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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

Tech services provider stays in Pa. with state government incentives

By Joseph Deinlein
November 14, 2014 01:28 PM

A Franklin County information technology services provider plans to invest $2.2 million and hire 150 more people at its Chambersburg headquarters, in part due to state government incentives. CONTINUE READING

Behind the List with Rick Rocchi

By Heather Stauffer
November 14, 2014 12:30 PM

Rick Rocchi is vice president and general manager of U.S. commercial marketing at The Hershey Co. Back in 1992, the theme of the Business Journal’s very first list was Largest Employers. It showed what was then Hershey Foods Corp. tied with AMP Inc. for third place at 7,500 employees, behind the state and federal governments. CONTINUE READING

Keeping workers safe is company's first priority

By Joseph Deinlein
November 14, 2014 12:30 PM

For the workers at Consolidated Scrap Resources Inc., safety really is first. CONTINUE READING

Berks & Beyond thriving with warehouse/food industry focus

By John Hilton
November 14, 2014 12:30 PM

Berks & Beyond Employment Services Inc. began in 1998 in the Reading area but only ventured into the midstate about five years ago. CONTINUE READING

CAT officials: Bike ridership soaring; Carlisle ciculator modifications eyed

By John Hilton
November 12, 2014 08:27 AM

Capital Area Transit officials say year-over-year bike ridership on its bus routes is up 38 percent. CONTINUE READING

POWERBOOK 2014: Partnership has been essential to Tracy and Andy Cutler's influence

By Heather Stauffer
November 6, 2014 01:00 PM

They call themselves “the forgettable couple.” CONTINUE READING