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Hedge fund ValueAct forces way onto Armstrong's board

By Joseph Deinlein
December 16, 2014 09:42 AM

A San Francisco investment firm that forced its way onto Microsoft's board of directors has an agreement to do something similar with a Lancaster County company. CONTINUE READING

Voith's York County divisions have mixed performances

By Joseph Deinlein
December 12, 2014 03:39 PM

Two divisions of German technology group Voith GmbH that have operations in York County didn't perform as well in 2013-14 as in the year previous. CONTINUE READING

Spanish American Civic Association expects Tec Centro to have big effect

By Heather Stauffer
December 12, 2014 11:15 AM

The Spanish American Civic Association of Lancaster expects great things from Tec Centro, its new bilingual vocational training school, and not without reason. CONTINUE READING


In brief: Pa. chamber names new leadership

By John Hilton
December 12, 2014 10:55 AM

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's Board of Directors named a new leadership team last week, including Wohlsen Construction Co. President and CEO J. Gary Langmuir as chairman. CONTINUE READING

Last call for 2014 manufacturing, technology, nonprofits lists

By December 12, 2014 10:27 AM

The Business Journal is working on the 2015 Book of Lists, which will come out in February. CONTINUE READING

Careers In 2 Years seeks to dispel myths about manufacturing

By Joseph Deinlein
December 11, 2014 03:15 PM

Manufacturing work is not a dark, dirty or dangerous line to get into anymore. CONTINUE READING

Johnson Controls CEO's bonus slashed 20 percent for ethics violation

By Michael Sadowski
December 11, 2014 10:11 AM

Johnson Controls Inc. President and CEO Alex Molinaroli won't be fired, but his annual bonus was cut by 20 percent for an ethics code violation after he admitted to an affair. CONTINUE READING

Midstate trading: Dentsply board director sells shares for nearly $1M

By Jason Scott
December 11, 2014 10:10 AM

A board director at York-based Dentsply International Inc. sold company shares worth nearly $1 million this week, according to recent trader filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. CONTINUE READING

Armstrong World Industries Inc. to exit the European flooring business

By John Hilton
December 11, 2014 08:38 AM

After years of steady losses, Armstrong World Industries CEO Matthew J. Espe said Wednesday the Manor Township-based company is exiting its European flooring business. CONTINUE READING

Hershey, Alcoa, others make prestigious Civic 50 list

By Michael Sadowski
December 9, 2014 11:27 AM

A number of companies with local ties made the 2014 Civic 50, a list of the most civic-minded companies in the country. CONTINUE READING

860 retirees part of class action suit against Johnson Controls

By Joseph Deinlein
December 5, 2014 01:14 PM

A U.S. District Court judge has granted a request to form six subclasses in a lawsuit against Johnson Controls Inc. over retiree health care benefits. CONTINUE READING

Hershey Co. acquires Allan Candy in reported $28M deal

By John Hilton
December 5, 2014 08:16 AM

The Hershey Co. continued its expansion into the Canadian candy market with the reported $28 million acquisition of The Allan Candy Co. this week. CONTINUE READING

York manufacturer continues commitment to handcrafted products made in America

By Joseph Deinlein
December 4, 2014 11:45 AM

William H. Swartz Jr. started Olde Country Reproductions in a garage on York's Sherman Street in 1974. CONTINUE READING

As solar costs dip, apartments with sun technology in works

By John Hilton
December 4, 2014 11:45 AM

Brian McNew was a builder first, then he began manufacturing solar energy units from his Chambersburg offices. CONTINUE READING

High Steel begins shipping girders for The New NY Bridge

By Jason Scott
December 3, 2014 02:42 PM

East Lampeter Township-based High Steel Structures Inc. has begun shipping steel girders for The New NY Bridge, the largest project in the company's history. CONTINUE READING