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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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MBB : Fair looks to break out of offensive slump for Syracuse against Kansas State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ PITTSBURGH – The missed shots for C.J. Fair were bizarre. All season long the sophomore forward had knocked them down with ease, establishing himself as Syracuse’s most consistent player.But on Thursday against UNC Asheville, the cold streak continued. For the fifth consecutive game, Fair failed to score in double figures.‘I think it’s just a little slump,’ SU forward Kris Joseph said. ‘It’s bad timing, of course. It’s the NCAA Tournament. I think he’ll get over it. I spoke to him yesterday.’With positive reinforcement from teammates and head coach Jim Boeheim, Fair will attempt to end his scoring woes on Saturday when the top-seeded Orange takes on No. 8 Kansas State in Pittsburgh. His ability to produce a near double-double every night is something Syracuse relied on often during the regular season. And whether or not he can return to form could weigh heavily on SU’s chances of advancing in the NCAA Tournament.Perhaps most puzzling about Fair’s scoring woes on Thursday was the fact that his field-goal attempts were the same as ones he’s cashed in on all season. An improved mid-range jump shot afforded him the ability to knock down 12-to-14 footers with ease. He’s even stepped out beyond the 3-point line on occasion this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textYet for some reason, those shots wouldn’t fall against UNC Asheville. He opened the game with two baseline jumpers, both of which were open looks.Clang, clang.Then he drove to the basket in hopes of drawing contact or getting all the way to the rim for a layup.But that spun off.Finally, he went outside to try his luck from long range.No dice.‘I missed the shots I normally hit,’ Fair said. ‘I know tomorrow I’m going to take the same shots if they let me. I’m just continuing to play basketball and not overthink.’Fair went on to say that sometimes the first basket is the toughest when a player has been struggling, and perhaps that explains some of his troubles on Thursday. He finished the game 1-of-7 from the floor with three points in 15 minutes of playing time.Over his last five games, Fair has shot just 7-of-24 from the field. He’s missed all three of his 3-point attempts. He’s been to the free-throw line three times.The Bulldogs played a physical zone defense against the Orange in the second round, and Fair said it was difficult to get truly open looks. The Wildcats, however, play man-to-man defense, meaning Fair should be able to attack the basket easier.Boeheim, like Fair’s teammates, isn’t worried. His confidence in the team’s ‘glue man’ hasn’t wavered.‘You know, he hasn’t made shots,’ Boeheim said. ‘I think that’s something that can change at any minute, and I hope that starts tomorrow. But he’s getting good shots, he’s aggressive. He’s in all the right places. Shots he had yesterday were all really, really good shots.’His one basket on Thursday was a left-handed layup that resulted in an old-fashioned three-point play. It’s his ability to finish strong around the rim that Syracuse will need on Saturday against a Kansas State team with height on the interior.Jordan Henriquez, Jamar Samuels and Thomas Gipson are all 6 feet, 7 inches or taller, with Henriquez measuring in at 6-feet-11.With the loss of Fab Melo, junior forward James Southerland has seen more minutes for the Orange. But his best offensive trait is his shooting ability, often out of pick-and-pop situations. And with Fair struggling on Thursday, Southerland was one player who picked up the slack with 15 points and eight rebounds.‘It was just one of those games (for Fair), but we have enough talented guys to pick each other up,’ Southerland said. ‘And that’s what we did.’With Southerland mostly on the perimeter, Fair is responsible for being inside and around the rim with fellow big men Baye Keita and Rakeem Christmas. The latter two players, though, have limited offensive arsenals, meaning the pressure is on Fair to produce.From Feb. 4 through Feb. 22, a six game stretch, Fair reached double figures five times. He was often the most reliable option for the Orange offensively.But in the last five games without his usual scoring output, Syracuse hasn’t been the same. The Orange beat Connecticut by two points, lost to Cincinnati and barely knocked off the Bulldogs during that stretch. None of their four wins came by more than nine points.It’s clear SU needs Fair’s offense moving forward in the tournament.Said Fair: ‘I just have to fight through it.’[email protected]  Commentscenter_img Published on March 16, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

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