This past year U.S. 1 reported on 695 separate companies – many of them had more than one article.

The year 2004 showed no statistically significant difference in good news or bad news, compared with the two previous years. Last year we did a total of 210 positive stories on companies new in town (57), starting up from scratch (50), and expanding (115). That’s almost exactly equal to the figures of 209 in 2002 and 220 in 2003.

For 2004 there were proportionately more companies that were new to town (57, compared to 40 in 2003) and fewer start-ups (38, compared to 50 in 2003). Forty three companies changed addresses but kept about the same amount of space, and more than twice that number, 115, moved and expanded. We reported on 72 of the important contracts that companies signed, and noted that top management changed in 32 firms. Almost as many companies, 27, changed their name.

Of the "new in town" companies, four were communications firms, six were IT, nine manufacturing or warehouses, and eight pharmaceutical/R&D.

Now for the categories. In the high tech arena – a combination of pharmaceutical and all types of R&D, including biotech and IT – we reported on 98 firms. Five were new to Princeton, and five were start-ups, while 17 expanded. Six downsized and nine left town. This category frequently had contracts to announce, and we reported on 25 of them.

The next big category, finance, includes everything from the big stockbrokers and commodities companies to the small banks, and it had 73 articles. Analysis of this category reveals 22 expansions, nine companies new to Princeton, and six startups, compared with seven crosstown moves and five leaving town.

Last year’s Progress Edition reported in 87 information technology companies, but this year we have far fewer – 59 company reports. Five expanded, five were new in town, five were start-ups, and four changed spaces without expanding. Eight IT firms left town and eight downsized.

In the communications area, we did 50 stories, including more than a dozen "advice" pieces in Survival Guide. The "good news stories" included four expansions, three new companies, three start-ups, and seven crosstown moves, with nine companies either downsizing or leaving town.

Manufacturers and warehouses had were the subject of 45 articles, including nine expansions and seven move-ins, with just five leaving town or downsizing.

Another major category, the general one for building, includes builders, architects, and engineers, and these firms had 39 stories: six expansions, four new-to-town, two start-ups, and eight crosstown moves, compared to one downsizing and five leaving town.

Other categories were real estate (37), management consulting (28), schools and school services (23), law (22), human resources (13), health and health services (12), foreign trade (13), transportation (12), office services 6, social services (9), food services (6).

Some of the companies we wrote about, not because they showed growth or shrinkage, but simply because they were part of an overall group or theme. like the French companies in the Bastille Day article on July 14 or the firms owned by cancer survivors in the article previewing the Race for the Cure on October 13.

Each listing on the following pages has the mailing address, phone, fax, a contact name, and a description of the business, and some give the staff size and home page. Read this on the Internet and you can click through to the companies’ websites. Each company is listed under a category, such as "New in Town" or "Expansions."

Because of space considerations, the Progress Edition does not include companies that downsized, left town, or went out of business.

The statistics have remained stable for the past three years, so you can feel comfortable using this list as a microcosm of the activity in the Central New Jersey business community, Draw from it when you write your business plan, and use it to bolster your career decisions. If a company expanded or moved here last year, that might be the right place to apply for a job.

If you do use this list for job leads or sales leads, you can find the complete article as it was printed in U.S. Newspaper. Go to the "Search Our Archives" section of and search by date. Look first in the Life in the Fast Lane section, and if you don’t find it, try the Survival Guide section. We have a limited number of back copies available, and they are free if you come to our office; they cost $3 by mail.

If you work for a company whose news we missed, please tell us. We’ll try to do right by you in 2005.

– Barbara Fox

Architects and Buildings

Crosstown Moves

CUH2A, 1000 Lenox Drive, Lawrenceville 08648. Scott Butler. Staff size: 218. 609-844-1212; fax, 609-791-7700. Home page: Architects, engineers, and planners, particularly for research facilities. Reported in U.S. 1, January 14.

Structure Tone, 100 Overlook Center, Princeton 08540. Rich Campbell, senior project manager. 609-375-2380; fax, 609-375-2001. Home page: Construction management and general contracting. Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.


