Bottom lines: Our views on recent news

Here are our bottom-line thoughts on a few items of note in the Crossroads Business Journal area:

• We’re grateful to see development of a device that will speed treatment of injured warfighters. The Army and Morzine Medical LLC of Atlanta have partnered to make the rail system that transforms any standard NATO litter or stretcher into a surgical table or intensive care unit bed.

• Some Maryland businesses might have their hands full as they look to comply with a new state law regulating paid sick leave time. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce has called it a “well-intended” measure,  but maintains that it “ignores business concerns about excessive fines for even tiny infractions, onerous administrative burdens, prohibitive costs to comply, unprecedented low thresholds for hours worked, and other threats.”

• Congratulations and thanks to Chris Ardinger, Jeramy Culler, John Kilduff, Bridgit Martin and David Washabaugh, new board members of the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation. The organization supports the medical center by raising funds for capital improvements, equipment, programs and services.

• Best wishes to Martin Weissburg, who will become president of Mack Trucks effective June 1.

• Kudos to Frederick County Bank, which recently donated a car to Second Chances Garage in Frederick, Md. The vehicle had been part of the bank’s fleet of business courier vehicles.

• Congratulations to Peterbilt dealer John Arscott, who is among seven nominees for 2018 Truck Dealer of the Year, a national award that recognizes commercial-truck dealers for business performance, industry and civic leadership and community service.

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