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Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Eldorado Stone, LLC in Franklin County

first_img 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 Countycenter_img September 29, 2016last_img read more

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Step inside Brisbane’s ‘Batcave’

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenInside Brisbane’s best man cave00:40A SECRET entrance, a hidden gym that could rival a fitness franchise, and a sparkling resort-style pool. Even the garage has been given the luxe touch, and is adorned with basalt lava stone. Take a look inside the home of one of Brisbane’s leading agents — a man who sold close to $100 million worth of other people’s property last year. 2 Waverley Street — April 29, 2018 — $2.52 million 20 Midvale Lane — June 17, 2018 — $1.9 million From blah …. Source: CoreLogic The house before the reno. Source: CoreLogic *** And the back of the house.“Craig (of Channon Architects) is a very clever guy who has worked on some of Brisbane’s most high-end residences,” Mr Lancashiresaid. “He’s a local and understands the code of the area and we were able to get exactly what we wanted using the original cottageas the platform to create something architectural off the back which flows really well and pays respect to the original foundations.” Everything from the VJ walls to the ceilings were replaced, with the home known as ‘c50house’ undergoing an almost complete rebuild. … to ooh la laA much-loved area of the three level, four-bedroom home is the open-plan living, kitchen, dining, lounge, entertaining, outdoorbarbecue and pool zone. “Craig’s work is special and he’s clever about working with indoor-outdoor spaces, including our big outdoor area which has5m ceilings wrapped in battened timber,” Mr Lancashire said. “It’s a space we use all year round. He’s also got an extremely good eye for detail so there are so many minute details throughoutthe property which you wouldn’t know existed unless you went through.” Mr Lancashire said the home’s location was also a massive lure, as it is within walking distance of the city, the river, parks,restaurants and cafes. And what lies beyond the secret passage.“We poured a lot of consideration and effort into every inch of what has been a wonderful home for our family,” Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire said. CoreLogic property data shows that Mr Lancashire and his wife Caitlyn bought 50 Crase St at Teneriffe for $895,000 in 2012. The secret door to the Lancashire’s hidden gym. Pic Annette Dew And what it looks like now.There is also four bedrooms including one with a deluxe master retreat, three luxury bathrooms, a fireplace, wine cellar,and smart home technology throughout. The back of the houseMr Lancashire said they were selling because “I really want a tennis court”, and hoped the house would go to another family.They have engaged Ray White New Farm’s Nicholas Given and Scott Darwon to manage the sale of their home, which is scheduledto go to auction at Ray White’s ‘Under the Stars’ event on November 13, if not sold prior. “Superb architecture has created a home perfectly suited to Queensland living but with a vibe reminiscent of life in the islandparts of Greece or Italy,” Mr Darwon said. “The attention to detail is something to behold and not one finish is of a standard less than perfect. Given the location,finish, feeling and atmosphere the house omits, this is going to be a home that will truly be enjoyed by its residents formany, many years to come.” *** TOP SALES — TENERIFFE (houses)center_img And the kitchen now with its Calacatta marble benchtops.Today, it comes with an extensive list of luxury features but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the concealed gym,which is hidden behind a secret stone rock wall with pin code access. Often called the “Batcave”, it is accessed via a door that leads to a tunnel and then into the large open-plan space.“A lot of people have that WTF? look when they see it,” he said. “They are mesmerised by it.”Other features include a custom Vanguard louvre system, a heated mosaic tiled swimming pool, custom French oak floors, a bespokesolid French oak floating staircase and a vast outdoor entertaining room. 32 Teneriffe Drive — June 4, 2018 — Sale Price $4.405 million The front of the house now. (Source: CoreLogic) 42 Beeston Street — July 7, 2018 — $3.7 million The old living room. Source: CoreLogic 282 Kent Street — June 16, 2018 — $2.125 million More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThe kitchen before the renovation … Wine, anyone?Teneriffe is sandwiched between Newstead and New Farm, making a kind of golden triangle of exclusive suburbs. The median house sales price in Teneriffe is currently $1.825 million, but many prestige houses have sold for double that figure, or more. Matt Lancashire, his wife Caitlyn, and kids Monty 3yrs and Lulu, 1. Pic Annette DewBuilt in the 1930s, the property had been used as a share house and needed a lot of work.Working alongside Channon Architects and Black Developments, the Lancashire’s embarked on a 16 month long renovation journey. last_img read more

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