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November 29, 1996
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A $125,000 low-interest state loan will help Olson Technologies start manufacturing navigational and optical instruments for U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and commercial ships, according to the Franklin County Area Development Corp. At least nine new jobs are expected to be created at the project site at 600 Paper Mill Road, Chambersburg. Olson Technologies, a partnership of brothers Terry and Garry Olson, received the 5 percent loan from the Small Business First Fund, which provides funds to small businesses.
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By DON AINES | December 8, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With approvals from three local governments and a school district in hand, the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority is moving ahead with plans to create a tax-exempt Keystone Opportunity Zone at the army depot. "The board authorized the submission of the application to the South Central Pennsylvania Coalition," Authority Board Chairman Robert G. Zullinger said Monday. The coalition includes development corporations from a seven-county area that will forward the application to the state by the end of the year.
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January 2, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., is the featured speaker at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Association Annual Meeting on Jan. 26 at the Kauffman Community Center at 7289 Ruritan Drive. Ross is to discuss growth plans for the county, and how his organization sees production agriculture fitting into the county's future. Ross has headed the development corporation since its startup in 1986. Its aim is to implement and promote a comprehensive economic development strategy.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 15, 2006
waynesboro@herald-mail.com ZULLINGER, PA. - A former orchard in Zullinger might sprout new buildings early this year as a local development corporation continues to sell lots at the location of its pet project. The 12-lot Wharf Road Industrial Park between Waynesboro and Greencastle is home now to only one business: CAM Superline, a manufacturer of construction and hydraulic dump trailers. But officials with the Waynesboro Industrial Development Corp. feel that's about to change.
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By DON AINES | May 6, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Attorneys debated the meaning of the word "exchange" Thursday in Franklin County Court in a case that could affect the $10 million Village on the Falling Spring project. In January, Frederick and Kaye Fox, of Chambersburg, filed a lawsuit against the borough and the Chambersburg Area Development Corp. asking the court to set aside the land swap agreement for the project. "The only issue we see in the case ... is for the court to define the meaning of 'exchange,'" said John McD. Sharpe Jr., the attorney for the development corporation.
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May 13, 2012
Chambersburg Area Development Corp.'s real estate successes have enabled the not-for-profit industrial development corporation to give back to the community, according to a news release following the organization's annual meeting. CADC Executive Director David G. Sciamanna said the organization's greatest impact has been in creating jobs. Employment at its business parks increased slightly since last year, rising from 2,822 to 2,829. The majority of those jobs (1,576) are at Chambers-5 Business Park in Chambersburg.
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March 2, 2001
Ross says Franklin County poised for new growth By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Despite a slowing of the economy and the layoff of 1,100 local employees last year, the president of an area development agency says the county saw enormous economic progress. L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., said area businesses have absorbed many of the 300 workers hired and then fired by Toys-R-Us.com last year when the company decided not to open a new facility in Chambersburg, and the 800 former Grove Worldwide employees laid off since September.
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by DON AINES | June 10, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon do a lot of business with the Department of Defense, and county economic development officials want to see some of that work come to Letterkenny Army Depot. On Thursday, representatives from those corporations and about two dozen more went to the first Letterkenny Business Showcase to hear presentations on private sector opportunities at the federal facility. The industry representatives also toured the depot as part of the showcase, sponsored by the Franklin County Area Development Corp.
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by DON AINES | July 20, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Wisconsin-based packaging company has purchased a "shell" building in the Cumberland Valley Business Park from the Franklin County Area Development Corp. Bentley World Packaging Ltd. of Milwaukee recently bought the 18,200-square-foot building for $450,000, said L. Michael Ross, president of the development corporation. The building is on a 5-acre lot at 5105 Technology Ave., he said. "We essentially sold it for what we had in it," Ross said, explaining that the development corporation had paid about $450,000 to buy the land and construct the building in 2003.
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July 26, 2000
Falling Spring evolution continues By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A new and significantly scaled down version of the Village on the Falling Spring was unveiled Wednesday for the Chambersburg Borough Council. "This started out as a private commercial development with public amenities," Borough Manager Eric Oyer said of the village, which at one time included plans for two office buildings and had a price tag of more than $10 million in private and public funds.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
Norfolk Southern opened its $97 million rail-truck facility Monday, creating 126 jobs with thousands more expected. The new facility on 200 acres near Exit 3 of Interstate 81 is part of the railroad's Crescent Corridor, a 2,500-mile network of rail and terminals that reduces truck traffic on highways and cuts carbon emissions, said Dave Pidgeon, public relations manager for Norfolk Southern. “We're up and running and so far, so good,” Pidgeon said. L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation, said indirect growth from Norfolk Southern could be huge.
