SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Eldorado Stone, LLC, a Headwaters Company that manufactures architectural stone veneer, will consolidate its Greencastle-based manufacturing facility and Hagerstown, Maryland-based distribution facility into a new dual-purpose site in Franklin County. The move will create 57 new jobs over the next three years.“Eldorado Stone’s decision to consolidate a Maryland facility with a Pennsylvania facility, creating one new facility and new jobs in Pennsylvania is great news and is illustrative of the commonwealth’s welcoming environment for businesses,” said Governor Wolf. “I am proud that Eldorado Stone saw the benefits that Pennsylvania provides and has chosen to increase capacity, expand jobs, and further grow its markets from a site within the commonwealth.”In an effort to streamline costs and improve efficiency, Eldorado Stone will lease a 432,000-square-foot, build-to-suit manufacturing and distribution facility on 25.4 acres in the Antrim Commons Business Park, Antrim Township. The company plans to invest $6,880,000 in the project, including the leasehold and upgrades to equipment and processes. Eldorado Stone has committed to the creation of 57 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of 243 existing employees.“We at Eldorado Stone are grateful to the community and state for such an opportunity. By consolidating our operation, we will provide improved service to our customers. The move will allow us not only to service our customers better by improving our capacity, but will also provide an improved working environment for our colleagues. The flow of our manufacturing and warehousing operations will vastly improve in the areas of safety, ergonomics, and flow. These improvements will enable us to increase our capacity and shorten lead times for our customer,” said Eldorado Stone Plant Manager Frank Guthrie. “By staying in Franklin County, we are able to retain our skilled workforce and provide a superior product for our customers, so this opportunity is a win-win for all parties.”Eldorado Stone received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $250,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $114,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $400,000 in low-interest loans from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Franklin County Area Development Corporation (FCADC) and the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.“The decision of Eldorado Stone, LLC to consolidate and expand its Franklin County presence is significant for several very important reasons. It ensures the retention of 243 employees while conservatively projecting the creation of 57 new, family-sustaining jobs. The construction of a 432,000-square-foot building in the Antrim Commons Business Park stands to be a catalyst for the continued development of what is arguably one of the premier business locations on the I-81 corridor,” said FCADC president Mike Ross. “Moreover, the company’s decision to maintain operations in Franklin County is reflective of Pennsylvania’s competitive business climate.”“To say the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is delighted that Eldorado Stone is not only staying in Greencastle, but also expanding its operations might qualify for the understatement of the year,” said Georgina Cranston, Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Frank Guthrie and his team at Eldorado Stone are exactly the kind of company the Greencastle-Antrim community covets: a leader in its field, committed to the community, and here for the long term. It’s great that the state of Pennsylvania and all the parties involved worked together to make this happen, and the Chamber looks forward to working with Eldorado Stone every step of the way.”Established in 1969, Eldorado Stone, LLC is a leading manufacturer of architectural stone veneer with a reputation for high quality products and outstanding customer service. Over the past 45 years, the company has expanded its product line to include brick veneer, fireplace surrounds, and outdoor living solutions. Eldorado Stone currently operates manufacturing facilities in several states with regional distribution centers across the country.For more information on Eldorado Stone, visit www.eldoradostone.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin County September 29, 2016
The Franklin County Boys Tennis team hosted its second home match of the season against Rushville Consolidated High School. Despite winning both of the doubles matches, the Wildcats ultimately fell to the Lions 3-2.Individual scores are as follows:#1 Singles Jack Stirn 1-6, 2-6 vs. Jacob Carroll#2 Singles Kurt Oetzel 0-6, 0-6 vs. Marlin Hershberger#3 Singles Evan McMillin 6-4, 1-4 (Retirement) vs. Sam Smith#1 Doubles Will Wade & Lonnie Schwartz 6-1, 6-2 vs. Tyce Carroll & Lucas Hummel#2 Doubles Ethan Ball & Brandon Snyder 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 1-0 (10-7) vs. Braiden Hunter & Cameron JackmanCourtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little.
