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Technology firm makes acquisitionWashington Data Systems Inc.,...


Technology firm makes acquisition

Washington Data Systems Inc., a Landover-based information technology firm, has acquired Medallion Systems Inc. of Rockville.

Terms of the agreement were not released.

Medallion Systems, an employee-owned software development and sales company, will become a division of Washington Data Systems. President Sheldon "Hap" Ehringer will become division director.

Medallion has spent the past two years developing the Medallion Gold Series, a major rewrite of their 10-year-old system. The company specializes in management and accounting systems for the nonprofit industry.

Energy award is established

The NAHB Research Center has established the EnergyValue Housing Award to recognize builders who successfully integrate energy efficiency into all aspects of new home construction.

Entries must be submitted to the Research Center by Sept. 15. Winners will be recognized at the NAHB Builders Show in Houston in January 1996.

Sponsors of the award include: American Gas Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, CertainTeed Corp., Edison Electric Institute and United Technologies-Carrier Corp. The Research Center is conducting the program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Energy, Professional Builder Magazine, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the NAHB Standing Committee on Energy.

A panel of judges will evaluate entries based on nine criteria: energy performance; practicality; land use/site planning; resource-efficient building; design; construction; marketing; customer relations; and innovation.

For information, contact Christine Barbour at NAHB Research Center, 400 Prince George's Boulevard, Upper Marlboro, Md. 20772-8731 or call at 301-249-4000 or 1-800-638-8556.

BFI expanding Annapolis operations

Browning-Ferris Industries, one of the nation's largest publicly held waste service companies, has expanded its operations and offices in a new Annapolis location.

The 27,000-square foot building on Defense Highway will serve as the company's Anne Arundel County office and also serve as the new divisional headquarters for the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan divisions.

With headquarters in Houston, BFI employs more than 37,000 people worldwide.

Its subsidiaries and affiliates operate in about 670 locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Britain, the Middle East, Asia and South Pacific.

The company has more than 100 employees at its Annapolis facility.

In Anne Arundel County, BFI collects recyclable materials from more than 118,000 homes.

Leadership course set in Catonsville

Workplace Dynamics of Owings Mills will present a Leadership Institute from September through November. The new program is for managers, committee chairs, task force leaders, supervisors, consultants, clergy and teachers.

Held at the Carriage House in Catonsville, the institute will be divided into three four-day sequences. The goal is to enable professionals and volunteer leaders to increase their effectiveness and gain interpersonal and group dynamics skills.

Workplace Dynamics is a nonprofit professional service offering consultation and training for non-profit organizations, government agencies, businesses and trade associations.

For information about fees and registration call (410) 581-9449.

Accountants join forces in new firm

Norman E. Harrison, Jr. and John A. Fields have formed a new accounting firm -- Hughes, Wilson, Harrison & Fields, LLC -- with offices on Benfield Road in Severna Park.

Mr. Harrison was previously a senior director with Stegman and Co. in Baltimore. Mr. Fields was an associate with the firm.

Hughes, Wilson, Harrison & Fields will provide tax, accounting and auditing services for closely held businesses, credit unions, and construction and waste management companies.

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