Business News Archive - March 18, 2009

ARNHEM, The Netherlands, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company announced today that it will assume the contractor role together with Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Transportation and Water Authority) in three road expansion projects.

PONTIAC, Mich., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg W. Miles, a longtime contract employee for General Motors (GM) recently lost his job as a Processing Supervisor for tool designs at the Weld Tool Center in Grand Blanc, MI.

CALGARY, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Compton Petroleum Corporation (TSX - CMT, NYSE - CMZ) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to the Board of Directors of the company, Mr. David Fitzpatrick and Mr.

ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AfterSoft Network N.A., Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Aftersoft Group, Inc.

New independent estimates of 441 million barrels of recoverable oil would support a 50,000 barrel-per-day HTL (heavy-to-light) project CALGARY, March 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ed Veith, Executive Vice President, Upstream, of Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

BEIJING, March 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Agritech, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CAGC) ("China Agritech" or "the Company"), a leading national liquid and granular organic compound fertilizer manufacturer and distributor in China, today announced it has appointed Mr.

- 2008 revenue of $32.7 million, up 146% compared to $13.3 million in 2007 - 2008 net income of $6.34 million, up 203% compared to $2.09 million in 2007 - 2008 earnings per share (EPS) of $0.29, up 164% compared to $0.11 in 2007 - Benefits from China's national economic stimulus plan towards clean technology energy savings industry - Anticipates growth momentum to continue in 2009 NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- SmartHeat Inc.

PASADENA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two nonprofit organizations started the legal process to protect a globally imperiled habitat and 247 plant and wildlife species that are dependent upon the protection of North Etiwanda Habitat Preserve, San Bernardino County.

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The State of Ohio is expanding its national leadership in the aerospace and logistics industries through strategic economic development investments, including redevelopment of the Wilmington Air Park, the nation's largest privately owned airport.

LANGLEY, England, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelport GDS, one of the world's leading global distribution system (GDS) providers, today announced the findings of a new international benchmarking study conducted by Topaz International, a world leader in airfare auditing, showing that Travelport e-Pricing consistently finds the lowest available airfares worldwide.

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