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.
The Business Journal held an executive roundtable July 18 with Central Pennsylvania business leaders who plan, design, build, sell and support commercial and industrial development. The event — intended to address the impact of development on our region and gain insights about our future — ran about an hour at the Business Journal’s office in Harrisburg. Moderated by staff reporter Jason Scott, the roundtable included seven participants:
• Richard Jordan II, CEO, Smith Land & Improvement Corp.
• Robert Kinsley, CEO, Kinsley Construction Inc.
• Mark Fitzgerald, president/COO, High Real Estate Group LLC
• H. Glenn “Bub” Manning, principal, Quandel Construction Group Inc.
• Jessica Meyers, owner/president, JEM Group LLC
• Timothy Reardon, executive director, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
• Michael Rossman, director, Governor’s Action Team
High Companies CEO Mike Shirk talks about his deep roots in Lancaster County, moving away from the area after college and returning. He also discusses what attracted him to the East Lampeter Township-based company, which is the largest private company in Lancaster County. Shirk succeeded Nevin Cooley on Jan. 1.