PNC Bank Corp. is gearing up to go after middle-market commercial clients and private banking customers in the hotly competitive New Jersey market.

The $73.3 billion-asset Pittsburgh-based bank recently named a longtime Garden State banker to lead the charge. William H. Turner will join PNC Aug. 1 as president and chief executive officer of its New Jersey operations - a big part of which he ran for the old Chemnical Banking Corp. until 1995, when PNC bought them.

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