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Export impact: Manufacturing 2014

By November 26, 2014 08:46 AM

Did you miss Central Penn Business Journal's manufacturing edition on Oct. 3? If so — or if you want to revisit it — we've compiled all the manufacturing coverage into one digital edition. CONTINUE READING

Editorial: Frog, Switch a lesson in adaptation

By November 26, 2014 09:45 AM

“Through thick and thin” — that's how one Carlisle borough official describes the consistent presence of employer Frog, Switch & Manufacturing, the multimillion-dollar foundry that sits on the edge of town. CONTINUE READING

Carlisle's Frog, Switch molding a new path

By John Hilton
November 26, 2014 09:45 AM

The economic downturn gutted the Carlisle manufacturing base. The former IAC plant closed in 2008. Tyco closed in 2009. Carlisle Tire & Wheel closed in 2010. CONTINUE READING


Harsco gets BBB- rating from Fitch

By Joseph Deinlein
November 26, 2014 09:08 AM

A Wormleysburg-based industrial services provider was rated BBB- by Fitch Ratings. CONTINUE READING

Moody's analysis: Lebanon County recovery about to hasten

By Michael Sadowski
November 24, 2014 11:02 AM

The latest analysis from Moody's indicates Lebanon County's recovery “is set to accelerate.” CONTINUE READING

DenTech rehabbing Four Seasons Produce building in East Cocalico as new headquarters

By John Hilton
November 24, 2014 08:27 AM

DenTech Inc. is in the midst of a major renovation of the former Four Seasons Produce building at 1975 N. Reading Road in East Cocalico Township. CONTINUE READING

Volvo ends production lines at Shippensburg facility; 15 percent of workforce to be laid off

By John Hilton
November 21, 2014 10:56 AM

UPDATE: Volvo Americas released the following statement on how the restructuring affects Shippensburg: CONTINUE READING

Editorial: Networking key to entrepreneurial success

By November 20, 2014 03:30 PM

You've got a sound idea, run a good company and work harder than anybody. If you think that's enough to reach your potential, think again. CONTINUE READING

Municipalities pay for road salt shortage

By John Hilton
November 19, 2014 08:48 AM

Southcentral Pennsylvania municipalities will be able to buy road salt this year, but the prices are much higher. CONTINUE READING

Dorma USA Inc. acquires Portland-based Advanced Entry Systems

By Heather Stauffer
November 20, 2014 08:42 AM

Lancaster County-based Dorma USA Inc. has acquired Portland-based Advanced Entry Systems. CONTINUE READING

Economist: Central Pa. has growth potential

By Joseph Deinlein
November 19, 2014 09:43 AM

The economy of the York, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas, much like the rest of the nation, is improving, a PNC Financial Services economist said. CONTINUE READING

Bennett Williams: York Imperial Plastics buys Red Lion property

By Joseph Deinlein
November 18, 2014 08:44 AM

A plastic injection molding company bought an industrial property in Red Lion, according to commercial real estate firm Bennett Williams. CONTINUE READING

PPG completes cash tender offer plan for debt securities

By John Hilton
November 17, 2014 08:48 AM

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries has completed previously announced cash tender offers for any of its outstanding debt securities. CONTINUE READING

CPBJ30: 1999, shadowed by Y2K, brought deals with bigger lasting effect here

By Heather Stauffer
November 13, 2014 04:30 PM

The looming threat of Y2K was a regular theme in 1999, as businesses that had made computers central to their enterprises prepared for the possibility of worldwide malfunction. CONTINUE READING

Newsmakers: Manufacturing

By November 14, 2014 04:23 PM

Business featured this week: Oakworks Inc. CONTINUE READING