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“Creators are wanted,” say many manufacturers across the United States. The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is taking another step to populate the talent pipeline in America—with a new “Creators Wanted” video and infographic series. This year, on the NAM’s digital platforms, you’ll begin to see the makings of the NAM’s new initiative to show parents and teachers, and thereby children, what modern manufacturing really looks like today (and will look like tomorrow). According to the Manufacturing Institute, there will be 3.5 million jobs in modern manufacturing available over the next 10 years.

 

By using the voices of employees from Jamison and other member companies, the National Association of Manufacturers hopes to deliver a message on key policies, issues and, all the while, changing the perception of manufacturing. Individual videos from local companies will be pieced together to a larger "Creators Wanted" campaign to be highlighted on social channels and the National Association of Manufacturer's website to help tell the story of modern manufacturing in America.

On Saturday February 27th, Jamison Door Company celebrated its 110th anniversary by throwing a luncheon for over 400 employees, retirees and members of the community.

Mr. John Williams, President and Chairman of the Board, gave a short speech explaining the company's success being due to its focus and commitment to Jamison's four key stakeholders:  their stock holders, their employees, their community, and their customers.  Afterwards, Mark Widmyer from the Maryland Governor's office, presented Mr. Williams with a special Governor's Citation expressing both appreciation and recognition to the Jamison Door Company. 

Mike Gil, Maryland Commerce Secretary, pumped up the crowd by telling them how much the State of Maryland appreciated and supported the Jamison Door Company and how great it is to be a Maryland company.   Paul Frey, President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, also spoke then presented Jamison with a Certificate of Recognition.  Hagerstown City Council member Lewis Mentzer announced that the names of the original Jamison brothers, the founders of the door company, were being added to a monument in Memorial Park.  Mr. Mentzer emphasized the honor of this recognition, since only the names of those who've played the most important roles in the growth and development of Hagerstown would be considered for placement on this monument.    

Other Hagerstown city council members in attendance were:  Donald Munson, Kristin Aleshire, and Penny Nigh.  County Commissioner Jeff Cline attended, as well as Jill Frick/Director of Economic Development, Melissa Reabold/United Way Executive Director Washington County, Linda Spence/Business Support Specialist for the Washington County Department of Business Development, and Katrina Wyand-Yurish/Board Member Chamber of Commerce.

After the luncheon, tours were held throughout the plant showing various products and the various manufacturing processes.  The event was hosted by the Jamison Social Committee:  Greg Lloyd, Karen Webber, Kayla Bussard, Andrea Divelbiss, Jan Rudisill, David Hixson, Joe Raffa, and Ben Breakall.

 

JAMISON RFID AND CYBRA ANNOUNCE CYBRA-HAWK

LOSS PREVENTION SOLUTION

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-  Ultra-high performance RFID/EAS solution purpose-built for the retail supply chain -

Hagerstown, MD and Yonkers, NYNovember 10, 2015 -- Jamison RFID (a division of Jamison Door Company) the leading manufacturer and integrator of rugged, purpose-built RFID portals and communications enclosures, and CYBRA Corporation, the developer of award- winning MarkMagic™ Bar Code Labels, RFID Tags, Electronic Forms, and Report Writing Software and EdgeMagic® Integrated RFID Control Software, announced today the introduction of their new CYBRA-Hawk RFID-based EAS (Electronic Article Surveillance) loss prevention and inventory management solution custom designed for the special requirements of retailers.

The companies are making the announcement at the Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF) Fall Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

Due to the high cost of retail real estate, retailers try to put as much merchandise on display as possible. Current RFID offerings designed for warehouses are not practical in a retail environment because a distribution center dock door is a much broader read zone than a customer entrance to a mall store. Warehouse RFID solutions will pick up too many false reads if placed in a store. The CYBRA-Hawk Portal solves that problem by providing a very focused read zone in an easy to install, easy on the eyes enclosure.

CYBRA-Hawk combines CYBRA's industry leading EdgeMagic RFID Control software platform with Jamison RFID's Hawk RFID all-in-one read station to deliver an end-to-end retail solution that allows companies to track goods from the manufacturer or distribution center, to the point of sale (POS) using a single UHF RFID tag. Using the CYBRA-Hawk solution, retailers can not only prevent theft and shrink with real-time, RFID-based electronic article surveillance (EAS) technology, but also track and manage inventory at the item level across the supply chain.

