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International biz students help regional firms abroad

International biz students help regional firms abroad

Hershey VP takes Ahold's new VP marketing job

Hershey VP takes Ahold’s new VP marketing job

MKT Metal Manufacturing in York partners with PHP Systems/Design on new roof product

MKT Metal Manufacturing in York partners with PHP Systems/Design on new roof product

Manufacturing & Distribution News

MKT Metal Manufacturing in York partners with PHP Systems/Design on new roof product

MKT Metal Manufacturing of Manchester Township, York County, has entered into a partnership with PHP Systems/Design for the assembly of duct support systems. Read More »»

premium content The Whiteboard: Five lessons to learn from General Motors' ignition-switch problem

General Motors, in a series of announcements beginning in February, has recalled 4.8 million cars to replace a faulty ignition switch. Read More »»

premium content Editorial: Let businesses make wage decisions

Labor shortage in the midstate? Don't laugh. Employers have been complaining for some time about their inability to hire the skilled workers they need. Read More »»

premium content Labor deficit hits home in factories, warehouses

When Procter & Gamble opens the doors on its 1.7-million-square-foot distribution center near Shippensburg in September, it hopes to have workers ready to fill it. A total of 963 workers, to be precise. Read More »»

premium content Behind the List with Todd Harrold

BAE Systems’ vice president, manufacturing operations, supply chain and quality, land and armaments sector Read More »»

Glatfelter officials to ring NYSE closing bell Monday

York County paper manufacturer Glatfelter will ring the closing bell Monday on the New York Stock Exchange. Read More »»

Harsco names new president, COO

Harsco Corp. has named F. Nicholas Grasberger president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Read More »»

Closed Perdue plant getting some attention

Perdue Farms said this week it has multiple companies interested in buying its shuttered Lebanon County plant but nothing imminent for a sale. Read More »»

Carlisle Construction Materials opens new manufacturing plant

Carlisle Construction Materials recently opened a new PVC manufacturing line in Greenville, Ill. Read More »»

premium content In brief: Troegs out of top 50 for U.S. craft brewers

Derry Township-based Troegs Brewing Co. has fallen out of the top 50 for largest craft-brewing companies in the country, according to the 2013 list from the Brewers Association, released Monday. Read More »»

Shale development costs hydroelectric jobs

Ninety employees at Voith Hydro Inc. in West Manchester Township will lose their jobs this month, either through layoffs or retirements. Read More »»

Utz's new CEO making smooth transition

The generational transition at Utz Quality Foods is going smoothly as Dylan Lissette has held the title of president and chief executive officer for about four months. Read More »»

Midstate stock analysis: Round 2

The second round of the Business Journal's yearlong stock project examining the five-year performance of some of the midstate's biggest public companies yielded more favorable results than our first round. Read More »»

Glatfelter family to be honored by Lutheran Social Services

The P.H. Glatfelter family, founders of the Glatfelter paper company, will be honored by Lutheran Social Services at the organization's 11th annual Cornerstone Dinner on April 3 at the Yorktowne Hotel. Read More »»

Goodman Birtcher exec talks logistics on warehousing

Goodman Birtcher's plan for more than 2 million square feet of warehouses in Cumberland County has drawn a passionate response. Read More »»

Personal income in Pa. trails U.S. growth rate

Following a 3.1 percent boost in 2012, state personal income grew just 2 percent last year, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read More »»

A year later: Rite Aid stock has surged 246 percent

Shareholders of Rite Aid Corp. stock have seen share prices return nearly 250 percent over the last year, according to Yahoo Finance. Read More »»

Gettysburg couple accused of elaborate scheme to steal from Highspire business

A Gettysburg couple is accused of duping customers and diverting money from a Dauphin County plastics company in an elaborate scheme, according to arrest papers filed Thursday. Read More »»

Harsco names new division president

Wormleysburg-based Harsco Corp. has appointed Richard E. Lundgren Jr. as group president of its Harsco Metals & Minerals business, effective April 7. Read More »»

Osram Sylvania to close York plant

Osram Sylvania is closing its York plant, one of three factory shutdowns that will pare 345 workers total. Read More »»


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CPBJ Extra Blog

On the block: The over-under on Harrisburg mansions

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Fed cuts; Dow soars

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Special Editions

Currents - Spring 2014

Currents - Spring 2014

Generations 2014

Generations 2014
What do Utz Quality Foods, Sun Motor Cars and Knoebels Amusement Resort have in common? They're all regional family businesses. Through the years, they have grown by successfully extending their businesses to the next generations. Today, these families maintain significant ownership in their companies, and they also have family members serving at the executive level. Read on to see many more examples of local family businesses — and family businesses in the making.

Giving Guide 2014

Giving Guide 2014
Central Pennsylvania’s nonprofits don’t sit around waiting for funds to fall into their pockets. Quite the contrary, they’re actively fundraising, networking and getting the community involved in their causes. See how 10 organizations are doing this, and how we can reach out to show our support. Also featured in this publication are the unique approaches and forward-thinking ways of the 2014 Nonprofit Innovation Award winners.

Milestones 2014

Milestones 2014
Join us in celebrating 30 Central Pennsylvania businesses and their notable anniversaries — from five years to 170 years. Reaching such milestones shows a steadfast dedication to improving the business and social landscape of our region. It's all done through impressive business ideas, dedicated employees, lots of gumption and a whole lot more. The result is smart business, and we can all learn from that.

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