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BIG Cinemas expands in New Jersey with South Asian flavor
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India’s biggest cinema chain operator, the Mumbai-based Reliance MediaWorks, has expanded its presence
into New Jersey by investing in theaters in North Bergen and the Iselin section of Woodbridge. Last week, it
rebranded the Iselin movie house as BIG Cinemas, the company’s banner that now has 170 screens across the
United States and 468 screens globally, including India, Malaysia and the Netherlands.
Reliance MediaWorks has invested $1 million in a partnership with the Iselin movie theater’s original
owner, Rupinder Nayyar, said Udaya Kumar, the company’s U.S. business head based in Burbank, Calif. The
company has so far invested $12 million in its U.S. network, he said.
BIG Cinemas will target the South Asian community, and bring fare such as cricket matches, final epi-
Reliance MediaWorks has cinemas in North Bergen and the Iselin section of Woodbridge. sodes of television reality shows and programs based on religious festivals, Kumar said. - Shankar P.
Abbott Labs finds success design studio featuring 500 Crestron
products, according to the Gover-
an incentive of $200,000 toward the
$600,000 cost of the project the BPU Deals around the state
with I-Stat technology nor’s Office of Economic Growth. stated. – Shankar P.
n HLTH Corp., in Elmwood Park, said it completed the $142 million
Crestron, which does its manu-
cash and debt sale of its Porex Corp. subsidiary to Aurora Capital
Five years after Abbott Laboratories
bought medical device maker I-Stat
facturing and development in six
Bergen County facilities, has experi-
Saint Peter’s to use only Group, in Los Angeles. Porex, in Fairburn, Ga., is a maker of porous
Corp. for $400 million, it has dou- enced double-digit growth for the last wind energy for one year plastics for use in gas and liquid filters, vents for medical devices, and
other industrial and diagnostic needs. HLTH is the majority owner of
bled its work force to 285 employees
WebMD Health Corp., a provider of health information.
and tripled its business volume, said The Jersey City campus of Saint Pe-
Courtesy of Crestron Electronics
Glen Tineviz, director of marketing ter’s College will be powered entirely
n Image Solutions Inc., in the Whippany section of Hanover, a pro-
for Abbott’s Princeton-based Point by wind energy for at least one year,
vider of software and consulting services to the life sciences indus-
of Care business. He declined to starting on Jan. 1. Saint Peter’s, which
try, said Oct. 19 it acquired Apyx Inc., in Collegeville, Pa. Terms of the
specify revenues. also has a campus in Englewood
deal were not disclosed. Image Solutions said it will retain Apyx’s
Physicians can use the I-Stat Cliffs, will be the second private col-
device at patient bedsides to instant- lege in New Jersey, after Georgian
ly test samples, avoiding the need to Court University, to use renewable
n Quidsi Inc., in Montclair, said it raised $30 million in financing in
send them to conventional labs like energy as its only source of electric-
a series E round led by New Enterprises Associates Inc., in Menlo
Quest Diagnostics, said Robert The reception area of Crestron Electron-
Park, Calif. Quidsi is the parent of e-tailer Diapers.com, a seller of
Kunkler, divisional vice president in ics’ new Customer Experience Center.
Courtesy of Saint Peter’s College
diapers, strollers, car seats and other products for babies.
Abbott’s Point of Care business. The
device, which costs between $5,000 two decades and currently employs
n Global Resource Corp., in Mount Laurel, said it agreed to sell a pro-
and $10,000 a piece, also helps cut 1,024 people in the state, the office
totype device for oil shale processing for $3.5 million to Universal
overall costs with improved produc- said. The company, which hired 149
Alternative Fuels Inc. Global Resource develops microwav