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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.  

  

“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.

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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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