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.”