Notes and Quotes for April 2019

By Mike Lewis
Work continues on R+L Carriers’ truck terminal at 12037 Greencastle Pike (Md. 63). According to Washington County, Md., records, the project includes a building that would house a 37,000-square-foot truck terminal plus 5,000 square feet of office space. Also on the property would be a 10,000-square-foot shop and diesel pumps. The site is west of Hagerstown, Md., between Interstate 70 and U.S. 40.

Things seen and overheard around the region last month, compiled by reporter Mike Lewis:

Leidos president to speak

Dmitrovsky

FREDERICK, Md. — Dr. Ethan Dmitrovsky, director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and president of Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., will deliver Hood College’s Commencement speech May 18.

Dmitrovsky leads a team of 2,200 scientists, health professionals and supporting staff members in the fight against cancer, AIDS and emerging infectious diseases.

He graduated from Harvard University and Cornell University Medical College and was an internal medicine resident at New York Hospital-Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute.

The Frederick National Laboratory is the only federally funded research and development center devoted entirely to the biomedical sciences. The facility is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and operated by Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.

‘Great tomorrow’

“It’s not me. It’s really the people around me. … And Hagerstown is great. … Downtown is going to have a great tomorrow.”

— Mike Fitzgerald, founder of Gideon Properties, upon being named Young Professional of the Year at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards

Where does your team rank?

Forbes’ list of the most valuable Major League Baseball teams of 2018:

1. New York Yankees:
$4 billion

2. Los Angeles Dodgers:
$3 billion

3. Chicago Cubs:
$2.9 billion

4. San Francisco Giants:
$2.85 billion

5. Boston Red Sox:
$2.8 billion

6. New York Mets:
$2.1 billion

7. St. Louis Cardinals:
$1.9 billion

8. Los Angeles Angels:
$1.8 billion

9. Philadelphia Phillies:
$1.7 billion

10. Washington Nationals:
$1.675 billion

11. Houston Astros:
$1.65 billion

12. Atlanta Braves:
$1.625 billion

13. Texas Rangers:
$1.6 billion

14. Chicago White Sox:
$1.5 billion

15. Seattle Mariners:
$1.45 billion

16. Toronto Blue Jays:
$1.35 billion

17. San Diego Padres:
$1.27 billion

18. Pittsburgh Pirates:
$1.26 billion

19. Detroit Tigers:
$1.225 billion

20. Arizona Diamondbacks:
$1.21 billion

21. Baltimore Orioles:
$1.2 billion

22. Minnesota Twins:
$1.15 billion

23. Colorado Rockies:
$1.1 billion

24. Cleveland Indians:
$1.045 billion

25. Milwaukee Brewers:
$1.03 billion

26. Oakland Athletics:
$1.02 billion

27. Kansas City Royals:
$1.015 billion

28. Cincinnati Reds:
$1.01 billion

29 Miami Marlins:
$1 billion

30. Tampa Bay Rays:
$900 million

$3 million donation to expand business school at Mount St. Mary’s

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The $7.5 million Knott Academic Center expansion and renovation project includes construction of an approximately 12,140-square-foot addition and renovation of the 49,074-square-foot existing building at Mount St. Mary’s University. Work will commence this summer and is anticipated to be completed by fall 2021.

EMMITSBURG, Md. — Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor recently announced that the Bolte Family Foundation will donate $3 million to help expand and renovate the Knott Academic Center, home to the Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business.

“My brothers and I, through the Bolte Family Foundation, wanted to recommit to the Bolte School in honor of our father,” Frank Bolte said in a news release. “Our father inspired us in our business to be committed to our people and to higher education. Our company’’s culture emphasized community service and had a family feel, just like being at the Mount.”

Richard J. Bolte Sr., founder of BDP International, a global logistics and transportation company, was a lifelong supporter of the Mount, serving on the university’s board of trustees and receiving an honorary doctorate for his service to the university in 1992. All seven of Bolte’s sons attended the Mount: Richard Bolte Jr., class of 1979, trustee emeritus; John Bolte, class of 1982; Tim Bolte, class of 1984, trustee; Frank Bolte, class of 1987; Mike Connors, class of 1991; Bill Connors, class of 1989; and Rob Bolte, class of 1992.