Trudy Clara Ybarra died on Friday, March 4, 2016 at her home in Wellington, at the age of 69.Trudy YbarraTrudy was born the daughter of Virgil and Audrey (Boulanger) Herard on Sunday, August 11, 1946 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.On May 14, 1962, Trudy and Galdino “Socko” Ybarra, Jr. were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated 53 years of marriage.Survivors include her husband, Socko Ybarra of Wellington; son, Jamie Ybarra and his wife Nedra of Wellington; daughter, Jeanie Watkins and her husband Brian of Wichita; son, Jesse Ybarra of Wellington; grandchildren: Taylor Ybarra, Tanner Ybarra, Chilson Ybarra, Logan Watkins, Warren Watkins, Tyler Ybarra, Manda Lynch, Taylan Ybarra, Madison Ybarra and Javian Ybarra; great-grandchildren: Hayden Watkins, Arianna Ybarra and Kendrick Ybarra; sister-in-law, Rachel Ybarra of Wellington, Kansas and brother-in-law, Andy Ybarra of Wichita.Â She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Charlene Payne.Â Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the chapel of Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.Funeral Mass for Trudy will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at St. Anthony/St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Wellington Food Bank. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.
William Spawr15 5 3rd 14 4 17 6 7 10 BAFFERT HOPES COLISEUM LEARNS AS HE GOES IN SAN VICENTEBob Baffert expects the real Coliseum to show up tomorrow in the Grade II SanVicente Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs after disappointing as the 3-10 choice in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile on Jan. 5, finishing sixth by 4 ¼ lengths.Such is life on the Triple Crown trail in February.“He got off slow and got behind horses,” Baffert said of the Sham. “We tried ratinghim, and we’re still trying to learn about the horse. Going long first time, you sort of have to be in the race. He got behind and wasn’t enjoying it.“His psyche was off and he didn’t know what was going on. He didn’t get beat that far but it wasn’t a real strong race, either. He’s come back and I’m trying some different things. Mike (Smith) has worked him a couple times but he’s still not breaking that well.“He needs to get away a little bit better, but going seven eighths at least there’s more speed and it gives him a better chance. We’ve got to teach him to settle and this is the only time you can do that, because they don’t have to shoot into a turn right away.”Baffert also entered daylight debut winner Dessman in the race, which offers no Kentucky Derby qualifying points since it is a sprint.The field for the San Vicente, which goes as race eight of nine: Synthesis, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; Coliseum, Mike Smith, 6-5; Dessman, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Sparky Ville, Joel Rosario, 4-1;and Savagery, Heriberto Figueroa, 4-1.GUTIERREZ HIRES MATT NAKATANI AS NEW AGENTTwo-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez has parted company with Tom Knust and hired Matt Nakatani as his new agent.Through 27 racing days at the Winter Meet, the 32-year-old Gutierrez had a six percent winning average with four firsts, 11 seconds and nine thirds from 64 mounts.“Mario just wanted to make a change and he hired Matt Nakatani, who’s a good kid,” Knust, anything but petulant, said Saturday morning. “I love Mario’s family and all I can do is wish him the best of luck. Most recently, we were together over two years. We were together before that for about a year but parted and got back together again.