Notes and quotes for June 2019

By Mike Lewis
Construction continues on the new Martinsburg, W.Va., police station on West Race Street in downtown Martinsburg. The Martinsburg City Council awarded a contract to Martinsburg-based W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc. for construction of the facility. The total cost of the project is about $13.5 million, according to published reports.

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.”

Company unveils
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

7. Schneider

8. Hub Group

9. TFI International

10. Landstar System

11. Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

12. Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

13. ArcBest

14. Estes Express Lines

15. Werner Enterprises Inc.

16. Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

17. NFI

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.