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by DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | August 15, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - As many as 150 workers could be employed at the former Lowe's distribution center at 914 S. Burhans Blvd. in Hagerstown by early 2006 as Texas-based Builders FirstSource ramps up production of its residential building product lines at the site, a company official said Thursday. Douglas Schweinhart, president of the company's Atlantic Group division in Frederick, Md., said a crew of about 30 workers began manufacturing wall panels at the site about two months ago, but the company delayed the announcement because of a pending public stock offering.
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April 19, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening praised the $43 million Staples Inc. distribution center that will employ 700 workers as a triumph of teamwork among county, state and business leaders at a grand opening celebration Friday. "Working together, this state is indeed a powerful force to behold," Glendening said. Glendening acknowledged the hundreds of Staples employees at the ceremony. "That's what it's about - jobs for you so that you can indeed support a family.
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June 13, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE STAFF WRITER MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- S. Schwab Co. a Cumberland, Md., based manufacturer and importer of children's clothing, will build a $7 million distribution center in Martinsburg, local development authority officials said Friday. The new plant will employ 140 workers when it opens next March, said Richard Wachtel, chairman of the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport Authority. It will cover 187,000 square feet at the John D. Rockefeller IV Science and Technology Center, an industrial park at the local airport.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | June 11, 2002
Shenandoah's Pride Dairy will close its Winchester, Va., distribution center at the end of the month, relocating much of its work to its Hagerstown operation, a company official said. Approximately 13 of the 22 employees at the Winchester center are expected to relocate to the Hagerstown operation on Oakmont Drive, Branch Operations Manager Greg Harper said. Company officials couldn't justify the cost of upgrading the Winchester center when its sales territory could be covered by other regional centers, such as those in Hagerstown and Mount Crawford, Va., Harper said.
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BY JULIE E. GREENE | April 26, 2002
The consolidation of Lenox Inc.'s U.S. production facilities will not affect plans to build a $25 million distribution center in the Hopewell Valley Industrial Complex near Halfway, a corporate spokesman said Thursday. Lenox officials this week announced plans to close factories in Smithfield, R.I., and Oxford, N.C., in the next year and shift that work to other factories. The moves would result in 434 workers at those plants losing their jobs, according to a company statement.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 13, 2007
The Staples Distribution Center on Hopewell Road in Hagerstown will hire at least 100 employees between late May and mid-July, said Walt Lachenmayr, the distribution center's human resources manager. Lachenmayr said the jobs primarily will be for equipment operators and material handlers. Although Lachenmayr did not give a salary range, he said some of the jobs will pay more than $12 per hour depending on experience. All of the positions carry full benefits, including health and 401(k)
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by JULIE E. GREENE | October 29, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - With a cheer and a team sawing effort, an 8-foot 2-by-4 stud was cut Thursday to signify the opening of Lowe's new flatbed distribution center on Wesel Boulevard. "This is the most challenging one we've ever done," said Rob Hicks, site acquisition manager for Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe's. Hicks wasn't talking about cutting the board, but preparing the 52-acre site for the distribution center. Workers had to drill through a lot of rock and level the land Lowe's bought from CSX Corp.
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By JILLIAN E. KESNER | February 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - National Book Network recently signed a long-term lease for its newest distribution center in the General Electric building at 18212 Shawley Drive in Hagerstown. The company will be utilizing half of the 300,000 square feet owned by First Industrial Realty Trust. The company also has a 300,000-square-foot distribution center in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. The operation is starting up. Seven people are working at the distribution center. Two peopole were moved from within the company, and there are five new jobs, said Al Patterson, vice president of distribution for National Book Network.
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June 13, 2008
The General Electric Co. distribution center at 18212 Shawley Drive in Maugansville will close its doors in July, according to a company spokeswoman. The decision to close the plant was announced three years ago. The remaining 26 employees at the distribution center will receive full closing benefits, said Janice Aurand from the GE consumer division in Kentucky. In 2005, GE Consumer & Industrial told employees at its lighting warehouse and distribution center in Hagerstown of a proposal to shut down the operation.
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by TARA REILLY | December 15, 2006
A German supplier of aluminum modular machine building and framing products plans to open a distribution center in Hagerstown. Item International has signed a lease with Merritt Properties LLC for 60,600 square feet at 12105 Insurance Way in the Hunt Ridge Business Park, according to the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission. The North American distribution center will be called Item International America, EDC Deputy Director Cassandra Latimer said Thursday.
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