The Bolte and Connors families in 2011 recognized their father, who died in 2006, with a gift to name the Richard J. Bolte Sr. School of Business. The family sold BDP in late 2018.

“Mount St. Mary’s deeply appreciates the Bolte family’s devotion to their father’s legacy and investment in the Mount,” Trainor said. “The Mount is experiencing student enrollment growth and academic program expansion, and this gift will assist us in creating additional classrooms, conference rooms and faculty offices as well as a Bloomberg Classroom Laboratory. The addition and renovation will also allow the Mount to develop more partnerships in areas such as logistics and forensic accounting to further our mission of creating ethical leaders who lead lives of significance.”

The $7.5 million Knott Academic Center expansion and renovation project is also expected to be supported by a more than $3 million capital grant from the state of Maryland.

The project includes construction of an approximately 12,140-square-foot addition and renovation of the 49,074-square-foot existing building. The upgrade will include enhancing the learning environment and building new classrooms, a Bloomberg Classroom Laboratory and faculty offices.

Work will begin this summer and is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2021.

Marotta/Main Architects, based in Lancaster, Pa., designed the addition and renovation.

On the Books for April 2019

Several large commercial real estate transactions have been closed in the Crossroads Business Journal area in recent weeks.

The map shows some of the details about those deals.

The information was taken from records maintained by the Maryland Department of Assessment and Taxation as well as deed records held by county clerk’s offices in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The available details about property transactions vary from state to state.

­— Compiled by Mike Lewis

Sheetz opens new beer caves

Sheetz has opened 30 new beer caves throughout Pennsylvania, including stores on Norland Avenue in Chambersburg and on Washington Township Boulevard in Waynesboro.

The move continues an effort “to meet its customers demand for the ultimate one-stop-shop where they can fuel up, enjoy a meal and also responsibly purchase alcoholic beverages,” the company stated in a news release.

Sheetz currently sells beer in 138 locations across Pennsylvania as well as in the five other states located in the company’s footprint.

The company, based in Altoona, Pa., said it “is committed to responsibly complying with all current laws and regulations, including the enforcement of a 100 percent proof-of-age policy. Employees will ask for proper identification, a valid driver’s license, passport or military identification card from any customers wanting to purchase alcohol, regardless of age. Each location also abides by time-of-day sales restrictions on alcohol.”

Sheetz employs more than 18,500 people and operates more than 585 stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

FCC starts industrial maintenance program

FREDERICK, Md. — Frederick Community College is partnering with Frederick County Workforce Services to offer a new industrial maintenance training program.

“The new industrial maintenance program will strengthen that workforce and enhance the ability of manufacturers to respond to changing demands and needs,” FCC President Elizabeth Burmaster said in a news release. “We are grateful to Frederick County Workforce Services for its partnership in offering this innovative program.”

The program will introduce students to the skills and knowledge necessary to support facility and equipment maintenance. Industry experts will provide hands-on experience and applicable instruction in fully equipped FCC labs and classrooms.

“We worked closely with local manufacturers over the course of a year to determine what skills their employees and the workforce are lacking that we could provide through training,” Patricia Meyer, FCC associate vice president for continuing education and workforce development, said in the release. “We used that insight to develop state-of-the-art, relevant training that will ensure our manufacturing workforce and community can continue to grow and thrive.”

The 84-hour course is aimed at individuals already employed in the field and those looking to enter the field. It will cover topics such as industrial print reading, electrical fundamentals and control and preventive maintenance.

“Workforce Services is excited to be a part of this industry-led initiative,” added Michelle Day, director of Frederick County Workforce Services. “Our mission is to address the talent needs of our business community to ensure they have the human resources to grow. Training programs like this one that are created as a direct result of industry feedback are key to creating effective workforce development solutions.”

For more information about the training program or to register, visit www.frederick.edu/industrial or contact FCC Trades and Vocational Training at 240-629-7903 or Build ingTrades@Frederick.edu.

RoosterBio firm to expand in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. — RoosterBio Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine manufacturing platform technology company, has announced plans to expand in Frederick after a year of rapid growth.

