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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

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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

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