(Extensions of Remarks - December 09, 2003)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2495]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



                           HON. BILL SHUSTER

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Leonard S. 
Fiore, Inc. on its 50th Anniversary and to thank the general 
contracting corporation for its numerous contributions to the 
  For more than four decades, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. has maintained a 
strong commitment to people, hard work, and education. The company was 
founded by Leonard Fiore Sr. in 1954 upon the principle of providing 
efficient, top quality work at a reasonable cost, and the progress that 
it has made in the past fifty years confirms the company's dedication 
to this principle. In 1957 the company completed its first commercial 
construction project with the erection of the Altoona Skating Center 
and the St. Rose of Lima Church in Altoona. Since that date, the 
company has expanded its capabilities and heightened its goals 
tremendously, having provided jobs to over 250 people and completed 
over 300 commercial buildings.
  As one of central Pennsylvania's leading general contractors, Leonard 
S. Fiore, Inc. offers demolition, excavation, concrete and steel 
erection, masonry, carpentry, metal stud and drywall work as well as 
plastering, painting, and a certified surveyor. Devoted to the belief 
that ``no job is too large, no need too small,'' every job that the 
company undertakes receives the same enthusiasm and quality of 
workmanship. Regardless of the task at hand, the experience and 
expertise of each and every employee guarantees every project to be 
completed with the best possible results.
  In addition to the organization's excellence in its industry, it has 
remained extremely loyal to the surrounding community. Leonard S. 
Fiore, Inc. regularly supports Saint Francis College in Loretto, PA, 
and Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Hollidaysburg, PA, providing them 
with financial assistance and volunteer services. Additionally, the 
company sponsors local little league baseball teams, the Tour de Toona 
bicycle race, and the annual Fiore Family Golf Classic, which is a 
popular event that raises money for various community services. Leonard 
S. Fiore, Inc. has demonstrated an unyielding enthusiasm and care for 
the public which it serves.
  For its incomparable generosity, service to the community, and 
unabated commitment to excellence, Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. deserves the 
highest recognition. The company continues to grow and maintain a high 
level of quality, providing an example that all businesses should 
follow. I congratulate Leonard S. Fiore, Inc. on its 50th Anniversary 
and eagerly await its future progress.