Precision Laser & Instrument Inc. started in 1990 as a business focused on the repair of construction lasers. Since then, owner Rod Cress expanded his business, which that now includes business partner Rob Barth, 60 employees that spread between six locations, with departments in sales, rentals and service.
Cress has several locations in Ohio and West Virginia, but he maintains the headquarters on 11th Street in Ambridge.
Precision Laser & Instrument Inc. participated in the Façade Improvement Program, which provides grant funds through the Community Development Program of Beaver County to downtown commercial building and/or business owners to renovate their storefronts.
"We try to do all of our business local – lights from Economy Electric, various items from Do It Best," shared marketing coordinator, Shane Zysk.
The storefront renovation was done by Tim Cassidy Restoration/ Remodeling and Construction, which is based in Ambridge .
In additional to the storefront, they added upstairs offices and updated the rest of the company property in Ambridge which included sandblasting and painting exterior walls.
They realized they had a large blank wall that is highly visible to traffic entering town off the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge. They decided to use the space to thank the community, where the company originated.
The words " Welcome to Ambridge Est. 1824" are painted on the wall so that anyone who is entering Ambridge onto 11th Street from the bridge will see.
Borough of Ambridge Manager Joe Kauer said, “We thank Precision Laser & Instrument, Inc. for their civic pride and contribution in improving the community.”
Zysk added, “We consider ourselves as much a part of the Historic District of Old Economy as the City of Ambridge itself, and that is why we chose to recognize the establishment date of Old Economy on our mural.”
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