Shuster to visit area today

August 14, 1997


Staff Writer, Chambersburg

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Congressman Bud Shuster will be donating a computer, dedicating a new manufacturing facility, and celebrating Grove Worldwide's 50th anniversary, among other plans, during a sweep through Franklin and Fulton Counties today and Friday.

Starting in Fulton County today, Shuster will host public office hours at the county courthouse at 201 North Second St. in McConnellsburg, Pa. starting at 3:45 p.m.

Shortly after, Shuster plans to donate a computer from his Chambersburg office to Fulton County's Job Training Partnership Act program to be used to assist in job search and retraining efforts for workers affected by the layoff at JLG Industries Inc.


"This is just one example of the many steps we intend to take in effort to assist Fulton County and its workforce...This is just the start of an all-out community effort here in Fulton County," said Shuster in a prepared statement.

Shuster is also expected to announce funding for the Fulton County Industrial Development Authority during his visit.

On Friday, Shuster will speak at a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Savoy Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa. hosted by the Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce.

He will then host public office hours at 8:45 a.m. at the Borough Offices at 57 East Main St.

Also during his time in Waynesboro, Shuster will be presenting Kenneth Wright of Elliotsburg, Pa. and Warren Eichelberger of Greencastle, Pa. with medals of recognition which they earned for gallantry during their military service.

Shuster is then scheduled to join in the celebration of Grove Worldwide's 50th anniversary where he plans to tour the plant at Shady Grove and speak briefly.

At 11:30 a.m., Shuster will help dedicate a new 70,400 square-foot manufacturing facility in the Chambers-5 Business Park off Sheffler Drive, south of Orchard Drive, in Chambersburg.

Construction began on the $2.5 million multi-occupancy building last October. It will house four tenants which will be announced Friday.

Seventy-five percent of the funding for the project came from an Economic Development Administration grant which Shuster helped secure.

Chambersburg Area Development Corporation is funding the remaining 25 percent.

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