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M.S. Johnston Co. celebrates 80th anniversary

August 26, 2012
  • Michael Johnston, left, vice president of M.S. Johnston Co. Inc., and Maurice F. Johnston, president, display the crystal plaque presented to Maurice Johnston from Aircon Engineering in honor of his 60 years with M.S. Johnston Co. and 60-year continuous business relationship with Aircon as the regional York distributor.
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On July 26, M.S. Johnston Co. Inc. in Hagerstown held a celebratory 80th anniversary dinner at Nick’s Airport Inn in Hagerstown.

There were a total of 86 attendees, including employees, retirees, representatives of York International and Aircon Engineering.

The special honoree for the evening was Maurice F. Johnston, president of the company, who was recognized for 60 years of service with the firm.

Other employees recognized for their tenures with the firm were:

• 35 to 40 years: Albert Brittain, Charles Dick and Greg Poffenberger

• 30 to 35 years: Steve McDonald, Albert Moquin, Alan Sheeley, William Stewart and E.R. “Lucky” Urias

• 25 to 30 years: Cliff Cowden, Sharon Cullison and Tim Kline

• 20 to 25 years: Michael Johnston, Sandra Kendall, Ernest Kent, David Koontz and Steve Osik

• 15 to 20 years: John Rand Jr., Roger Shoop, Butch Stevens and Bentley Straley

• 10 to 15 years: Kevin Holtry, Christine Long, Renee Poper, Travis Reed, Carl Rodenburg, Kelly Roll and Christine Ryan

• Retirees: James Follin, John Harkrader, Don Newbraugh and John Rand Sr., all with more than 35 years of service

Rick Abel, regional sales manager representing York International, recognized M.S. Johnston Co. Inc. as being the longest continuous authorized York equipment dealer in the world. The year 2012 represents 72 years since the original dealership agreement was executed in 1940 by founder Maurice S. Johnston.

Aircon Engineering, represented by its president, Kim Leonard, and other attendees presented a crystal plaque to Maurice Johnston for his 60 years with M.S. Johnston Co. and 60-year continuous business relationship with Aircon as the regional York distributor.

Michael Johnston, vice president representing the third generation of his family to work in management of the company, planned and hosted the evening. He expressed his desire to continue the management practices of his father and grandfather, with hopes of continued future success.

For more information, go to www.msjohnston.com.

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