New in Town

Melissa & Doug, a designer and manufacturer of educational toys and children’s products, has relocated its primary warehouse and distribution operations from Connecticut to New Jersey.

The Wilton, Conn.-based company has subleased a 208,899-square-foot industrial building at 1203 Cranbury South River Road in South Brunswick from Aeropharm Technology, according to commercial real estate services firm NAI James E. Hanson. Aeropharm had leased the space with the intention of occupying it, but was then acquired by Abbott Labs.

Melissa & Doug was “looking for a location that was best suited to cover everywhere from Florida to Maine,” NAI Hanson’s Kenneth Lundberg said in a prepared statement. “New Jersey is what appeared on their radar screen.”

Central New Jersey is more centrally located for distribution than Connecticut, he said. “By locating in central New Jersey, you probably double the population you can reach in one day” compared to Connecticut.

Crosstown Moves

Harwill Express Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-895-1955. Steven Portrude, president. www.harwillexpresspress.com.

Thirty-five-year-old printing and bindery company Harwill Express Press has moved from its East Windsor location to Princeton Pike.

Inverso Capital Management LLC, 9 Gordon Avenue, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-896-4800; fax, 609-896-4811. Peter L. Inverso CFP, certified financial planner.

Peter Inverso, a certified financial planner, recently moved his investment management firm from Hamilton to Lawrenceville to expand his client base. In the financial services business since 1983, Inverso is a graduate of the College of New Jersey (Class of 1974).

Sonitrol Security Systems, 127 Route 206, Suite 23, Hamilton 08610; 609-890-0017; fax, 609-890-4509. Kyle Chadwick, VP.

Security installation firm Sonitrol has moved its offices from Crossroads Drive to Hamilton.

Leaving Town

DaVinci Integration, 379 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Building 1, Suite 4, Cranbury.

Telecommunications firm DaVinci Integration has left its offices on Princeton-Hightstown Road in Cranbury. Founded in 2004, the firm’s specialty was telecommunication consulting, assisting companies such as AT&T in VoIP.

Dinger Brothers Iron Works, 803 Liberty Street, Trenton.

After more than 80 years, one of the last metal manufacturing firms founded during Trenton’s industrial boom years has left the city.

Dinger Brothers Iron Works, founded in 1928, no longer operates on Liberty Street. The firm manufactured ornamental metal products and fabricated structural metal.

Eksigent, 11 Deer Park Drive, Suite 204, Monmouth Junction 08852; 732-274-9191.

Micro-scale systems developer Eksigent has closed its Monmouth Junction laboratories. The California-based firm manufactures and develops drug delivery systems for the life sciences industry.

Deaths

Antonio Sferra, on April 12. He co-founded the Continental Barber Shop on Witherspoon Street in Princeton.

Patricia Ann Swanhart, 55, on April 12. She was office manager for University Spine Associates and a part-time employee of Special Olympics of New Jersey.

Robert E. Kelty, 79, on April 11. An important figure in organized labor in New Jersey, he was most recently the vice president of the Mercer County Central Labor Council.

Robert A. Dinardo, 73, on April 11. He was past president of the New Jersey Association of Public Accountants.

Richard C. Sherman, 68, on April 10. He was the owner of RC Sherman Roofing, which he operated for more than 40 years.

Edward F. Vogelman, 78, on April 9. He was the owner of the Cromwell Memorial Home in Hopewell.

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