Tri-state business briefs

November 07, 2004

Magnolia Management

Magnolia Management recently signed a long-term contract with Genesis HealthCare to manage Avalon Manor Health Care in Hagerstown.

Avalon Manor Health Care has a bed capacity of 170.

Genesis HealthCare is the largest provider of post-acute care, long-term care and rehabilitation therapy services in Maryland with more than 30 facilities. Genesis operates 215 skilled nursing and assisted-living centers in 12 states and provides contract rehabilitation therapy to more than 700 health-care providers in 20 states.

Washington County Community Mediation Center

The offices of the Washington County Community Mediation Center have moved from the Keedysville Community Center to Hagerstown, effective Oct. 25.

The new offices are at 101 Summit Ave., which also houses the offices of the Community Action Council.

The center provides free mediation services to the residents of Washington County.

The new office number is 301-665-WCMC (9262). For more information, go to the center's Web site at


BOONSBORO - ThompsonGas recently announced a partnership with Robin Jones Consulting, a full-service marketing firm based in Frederick, Md.


ThompsonGas is planning for aggressive growth based on current and future acquisitions and new technology available to the industry. Robin Jones Consulting will develop a customized marketing plan that suits Thompson's specific goals and objectives and will establish and build a new brand in all of its markets.

Robin Jones Consulting is a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm that specializes in corporate branding, positioning and messaging, strategies and interactive marketing.

The Manitowoc Co.

MANITOWOC, Wis. - The Manitowoc Co. recently reported strong increases in sales and earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30.

Net sales increased 21 percent to $491 million, from $407 million during the same period last year. Net earnings for the third quarter were $12.7 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, up 77 percent from earning of $7.2 million, or 27 cents per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2003.

Earnings from continuing operations in the third quarter increased 62 percent to $13.1 million, or 48 cents per diluted share, from $8.1 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, in the same period last year.

The Manitowoc Co. is the parent company of Grove Worldwide in Shady Grove, Pa.

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