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May 13, 2012
Chambersburg Area Development Corp.'s real estate successes have enabled the not-for-profit industrial development corporation to give back to the community, according to a news release following the organization's annual meeting. CADC Executive Director David G. Sciamanna said the organization's greatest impact has been in creating jobs. Employment at its business parks increased slightly since last year, rising from 2,822 to 2,829. The majority of those jobs (1,576) are at Chambers-5 Business Park in Chambersburg.
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May 1, 2012
A Boonsboro business that specializes in finding ways to defeat improvised-explosive devices on the battlefield has been awarded a share of a $450,000 grant to continue its research, according to a state corporation. The Boonsboro-based ES&T Inc., and five other Maryland companies were awarded about $75,000 each, the Maryland Technology Development Corp. said Monday in a news release. The grants were funded by Congress, but awarded by the development corporation, an independent entity established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1998 to help create businesses and foster their growth in all regions of the state.
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January 2, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., is the featured speaker at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Association Annual Meeting on Jan. 26 at the Kauffman Community Center at 7289 Ruritan Drive. Ross is to discuss growth plans for the county, and how his organization sees production agriculture fitting into the county's future. Ross has headed the development corporation since its startup in 1986. Its aim is to implement and promote a comprehensive economic development strategy.
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by DON AINES | June 10, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon do a lot of business with the Department of Defense, and county economic development officials want to see some of that work come to Letterkenny Army Depot. On Thursday, representatives from those corporations and about two dozen more went to the first Letterkenny Business Showcase to hear presentations on private sector opportunities at the federal facility. The industry representatives also toured the depot as part of the showcase, sponsored by the Franklin County Area Development Corp.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | January 15, 2006
waynesboro@herald-mail.com ZULLINGER, PA. - A former orchard in Zullinger might sprout new buildings early this year as a local development corporation continues to sell lots at the location of its pet project. The 12-lot Wharf Road Industrial Park between Waynesboro and Greencastle is home now to only one business: CAM Superline, a manufacturer of construction and hydraulic dump trailers. But officials with the Waynesboro Industrial Development Corp. feel that's about to change.
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by DON AINES | July 20, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Wisconsin-based packaging company has purchased a "shell" building in the Cumberland Valley Business Park from the Franklin County Area Development Corp. Bentley World Packaging Ltd. of Milwaukee recently bought the 18,200-square-foot building for $450,000, said L. Michael Ross, president of the development corporation. The building is on a 5-acre lot at 5105 Technology Ave., he said. "We essentially sold it for what we had in it," Ross said, explaining that the development corporation had paid about $450,000 to buy the land and construct the building in 2003.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | September 21, 2004
gregs@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Business and City of Hagerstown officials on Monday announced a project in which a newly formed nonprofit organization would buy land on an aging portion of East Baltimore Street for the purpose of building 20 to 30 new homes. The plan was good news for one couple who lives on that street and owns a business there. Betty Hann, 71, who lives with her husband, Gerald Hann, 77, midway between South Potomac and Locust streets, said they have no neighbors because of all the businesses there.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | May 6, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Olson Hydraulics Inc., a sister company to Olson and Olson, is moving into the 31,000-square-foot building at 1151 Sheffler Drive that recently was vacated by Greencastle Metal Works. The newly formed company will manufacture an existing line of custom-welded hydraulic cylinders plus a new line of products yet to be introduced. The announcement was made Friday by Chambersburg Area Development Corp. President William Snell at the organization's 42nd annual meeting, attended by nearly 100 people.
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March 2, 2001
Ross says Franklin County poised for new growth By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Despite a slowing of the economy and the layoff of 1,100 local employees last year, the president of an area development agency says the county saw enormous economic progress. L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp., said area businesses have absorbed many of the 300 workers hired and then fired by Toys-R-Us.com last year when the company decided not to open a new facility in Chambersburg, and the 800 former Grove Worldwide employees laid off since September.
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