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September 23, 1990 | By Michael V. Copeland, Special to The Inquirer
A fire that broke out early Thursday morning at the Dali-Fresh Inc. factory on Main Street in Tullytown may have caused more than $250,000 in building damage, according to an insurance adjuster. The two-alarm fire at the wholesale snack foods factory was reported at 6:40 a.m. by an employee at the nearby Meenan Oil Co. and was under control shortly after 8 a.m., according to Tullytown Fire Chief Dick Johnson. "I could see the smoke from a mile away as I drove in," said Edward "Butch" Bomentry, assistant chief of the Edgeley Fire Co., who was the first firefighter on the scene.
REAL_ESTATE
November 26, 1989 | By Susan Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the rush to resettle corporate headquarters in glamorous downtown office towers or sleek country campuses, Fischer & Porter Co. has held its ground. Three years ago, the Bucks County company, which manufactures industrial flow-measurement equipment, wanted to upgrade its image and considered moving to a tony new development. That was until top managers learned that the move would cost about $22 million. Instead, the company turned to its rundown factory complex on 40 acres in Warminster and, for less than half the price of a move, transformed it into a glossy world headquarters with a glass-atrium lobby.
NEWS
December 12, 1990 | By Mark Jaffe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donald Klumpp and Kristin Laczkawski are neighbors. They share a block in Port Richmond, where Klumpp is vice president of the Aldan Rubber Co. and Kristin is a fourth grader at St. George's Parish School. The factory and the school have shared the block for nearly 70 years. In that time, Aldan has turned out a lot of rubberized fabric for life rafts and St. George's has graduated about 1,500 students. But times have changed and a heated debate is taking place over whether the school and the factory can operate side by side.
NEWS
May 30, 2011 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the eve his high school's bid for the New York state baseball championship, Elvin Soto took a bus to Norristown in search of a little magic. The 18-year-old from the Bronx thought he might find it in an airy factory on Washington Street whose product is a draw for an increasing number of ballplayers looking for a bit of the lightning that sends blasts off the bats of major-leaguers Shane Victorino and Josh Hamilton. The budding high school star is part of the fast-growing customer list of Rx Sport, launched just 18 months ago with the goal of using the secrets of luxury furniture-making to improve the lumber of the national pastime.
REAL_ESTATE
July 14, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's the man who built Campus Apartments in University City from a regional student-housing company into a national firm. David Adelman, who took over from the Campus Apartments founder, is branching out into office space in West Philadelphia - and he's looking to attract a key anchor tenant, such as Google, to lease his former factory space at 4101 Sansom St. The retrofitted printing-press shop here is known as the Graphic Arts Lithographers building...
BUSINESS
May 28, 2015 | By Jacob Adelman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER jadelman@phillynews.com 215-854-2615 @jacobadelman
Royal Paper Products, a manufacturer and distributor of janitorial and restaurant supplies, will move into a new 160,000-square-foot factory in Exton on June 13, the company said Tuesday in a statement. The facility will accommodate Royal Paper's 45 employees, according to the company, which is moving from Coatesville, where it was founded 65 years ago. The company's products include take-out packages, food-storage bags, and rubber gloves. It claims credit for being among the nation's first suppliers of lobster bibs and paper placemats featuring the Chinese Zodiac.
NEWS
March 23, 1995 | by Nicole Weisensee, Daily News Staff Writer
Police arrested a 13-year-old boy earlier this week in the investigation into the Quaker Lace Co. arson that destroyed the old North Philadelphia factory and half of a city block. The arrest of the youth, whose name was not released by police, was the third so far. The boy, who lives on Russell Street near 7th, was charged with arson, criminal mischief, possession of an incendiary device, recklessly endangering another person, aggravated assault and simple assault. Sources said the boy originally told police he was in the factory to act as a lookout and did not actually help set the fire.
NEWS
November 26, 2012 | By Julhas Alam, Associated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Fire raced through a garment factory that supplies major retailers in the West, killing at least 112 people, many of whom were trapped by the flames because the eight-story building lacked emergency exits, an official said Sunday. The blaze broke out late Saturday at a factory operated just outside Bangladesh's capital of Dhaka by Tazreen Fashions Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tuba Group, which makes products for Wal-Mart and other companies in the United States and Europe.
NEWS
October 10, 1995 | by Kevin Haney, Daily News Staff Writer
For eight years, the former Transit America factory in Somerton has been shuttered, awaiting a tenant or owner who would have some use for the 194-acre facility. That's not to say the plant doesn't have plenty of occupants these days - the four-legged kind. About 70 deer make their home on the old factory grounds, according to Jerry Schnee, the plant controller who supervises a skeleton plant maintenance staff of 21. They've become a sort of informal zoo. The sight of the deer has become a regular attraction for neighbors and motorists passing by the plant on Red Lion Road, at the city's border with Montgomery County.
NEWS
February 6, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
THE FAMILIES of fallen Philadelphia Fire Department Lt. Robert Neary and firefighter Daniel Sweeney wanted justice, plain and simple. What they got, nearly two years after Neary and Sweeney died while battling an enormous factory fire in Kensington, was a whole lot of nothin'. Joe Schulle, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22, said yesterday that Neary's and Sweeney's kin were "devastated" when they learned Monday that District Attorney Seth Williams wasn't going to file charges against Michael and Nahman Lichtenstein, the owners of the former Thomas Buck Hosiery factory, despite a damning 110-page grand-jury report on the case.
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