Founded in 2013, RoosterBio Inc. launched operations inside of the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. incubator with five people. In February 2018, the company held a ribbon cutting for its custom-built, 14,000-square-foot facility designed to accommodate innovation in scale-up of mesenchymal cell manufacturing, research and development. In January, the company grew to more than 40 employees and plans to double again in the next 18 to 24 months.

RoosterBio has been shaping the new field of regenerative medicine manufacturing.

Brechbill & Helman lands contract for Pa. childcare facility

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. of Chambersburg has been awarded a construction contract to build the Wee Care Best Childcare at in Hanover, Pa.

Architecture Workshop Inc. of Hanover was selected as the architect.

The site work involves demolition of the existing structure, earthwork and excavation proceeded by the construction of a new 9,345-square-foot child care center.

The owner, Cherie Coleman of Wee Care Best Inc. established in 1989, continues to expand her business. This will be her fourth child care center and the second in Hanover.

Wee Care Best will offer educational care in a warm atmosphere with age-appropriate programs and for children ages 6 weeks through school age.

Brechbill & Helman began the first phase of the project February and expects to complete the project on time to welcome children the beginning of the next school year.

WMHS Foundation announces Ted A. Wolfe grant recipient

Karen Johnson, Western Maryland Health System Foundation chief development officer and executive director, presents a $10,000 check to Chandler Sagal, development and grants associate, and David Jones, vice president of advancement and community relations and executive director of the Allegany College of Maryland Foundation.

CUMBERLAND, Md. — The Western Maryland Health System Foundation recently awarded a Ted A. Wolfe Trust Grant of $10,000 to the Allegany College of Maryland Foundation.

The award will provide scholarships for ACM students who graduated from Allegany High School, Ted Wolfe’s alma mater.

The WMHS Foundation became the beneficiary of Wolfe’s estate after he died in 2005 and administers the trust according to his wishes, by supporting educational and medical services for needy individuals in Allegany County.

Wolfe Trust Grant funds were awarded via a competitive process to four local charitable programs for fiscal year 2019. The next round of funding will be announced in September 2019.

Insurance Outfitters marks 30th anniversary

Michelle Ours Maiden
Tom Maiden

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Insurance Outfitters celebrated its 30th anniversary in March.

The company is an independent, family-owned insurance planning practice serving Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia.

Insurance Outfitters was founded by then-24-year-old Tom Maiden in 1989.

Insurance Outfitters was closed on Feb. 11, 2008, and reopened on Aug. 1, 2009. It was closed while Maiden, a Navy Reserve officer, was deployed to Iraq.

In 2015, Michele Ours Maiden, Tom’s wife, joined the company and is now its CEO.

Tom Maiden, who is a certified financial planner, focuses on the financial planning needs of the firm’s thousands of clients.

The tagline for Insurance Outfitters is “Locally Inspired Insurance,” and its mascot is a black Labrador retriever named Sailor.

Carey International receives corporate culture award

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Yolanda Carneiro, vice president of travel industry partnerships and inside sales, accepts the Corporate Culture Award on behalf of Carey International.

FREDERICK, Md. — Carey International Inc. has been named the 2019 recipient of the Corporate Culture Award by CCRA Travel Commerce Network.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized for our commitment to corporate culture by our great partners at CCRA,” Sandy Miller, president and CEO of Carey International, said in a news release. “As a leader in the chauffeured services industry, we take pride in providing a corporate culture where innovation and creative thinking are welcomed by all members of our global team and in our ability to nurture a partnership, such as that with CCRA, which demonstrates shared values and a commitment to excellence.”

Carey provides chauffeured service solutions, travel technology and ground transportation logistics management.

The award was presented to Carey by CCRA Travel Commerce Network’s Chief Commercial Officer Peter E. Pincus at a black-tie gala and award ceremony held at The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.

Carey International was the only CCRA partner to receive an award in this category.

Carey International received the honor in recognition of its outstanding corporate culture and for its ongoing commitment to understand, adapt and support CCRA and its goals.

“A partnership like the one that we share with Carey is built on a common goal of treating our customers like family, and with that kind of shared culture, our relationship and the benefits to our clients know no bounds,” Peter E. Pincus, chief commercial officer for CCRA, said in the release.

Carey International is a supplier of chauffeured services and ground transportation management solutions for CCRA Travel Commerce Network and its members. Their partnership began in 2004.