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November 5, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer WILLIAMSPORT - Building a new compound blending center onto its Governor Lane Boulevard plant will help CertainTeed meet increased demand while ensuring steady employment for its roughly 425 workers, company officials said at a ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday. The multimillion-dollar project is part of a large-scale expansion the national company's Vinyl Building Products Group is undertaking in response to growing demand for its products, said plant manager Michael Hutfless.
May 22, 1999
Action Products Inc. is hiring at least 30 new employees to expand production and meet increased demand, the Hagerstown firm's vice president announced Friday. The firm makes a variety of medical, industrial and sporting goods products. They include soft synthetic rubber products used for wheelchair cushions and bed pads. "Our products are now in great demand in both the surgical field and the home health care market," Vice President Michelle Laing said. The company will go from about 86 employees to 116. Action Products has facilities at 22 N. Mulberry St. and in the Hagerstown Business Park.
January 12, 1998
Bank buying insurance firm By LAURA ERNDE Staff Writer A Frederick, Md.-based bank is purchasing Keller-Stonebraker Insurance, the start of what could be a Tri-State-area trend toward merging the two industries. F&M Bancorp has signed a letter of intent to buy the insurance agency, officials announced Monday. The acquisition is believed to be the first of its kind in the area. Banks all over the country have been trying to offer one-stop shopping for mutual funds, insurance, checking accounts and other financial services.
August 20, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro woman with cerebral palsy is suing Teledyne Specialty Equipment Landis Machine and its security company, claiming she was fired because of her disability. Cynthia L. Bowman, of Mount Vernon Terrace Apartments, filed the lawsuit last week in Franklin County Court claiming a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is seeking damages for back pay and benefits. Teledyne officials declined to comment.
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Duvinage Corp., the oldest manufacturer of steel spiral and circular staircases in the United States, was purchased for an undisclosed amount Wednesday by Key Bridge Partners investment firm. The firm will not change Duvinage's product or fire any of the workers at its factory on Oak Ridge Drive, according to Key Bridge Partners Representative Robert Maruszewski. "Nothing will change. The company will still build stairs. We are going to help Duvinage grow by bringing in capital and ideas," Maruszewski said.
by TAMELA BAKER | April 3, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A $29 billion buyout agreement announced Monday brought a spike of more than $5 per share in First Data Corp. stock prices. If approved, the deal could be the second largest private takeover in U.S. corporate history. But even if it is approved, the buyout shouldn't have a significant impact on the corporation's operations, and it likely won't be completed until September, a company spokesman said. "It's business as usual," said Colin Wheeler, vice president for corporate communications in First Data's Denver headquarters.
By LISA GRAYBEAL | June 11, 1998
A Hagerstown property management company and its owner have been fined $10,000 by the Maryland attorney general's office on charges of violating the state's security deposit law, the agency reported Tuesday. Charged were Potomac Property Management Co., which manages dozens of residential properties, and listed owner Kelly L. Moler, according to a report released by the agency. Leasing agent Mark Moler said that the "violations have already been rectified. " He said he and his wife, Kelly Moler, are listed as owners because their names are on the leases for other individual owners of properties the Molers manage.
September 24, 2006
Technical Innovation Center Director: Chris Marschner Phone: 301-790-2800, ext. 399 Web site: . Hagerstown Community College's Technical Innovation Center (TIC), the county's full-service business incubator, helps early-stage technology firms grow and thrive during the firms' first years of operation. Opened in 1994, the center's mission is to foster higher-wage employment opportunities within the county and to assist technology and manufacturing businesses by providing one-on-one business development and strategic management services.
February 12, 2011
Flatbed carrier Builders Transportation Co. LLC of Memphis, Tenn., recently placed an order for 120 Mack Pinnacle model sleepers. The new order, along with an order last year for 45 Pinnacle models, will shift Builders' fleet mix to 50 percent Mack trucks. The company is both replacing trucks and adding 10 percent to its fleet, according to Dwight Bassett, chief financial officer. The company took a hands-on approach in deciding where to turn for their new trucks. They began with a demo vehicle, learning how the Mack ClearTech SCR technology operates.
By JULIE E. GREENE | March 19, 1999
Phoenix Color Corp. has bought two out-of-state firms, adding 110 employees, company officials said Thursday. Employees from the two companies, TechniGraphix, of Dulles, Va., and Mid-City Lithographers of Lake Forest, Ill., will stay where they are rather than move to Phoenix's operations in Washington County, said Ed Lieberman, Phoenix's chief financial officer. Lieberman said Phoenix would not disclose the purchase price of either firm. TechniGraphix, of Dulles, employs approximately 50 people at its high-quality, on-demand book printing company, said Amy Smith, Phoenix spokeswoman.
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