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Vice President Mike Pence praised Jamison Door of Hagerstown Tuesday as he touted tax reform under President Donald Trump.

“It was pretty emotional, actually,” Jamison Door Chairman and CEO John Williams said Wednesday. “Jamison’s a great company with a great group of people.”

Pence was speaking at the spring meeting of the National Association of Manufacturers in Scottsdale, Ariz. Williams, a member of the board, was at the meeting.

The vice president said the “stories in this room are too numerous to recount,” but he singled out Charles Sukup, the president of Sukup Manufacturing in Sheffield, Iowa, before turning to Williams and Jamison.

“We also have with us John Williams, the chairman and CEO of Jamison Door Company in Hagerstown, Maryland. Jamison Door Company was founded more than a century ago by three men with, I’m told, a little bit of money and a lot of determination. Since then, this family-owned business has produced more than a million doors for homes and businesses all across America. They’ve grown to more than 120 employees and recently broke ground on a new 50,000-square-foot manufacturing plant,” Pence said.

“Last year, thanks to the tax relief we’ll talk more about in a moment, John Williams and Jamison Door actually was able to offer a raise to every single one of their employees even after they had given two separate bonuses worthy of a week’s salary. That’s what we call sharing the wealth and growing the American way. Thank you so much to Jamison and to the whole team. It’s great.”

Pence also said Williams “stood with us in the Rose Garden at the White House last April” when Pence and Trump highlighted the “incredible boost” the tax cuts have provided to manufacturing companies.

Pence went on to thank those at the meeting for supporting the administration’s economic policies.

On Wednesday, Williams said the tax cuts had a measurable effect at Jamison.

“It freed up money for us to make additional investments (in the business) and to give bonuses and to pay dividends,” he said.

He also said the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back regulations have improved the business climate.

Jamison makes air doors, insulated doors and high-speed, roll-up doors, specializing in doors for cold-storage businesses.

With its existing space for roll-up doors overflowing in Washington County, the company is expanding into a new facility in Franklin County, Pa.

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

The Franklin County Area Development Corp. is serving as a developer for the 50,000-square-foot building. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony in August.

Herald-Mail Media has reported that 35 people will work at the new plant. The company hopes to find new applications for its roll-up doors.

Williams said Wednesday that, as things stand now, the new facility should be open in May.

The company’s other operations and offices will remain in Washington County.

 

 

 

Written by Mike Lewis, as featured in the Herald-Mail

Work continues on the new Jamison Door Co. production facility in the Wharf Road Industrial Park in Franklin County, Pa. The 112-year-old company, based in Hagerstown, Md., makes air doors, insulated doors, and high-speed, roll-up doors, specializing in doors for cold-storage businesses. With the company’s existing space for roll-up doors overflowing in Washington County, Md., Jamison decided to build the new facility. Thirty-five people will work at the new plant. The company also has additional locations in Hagerstown and near Williamsport.

By Jennifer Fitch, Crossroads Business Journal, February 2019 | Vol. 2, No. 8

Lead with dignity and courage....

After 50 years leading in three different industries, our very own Jamison Door Company CEO, John Williams, decided to write down what he’s learned from his experiences to help his children make their way in business—and the world.

Click here to see if you can apply these inspirational ideas to your own lives and search for success!

Brand loyalty can start at an early age. A big thank you to the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA)'s Corey Rosenbusch and his daughters for being a part of the Jamison Door family!

If you would like to join in, reach out to us today for some apparel of your own!

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.”

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