Farewell Mills Gatsch Architects LLC, 200 Forrestal Road, Third Floor, Princeton 08540. James A. Gatsch FAIA. Staff size: 41. 609-452-1777; fax, 609-452-7192. Home page: Architectural design and planning, historic preservation, interior design. Reported in U.S. 1, December 22.

Hanscomb Faithful & Gould, 100 Canal Pointe Boulevard, Suite 212, Princeton 08540. Paul Wood. Staff size: 50. 609-514-0900; fax, 609-514-9888. Home page: Owners representatives and independent project managers. Reported in U.S. 1, February 18.

JRS Architect PC, 707 State Road, Route 206 North, Suite 104, Princeton 08540. Betty Flock. Staff size: 6. 609-688-9100; fax, 609-688-9060. Home page: Architecture, interior design, programming, facilities, and construction management. Reported in U.S. 1, June 16.

Johnson Jones Architects – Planners, 4365 Route 1 South, Suite 230, Princeton 08540. George E. Jones. Staff size: 20. 609-924-0345; fax, 609-924-1379. Home page: Specialties in education and early child care facilities. Reported in U.S. 1, March 24.

Currie & Brown, 731 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton 08540. Iain McWhinney. Staff size: 25. 609-759-7000; fax, 609-759-7001. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, February 18.

New in Town

D.R. Horton Associates, 1 AAA Drive, Suite 104, Robbinsville 08691. Staff size: 7. 609-586-6612; fax, 609-586-6614. Home page: Residential builder. Reported in U.S. 1, June 30.

RK Design, 141 Burholme Drive, Hamilton 08691. Ray Kern. Staff size: 5. 609-587-4725. Industrial design – graphics, architecture, packaging, retail images. Reported in U.S. 1, February 18.


Ford 3 Architects, 32 Nassau Street, Princeton 08542. Jeremiah Ford. Staff size: 4. 609-924-0043; fax, 609-924-2380. Reported in U.S. 1, January 7.

Kingston Tile & Stone, 4437 Route 27, Kingston Mall, Kingston 08540. Ming Poon. 609-252-0868; fax, 609-252-0288. Ceramic, porcelain, marble, and granite counter tops. Reported in U.S. 1, April 14.



Activities, Event Specialists, 53 Pennington-Hopewell Road, Pennington 08534. Michael D. Young CMP. Staff size: 7. 609-466-4100; fax, 609-466-5414. Home page: Special events, productions, and team programs. Cover story in U.S. 1, January 14.

Intellisphere, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 300, Plainsboro 08536. Michael Hennessy. Staff size: 31. 609-716-7777; fax, 609-716-4747. Home page: Publishers of MD Net Guide, Family Medicine Net Guide. Reported in U.S. 1, June 30.

Multimedia Healthcare/Freedom LLC, 4365 Route 1 South, Suite 250, Princeton 08540. Robert W. Preston. Staff size: 23. 609-452-9200; fax, 609-452-2992. Home page: Publishers of medical journals. Reported in U.S. 1, March 24.

WOW Entertainment, 947 State Road, Suite 207, Princeton 08540. Joe Parnett. Staff size: 3. 609-279-1679; fax, 609-279-0391. Interactive attractions for special events. Cover story in U.S. 1, January 14.

New in Town

Interact Mediaworks, 100 Overlook Center, Second Floor, Princeton 08540. Gene Ruggiero. 609-375-2170; fax, 212-656-1019. Home page: High-end animation of procedures and techniques for pharmaceutical and medical device firms. Reported in U.S. 1, August 25.

Winning Strategies, 502 Carnegie Center, Suite 102, Princeton 08540. Gary Davis. Staff size: 34. 609-275-4747; fax, 609-275-4751. Home page: Full service advertising firm. Reported in U.S. 1, September 1.

Zee TV, 14 Washington Road, Building 5, Princeton Junction 08550. Renu Mann. 609-750-9682; fax, 609-750-9684. Home page: Marketing division of an ethnic television channel. Reported in U.S. 1, October 20.


