Jun 17, 2011

Clarks keeps a step ahead

The march of distribution technology might leave the shoe workforce a little flat-footed.
Clarks Companies North America plans to build a roughly 450,000-square-foot logistics center in Conewago Township in Adams County that will more than double its volume but keep its workforce about the same.

Jun 17, 2011

Casey proposes reforms to small-business federal contracting

Getting federal contracts is hard work when you're a small business.
"If it was easy, everyone would be doing it," said Michael Rutten, CEO of JBR Resources, a Carlisle-based company that provides project management and process-efficiency consulting services to the Department of Defense and other federal clients.

Jun 17, 2011

New Fry CEO eyes options, cost controls for growth

Cumberland County-based print and digital media company Fry Communications Inc. always has rolled forward with an eye for growth opportunities in services and ways to cut cost for its clients, said Michael T. Lukas, the company's new CEO.

Jun 16, 2011

IAM using Facebook to engage young machinists

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is using social media for an initiative to help young workers realize the benefits of unionized workplaces and to help address their needs, the union said.

Jun 15, 2011

Food companies back Toomey bill repealing ethanol subsidies

Companies with a midstate presence lent support for a bill aimed at repealing federal subsidies for blending ethanol into gasoline, which was co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

Jun 14, 2011

Graham intends to switch acquisition suitors

The board of directors of Graham Packaging Co. Inc. intends to terminate an acquisition agreement with a Connecticut-based firm and recommend what it feels is a better deal with New Zealand-based Reynolds Group Holdings Limited, the company said today.

Jun 13, 2011

Armstrong makes ‘final offer’ to Marietta union

Lancaster County-based flooring, ceiling and cabinetry manufacturer Armstrong World Industries Inc. said it made a "last best and final offer" for a three-year contract to unionized employees at its Marietta plant.

Jun 13, 2011

Report gives Pa. manufacturing a ‘C’

A national "report card" on logistics and manufacturing gave Pennsylvania an A in the former but a C in the latter.

Jun 13, 2011

Graham Packaging: Another entity makes acquisition offer

An entity has offered to acquire York County-based Graham Packaging Co. Inc. for $25 per share, Graham said today.

Jun 10, 2011

DOD gives $23M in MRAP, Paladin contracts to BAE

BAE Systems' York County facility continues to receive contracts for work on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and the Paladin mobile artillery units for the U.S. military.

Jun 10, 2011

Lebanon’s Donald Blyler Offset acquired by Reading firm

Lebanon County-based printing firm Donald Blyler Offset Inc. has been acquired by a Berks County-based communication and creative content company, according to a news release.

Jun 10, 2011

Maple-Vail evolves for future

Change can be intriguing — or a source of anxiety — if you're evolving from what many would consider a position of strength. After all, if you're successful at something, why deviate from what you're doing?