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Bertolet Construction Corp., a general contractor based out of Wernersville, has contracted with Armstrong Steel Building Systems to offer Armstrong steel buildings in the area as an alternative to traditional design-build services.

Certifications

Gwendolyn Mason of Olympus America in Center Valley has become an Exhibitor’s Certified Trade Show Marketer through the CTSM accreditation program.

Mason started the certification process in 2012 in order to improve her company’s trade show marketing strategies. She will be recognized in March as one of the new CTSM graduates at the annual awards ceremony at Exhibitor 2014.

Dividend

PPL Corp. of Allentown has declared a quarterly common stock dividend on 36.75 cents per share payable Jan. 2 to shareholders of record Dec. 10.

UGI Corp. of Reading has declared a quarterly dividend of 28.25 cents per share on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable Jan. 1 to shareholders of record Dec. 16. UGI has paid common dividends for 129 consecutive years and raised its dividend in each of the last 26 years.

Honors

Hannabery HVAC of Allentown received the top sales volume award for 2013 from Lyon Conklin & Co. Inc., the district representative for Trane.

The Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare received national recognition, receiving the 2013 membership award from the National Business Coalition on Health. LVBCH received the award for its leadership efforts to improve the quality and efficiency of the health care delivery system, promote value-based purchasing and improve health at the community level.

Real Estate

KW Commercial-The James Balliet Commercial Group in Allentown leased 2,904 square feet to N-Tensity Fitness at Creekside Market Place at 1880 Leithsville Road in Hellertown.

The firm also leased a 2,000-square-foot space at Strawberry Fields Plaza in East Stroudsburg to Madamedon’s House of Beauty, a full service hair and nail salon.

It also leased 5,000 square feet to Lux Homes at 1500 Uhler Road in Forks Township. Lux Homes will use the space for a wholesale flooring distribution facility.

Each deal consists of a five-year base term with options to renew.

Health Network Laboratories bought a one-story building of 101,000 square feet at 794 Roble Road in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park III, Hanover Township, Lehigh County. The seller was Liberty Property Trust. Originally this building was built for Xebec Co. then leased to Daytimers. It was last occupied by T-Mobile as a call center. The purchase price was $8.65 million. The brokers on the transaction were Jim Pauloski of James S. Pauloski Inc., who represented the buyer, and Jon Gelman of Gelcor Realty.

Compiled by stacy wescoe

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