Rail Delays Starting On April 20

Round two of Amtrak’s replacement of cracking concrete ties on the busy Northeast Corridor line resumes this month, affecting riders on Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains.

The work, beginning north of New Brunswick, is set to start on April 20.

Replacement of the concrete ties, which were found to be wearing out prematurely last year, will continue on tracks 2 and 3, which are express tracks. Because of that, NJ Transit and Amtrak officials hope there will be little disruption for riders.

Replacement of the ties started last year after Amtrak officials found the concrete ties, which hold the rails in place, were cracking prematurely. The ties should have lasted 50 years.

NJ Transit officials are forecasting this round of track work could add up to six minutes to morning rush hour train schedules and three minutes at most to evening peak trains, Stessel said. However, that could increase if unforeseen problems, such as equipment breakdowns or problems with track conditions, occur.

The delays will be reflected in the new schedules that take effect on April 19.

New in Town

Albert Kemperle Inc., 100 Melrich Road, South Brunswick Industrial Park, Cranbury 08512; 609-860-2800; fax, 609-860-2801. Reggie DeJesus, manager. Home page: www.kemperle.net.

Albert Kemperle, a chain of collision repair shops that also serve as warehouses and training facilities, has opened a new location on Merlich Road in Cranbury.

Established in Brooklyn in 1940, Kemperle has grown into a 24-store chain stretching along the Atlantic coast between New York and Florida. The company states its mission as one designed to build partnerships within the collision repair industry. Its corporate offices are located in North Amityville, New York.

Management Moves

ICONS Inc./Bankinfosecurity.com, 4 Independence Way, Princeton 08540; 609-720-1600; fax, 732-875-0780. Sanjay Kalra, president. Home page: www.iconsinc.com.

Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of BankInfoSecurity.com and CUInfosecurity.com, has recruited Steve Katz, a pioneer in information security, to offer advice via an exclusive web log.

A veteran of the financial services industry, Katz has led information security initiatives for Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, and Merrill Lynch. Since 1985, he has counseled a range of security vendors on topics related to information technology risk management and customer confidence and privacy.

“The Business of Information Security” is the title of Katz’ new blog. Postings will explore additional insights into key risk management and information security topics such as budgeting, performance metrics, staff training, customer awareness.

Merger

FVF/C2 Architects, 1515 Lower Ferry Road, Trenton 08628-; 609-883-7101; fax, 609-883-2694. David Fraytak AIA, president. Home page: www.fvfpc.com.

The architecture firms of C-Squared has merged with FVF to form the 35-person FVF/C2 firm. FVF, or Faridy Veiz & Fraytak, primarily is known for its public sector designs, most notably Trenton’s Waterfront Park.

Crosstown Moves

New Jersey Building Material Dealers Association, 390 Amwell Road, Suite 403, Hillsborough 08844; 908-359-1184; fax, 908-359-7619. Bryan Jaeger, president, 08-09. Home page: www.njbmda.org.

One year after the New Jersey Building Materials Association moved from Springfield to Hillsborough, it has moved again. The industry trade group once known as the NJ Lumber Association has left Towne Center Drive and is now on Amwell Road.

New Penn Insurance Associates, 168 Franklin Corner Road, Building 1, Suite 5, Lawrenceville 08648; 609-844-1102; fax, 609-895-0072. Peter A. Baldini, president. Home page: www.newpenninsurance.com.

An insurance firm formerly called P.T.B. Financial has moved its offices from Hopewell to Franklin Corner Road, and it is now known as New Penn Insurance Associates. It offers auto, home, health, and business insurance.

PR Management Consultants, 800 Denow Road, Suite C-392, Pennington 08534; 609-921-6565. Jerrold A. Koenig, president. Home page: www.prmgt.net.

Jerrold Koenig moved his executive search firm from Princeton Professional Park on Ewing Street to an office in Pennington. He focuses on the chemical industry.

PRS Clinical Inc., 58 Fairway Drive, Princeton 08540; 609-497-9694; fax, 609-497-9695. Jurij Petrin, president and CEO. Home page: www.prs-clinical.com.

PRS Clinical, the trial support arm of Pharmaceutical Research Services, has moved its offices from Montgomery Drive.

The company also has offices in central and eastern Europe.

Milestones

Renee Burbela, 54, on April 5. She had worked for Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Ted Hutchinson Barclay, 66, on April 4. He owned Orchardside Farms for 25 years and then operated a landscaping business.

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