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August 23, 2010
HALLTOWN, W.Va. -- A mid-afternoon fire Monday damaged machinery and a warehouse section of Halltown Paperboard, according to Independent Fire Co. Chief Ed Smith. There were no injuries. Firefighters managed to isolate the damage to the warehouse, Smith said. The call came in shortly after 3 p.m. "We found heavy smoke but no people in the warehouse section. They were already evacuated," he said. The plant is on Halltown Road near its intersection with the U.S. 340 bypass.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
The property owner of the World Kitchen warehouse on U.S. 11 in Greencastle announced Wednesday the kitchenware provider has signed documents saying it will continue occupying the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. Matrix Development Group, which is based in New Jersey, announced in a news release that World Kitchen has signed a full-building lease for the one million-square-foot distribution facility at 1200 South Antrim Way. Renovations will include 20,000 square feet of new corporate office space, replacement of HVAC systems throughout the facility, the incorporation of a new sprinkler system, new roofing, additional truck docks, and a new building envelope consisting of pre-cast concrete and metal panels, according to the news release.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2011
More than 400 logistics and support jobs are expected to land in Franklin County (Pa.) this winter when Ulta Beauty opens a 350,000-square-foot distribution center near Interstate 81 off Kriner Road, according to a county development official. Ulta Beauty, a national retailer of beauty products, recently expanded into the Tri-State area, opening retail stores in Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., and planning a warehouse in Chambersburg. Representatives of the Illinois-based corporation did not return multiple requests for comment on the project.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | September 1, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - When Waynesboro Floor Covering's warehouse was destroyed in a fire in January, owner Chuck Morningstar was not sure he wanted to rebuild. He thought maybe it was time to retire. Morningstar then found out that his son Victor, a sophomore majoring in business management at Shippensburg (Pa.) University, was interested in taking over the business, which had been in the family for two generations. "(The business was) started by my father in 1964, moved here to this location (on North Church Street in Waynesboro)
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | January 24, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a downtown warehouse is believed to have started in a 1999 Ford Econoline van. The van was parked in the center of the west side of the warehouse near Nu-Way Cleaners on Mulberry Avenue. The blaze spread east through the 50-foot-by-80-foot structure, Waynesboro Volunteer Fire Department officials said. "We were able to contain the fire inside the building," Fire Marshal Jerry Hartman said. Infrared sensors on a burglar alarm were triggered - likely by the flames - and Waynesboro police found all of the windows and doors secure upon arrival.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 21, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Rust-Oleum Corp., which makes rust preventive paints and coatings, is leasing more warehouse space near Williamsport. Rust-Oleum has signed a lease with BPG Properties Ltd. for 100,000 square feet at Interstate Industrial Park, according to a Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission press release last week. BPG Properties, the real estate investment manager for Berwind Property Group, acquired the building in January 2005, according to the release.
NEWS
By THAISI H. VELASQUEZ | August 10, 2008
The scene is close to being set. The original brick walls have been sandblasted and exposed. The black industrial beams have been painted. And a hardwood stage has been added to the bare space. In the next few months, the downstairs of the old Tusing warehouse off Potomac Street will go through its final stages and become downtown Hagerstown's new Academy Theater. "It's always been our dream to have a theater of our own," said Ruth Ridenour, president of Potomac Playmakers.
NEWS
June 14, 1998
A capital campaign for a new Food Resources Inc. warehouse will get under way Tuesday, June 16, at 5 p.m. at the current headquarters at 930A Eldridge Drive. The planned 10,000-square-foot building will be owned by the non-profit corporation and built on land in the Hagerstown Industrial Park, according to Brad Sell, director. "Currently we are in a rented building on rented land," Sell said. Richard W. Phoebus will be chairman of the "Feed The Need" campaign. "We've already started the campaign and have received some nice contributions," Phoebus said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | April 14, 1998
A Reading, Pa., development firm plans to build an 840,000-square-foot distribution warehouse for a nationally known company that expects to provide 308 full-time jobs, officials said. The warehouse, which will be the size of 19 football fields, is one of several projects Tiger Development Inc. has planned for about 800 acres near Hopewell Road, said principal partners John Herman and Jeffery Camp. They said the development firm has bought some of the property and has options on the rest.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 18, 2013
A $93 million Procter & Gamble warehouse being developed in Franklin County, Pa., is expected to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the region, the company announced Thursday. The consumer goods powerhouse said it will use a new 1.7 million-square-foot distribution center to serve its Northeast retailers. “Shippensburg is a perfect location,” said Jeff LaRoy, a spokesman for P&G. P&G will lease the facility from Liberty Property Trust, a real estate investment business based in Malvern, Pa. It has holdings in the Lehigh Valley, central Pennsylvania and Hagerstown.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2013
The “home run” of landing a major government employer is “not in the cards right now” for Washington County, but the area has received considerable interest from data-warehouse operations looking to move out of the federal core of Washington, D.C., according to a local economic development official.  Dan Pheil, chairman of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, said Wednesday that interest from data-warehousing companies has grown significantly because the county is very competitive in available space compared to the District's metropolitan area.
