Mount Family Group, LTD,The Mount Family Group (MFG), operator of Westaff offices in Burlington,St. Albans, St. Johnsbury and Barre was named Franchise Business of theYear by the Westaff Franchisor, The Select Family of Staffing Companies.MFG also operates Westaff branches along the Connecticut River Valley inNew Hampshire and in New York and southern New England.In presenting the award, Irwin Much, President of the Select FranchiseDivision cited the group s sales level and its expansion during therecent economic downturn. The award was presented at the Select ManagersMeeting in Newport Beach, California.Accepting the award were David Mount, James Mount and Karen Mount. Thisaward is really accepted on behalf of all of the employees of our company both our full-time staff and our temporary associates. It is a greathonor for us and for them and we thank them for all that they do, saidDavid Mount.Mount Family Group is a Vermont corporation with headquarters on MainStreet in Burlington.Source: Westaff. 5.4.2010
Eight cars collided on the west Camas Slough Bridge Thursday morning after an earlier construction hiccup on state Highway 14. Workers were in the process of paving the bridge when a plant providing the hot-mix asphalt broke down around 4 a.m. Thursday, according to Abbi Russell, spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The speed limit was reduced from 55 mph to 35 mph while motorists traveled a short distance over a fabric moisture barrier without the same traction as a normal road surface.The unfinished road appeared to have been part of what caused the collision, said Trooper Stephen Robley, spokesman for the Washington State Patrol. During the collision, which occurred around 7:30 a.m., cars started sliding around on the roadway. Although no one was seriously injured, the collision clogged commuter traffic. Witnesses reported that motorists were traveling the wrong way on the highway to go around the backup.“When we’re dealing with a collision of that magnitude and the backup, cars tend to do that on a regular basis whether it’s the highway or interstate,” Robley said, adding that it’s illegal.The pavement was finished early this morning, in time for rush-hour commuters.