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Schott North America is expanding its Louisville operations, adding approximately 20 manufacturing jobs and additional seasonal employment. The expansion coincides with the relocation of the company’s applied energy systems (AES) business from Rhode Island to Louisville. Schott’s AES segment manufactures Robax, a transparent glass-ceramic product that is primarily used as a protective covering for fireplaces and hearths.

PriceWeber,
a Louisville marketing communications and public relations firm, has acquired Tectonic Concepts LLC for an undisclosed amount. Tectonic, which is also headquartered in Louisville, develops strategies and applications needed to bring organizations to market via the Web.
Delta Air Lines is now offering daily nonstop jet service between Louisville and Boston. The service, operated by Delta Connection carrier Comair, is the first scheduled nonstop route offered between Louisville and Boston in the 60-year history of the airport. A direct flight between the two cities has been one of the most requested services from area businesses, said Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson. The airport has also gained two daily nonstop flights to New York’s LaGuardia Airport via American Eagle, a regional affiliate of American Airlines.
Louisville-based ISCO Industries, one of the nation’s largest distributors and manufacturers of polyethylene (HDPE) piping products, has opened a new sales office and distribution facility in Fitchburg, Mass. The Massachusetts facility is the ninth to be added by ISCO within the past year. The company employs a total of some 275 people, with about 70 located in Louisville.

Megabus
has ended its services in Louisville due to lack of customer demand. The company began offering low-fare bus service from Louisville to Chicago, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, this spring, with one-way fares ranging from $10 to $38 per person. The company has also suspended service out of Pittsburgh, but continues to provide transportation from 12 cities in the Midwest and seven cities in the West.

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