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TOP 100 2014: Savoring their wins

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premium content Could 'upside-down' degree plan close skills gap?

The traditional college model has changed little throughout time: Students take broad liberal arts classes their first two years, followed by core courses. Read More »»

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Report: Obamacare's medical device tax collection program has problems

Lower-than-expected filings and revenue, erroneously assessed penalties and inability to identify manufacturers subject to the tax are among the reasons cited in a new report that says the IRS needs to improve its strategy on Obamacare's medical device excise tax. Read More »»

Auto parts maker Federal-Mogul leases First Logistics Center

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp., the Michigan-based manufacturer of automotive products, including Wagner brake components, ANCO wiper blades and Champion spark plugs, plans to move into the First Logistics Center @ I-83 in Manchester Township, company officials confirmed today. Read More »»

High names Armstrong exec to succeed Cooley as CEO

The High Companies said today that Michael F. Shirk will replace Nevin Cooley as CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Read More »»

H.B. McClure wraps up Procter & Gamble facility near Shippensburg

Harrisburg-based mechanical contractor H.B. McClure Co., has wrapped up a $3.5 million contract to install piping throughout the 1.7 million-square-foot distribution facility for Procter & Gamble Co. near Shippensburg. Read More »»

Herff Jones facility in Adams County to close, idling 140

The Herff Jones Inc. facility in Adams County will close on Oct. 31, according to the Pennsylvania Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification website. Read More »»

Voith Hydro part of Iowa dam retrofitting

Voith Hydro Inc. is providing turbines, generators and associated controls for a hydro power retrofit project in Iowa. Read More »»

HR Pharmaceuticals plans to bring jobs to York

HR Lubricating Jelly was the leading name in its industry for more than 70 years, until the patent and formula were bought out, then lost. Read More »»

Voith Turbo providing transmissions for Canadian buses

Voith Turbo Inc. is providing diesel transmissions for Canada-bound buses. Read More »»

French applesauce makers ready production at Lancaster County facility

Officials with French applesauce maker Charles & Alice Group are finalizing production lines for its sugar-free applesauce products at its East Hempfield Township facility in Lancaster County. Read More »»

York County-based L&S Tool & Machine Division leases industrial space

A York County machinist company has leased 8,000 square feet of industrial space in Manchester Township, according to Bennett Williams Realty Inc. Read More »»

State officials: Budget issues draining key business loan funds

State business leaders are pondering the fallout from a state budget deal that stripped tens of millions from key business loan programs. Read More »»

In brief: York SCORE to hold Success Stories Breakfast

The York SCORE chapter will hold a Success Stories Breakfast in September, featuring a presentation from Nuts About Granola founder Sarah Lanphier. Read More »»

Snyder's-Lance, CenturyLink both beat on Q2 analyst estimates

Two out-of-town companies with operations in the midstate released good earnings reports for their second quarters. Read More »»

Harsco, NRG, American Water report earnings

Three companies with operations in the midstate announced quarterly earnings. Read More »»

Criminal charge filed against Unilife whistleblower

The drama continues at York County-based Unilife Corp., where the ex-employee who filed a high-profile lawsuit against the company has been charged with a third-degree felony, and his attorneys have countered by asking a judge to find Unilife in contempt of court for violating a confidentiality order. Read More »»

RG Group names Rich Freeh president, CEO

Spring Garden Township-based RG Group, a motion control and fluid-handling products distributor and manufacturer, has named Rich Freeh as its president and CEO. Read More »»

Unilife ends at-the-market offering with $12.4 million

Unilife Corp. made $12.4 million from the recent sale of almost 6 million shares of its stock, according to a company news release. Read More »»

Harrington Hoists parent company increases reach

KITO Americas Inc., parent company of Manheim-based Harrington Hoists Inc., announced it has a stock purchase agreement in place with Westview Capital Partners II LP to purchase all shares of Peerless Industrial Group Inc. Read More »»

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Special Editions

Lancaster County Business Report 2014

Lancaster County Business Report 2014
From the addition of an archery academy, a new laser tag facility and the expansions of Trop Gun Shop and The Volleyball Corner to the recent announcement that next year’s U.S. Women’s Open golf championship will be held in the area, Lancaster County’s business community has been experiencing many victories. Find out how these sports and leisure activities are playing out for the local economy.

United Way of the Capital Region 2014

United Way of the Capital Region 2014
Now more than ever, our community counts on United Way of the Capital Region (UWCR) and its safety net of services. From food pantries to life-sustaining medications, UWCR supports more than 80 programs and services that are needed to keep Central Pennsylvania strong. Learn more about this positive force in our region and how you can help.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
As Babe Ruth once said, “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” That’s true for baseball, and it’s true for business, especially for the 44 companies featured in this publication. Whether they have more than a century of business under their belts or just a few years, these companies are all stars. Armed with winning business plans, dedicated teammates and a love for the game, they are simply worth watching (and reading about).

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 2014

ABC Excellence in Construction Awards 2014
The Keystone Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) holds the annual Excellence in Construction Awards program for its contractor members. Winners join the ranks of hundreds of companies recognized as “the best of the best” in the construction industry. Now in its 25th year, the competition creates a greater awareness of the quality workmanship produced by free enterprise contractors right here in Central Pennsylvania.

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