“It’s been a great ride. We won the Kentucky Derby (on Nyquist in 2016) and a Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies with Champagne Room, also in 2016). We’ve had some really good success. It was a good run, and like I said, I wish him the best of luck.”Gutierrez also won the 2012 Kentucky Derby on I’ll Have Another, like Nyquist, owned by Mario’s principal patron J. Paul Reddam.SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT REMAINS UNSOLVEDFor the second day in a row Friday, there were three “live” horses going into the eighth and final race in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, and once again the elusive wager remained unsolved, as #1 Posterize (9-1), #7 Red Clem (27-1) and #3 Jack’s Reign (59-1), all failed to win and finished fourth, seventh and 10th respectively.With $82,532 in “new” money wagered yesterday, the total Rainbow Six Jackpot pool was $128,156. Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 12 consolation winners, each worth $3,752.With an 11-race card on tap today, the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot will begin with race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:07 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Today’s workers include two horses possible for the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 16:Sonneteer (outside) in company with Knight’s Cross (3yo) – DesormeauxAmerican Camp (3yo – outside) in company with Surfside Sunset – Hess, Jr. Shedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and OhioShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and VibranceShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and AxelrodQuick Questions With Trainer Mathew ChewCaribou Club (Proctor) works 5 furlongs (2/8/2019)Elysea’s World (Baltas) works 5 furlongs (2/8/2019)Game Winner (outside) works 5 furlongs in company with Speed Freak (Baffert duo) (2/8/2019)Kanthaka (Hollendorfer) works 5 furlongs (2/8/2019)Improbable (Baffert) works 6 furlongs (2/8/2019)Flor de La Mar (outside) works 5 furlongs in company with Qahira (Baffert duo)(2/8/2019)FINISH LINES: Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White reports that Bob Baffert’s Ax Man, who won Friday’s seventh race, a seven furlong allowance by 1 ¼ lengths in 1:21.92, earned a lofty 97 Beyer Speed figure . . . Agent Joe Griffin is back in action at Santa Anita with Jose Leon, an apprentice who has been riding at Turf Paradise in Arizona. He is expected to start working horses here Thursday and begin riding competitively shortly thereafter . . . Trainer Mike Pender will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. 1st 3 29% 31% 28 23 17 8 8 15 Richard Baltas74 12 25 8 8 8 14% 1 20 45% 5 0 4 $717,543 Geovanni Franco116 Heriberto Figueroa120 Edwin Maldonado43 25 61% (Current Through Friday, Feb. 8) 16% Tiago Pereira88 9 $601,340 1 10 14% 14 12 $1,808,899 18 Peter Eurton31 William E. Morey41 $561,469 2 38% 33% Steve Knapp30 14 5 Assael Espinoza73 41% 23 7 12 9 10% $236,944 Aaron Gryder34 Win% 12 5 57% 1 $288,532 $468,024 11 65% 18% 37% Vladimir Cerin31 42% $226,954 Mark Glatt41 42% $785,204 3 7 46% $710,458 Ruben Fuentes61 5 16 1 $262,365 44% JockeyMts 41% 18 $163,991 11 14% 9% 15% Money Won 7 7 $329,853 14 14% Money Won $889,770 ITM% 56% 60% COLISEUM IS STILL ‘UNDER CONSTRUCTION’ 6 $151,623 Agapito Delgadillo37 8 20% 45% 2 41% 7 Peter Miller71 $234,858 3rd 45% 50% J. Keith Desormeaux36 2 $140,147 6 42% $765,533 Win% $371,271 7 61% 48% 9 14% 18% 11% $773,655 Flavien Prat121 $151,924 5 Joseph Talamo88 20% 49% 5 14 2nd $753,316 30% 16 11 59% 7 17% John Sadler49 Jeff Mullins33 Rafael Bejarano93 20% 4 $759,716 6 11 Jerry Hollendorfer60 46% 19% 43% 27% 5 17% 5 TrainerMts 58% 8 13 58% 6 20% 11 $640,599 4 9 Richard Mandella28 9 14 Mike Smith48 $135,527 $989,283 Bob Baffert46 23% 10 Doug O’Neill96 1st 3 Drayden Van Dyke88 14% J. Eric Kruljac13 7 18% 38% 14% 40% 21% $828,956 9 Tyler Baze131 Kent Desormeaux59 18% 13 7 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 32% 15 Joel Rosario131 Philip D’Amato58 21% 13% 6 25% 9 36% $266,921 $704,499 2 26 8 5 16% 16 $830,319 2nd 9 5 17 $615,272 ITM% MARIO GUTIERREZ, AGENT KNUST GO ‘PFFFT’ $1,486,076 14 44% 17% 17 17% $396,759 SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT IS STILL UNSOLVED 3 Martin Pedroza44 $121,027 7 12 11