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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2013
Sales of JLG's aerial work platforms and telehandlers totaled $1.95 billion for a nine-month period ending June 30, representing an increase of 14 percent over the same period a year ago. The access equipment manufacturer is the biggest employer in Fulton County, Pa. Its parent company, Oshkosh Corp. of Wisconsin, announced third-quarter results for its fiscal year July 30. In a news release, Oshkosh Corp. indicated increased JLG sales offset a sales decline in its defense segment.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2012
The Manitowoc Co. recently pledged $100,000 to two local organizations in support of the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library capital campaign and the Chambersburg YMCA's capital campaign. To aid in Greencastle's Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library capital campaign, Manitowoc pledged $50,000, which will help fund renovations to the existing library. Building renovations will include improvements in the children's program area and the community room, as well as improve handicap access to the building and facilities.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2012
More than 85 employers are expected at the second annual “Here to Help” job fair scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chambersburg Mall at 3055 Black Gap Road. The event is hosted by state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, in partnership with the Franklin County Area Development Corp. and PA CareerLink of Franklin County. Organizers moved the event from Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Pa., to the mall to accommodate additional employers.
NEWS
February 26, 2009
Power truck hits school bus; 4 hospitalized Driver killed in fiery W.Va. crash Manitowoc to lay off 450 Pa. man gets life for first-degree murder plea Sheetz zoning decision upheld
NEWS
August 9, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Final papers have been signed for the sale of Grove Worldwide to Manitowoc Co. Inc. of Wisconsin, a deal that has been in the making for more than 10 years, a Manitowoc executive said Thursday. Manitowoc acquired the Shady Grove crane maker for $271 million, said Steven Khail, director of investments and corporate communication for Manitowoc. "This really will be a marriage made in heaven," Khail said of the sale. Manitowoc bought the company from Grove Investors Inc. with a combination of cash to be paid at a later date, a private offering of senior subordinated notes due in 2012 and Manitowoc common stock.
NEWS
December 24, 2005
Best Western Grand Venice Hotel Best Western International announced the addition of the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel Wedding and Conference Center to the hotel chain. The hotel at 431 Dual Highway in Hagerstown has 114 rooms, each equipped with refrigerators and microwaves. The full-service property offers complimentary continental breakfast, an exercise facility, Jay's Lounge, the Venetian Salon and Spa and Perkins Restaurant, along with a vintage wine cellar and liquor store.
NEWS
BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 20, 2002
Grove Worldwide's main manufacturing plant in Shady Grove will continue to make cranes under its familiar trademark despite an announcement Tuesday that the company was sold to Manitowoc Co. Inc., a Manitowoc official said. Wisconsin-based Manitowoc will pay $270 million for Grove. That is $335 million less than Keystone Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas, investment company, paid for the giant crane maker in 1998. Employment at Shady Grove dropped from 2,500 in 1998 - when it was Franklin County, Pa.'s largest employer - to the current work force of about 1,100 employees.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | May 10, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com The Manitowoc Co. Inc. will close its National Crane boom-truck manufacturing plant in Waverly, Neb., and move its production line to the Grove Worldwide plant in Shady Grove, a company official said Friday. The move may mean as many as 50 additional jobs at the Shady Grove plant, said Thomas G. Musial, senior vice president of human resources and administration at Manitowoc's headquarters in Wisconsin. National Crane and Grove were bought last year by Manitowoc.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
An employee was killed Thursday in an industrial accident at Manitowoc Crane Group, according to a company official and state police. Rickie Lee Grimsley was killed when he was pinned between a parked crane and a crane that was being moved by another employee, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. No age and hometown for Grimsley were available Thursday night. Wayne Bunch, Manitowoc's vice president of human resources Americas, confirmed earlier Thursday that a worker had died in the accident.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2013
Sales of JLG's aerial work platforms and telehandlers totaled $1.95 billion for a nine-month period ending June 30, representing an increase of 14 percent over the same period a year ago. The access equipment manufacturer is the biggest employer in Fulton County, Pa. Its parent company, Oshkosh Corp. of Wisconsin, announced third-quarter results for its fiscal year July 30. In a news release, Oshkosh Corp. indicated increased JLG sales offset a sales decline in its defense segment.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2013
A local Greencastle business is doubling the size of its operations by moving to a new 12,000-square-foot facility in Antrim Commons Business Park this summer. Gate 7 Ltd., a company based in Newcastle, England, is moving from its 6,500-square-foot building at 145 Pine Drive, Greencastle, to a state-of-the-art facility on Armada Drive in Greencastle. “We are pleased to expand our operations in the United States as a result of our continued growth,” company vice president John Reay said.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2012
Manitowoc Cranes recently donated $15,000 to the United Way of Franklin County, Pa., as part of its employee matching-gift campaign.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2012
Zane Cook was a hard worker who valued family and friends and had a passion for hunting, fishing, motorcycles and working on cars. In his 27 years, he made an impression on people from all walks of life. “He touched a lot of people,” mother Darlene Cook of Waynesboro said of Zane, the second of John and Darlene Cook's three children.  “He's always been so kind and willing to befriend people, even if they weren't the most popular,” said sister Tabitha Ulrich of Waynesboro.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2012
International crane leader Manitowoc Cranes in Franklin County, Pa., is leading the way in the industry with its new multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art quality assurance facility, according to company officials. Manitowoc executives and workers unveiled the company's newest tool to outpace its competition during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and facility tour on Tuesday. Believed to be the first facility of its kind in the crane industry, Manitowoc's Product Verification Center is an 18,000-square-foot testing center that will examine the components that go into its cranes.
BUSINESS
May 20, 2012
The Manitowoc Co. recently pledged $100,000 to two local organizations in support of the Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library capital campaign and the Chambersburg YMCA's capital campaign. To aid in Greencastle's Lilian S. Besore Memorial Library capital campaign, Manitowoc pledged $50,000, which will help fund renovations to the existing library. Building renovations will include improvements in the children's program area and the community room, as well as improve handicap access to the building and facilities.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 27, 2012
More than 85 employers are expected at the second annual “Here to Help” job fair scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chambersburg Mall at 3055 Black Gap Road. The event is hosted by state Sen. Richard Alloway II, R-Franklin/Adams/York, in partnership with the Franklin County Area Development Corp. and PA CareerLink of Franklin County. Organizers moved the event from Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Pa., to the mall to accommodate additional employers.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 20, 2012
With the demand for welders and other skilled workers high and the supply low, Manitowoc Cranes is doing everything it can to retain them, according to a company official. Larry Weyers, executive vice president of Americas for Manitowoc Cranes, has been leading all company operations for the Americas region since 2007. As the guest speaker at Tuesday's Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle, Weyers described Manitowoc's crane and food-service industries.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2011
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett made several stops Wednesday in Franklin County, Pa., including the Manitowoc plant, where he saw finishing touches being put on cranes awaiting shipment around the globe. “Pennsylvania's business partners are not simply here in Pennsylvania or in the United States; they're around the world. We need to be competitive,” Corbett said. Two product upgrades earlier in the year boosted production for the line of rough-terrain cranes, Production Manager Rusty Schellhase said.
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