Dana Lichtstrahl, 59 Moran Avenue, Princeton 08542. 609-915-1999. Public relations, marketing, and philanthropic partnerships. Cover story in U.S. 1, March 17.

Microjazz Studios, 9 West Front Street, Trenton 08608. Scott A. Miller. 609-352-0668. Home page: Record label and recording studio specializing in jazz music production and promotions. Reported in U.S. 1, February 11.

Telelingua USA, 46 Sayre Drive, Plainsboro 08536. Lionel Mellet. Staff size: 3. 609-951-9511; fax, 609-951-0550. Home page: Translation, localization, and globalization services in all major languages for multinational companies. Reported in U.S. 1, January 7.

Visionary Marketing and Management Strategies, 88 Orchard Road, Skillman 08558. Kathie De Chirico. Staff size: 6. 908-281-3833; fax, 908-281-3834. Home page: Branding and licensing for fashion apparel. Reported in U.S. 1, September 29.

Stock News

Journal Register Co., 50 West State Street, 12th Floor, Trenton 08608. Robert M. Jelenic. Staff size: 30. 609-396-2200; fax, 609-396-2292. Home page: Newspaper publishing, owner of the Trentonian. Reported in U.S. 1, September 8.

Computers and Software


Datacolor, 5 Princess Road, Lawrenceville 08648. Terry Downes. Staff size: 130. 609-924-2189; fax, 609-895-7472. Home page: Manufacturer of color control communications, systems, software, instruments, and equipment. Reported in U.S. 1, August 25.

Digital 5 Inc., 101 Grovers Mill Road, Quakerbridge Executive Center, Suite 200, Lawrenceville 08648. Gary Hughes. Staff size: 40. 609-243-0015; fax, 609-243-9231. Home page: Supplier of licensed consumer electronics networking technology. Reported in U.S. 1, November 10.

Dragonfly Interactive, 2633 Main Street, Suite 202, Lawrenceville 08648. Rich Angermiller. 609-896-5960. Home page: Website design. Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.

Optima Global Solutions, 3705 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 202, Hamilton 08619. Mahesh Yadav. 609-586-8811; fax, 609-586-8825. Home page: IT staffing, software development. Reported in U.S. 1, October 27.

New in Town

DoubleBridge Technologies, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 317, Princeton 08540. George Wu. Staff size: 7. 609-716-9001; fax, 609-716-9002. Home page: IT outsourcing. Reported in U.S. 1, September 1.

Indotronix International Corporation, 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 1100, Plainsboro 08536. Babu Mandava. Staff size: 5. 609-750-0700; fax, 609-750-1212. Home page: IT solutions. Reported in U.S. 1, February 18.

International Computer Graphics, 18 Van Dyke Avenue, New Brunswick 08901. 732-247-9401; fax, 732-249-0401. Home page: Sales of computer monitors. Reported in U.S. 1, February 18., 666 Plainsboro Road, Suite 1171, Plainsboro 08536. Sai Varanasi. 609-716-7323; fax, 609-716-7327. Reported in U.S. 1, September 22.

Yash Technologies, 28A Jefferson Plaza, Princeton 08540. Jacob George. 732-355-9070; fax, 732-355-1123. Home page: IT consulting, E-business, based in East Moline, Illinois. Reported in U.S. 1, March 17.


Ansible Technologies Ltd., 27 Scott Avenue, Princeton Junction 08550. Aram Friedman. 609-716-8254. Planetarium design and consulting – visualization instruments such as microdomes for education and science. Cover story in U.S. 1, March 31.

BestTechHelp, 29 Emmons Drive, Suite B-10, Princeton 08540. Joseph V. Nocella. 600-252-1751; fax, 609-252-1751. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, May 5.

Cartridge World, 1905 Route 33, Concord Square, Hamilton 08690. Carl DeWorsop. Staff size: 4. 609-588-5744; fax, 609-588-5798. Home page: Refill of inkjet cartridges and remanufacture of laser cartridges. Reported in U.S. 1, August 25.

