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Franklin County businesses honored at appreciation dinner

  by: Jennifer Fitch, Herald Mail SHADY GROVE, Pa. — The Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp. recognized Johnnies Inc., Ulta Beauty’s distribution center and James S. Junkin with awards Thursday night. The development corporation hosted its 31st annual industry-appreciation dinner … Continue reading

Chambersburg welcomes new welding training center

By John Irwin Posted Aug 24, 2017 at 4:15 PM Franklin County is now home to the world’s first global welding and training center and certification school, sending trained professionals all over the globe. The Franklin County Area Development Corporation and Phenomenal Industries Inc. hosted … Continue reading

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