Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis:
Maker of Famous Pastry Shoppe Receives Accolades
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe Inc., based in Chambersburg, Pa., was recently recognized as the “Best of South Georgia — Best Industrial Employer” and as the “Leading Business of the Week” by The Valdosta Chamber of Commerce.
The family-owned company is known, among other things, for making Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread,
The accolades follow the recent awarding of Martin’s president, James “Jim” Martin, as the 2018 Business Person of the Year by the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce.
“It is important that we make a positive impact on lives where we can,” Julie Martin, social media manager and granddaughter of the founders, said in a news release. “We appreciate the amazing people who make our business strong. We have had generations of families working alongside my family; and it takes all of us, bringing all of our talents and hard work together, to make something great. As we grow and bring in new employees, new family members, we are excited to welcome them into a loyal family of coworkers that care for each other.”
new model homes
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Richmond American Homes of Maryland Inc., a subsidiary of M.D.C. Holdings Inc., is showing four new model homes at Hager’s Crossing in Hagerstown, Md.
The homes showcase a mix of ranch and two-story floor plans from the builder’s classic lineup and Seasons Collection.
Hager’s Crossing offers new homes from the mid $200,000 with up to six bedrooms. The development also features community pools, a fitness center, tennis court, basketball court, soccer field and playground.
Top 25 truckers
The largest for-hire carriers in North America in 2018, according to Transport Topics magazine. The companies are ranked by total revenue.
1. UPS Inc.
2. FedEx Corp.
3. XPO Logistics
4. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
5. Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings
6. YRC Worldwide
8. Hub Group
9. TFI International
10. Landstar System
11. Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
12. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions
14. Estes Express Lines
15. Werner Enterprises Inc.
16. Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.
18. Prime Inc.
19 (tie). Penske Logistics
19 (tie). UniGroup Inc.
21. U.S. Xpress Enterprises
22. R+L Carriers
23. CRST International
24. Kenan Advantage Group Inc.
25. C.R. England Inc.