk about its expansion to the Northeast with a July 24-26 event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.