Strasz Computer Consulting Inc., 29 Emmons Drive, Suite B-10, Princeton 08540. Frank Strasz. Staff size: 16. 609-520-8522; fax, 609-520-8662. Home page: Custom computer software development for the financial, telecommunications, and computer-based testing industries. Reported in U.S. 1, May 5.

Stock News

Princeton eCom Corporation, 650 College Road East, Princeton 08540. Craig Kirsch. Staff size: 178. 609-606-3000; fax, 609-606-3297. Home page: Remote banking, processing electronic payments for bank clients. Reported in U.S. 1, April 7.

Survival Guide

Netrics Inc., 707 State Road, Suite 212, Princeton 08540. Stefanos Damianakis. Staff size: 15. 609-683-4002; fax, 609-497-9030. Home page: Search and information services, patented lookup technology for location and retrieval of electronic information. Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.

Culture and Sports


A.R.T.: Artistic Realization Technologies, 11 Whippoorwill Way, Belle Mead 08502. Tim Lefens. 908-359-3098; fax, 908-359-9206. Home page: Visual arts for the severely challenged. Reported in U.S. 1, November 24.


ECHL, 116 Village Boulevard, Suite 304, Princeton 08540. Brian McKenna, commissioner. Staff size: 13. 609-452-0770; fax, 609-452-7147. Home page: Administrative office for professional East Coast Hockey League. Reported in U.S. 1, September 1.



L. Robert Kimball & Associates Inc., 411 Riverview Plaza, Trenton 08611. Robert Kowalczyk, project manager. Staff size: 8. 609-989-5260; fax, 609-989-5261. Home page: Architectural engineering, especially civil and environmental projects, headquarters in southwestern Pennsylvania. Reported in U.S. 1, January 21.

Maser Consulting PA, 4621 Nottingham Way, Suite 8, Hamilton Square 08690. Michael T. Angeline. Staff size: 30. 609-587-8200; fax, 609-587-8260. Home page: Consulting, municipal and environmental engineers, surveyors, landscape architects. Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.

New in Town

Chas. H. Sells Inc., 5 Independence Way, Suite 300, Princeton 08540. Robert A. Maschke Jr., 609-514-5195; fax, 609-452-8464. Home page: Bridge inspection, bridge design, land surveying/GPS and photogrammetric mapping services. Reported in U.S. 1, July 7.



Accurate Document Destruction Inc., 35 Industrial Drive, Hamilton 08619. Stephen Mandarano Sr. Staff size: 62. 800-474-7332; fax, 609-586-8450. Home page: Mobile and in-house document shredding, total recycling services. Reported in U.S. 1, December 1.

Chilworth Technology Inc., 250 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro 08536. Vahid Ebadat PhD. Staff size: 21. 732-274-0900; fax, 732-274-1371. Home page: Industrial safety testing and consulting with emphasis on dust explosions, chemical reactivity, electrostatic hazards. Reported in U.S. 1, March 24.

Mactec, 14 Washington Park, Building 1, Princeton Junction 08550. Deborah A. Barsotti. Staff size: 20. 609-936-0700; fax, 609-936-1020. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.

Stock News

WindsorTech Inc., 70 Lake Drive, Hightstown 08520. Marc Sherman. 609-426-4666; fax, 609-426-4543. Home page: Electronics equipment recycling, also data security. Reported in U.S. 1, May 19.



Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., 1200 Merrill Lynch Drive, Pennington 08534. Staff size: 5,000. 609-274-1000; fax, 609-274-0100. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, April 7.


The Billing Department LLC, 66 Witherspoon Street, Suite 1500, Princeton 08542. Brenda Loper. 609-430-2922; fax, 609-430-2923. Practice management solutions, located at 222 Commons Way, Montgomery Commons. Reported in U.S. 1, December 1.

Bullrun Financial, 134 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 106, Lawrenceville 08648. John Coscia. 609-912-1370; fax, 609-912-1371. Home page: Real time investment advice to institutional equity money managers. Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.