"Loss prevention technology using EAS today is 40 years old, and very limited in that it can be used only to tell you if an item is leaving the store," says Monte R. Lucas, President of Jamison RFID. "RFID can merge the EAS signal with item-level serial number, SKU and price information.”

With the CYBRA-Hawk solution, items are tagged at the point of manufacture and tracked across the supply chain. At the retail store level, the solution can be used to receive items, to automate inventory counts on the shelf, to prevent theft, and finally for POS check-out. The combined EAS/RFID tag eliminates manual counts and bar code scanning, while still providing high levels of security and anti-theft functionality. For small and mid-sized retailers, CYBRA-Hawk provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional EAS solutions, while also providing inventory management features that can accelerate their return on investment (ROI).

"After reading millions of tags in retail applications, we've learned that retailers need a solution that can address all of their tracking and data collection needs, including inventory management, loss prevention, and point of sale," said Sheldon Reich, Chief Solution Architect at CYBRA Corp. "With CYBRA-Hawk and our other RFID products and solutions, our retail customers can track goods at the item level across the entire supply chain."

 

About Jamison RFID and Jamison Door Company

Since 1906, Jamison Door Company has pioneered the industrial door industry with innovative designs, unsurpassed product quality, and outstanding customer service. Jamison's RFID Industrial Portals™ Division produces the world's largest variety of Radio Frequency Identification - RFID portals, housing structures, mounting components, and custom designed enclosures that help track products using RFID during the manufacturing process and throughout the entire supply chain. Jamison services over 6000 warehouse, retail, and supply chain customers from three North American manufacturing plants; in Maryland, Montana, and Mexico City. Jamison offers fully-staffed engineering, customer service, and shipping departments. For more information, go to www.JamisonRFID.com.

About CYBRA Corporation

CYBRA Corporation is a leader in RFID and bar code technology serving customers in a wide range of industries. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on CYBRA's innovative solutions such as EdgeMagic® and MarkMagicTM, daily as the Auto-ID engine underlying their critical applications for retail compliance, shipping, inventory, warehouse management, in-plant printing and print and apply automation. A GS1 Solution Provider and an IBM Business Partner since 1989, CYBRA develops solutions for leading printer, reader, and RFID tag manufacturers. CYBRA is represented by a network of value added resellers throughout the United States and sales and support offices overseas. CYBRA software solutions run on all major computing platforms including IBM Power Systems (System i, iSeries, AS/400, AIX) as well as Linux, Unix, and Microsoft Windows. For more information, go to www.cybra.com or write to info@cybra.com.

Press Contact for Jamison RFID:

Bob Basmadjian

Spectrum Marketing & Communications

spectrum_marketing@earthlink.net

(864) 868-0202

Press Contact for CYBRA:

Phil Andrianos

Digital Marketing Specialist

pandrianos@cybra.com

(914) 963-6600 x 213

 

Washington County, Maryland

The highest campaign award, the Michael G. Callas Campaign Excellence Award, which is named as a tribute to memorialize United Way advocate and community leader, Michael Callas, was awarded to Jamison Door Company, Inc. Accepting the award was Karen Webber, campaign coordinator. Jamison Door had been participating with United Way for many years when they began having United Way make presentations to employees to explain how one person's gift, when combined with others, benefits the community. As a result, total contributions increased. Support from the company continues to grow. Jamison Door implemented many campaign best practices and was recognized with the highest campaign award.

Jamison announces the grand opening of their new Jamotuf manufacturing plant.

On June 15, 2015, Jamison will open their newest manufacturing plant which will manufacture the Jamotuf line of doors.

Jamotuf is the name of Jamison's line of 1 3/4" insulated molded fiberglass doors and frames.  It is Jamison's 5th North American manufacturing plant, and 6th operating company.

Jamison has supplied this type of product for close to 20 years as the Jamolite III, buying and relabeling. 

Company President and Chairman, John Williams, stated "we've been asked for many years to supply our own manufactured molded fiberglass line of 1 3/4" doors, but have been waiting for the right timing.  The time became right when both the right people and the right business plan emerged". 

Company Vice President Sales/Marketing, Dwight Clark, said "our customers have asked us to incorporate this product line into the Jamison culture of dependable lead times, quality products, and customer service excellence.  It's a challenge that is perfect for the Jamison culture".

Jamison is excited to enter into this new manufacturing arena and everyone involved is committed to both meeting and exceeding customer expectations. 

 

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