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April 10, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Almost a month's worth of negotiations led to a new five-year contract for the unionized employees of Johnson Controls, formerly Frick Co., earlier this year. UAW Local 1296 and Johnson Controls ratified the contract Feb. 14, making it the third consecutive five-year agreement. "The main things for us were medical insurance and retirement," said Todd Scott, union president. Thoughts of the recession lingered over the bargaining table, representatives of both sides confirmed.
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May 27, 2008
Crews on Tuesday morning began to demolish the water tower at Johnson Controls, the former Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa.
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June 12, 2008
The Frick Co. water tower in Waynesboro, Pa., torn down by new owner Johnson Controls, is shown last week near the end of its demolition.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 10, 2009
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Manufacturing jobs in Franklin County continued to fall Friday when Waynesboro-based manufacturer Johnson Controls, formerly known as the Frick Co., cut 15 more jobs, reducing its work force by about 3 percent. Darryll Fortune, global director of public relations for Johnson Controls, said slow market conditions are to blame for the reduction. The company has been a staple in the Waynesboro community since the 1850s as one of the town's three major manufacturing anchors.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 28, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. It is unknown what, if any, effect the sale of York International, parent company of York Refrigeration/Frick Co. and one of Waynesboro's oldest manufacturing firms, will have on the local work force. "We don't know how it's going to bode here," L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corporation, said Friday. "We believe Frick will remain stable based on its product line. It's really too early to tell, but we're cautiously optimistic.
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By DON AINES | December 4, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Idling behind a line of politicians and Johnson Controls officials, a tractor-trailer carrying a huge $2 million refrigeration unit waited Thursday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking completion of the CV Avenue reconstruction. The red ribbon cut, the truck eased its way onto Pa. 16, lumbering westward for the natural gas fields of Wyoming. Had the crumbling avenue not been rebuilt and widened, the turn would have probably been impossible. The $425,000 project was paid for with $300,000 in federal funds and $125,000 from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank, said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa.
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March 7, 2003
Richard Bain "Dick" Prather Jr., 70, of 1217 S. Pointe Drive, Hagerstown, died Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Washington County Hospital. Born Feb. 24, 1933, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Richard Bain Prather Sr. and Evangeline Greenwalt Prather. He was employed by Johnson Controls for three years and previously by Honeywell for 30 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 28, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The dismantling of the old Frick Co. water tower began Tuesday morning. Sparks glowed from high above Waynesboro as the first pieces to be removed came off the tower's peak. The demolition process is expected to take a couple of weeks. "It's not a functioning tower. It has not been functioning for some time," company spokesman Darryll Fortune said. "It was costing too much to maintain. " Most of the steel structure will be recycled, although some pieces will be considered for saving in archives, according to Fortune.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | August 30, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - With manufacturing technology consumption up 23.9 percent over last year nationally, local businesses like Cinetic Landis Grinding Corp. and Teledyne Landis Machine continue to be the backbone of the economy in Franklin County, Pa., the president of Franklin County Area Development Corp. said. "Overall, manufacturing in the county has been very strong over the past 18 months," L. Michael Ross said, naming regional businesses like Manitowoc Crane Group, Johnson Controls (the new owners of Frick Co. in Waynesboro)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | May 27, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- The dismantling of the old Frick Co. water tower began Tuesday morning. Sparks glowed from high above Waynesboro as the first pieces to be removed came off the tower's peak. The demolition process is expected to take a couple of weeks. "It's not a functioning tower. It has not been functioning for some time," company spokesman Darryll Fortune said. "It was costing too much to maintain. " Most of the steel structure will be recycled, although some pieces will be considered for saving in archives, according to Fortune.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 6, 2010
FRANKLIN COUNTY, PA. -- Franklin County, Pa., lost one in five manufacturing jobs in the past year. The county lost 1,900 manufacturing jobs from February 2009 to February 2010. That represents a 20.7 percent decrease, compared to an 8.2 percent drop statewide in the same time period, according to the latest data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. "I think we've bottomed out. I think it's going to get progressively better over the course of 2010," said L. Michael Ross, president of the Franklin County Area Development Corp.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 10, 2009
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Manufacturing jobs in Franklin County continued to fall Friday when Waynesboro-based manufacturer Johnson Controls, formerly known as the Frick Co., cut 15 more jobs, reducing its work force by about 3 percent. Darryll Fortune, global director of public relations for Johnson Controls, said slow market conditions are to blame for the reduction. The company has been a staple in the Waynesboro community since the 1850s as one of the town's three major manufacturing anchors.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | April 11, 2009
Related stories: o Building an investment for the future o Program designed to develop work force WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Bill Helfrick would argue Waynesboro would look nothing like it does now without four 19th-century manufacturers -- Geiser Manufacturing Co., Frick Co., Landis Tool Co. and Landis Machine Co. "Those four companies eventually put Waynesboro on the map," said Helfrick, who is active with the...
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April 10, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Almost a month's worth of negotiations led to a new five-year contract for the unionized employees of Johnson Controls, formerly Frick Co., earlier this year. UAW Local 1296 and Johnson Controls ratified the contract Feb. 14, making it the third consecutive five-year agreement. "The main things for us were medical insurance and retirement," said Todd Scott, union president. Thoughts of the recession lingered over the bargaining table, representatives of both sides confirmed.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 4, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Idling behind a line of politicians and Johnson Controls officials, a tractor-trailer carrying a huge $2 million refrigeration unit waited Thursday afternoon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking completion of the CV Avenue reconstruction. The red ribbon cut, the truck eased its way onto Pa. 16, lumbering westward for the natural gas fields of Wyoming. Had the crumbling avenue not been rebuilt and widened, the turn would have probably been impossible. The $425,000 project was paid for with $300,000 in federal funds and $125,000 from the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank, said U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa.
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October 19, 2008
Pias-Jefferies Rebecca Lynn Jefferies and Michael Patrick Pias were married on July 26, 2008, at Gesu Catholic Church in Milwaukee. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Mary Fran Jefferies of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Patrick and Diana Pias of Racine, Wis. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Boonsboro High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from James Madison University in December 2007. She is employed as a Brand Manager at Johnson Controls in Milwaukee.
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June 12, 2008
The Frick Co. water tower in Waynesboro, Pa., torn down by new owner Johnson Controls, is shown last week near the end of its demolition.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 28, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The dismantling of the old Frick Co. water tower began Tuesday morning. Sparks glowed from high above Waynesboro as the first pieces to be removed came off the tower's peak. The demolition process is expected to take a couple of weeks. "It's not a functioning tower. It has not been functioning for some time," company spokesman Darryll Fortune said. "It was costing too much to maintain. " Most of the steel structure will be recycled, although some pieces will be considered for saving in archives, according to Fortune.
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May 27, 2008
Crews on Tuesday morning began to demolish the water tower at Johnson Controls, the former Frick Co. in Waynesboro, Pa.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | May 27, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- The dismantling of the old Frick Co. water tower began Tuesday morning. Sparks glowed from high above Waynesboro as the first pieces to be removed came off the tower's peak. The demolition process is expected to take a couple of weeks. "It's not a functioning tower. It has not been functioning for some time," company spokesman Darryll Fortune said. "It was costing too much to maintain. " Most of the steel structure will be recycled, although some pieces will be considered for saving in archives, according to Fortune.
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