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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2012
World Kitchen will stay in Greencastle for at least the next 10 years, according to an official with the company that owns the property along U.S. 11 that houses the kitchenware provider. James R. Murray, vice president of Matrix Development Group in New Jersey, said World Kitchen, which has about 400 employees, will continue to occupy the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. “The fact they are staying speaks volumes about the location and the labor force,” Murray said in a phone interview Friday.
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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.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 30, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The former World Kitchen plant outside Martinsburg has been sold to a Virginia company, which is expected to divide the building and lease portions out to several tenants, development officials said. A 427,000-square-foot building on 76 acres, the plant opened in 1960 as Corning Glass Works and was later renamed World Kitchen Inc., said Bob Crawford, executive director of the Berkeley County Development Authority. The Winchester-based Shockey Cos. finalized the sale on Dec. 22, said Jeff Boehm, director of marketing.
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April 5, 2001
World Kitchen factory to close Staff and wire reports MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Local economic development and county officials Thursday tried to be philosophical about the news that a 40-year-old Berkeley County factory that produces Corningware and Visions cookware will close within a year under a corporate restructuring plan. World Kitchen Inc., owned by WKI Holding Co. Inc. of Elmira, N.Y., will transfer those product lines and the Corelle cup line to another plant by March 2002, company officials said Wednesday.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | May 21, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, PA. - Lucille Talhelm has had way too much experience with cancer. Eight of the 10 siblings in her family have had the disease. "Our mother had it, too," said Talhelm, 82. "I'm the only one to survive. " She has been cancer-free for 14 years. The Greencastle resident lost her husband, Paul, to leukemia seven years ago. Despite chilly, damp weather and a light rain, Talhelm walked the track Friday afternoon at Greencastle-Antrim High School, wearing a button with her husband's picture on it. She and other local residents were taking part in the 11th annual Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | February 17, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Variform, a company that produces vinyl siding, plans to move its Williamsport distribution center to the old Corning/World Kitchen plant in Martinsburg, a few miles from its existing production plant, a Variform official said. A press release issued Wednesday from Gov. Joe Manchin's office said 50 jobs will be created as a result of the expansion. Jeff Kratzer, manager of Variform's existing Martinsburg plant, declined to say whether the jobs held by Williamsport workers will be moved, or whether the expansion involves creating new jobs.
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By CANDICE BOSELY | November 19, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The same company that bought the former World Kitchen plant outside of Martinsburg has purchased the large General Motors facility off Interstate 81 and plans to include GM as its first tenant. The 226-acre General Motors Service and Parts Operation Processing Center was purchased by Berkeley Business Park Associates II, which is part of The Shockey Companies based in Winchester, Va. The plant consists of 2.2 million square feet of floor space.
OPINION
April 8, 2013
Thanks for supporting Easter Eggsplosion To the editor: Community Grace Church would like to thank the Antrim Township Supervisors and administrators for their support and enthusiasm for the Easter Eggsplosion. Thanks to the Greencastle community and surrounding area for coming out to the event March 23 at Antrim Township Community Park.  Community Grace would like to recognize and thank all of the companies and individuals who helped support this wonderful event for families.
OBITUARIES
October 3, 2011
Robert Theodore Gregory, 64, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1946, in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late William Jacob Gregory and Elda Frances Boward Gregory. Robert served our country for 23 years in the 167th Air National Guard with the Security Forces Unit and was later a member of the Retirees Air Guard Association. He retired in 2002 with Corning and World Kitchen as a forming specialist, and was member of the Corning Fire Brigade.
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April 8, 2013
Thanks for supporting Easter Eggsplosion To the editor: Community Grace Church would like to thank the Antrim Township Supervisors and administrators for their support and enthusiasm for the Easter Eggsplosion. Thanks to the Greencastle community and surrounding area for coming out to the event March 23 at Antrim Township Community Park.  Community Grace would like to recognize and thank all of the companies and individuals who helped support this wonderful event for families.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 30, 2012
World Kitchen will stay in Greencastle for at least the next 10 years, according to an official with the company that owns the property along U.S. 11 that houses the kitchenware provider. James R. Murray, vice president of Matrix Development Group in New Jersey, said World Kitchen, which has about 400 employees, will continue to occupy the facility as it undergoes more than $10 million in improvements. “The fact they are staying speaks volumes about the location and the labor force,” Murray said in a phone interview Friday.
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.
OBITUARIES
October 3, 2011
Robert Theodore Gregory, 64, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his home. Born Dec. 21, 1946, in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late William Jacob Gregory and Elda Frances Boward Gregory. Robert served our country for 23 years in the 167th Air National Guard with the Security Forces Unit and was later a member of the Retirees Air Guard Association. He retired in 2002 with Corning and World Kitchen as a forming specialist, and was member of the Corning Fire Brigade.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 4, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The governing board of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College voted Wednesday afternoon to make an offer to buy up to 30 acres from the Berkeley County Development Authority for a new campus, college President Peter G. Checkovich said Wednesday. Development Authority executive director Stephen L. Christian said Wednesday evening that he did not know anything about the vote taken by the college after he presented the college's Board of Governors information Wednesday about available land in Tabler Station Business Park south of Martinsburg.
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By CANDICE BOSELY | November 19, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The same company that bought the former World Kitchen plant outside of Martinsburg has purchased the large General Motors facility off Interstate 81 and plans to include GM as its first tenant. The 226-acre General Motors Service and Parts Operation Processing Center was purchased by Berkeley Business Park Associates II, which is part of The Shockey Companies based in Winchester, Va. The plant consists of 2.2 million square feet of floor space.
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by DON AINES | September 14, 2005
chambersburg@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The building housing the World Kitchen Inc. distribution center in Antrim Township has changed hands, but an official with the company said Tuesday that the center and its 350 jobs are staying put. WKI Holding Co. Inc. of Reston, Va., sold the 1 million-square-foot building and 134 acres of land to Matrix Antrim Partners LP of Cranbury, N.J., for $21.7 million on Sept. 7, according to a deed filed with the Franklin County Register and Recorder's Office.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | May 21, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, PA. - Lucille Talhelm has had way too much experience with cancer. Eight of the 10 siblings in her family have had the disease. "Our mother had it, too," said Talhelm, 82. "I'm the only one to survive. " She has been cancer-free for 14 years. The Greencastle resident lost her husband, Paul, to leukemia seven years ago. Despite chilly, damp weather and a light rain, Talhelm walked the track Friday afternoon at Greencastle-Antrim High School, wearing a button with her husband's picture on it. She and other local residents were taking part in the 11th annual Relay For Life, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | February 17, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Variform, a company that produces vinyl siding, plans to move its Williamsport distribution center to the old Corning/World Kitchen plant in Martinsburg, a few miles from its existing production plant, a Variform official said. A press release issued Wednesday from Gov. Joe Manchin's office said 50 jobs will be created as a result of the expansion. Jeff Kratzer, manager of Variform's existing Martinsburg plant, declined to say whether the jobs held by Williamsport workers will be moved, or whether the expansion involves creating new jobs.
NEWS
January 17, 2004
Fuller-Lawson Jill M. Fuller and Richard W. Lawson announce their engagement. Ms. Fuller is the daughter of Lucille Fuller of Clinton, Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Fuller of Star, Miss. She is a 1990 graduate of McLaurin High School in Star, received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Mississippi College in 1995 and a master of education degree from William Carey College in 1998. She is employed by Washington County Board of Education as an English teacher at Smithsburg High School.
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