#b#Expansions#/b#

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, 1 Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton 08619; 609-586-7900; fax, 609-584-6525. Anthony J. Cimino, president and CEO. www.rwjhamilton.org

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton has broken ground for a new pediatric emergency department to accommodate the roughly 8,000 pediatric patients the hospital sees every year.

The project, expected to be completed in early fall, will cost $5 million. It will add 10,000 square feet to the emergency department by incorporating an adjoining circular building. The department will feature eight pediatric treatment rooms.

In addition to the new pediatric emergency department, RWJ Hamilton will add eight dedicated adult fast-track treatment rooms that will provide expedited service to critical cases.

#b#New in Town#/b#

Advantage Engineering Associates (AEA), 101 Interchange Plaza, Suite 308, Cranbury 08512; 609-619-3490; fax, 609-619-3491. www.aeapc.com

Advantage Engineering, a civil engineering firm, has moved its headquarters from Metuchen to Cranbury.

The seven-year-old company, founded to design electrical and traffic flow systems, has expanded to handle highway and structural engineering design. The firm has contracts with several official bodies, such as NJTA, NJDOT, Port Authority of NY and NJ, and NJ Transit.

Bankruptcy

Phytomedics Inc., 1085 Cranbury-South River Road, Suite 8, Jamesburg 08831-3410; 609-655-0715; fax, 609-655-0552. Bertold Fridlender, CEO. www.phytomedics.com

Phytomedics Inc., a biotechnology company that sought to develop drugs and consumer products solely from plant sources, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

According to a press release, the company had raised about $24 million in venture capital. Last year Phytomedics received $244,479 from the federal government to develop rheumatoid arthritis treatments. Nevertheless, the company filed for bankruptcy in mid-June.

#b#Crosstown Moves#/b#

Allstate Office Interiors, 3836 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 110, Hamilton 08619; 732-438-1244; fax, 732-438-1247. Michael Spooner, president. www.allstateofficeint.com

Allstae office Interiors, an office furniture dealership and wholesale outlet to commercial or government agencies, has moved from 10 Jefferson Plaza to Quakerbridge Road.

Colfax/IMO Industries Inc., 3525 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 912 Ibis Plaza, Hamilton 08619; 609-896-7627; fax, 609-896-7633. Thomas M. O’Brien, vice president. www.colfaxcorp.com

Colfax, the parent company to IMO Industries, which manufactures pumps and fluid control devices, has moved from American Metro Boulevard to Ibis Plaza on Quakerbridge Road.

Colfax Corporation was formed in 1997 to acquire Imo. Colfax/Imo Industries is a marketer and manufacturer of pumps and fluid control devices, with manufacturing plants in China, India, Germany, France, North Carolina, Kentucky, Maine, and Massachusetts.

#b#Leaving Town#/b#

Chyten Educational Services, 21 Route 31 North, Pennington. www.chyten.com.

Chyten Education Services, a chain of testing and academic preparation services with centers in eight states, has left its location in Pennington. There is no further location on this site.

Techfab International Inc., 55 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction. www.techfabinternational.com

Techfab, a maker of products for the healthcare industry, appears to have left its office at 55 Princeton-Hightstown Road. The office appears empty and there is no signage for the company at this site. The firm’s telephone number did not answer after repeated calls. Techfab, based in New Dehli, can be reached online.

#b#Deaths#/b#

Thomas ‘Tim’ Walker, 69, on June 30. He was the director of global leadership development at Bristol-Myers Squibb and more recently chief operating officer at TMC-Berlitz

Patricia Ratico Cebulski, 78, on June 30. She worked at Educational Testing Service for more than 25 years.

S. David Harris, 74, on June 30. He founded Harris Manufacturing Company in Trenton and was president since its inception in 1972.

Patricia Husak, 75, on June 30. She and her husband, Robert, were the proprietors of the Jersey State Insurance Company in Hamilton.

Jack Underwood, 83, on June 28. A former NASA scientist, he was a 35-year executive at RCA.

Lawrence ‘Jeff’ Clark, 57, on June 27. He was employed by the Presbyterian Homes of New Jersey-Monroe Village.

Mary Lou Shaw on June 25. She had a 30-year career as an administrator and executive assistant with Opinion Research Corporation and Encompass Insurance before retiring in 2008.

Dorothy Rubin, 79, on February 25. One of the country’s leading educators and education authors, she was a professor of Language and Communication Studies in the Reading and Language Arts Program, School of Education, at the College of New Jersey until 2004, when she became a professor emeritus. She wrote more than 60 college and professional books on language arts for major educational publishing houses, and regular columns for the Trenton Times and Gannett News Service.

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