NEWS
November 28, 2012
The property owner of the World Kitchen warehouse on U.S. 11 in Greencastle announced Wednesday the kitchenware provider has signed documents saying it will continue occupying the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. Matrix Development Group, which is based in New Jersey, announced in a news release that World Kitchen has signed a full-building lease for the one million-square-foot distribution facility at 1200 South Antrim Way. Renovations will include 20,000 square feet of new corporate office space, replacement of HVAC systems throughout the facility, the incorporation of a new sprinkler system, new roofing, additional truck docks, and a new building envelope consisting of pre-cast concrete and metal panels, according to the news release.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 21, 2012
Prompted by a recent complaint about a business on North Prospect Street, a City of Hagerstown planning official presented three suggested revisions to the city's proposed Land Management Code during a city council work session meeting Tuesday. City Planning Director Kathleen Maher shared the revisions with the five-member city council, which included two new definitions for industrial uses in the city's zoning code for a “junkyard” and a “warehouse.” A “junkyard,” which is not permitted in the city, includes processing on-site but not storage, while a “warehouse” would permit temporary storage but not on-site processing, she said.
NEWS
By ARNOLD S. PLATOU | arnoldp@herald-mail.com | June 30, 2012
It's often said that if you really want to find ways to improve your business, ask an employee. At its Hagerstown plant, Volvo did ask - and the result is “significant savings,” according to company representatives. At the recommendation of a team of employees, Volvo has stopped leasing its half of a big warehouse near Maugansville and has made space for the parts storage inside its existing plant north of Hagerstown. The savings on the lease, as well as “all the little components (of expenses)
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 11, 2012
Food Resources Inc., which has been serving food pantries and individuals in Washington County for more than 20 years, has merged with the Maryland Food Bank, but will continue to serve Western Maryland. Food Resources is now the Maryland Food Bank - Western Branch, said Lynn Jackson, who has served as director of operations since 1997. The warehouse on McRand Court near Hagerstown's West End will continue to serve 26 food pantries in Washington County and two in neighboring Franklin County, Pa., he said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2011
More than 400 logistics and support jobs are expected to land in Franklin County (Pa.) this winter when Ulta Beauty opens a 350,000-square-foot distribution center near Interstate 81 off Kriner Road, according to a county development official. Ulta Beauty, a national retailer of beauty products, recently expanded into the Tri-State area, opening retail stores in Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., and planning a warehouse in Chambersburg. Representatives of the Illinois-based corporation did not return multiple requests for comment on the project.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2011
Lynn Jackson is director of operations for Food Resources Inc. in Hagerstown. When Lynn Jackson was a boy growing up in Hagerstown in the 1960s, he didn't think twice about the source of his meals. He never considered that there were families in Hagerstown, even in his own neighborhood, that didn't have enough to eat. Now, he knows better. He sees hungry people nearly every day. "I grew up here in the West End," said Jackson. "It just never dawned on me that it was like this, that 2,000 families a month are in need of food.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | December 7, 2010
A Denver real estate investment company praised Hagerstown as a prime distribution hub in a report announcing its agreement to buy a local warehouse for $41.2 million. Industrial Income Trust struck a deal Nov. 30 to buy a roughly 824,000-square-foot warehouse in the Hunters Green Business Park, currently leased to The Home Depot, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “The Hagerstown distribution market has rapidly become a primary hub for East Coast products moving up and down the seaboard,” the company wrote in its SEC report.
NEWS
August 23, 2010
HALLTOWN, W.Va. -- A mid-afternoon fire Monday damaged machinery and a warehouse section of Halltown Paperboard, according to Independent Fire Co. Chief Ed Smith. There were no injuries. Firefighters managed to isolate the damage to the warehouse, Smith said. The call came in shortly after 3 p.m. "We found heavy smoke but no people in the warehouse section. They were already evacuated," he said. The plant is on Halltown Road near its intersection with the U.S. 340 bypass.
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