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On August 22, 2018, Jamison Door Company officially broke ground on the new Jamison BMP manufacturing facility. The Franklin County (PA) Area Development Corp. is serving as a developer for the 50,000-square-foot building, and the new space for roll-up door production is anticipated to be complete by spring of 2019.

To kick off the ceremony, opening remarks were provided by Michael Ross, President of Franklin County Area Development Corporation. "The decision of Jamison to expand in the quad-state region is reflective of our location, quality workforce, and our overall economic strength," said L. Michael Ross. He proceeded to thank partners, including the Waynesboro (PA) Industrial Development Corp. and various politicians.

Paul Schemel, 90th District PA House of Representatives, was also in attendance. Schemel explained how Jamison should find Pennsylvania to be a favorable state in which to do business, in part because of its tax structure. He stated, Pennsylvania is “a state that knows how to build things,” particularly Franklin County.

John Williams, CEO and Chairman of Jamison Door Company, shared how he is particularly excited to see the new production facility develop. "Michael Ross and his team have been incredibly helpful in our process of locating a site to increase our capacity for high speed roll up doors," Williams said. “This new building is a major investment for our company and reflects our belief in a strong and growing economy and Jamison’s ability to prosper in it."

Following the remarks, the Ceremonial Groundbreaking commenced including Jamison officials, Lehman Construction, Franklin County Area Development Corporation, and local politicians.

"This really is a great day and a culmination of so much that has gone on,” stated Jamison CEO, John Williams. Thanks to partners at Franklin County Area Development Corporation, Jamison Door is excited to watch the development of the new production facility and create more manufacturing jobs for the community!

To view more information, please read Franklin County Area Development Corporation’s Press Release and our feature in the Heritage Foundation’s “The Daily Signal” titled, “ Underreported: What Tax Reform ‘Crumbs’ Meant for These Blue Collar Workers.”

BMP Groundbreaking

ZULLINGER, Pa. — When Jamison Door Co. officials embarked on an effort to find space to expand, they settled on a Washington Township, Pa., site where they hope to move beyond the cold-storage market they command.

Additional product lines are on the horizon for the 112-year-old company long a manufacturing leader in Washington County.

"This really is a great day and a culmination of so much that has gone on. In 2000, this was a company that was struggling to survive," Jamison CEO John Williams said.

Jamison Door Co. makes air doors, insulated doors, and high-speed, roll-up doors, specializing in doors for cold-storage businesses. Williams described the company's existing space for roll-up doors as overflowing; that property is off Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown.

About $3.7 million will be invested in the new production facility in the Wharf Road Industrial Park in Washington Township.

The Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp. is serving as a developer for the 50,000-square-foot building, then will hand the keys, and mortgage, Williams joked, to Jamison Door Co. next spring.

Thirty-five people will work at the new plant. The company hopes to find new applications for its roll-up doors, such as installing them in commercial mechanics' garage bays.

FCADC President L. Michael Ross thanked partners, including the Waynesboro (Pa.) Industrial Development Corp. and various politicians.

"Everything that happens happens through collaboration and partnership," he said.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Paul Schemel told Jamison Door Co. officials that he believes they will find Pennsylvania to be a favorable state in which to do business, in part because of its tax structure.

"We're a state that knows how to build things — certainly Franklin County does," said Schemel, R-Franklin.

Williams said he is excited to see the production facility develop.

"The process of finding a location was not an easy one or, at times, a particularly pleasant one," he said.

Jamison Door Co. has additional locations in Hagerstown and near Williamsport.

 

Jamison Door breaks ground on Pa. facility​​​​​​Jennifer Fitch, Herald-Mail Media

White House

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.25 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. 

Jamison Door Company had the opportunity to share in NAM's tax reform event in the Rose Garden of the White House where President Donald Trump highlighted the historic results of the NAM's outlook survey and the manufacturing industry's positive economic outlook.

As spoken by NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons, "Manufacturers are proving that when the President and lawmakers deliver on policy, we will deliver for the American people." 

Pictured above from the left: Dallas Burger, Elaine Davis, Jason Weigle, and Jamison CEO and Chairman John Williams

 
 
Dwight Clark

PRESS RELEASE

 

Jamison Door Company Names Dwight Clark President and Chief Operating Officer

 

Hagerstown, MD. – December 7, 2017—Jamison Door Company has promoted Dwight Clark to be President and Chief Operating Office effective January 1, 2018.  John T. Williams will retain the title of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Clark joined the company in 2001 as Vice President Sales and Marketing and has led the sales effort since that time, developing a sales organization capable of selling the growing number of products the company manufactures. He has been a key player in helping guide the introduction of new products and territories.  Active also in industry activities, Mr. Clark has been on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction since 2002.

He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and was a manufacturer’s representative in Southern California for 15 years prior to joining Jamison. He and his wife, Jeanette, have one adult daughter.

Mr. Williams said “Dwight’s promotion is recognition of the significant contributions he has made to Jamison over the past 16 years.  He deserves much of the credit for the current success and growth of the company.”

 Mr. Clark said “Jamison has had excellent growth in these last 16 years by expanding the number of product lines we offer and by having a great team of people in all parts of the business.  I am excited to have the new responsibilities and the opportunity to help lead as we go forward.  Jamison has an excellent reputation for the highest quality products and customer service and I want us to continue to build on that solid foundation.”

 

ABOUT JAMISON DOOR COMPANY

Jamison Door Company, a privately-held manufacturer of doors primarily for the cold storage industry was founded in 1906 at its current location in Hagerstown, MD by J. V. Jamison, Sr. It has been in the same location in Hagerstown, MD, for all of its existence.  J. V. Jamison, Sr., was president until his death in 1920 and was succeeded by his son, J. V. Jamison, Jr. who served until 1942 when his son, J. V. Jamison, 3rd, succeeded him, serving as President and Chairman until 1993.  His daughter, Wye Jamison Allanbrook, succeeded him as Chairman from 1993 until 2000 when John T. Williams was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Since 2004 Jamison has added significantly to its product offerings including additional offerings under its main product line of insulated doors designed for use in cold storage facilities and the acquisition of HCR, Inc., a manufacturer of air doors based in Lewistown, MT.  In 2005 Jamison expanded internationally and  opened a manufacturing plant in Mexico City to make doors for the Mexican market.  In 2012 it opened a new plant in Hagerstown and partnered with an Italian company to make high speed rollup doors under the Jamison/BMP name. In 2015 Jamison opened another plant in Hagerstown to make Jamotuf doors, a line of 1 ¾ “insulated molded fiberglass doors.  

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