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Business briefs

December 04, 2005

JLG Industries



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc. recently announced consolidated revenues of $478 million for its fiscal first quarter ended Oct. 30, an increase of 56 percent from the same period last year.

Sales increased 49 percent in the United States and 81 percent internationally, year-over-year.

The company reported net income of $27.9 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, for the prior year period.

Long & FosterReal Estate



Long & Foster Realtors will hold a seminar on "A Career in Real Estate," designed to address the questions of people who have thought of going into business for themselves in real estate but do not know how to investigate the pros and cons.

Seminar discussions will focus on how to get started in a real estate career, the course requirements, costs involved in training and the benefits of a real estate career.

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The career night seminars are free and open to the public. Space is limited, reservations are advised.

The seminar will be held Dec. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Hagerstown office at 1100 Dual Highway. Contact George Burgtorf at 301-797-2300 to register.

Edward Jones



Edward Jones investment representatives will host a free video presentation on estate planning on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at a variety of locations.

Admission is free. Seating is limited. Those interested in attending may call one of the following investment representatives: Greg Garner, 301-733-9465; Joan Bowers, 240-420-8514; Cort Meinelschmidt, 301-766-7300; Shelby Penn-Ross, 301-733-0625; Gary Clark, 301-371-0041; Todd Streett, 717-597-1713.

CertainTeed



WILLIAMSPORT - On Nov. 15, workers at the Williamsport CertainTeed plant joined more than 7,000 CertainTeed employees across the nation to honor their commitment to health and safety by celebrating the first annual CertainTeed Health and Safety Day.

A leading North American manufacturer of building products for more than 100 years, CertainTeed emphasizes health and safety for its employees, according to a prepared release from the company.

Williamsport employees adopted a safety pledge and a personal safety action plan.

Champion Industries



HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Champion Indusstries Inc.'s board of directors declared its regular quarterly cash dividend of 5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Dec. 30 to shareholders of record on Dec. 9.

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