Insulation maker breaks ground for W.Va. plant

RANSON, W.Va. — Rockwool (North America) officially broke ground recently on its second stone wool insulation manufacturing facility in the United States. The new plant is being built in Ranson, W.Va., a community west of Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County. Among those attending the ceremony were U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin and Mike Hall, chief of staff to Gov. Jim Justice. They were joined by Rockwool executives, including Jens Birgersson, president and chief executive officer of the global Rockwool Group; customers; industry members; and community leaders.  The new 460,000-square-foot facility represents an investment exceeding $150 million and will employ approximately 150 […]

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D’Vinci, Media4Math create interactive online math tool

Media4Math has launched a flipped-classroom tool that allows educators and parents to assign digital algebra and geometry modules for use on computers and tablets. D’Vinci Interactive partnered with Media4Math to create a new level of interactivity in math lessons for middle school and high school students. D’Vinci is based in Hagerstown, Md., and Harrisburg, Pa. Media4Math is based in Washington, D.C. The math modules increase access to student-friendly online lessons that can be used in or out of the classroom. Educators can evaluate student responses to the standards-aligned modules live or with post-session reports. The goal is to have students […]

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1st Ed Credit Union opens Greencastle, Pa., branch

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — 1st Ed Credit Union has opened a new branch in Greencastle, Pa. The new, full-service location is at 526 N. Antrim Way and is part of the Greencastle Market Place shopping center. The credit union opened its doors in 1938 as Franklin County Teachers Credit Union. Today, it serves more than 6,200 members, including school employees, students and their families in Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton and York counties, as well as a growing number of employees from partner companies. The organization changed its name in 2010 to reflect its approach to serving members and its commitment to […]

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Natural birthing center opens in Frederick, Md.

FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick Birth Center, a new natural birthing center and women’s health care facility, officially opened its doors May 31. The center bills itself as “a holistic women’s health care facility that caters to women of all ages with an emphasis on expecting mothers.” It offers alternative pregnancy and birthing options, from prenatal and postpartum care to water births. The center also offers preparatory classes for the whole family, as well as traditional women’s health care services such as yearly physicals and birth control consultations. The facility has three private suites, each equipped with a queen-sized bed, private […]

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Face Time for August 2018

Have a Face Time item? Submit your new hires, promotions, awards and other people items to facetime@crossroadsbizjournal.com, or by mail to Crossroads Business Journal, 100 Summit Ave., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741. If you have questions, call editor Joseph Deinlein at 301-791-7591, or reporter Mike Lewis at 301-733-5131.   Miller becomes global luxury property specialist SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Adam Miller of Coldwell Banker Premier has earned the Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM Property Specialist designation. To date, only 10 percent of the more than 91,000 sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker have been awarded this designation. The luxury program is a […]

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Wealth firm hosts cruise-in

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Joan Bowers and Jerred Brown of Antietam Wealth Management / Raymond James Financial Services recently hosted a cruise-in to benefit the Community Foundation of Washington County, Md. The event in Antietam Wealth Management’s parking lot at 1125 Opal Court Hagerstown, Md., featured 25 cars on display, and about 70 people attended. Antietam Wealth Management, which hopes to make this an annual event, reported that Bobby and Dana Talhelm helped to make the event possible. […]

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