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DICK CORPORATION LANDS SONY PROJECT

 DICK CORPORATION LANDS SONY PROJECT
 MT. PLEASANT, Pa., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Engineering and


Manufacturing of America (SEMA) has announced that Dick Corporation of Pittsburgh has been awarded the contract to oversee the major renovations at its color television picture tube manufacturing facility in East Huntington Township, Westmoreland County.
 The work, which is scheduled to begin Nov. 1 of this year and last through January 1993, will include major renovations related to television picture tube production including all utility supply and return piping, warehouse space, offices, a cafeteria, and all internal structures.
 Harlan May, president of Sony Display Device-Pittsburgh, which will be responsible for the manufacturing of the large screen picture tubes, noted that preparation of the structure is a major project requiring the 14-month project schedule. The contract is valued in excess of $35 million.
 May said that Dick Corporation was chosen on the basis of its competitive bid and its experience. "Dick Corporation," he said, "was involved in the original construction of the building in the late 1960s. Additionally, Sony is particularly pleased that we were able to award this substantial contract to a local construction firm."
 The Dick Corporation is a member of the Dick Group of Companies and is headquartered in Large, Pa., approximately 30 minutes from the SEMA facility. The firm is ranked as the 37th largest contractor in the United States and is one of the largest in Pennsylvania. In 1990 the Dick Corporation had contracts worth $760 million.
 Dan Martin, president of Dick Corporation's Power and Industrial Group, which will be responsible for the SEMA project, said the work is expected to create up to 400 construction jobs over the next 14 months. "Additionally," he said, "we will be using two workshifts daily during peak activity in order to make sure the CRT facility is ready to become operational on schedule." Martin said that Robert J. Lewis will be the project director.
 It was also announced that the mechanical contractor for the project will be the Limbach Company of Pittsburgh. That portion of the contract represents approximately half of the total cost.
 Additionally, T.H. Green, a subsidiary of Fishbach and Moore, was selected as the electrical contractor. May said that because of the Sony project, T.H. Green will re-open a Pittsburgh office which Fishbach and Moore had closed in the mid-1980s.
 This contract is the second of three major contracts regarding the renovations at the facility. The contract for the waste water treatment facility at the site, which was awarded to the Bridgeville, Pa., firm of Deklewa & Sons, was announced in early October. It is expected that plans relating to the construction of color television assembly operations will be determined in the near future.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Koff or David Kosick of the St. George Group, 412-471-1090, for Sony/ CO: Sony Engineering and Manufacturing of America; Dick Corporation ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: LJ-SF -- PG011 -- 0351 11/01/91 16:02 EST
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