Jun 10, 2019

Hopes run high for trade-war resolution

As the trade war continues with China, observers in Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley hope the latest stalemate might budge if and when President Donald Trump meets with Chinese leaders at the international G-20 conference in late June and agree that both countries can resolve their disputes sooner rather than later.

Jun 10, 2019

Lancaster distributor brings ‘fourth chocolate’ to U.S.

A new variety of chocolate called ruby chocolate is making its way to the U.S., and a Lancaster distributor will be among the first to sell it to chocolatiers.

Jun 7, 2019

The Whiteboard: A formula for profit – or for missing out?

If yours is like many of the small businesses I’ve studied, the price you quote for your products or services is determined by a simple formula, based on your estimated costs. Feed in your costs and your desired gross margin and presto, out comes the price. There’s just one problem: price has nothing to do with cost.

Jun 3, 2019

Workforce initiatives balance present, future needs

The strong economy has been making it difficult for businesses that need qualified and skilled technical workers. And while some established workforce initiatives with a long-range focus are paying off, other efforts are underway to match workers’ skills with specific jobs in the shorter term, several observers said in recent interviews.

May 31, 2019

Rand-Whitney Container buying Red Lion manufacturer, resulting in 220 layoffs

Massachusetts-based Rand-Whitney Container is buying corrugated products maker Specialty Finance and Consulting Corp. in Windsor Township, York County, for an undisclosed sum. The sale will result in 220 layoffs, according to a notice sent to the state.

May 29, 2019

Lancaster County meat producer installs solar grid

Stoltzfus Meats in Leacock Township, Lancaster County finished installing a solar grid on the roof of its production facility this month.

May 29, 2019

Local companies make this year’s Fortune 500

The Fortune 500 is out and a number of companies in Central Pennsylvania and the Greater Lehigh Valley have made the cut.

May 28, 2019

AHF Products acquires Texas wood-flooring manufacturer

Wood flooring manufacturer AHF Products expects to close on a deal next month with a Texas-based competitor.

May 23, 2019

Swing Kingdom, Atlas Molding acquired by Lancaster firm

After a series of deals in other states, a Lancaster County investment firm has bought a pair of businesses on its home turf.

May 16, 2019

A Conversation With: Jon Crothers

Jon Crothers, 33, is the operations improvement coordinator at Quarryville-based Stoner Inc., a producer of products used in the household, automotive and thermoforming industries.

May 15, 2019

Food manufacturers develop organic and healthy products

Consumers are more conscious than ever about what they put into their bodies, and meat and dairy manufacturers are adapting with new products.

May 15, 2019

Troegs Brewery and Caputo Brothers Creamery partner on new product

When Troegs Brewery opened a new tasting loft and kitchen in December 2018 at its brewpub in Derry Township, its owners went in search of locally made mozzarella for their pizza. Their search led them to Caputo Brothers Creamery in Spring Grove, York County, better known for paper than for dairy products. “They taught us […]