The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded
three grants to state air-quality groups, including Carlisle’s
Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania.
Lancaster County-based Herley Industries Inc. late this
afternoon reported earnings of $2.2 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, for
its fiscal second quarter, which ended Feb. 1.
The Hershey Co. bought the Van Houten consumer-chocolate
business in Asia from Switzerland-based Barry
Callebaut for an undisclosed sum, the companies today announced.
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. today reported a net loss of $87.7
million, or $5.22 per diluted share, for the 2008 fourth quarter. The loss
included impairment charges of $7.39 per diluted share.
Several prominent midstate firms are on a new list of
companies at risk of defaulting on their debts.
Armstrong World Industries Inc. plans to indefinitely idle
its commercial ceilings plant in Mobile,
Ala., on May 8 and lay off the
172 workers there, a company spokeswoman said today.
Johnson Controls Inc., the Milwaukee-based manufacturer with operations in York County, today increased
the number of equity units it will sell to investors to raise an additional
$250 million for credit repayment and other general business purposes.
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Johnson Controls Inc., the Milwaukee-based manufacturer with
its building-efficiency segment in York
County, will sell more
than $500 million worth of securities to shore up its credit and general
Lancaster County-based Herley Industries Inc. is up for
sale, Reuters reports.