CHN Solutions, 3525 Quakerbridge Road, Ibis Plaza, Hamilton 08619. Leonard V. Weinman. Staff size: 350. 609-631-0474; fax, 609-631-0492. Home page: Preferred provider organization with managed behavioral health network and employee assistance programs, formerly Alta Services. Reported in U.S. 1, November 24.

CareGain Inc., 50 Millstone Road, Building 300, Suite 100, Windsor Corporate Park, Monroe Township 08831. David J. Lenihan. Staff size: 30. 609-426-1500; fax, 609-426-1595. Home page: Healthcare asset management. Reported in U.S. 1, June 16.

Carpediem Capital Ltd., 7 Centre Drive, Suite 14, Monroe 08831. Wayne J. Nixon. Staff size: 5. 609-409-4330; fax, 609-409-4334. Investment bankers to mid-size companies consulting on capital buyouts, divestitures. Reported in U.S. 1, August 25.

Century Small Business Solutions, 9 Princess Road, Suite K, Lawrenceville 08648. Thomas H. Judge. Staff size: 4. 609-620-0011; fax, 609-620-0277. Home page: Bookkeeping, consulting and tax services, enrolled agent. Reported in U.S. 1, March 3.

Cohen DuFour LLP, 4390 Route 1, Suite 200, Box 7107, Princeton 08543. Jeffrey DuFour. Staff size: 14. 609-452-1600; fax, 609-243-0118. Home page: Acounting firm. Reported in U.S. 1, June 9.

Concord Advisory Group Ltd., 700 Alexander Park, Suite 203, Princeton 08540. Christopher E. Cahill. Staff size: 13. 609-987-9000; fax, 609-987-9997. Home page: Fee-based investment consulting firm for mid-size institutions. Reported in U.S. 1, March 3.

First Horizon Home Loans, 1239 Parkway Avenue, Suite 202, West Trenton 08628. John P. Flemming. Staff size: 4. 609-818-0139; fax, 609-818-9046. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, May 19.

GAB Robins North America Inc., 3 Terry Lane, Suite 1, Burlington 08016. Anthony Ruggieri. Staff size: 42. 609-219-0500; fax, 609-219-9213. Home page: Casualty, workers’ compensation, and rehabilitation processing office. Reported in U.S. 1, October 27.

Glen Eagle Advisors LLC, 134 Franklin Corner Road, Suite 102, Lawrence 08548. Robert Less, director compliance operations. Staff size: 2. 609-912-1440. Reported in U.S. 1, November 17.

Hopewell Valley Community Bank, 4 Route 31 South, Box 999, Pennington 08534. James Hyman. Staff size: 20. 609-466-2900; fax, 609-730-9144. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, October 6.

Horvath & Giacin, 130 Route 31 North, Suite A, Box 706, Pennington 08534. John A. Horvath CPA. Staff size: 8. 609-737-0300; fax, 609-737-7640. Reported in U.S. 1, December 22.

McGraw-Hill Employees Federal Credit Union, 148 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Hightstown 08520. Wayne J. Hudson. Staff size: 30. 609-371-4450; fax, 609-371-4054. Home page: Not-for-profit, member-owned credit union. 800-226-6428. Reported in U.S. 1, April 7.

N.J. CURE Auto Insurance, 214 Carnegie Center, Suite 103, Princeton 08540. 609-520-0800; fax, 609-520-0030. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, November 3.

New Jersey PURE, 214 Carnegie Center, Suite 301, Princeton 08540. Lena Chang. Staff size: 15. 609-951-8547; fax, 609-951-0091. Home page: Medical malpractice insurance. Reported in U.S. 1, November 3.

Petrone Associates/Guardian Life, 508 Carnegie Center, Suite 102, Princeton 08540. Dawn Brown. Staff size: 30. 609-720-5160; fax, 609-452-0838. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, August 25.

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, 3525 Quakerbridge Road, IBIS Plaza, Suite 910, Hamilton 08619. Brian O’Reilly. Staff size: 25. 609-586-6122; fax, 866-879-4284. Home page: Commercial property and casualty insurance. Reported in U.S. 1, November 24.

