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PPG sells Illinois glass plant, no immediate impact on Carlisle operations

PPG sells Illinois glass plant, no immediate impact on Carlisle operations

Hershey Co. CFO to retire

Hershey Co. CFO to retire

Hershey's becomes Hershey

Hershey's becomes Hershey

Manufacturing & Distribution News

Report: Pa. manufacturing continues to decline

Manufacturing employment in Pennsylvania declined in the past year, reports the 2015 Pennsylvania Manufacturers Register, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers' News Inc. Read More »»

York County firm makes dumbwaiters, chair lifts

The dumbwaiters came first for Butler Mobility Products, which started manufacturing them in 1958, but these days it's wheelchair lifts that represent the bulk of the York County company's business. Read More »»

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Marlin Benedict is managing partner of Simon Lever LLP. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Messiah College, where he also played NCAA Division III soccer. Read More »»

New record: Harrisburg-Carlisle exports totaled $3B in 2013

Merchandise exports rose 5 percent to a record $3 billion last year in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metropolitan area, according to new export data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration. Read More »»

PPG sells Illinois glass plant, no immediate impact on Carlisle operations

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries this week sold its Mount Zion, Ill., glass-manufacturing plant to automotive glass manufacturer Fuyao Glass America Inc. Read More »»

CNH Industrial acquires Miller-St. Nazianz Inc.

CNH Industrial announced it has acquired precision spraying equipment manufacturer Miller-St. Nazianz Inc. Read More »»

Hershey Co. CFO to retire

The Hershey Co. announced Wednesday that David Tacka, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will retire at the end of the year. Read More »»

TE Connectivity acquires American Sensor Technologies

TE Connectivity Ltd. of Switzerland announced it made its second purchase of a sensor maker in fewer than four months when it closed on a deal to buy American Sensor Technologies Inc. Read More »»

Harrisburg-area Stroehmann Bakery to close

About 90 workers at Stroehmann Bakery on Paxton Street are losing their jobs after company officials announced Tuesday the bakery will close. Read More »»

Pa. exports down 4 percent through June

Commonwealth exports totaled nearly $19.8 billion through June — a 4 percent drop compared to the midway point of 2013 — as exports to China have tapered off. Read More »»

Hershey's becomes Hershey

There is something missing in the new company and corporate logos for The Hershey Co. Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Trivia

Here is some trivia about this year's Top 100/250 private companies in the midstate. Read More »»

Unilife loses $57.9M for year, down from $63.2M

York County-based Unilife Corp. ended its fiscal year June 30 with a net loss of $57.9 million, according to a regulatory filing. Read More »»

Carlisle Construction Materials working to complete three product line expansions

Carlisle Construction Materials is expanding even more than planned as business remains good, the company said in an update this week. Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Savoring their wins

Food manufacturing strong in Central Pa.

Here's a sweet fact: Pennsylvania's food-manufacturing industry grew 70 percent between 2008 and 2013, according to the state Department of Community and Economic Development. Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Power of perseverance

Business masterminds say risk, effort critical

If you're looking for advice on how to run — and keep running — a strong, consistent organization, go to the top with Top 100 stalwarts D&H Distributing Co. Inc. (No. 1 again) and High Companies (No. 6). Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Making winners

Manufacturers build a better mousetrap

The top manufacturing firms know the game changes quickly and that adaptability is a key to remaining on top. Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Robust culture is what sets distributor apart

Lebanon County's APR Has strategic advantage

APR Supply Co. President and CEO Scott M. Weaver has set lofty goals for the Lebanon-based company, and the Harrisburg native is delivering with results. Read More »»

TOP 100 2014: Let's make a deal

Dauphin County firms build on negotiating skills, diversified services

Know your customers and your market. Read More »»

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt acquires warehouse space in Carlisle

Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli announced acquisition today of a 400,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in the Carlisle area. Read More »»

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