New CSIDC officers
AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS
The Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corp. installed officers for the 2010-2012 term at Parkview Inn on Thursday. William Gardiner, past president, second from left, welcomes Lawrence J. Marek, second from right, to his new position as president; while Peter J. Radocha Jr., vice president, left; and Richard E. Forgay, executive director, look on. Missing from photo are Francis X. Koomar, treasurer; and Joseph J. Velitsky, Esq., solicitor. The CSIDC is one of the oldest industrial groups in the state. Since its inception in 1957, the group has started the Panther Valley Industrial Park, Lansford; helped bring industrial companies like Silberline Manufacturing Company, the Shoe Factory, Majestic Lamp (now known as Elk Lighting), Hill's Machine Shop, and Ametek into the region; and began the Green Acres Industrial Park in the Hauto Valley of Nesquehoning.