WithumSmith+Brown, 5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 201, Princeton 08540. Leonard H. Smith CPA. Staff size: 45. 609-520-1188; fax, 609-520-9882. Headquarters of accounting and consulting firm. Reported in U.S. 1, May 26.

Yardville National Bancorp, 4556 South Broad Street, Box 8487, Trenton 08650. Patrick M. Ryan. Staff size: 150. 609-581-2809; fax, 609-584-5984. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, December 22.

New in Town

Black Oak Energy, 103 Carnegie Center, Suite 115, Princeton 08540. Rene Francoeur. Staff size: 5. 609-275-7260; fax, 609-275-7263. Home page: Energy trading. Reported in U.S. 1, September 8.

David Lerner Associates, 221 Rockingham Row, Princeton 08540. Vince Monaco. 609-806-2700; fax, 609-520-8496. Home page: Investments focusing on dividends and interest. Reported in U.S. 1, June 23.

Ford Motor Credit Company, 101 Interchange Plaza, Third Floor, CN 6000, Cranbury 08512. George Hartman. Staff size: 21. 609-655-7452; fax, 609-655-3917. Automobile financing. Reported in U.S. 1, June 9.

Hudson City Savings Bank, 355 Applegarth Road, Monroe 08831. Benjamin Talcott. Staff size: 8. 609-655-9320; fax, 609-409-9376. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, May 5.

Hudson City Savings Bank, 370 Route 130 South, Town Center, East Windsor 08520. Annmarie Olsen. 609-443-7643; fax, 609-443-7646. Pamela Gillins. 609-750-8523; fax, 609-750-8526. Home page: Reported in U.S. 1, May 5.

Jamison Eaton & Wood Inc., 821 Alexander Road, Suite 120, Princeton 08540. Ernest Cruikshank. 609-945-1400; fax, 609-945-1410. Home page: Financial and investment management. Reported in U.S. 1, April 14.

Platinum Mortgage, 4390 Route 1 North, Suite 210, Princeton 08540. Fred Concepcion. Staff size: 4. 800-710-0730; fax, 609-720-0733. Home page: Residential and commercial lending. Reported in U.S. 1, March 10.

William Gallagher Assoc., 116 Village Boulevard, Princeton Forrestal Village, Suite 310, Princeton 08540. Michael Andersen. Staff size: 8. 609-228-1600; fax, 609-228-1666. Home page: Insurance brokerage, risk management, and employee benefit services for companies with complex risks. Reported in U.S. 1, October 20.


A. W. Financial Solutions, 909 Liberty Street, Trenton 08611. Veronica Lett. Staff size: 3. 609-392-7257; fax, 609-392-7236. Debt collection for small businesses, focusing on high risk credit. Reported in U.S. 1, February 18.

Ironbound Capital Management, 5 Vaughn Drive, Suite 106, Princeton 08540. Stephen Silverman, founder. Staff size: 10. 609-951-9700; fax, 609-951-9494. Global hedge fund. Reported in U.S. 1, May 5.

Jantorno Financial Advisors LLC, 29 Emmons Drive, Suite G-10, Princeton 08540. Lisa H. Jantorno CFA CFP. 609-919-0006; fax, 609-919-0220. Fee-only financial planning and financial management. Reported in U.S. 1, September 29.

Promise Land Mortgage, 36 South Broad Street, Trenton Business and Technology Center, Trenton 08608. Loletha Payne Johnson. 609-656-2252; fax, 609-565-2252. Home page: Commercial and residential mortgages. Reported in U.S. 1, August 25.

Tillit Group LLC, 4390 Route 1, Box 7107, Princeton 08543. Jeffrey D. DuFour. 609-452-8735; fax, 609-243-0118. Home page: Consulting services to fiduciaries – volunteer board members or trustees of retirement plans. Reported in U.S. 1, June 9.

Crystal Ridge Partners, 17 Hulfish Street, Suite 200, Princeton 08542. Jack Baron. 609-924-2088; fax, 609-924-5088. Private equity firm providing growth capital to small to mid-market companies in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Reported in U.S. 1, March 17.

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