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Local Manufacturers see Rebound

Chambersburg Public OpinionPublished 5:45 p.m. ET Aug. 14, 2017   CHAMBERSBURG — The local factories that make road rollers, lifts and cranes are seeing brighter prospects. Their recent financial reports offer hope for more local manufacturing jobs in the near … Continue reading

Warehouses, health care drive local economic growth

Jim Hook , Published 11:04 a.m. ET July 3, 2017 | Updated 1:33 p.m. ET July 3, 2017 CHAMBERSBURG – Franklin County is home to more trucks and more elderly. The growth of jobs in warehousing and in health care is assured for … Continue reading

Manitowoc adds 80 jobs with crawler crane production

Jim Hook , jhook@publicopinionnews.com Published 2:22 p.m. ET May 26, 2017 SHADY GROVE – The Manitowoc factory in Franklin County will officially welcome crawler crane production at 1 p.m. on Wednesday with a flag raising. Manitowoc Co., a leading global maker of … Continue reading

Leg Up Farm shares vision for Franklin County therapy center

Jennifer Fitch May 11, 2017 Updated 1 hr ago   FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. — Twenty years ago, Louis Castriota dreamed he essentially would drop a comprehensive therapy center onto a York County, Pa., farm to help children with special needs and families such … Continue reading

JLG shutters Ohio plant; jobs due in Pennsylvania

Jim Hook , jhook@publicopinionnews.comPublished 4:44 p.m. ET Feb. 1, 2017 Updated 19 hours ago HAGERSTOWN, Md. – JLG Industries is closing its factory in Orrville, Ohio, and moving all North American telehandler manufacturing to its plants in Pennsylvania. The company on Jan. … Continue reading