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February 23, 1992
Marada Industries Inc. has become the sixth major contributor to theCarroll Community College Founders' Endowment Fund.Joseph F. Shields, CCC executive dean, accepted a $2,500 donation to the fund fromMarada general manager Kenneth Jacobs last Friday."
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October 17, 2004
SportsCare Rehab hires 2 trainers, physical therapist Maryland SportsCare Rehab has announced additions to its staff at several locations. Emily Jensen and Kate Aumann, certified athletic trainers, have joined the Westminster office. Jensen is a graduate of Coe College in Iowa and worked as an athletic trainer in Chicago. Aumann just completed a master's degree from the University of Virginia and is head athletic trainer at Urbana High School. Jamin Parezo, physical therapist, has joined the Eldersburg office.
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NEWS
March 20, 1991
The recent closing of the General Motors Corp. Broening Highway plant is affecting about 20 Marada Industries employees who agreed to take the week off.GM notified Marada last month of the closing, which gave the county's non-union company time to ask its 184 workers to sign up for voluntary furlough.Marada makes the undercarriages for mini-vans that are produced at the Baltimore GM plant, which laid off some 3,000 workers last week.But the local firm also has other contracts with auto manufacturers so a small portion of workers are laid off at any one time.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Kristine Henry and Mary Gail Hare and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1999
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has fined a Westminster auto-parts company nearly $40,000 for hiring illegal immigrants arrested in a raid of the plant last year.Marada has not paid the fine and is contesting the amount, which is based on the number of violations.INS agents raided the manufacturing and assembly factory in February and arrested 29 suspected illegal workers, many of whom voluntarily returned to their native countries.As reported after the arrests, the company could lose $1.5 million in state aid -- loan money which was to be forgiven if the company met hiring quotas.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 5, 1993
Pending contracts through fiscal 1996 probably will prompt Marada Industries, a Westminster manufacturer of automotive components, to expand within a year, a company official confirmed Friday.Details are still undetermined, said Marada controller David M. Bailey.Marada, which employs 227 people, makes parts for General Motors Corp., Chrysler Corp., Volkswagen, Honda and Jeep.Engineering designs for the contract items, which are still being developed, will determine what equipment will be necessary to fill the orders and, in turn, dictate the size and scope of the expansion, Mr. Bailey said.
NEWS
July 7, 1991
WESTMINSTER -- The Economic ripples of a strike by 3,200 Auto Workers has had a dramatic impact on Marada Industries Inc., a GM parts supplier to the now-idle General Motors Corp. Broening Highway minivan assembly plant in Baltimore.Marada produces steel structural components that go into the GM van, and its big factory was nearly vacant last week.Only one of its four giant metal press machines was operating. The roll mill line, which would normally be a clatter of activity as it banged out a bumper every five or six seconds, was sitting idle.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Sun Staff Writer | August 7, 1995
Marada Industries Inc. can go forward with the expansion of its Westminster operation now that Maryland and Carroll County officials have confirmed they will contribute $2 million to the project.The auto-parts maker plans to add 100 to 150 jobs and double the size of its plant on Route 97 across from the Air Business Park.Jack Lyburn, the county's economic development director, said last week that the expansion is "a great deal" for Carroll. "It's a great home run for us. Marada's made a real statement here" by expanding, he said.
NEWS
April 12, 1995
Carroll officials are elated -- check that, happy -- that Marada Industries Inc. wants to expand its auto parts manufacturing operation in the Carroll County Air Business Park. The expansion will be smaller than officials had hoped for, and offers another example of why Carroll County must sustain a strong economic development effort.In preliminary discussions with the county beginning two years ago, Marada's executives indicated they were interested in possibly investing as much as $16 million in a larger plant and adding 250 jobs to its local payroll.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | April 14, 1994
Westminster, Carroll County and state officials placed their combined inducements on the table Tuesday in an effort to persuade Marada Industries Inc. to expand its business here and build a third plant off Route 97.But company spokesmen continue to assert that the auto parts manufacturer is nowhere near a final decision about the proposal, which is to include a 2.5-mile rail spur from the Random House plant on Hahn Road to Marada's property across from...
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | September 27, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Falling rain didn't dampen the mood Friday as Marada employees and managers gathered to break ground for their new plant.The festive occasion, celebrated with speeches and jokes from company executives, marked the realization of former general manager John Newman's dream for a multibuilding Marada campus in Westminster."
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1998
Marada Industries, which opened its first auto-parts manufacturing plant in Westminster in 1984, is about to break ground on its third, the company said yesterday."
NEWS
February 23, 1998
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS found working at the Marada Industries auto parts plants in Westminster nine days ago highlight a basic lesson in economics: When times are good, jobs are plentiful and workers are more choosy. And when the economy is booming, employers have to fill jobs as best they can.Results of the midnight raid by the Immigration and Naturalization Service are still being sorted out. At least 21 of the 29 Mexicans arrested are not contesting deportation. The rest are said to be challenging it.Possible penalties for Canadian-owned Marada await further federal investigation.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1998
Most of the suspected illegal workers apprehended by federal agents at a Westminster auto parts company last week have opted to return home to Mexico as soon as possible.Immigration and Naturalization Service agents, acting on tips that the Marada plant on Airport Drive was employing illegal immigrants, charged 29 Mexican nationals with entering the country in violation of the U.S. immigration law.At bond hearings in the immigration court in Baltimore yesterday, 21 immigrants asked for voluntary departure.
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By Craig Timberg and Mary Gail Hare and Craig Timberg and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 18, 1998
The Westminster auto parts company that federal immigration agents raided last week could lose state aid worth $1.55 million if found guilty of knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.As the Immigration and Naturalization Service continues to investigate Marada Industries, state and local officials are asking whether the company used $2 million in government aid in 1995 to hire illegal workers."The grants are designed to bring work to Marylanders," said Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, a Prince George's County Democrat who sits on the panel that awarded the state aid. "We don't want to facilitate any company subverting the immigration laws of the United States."
NEWS
June 13, 1996
FireReese: Firefighters responded at 8 a.m. Tuesday to a tractor )) fire in the 2800 block of Lawndale Road. Units were out 24 minutes.Pleasant Valley: Firefighters responded at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a tree fire in the 2300 block of Moreau Drive. Units were out 39 minutes.Reese: Firefighters responded at 7: 25 p.m. Tuesday for a carbon monoxide alarm on Old Westminster Pike. Units were out an hour.PoliceWestminster: A resident of East Main Street told city police that someone stole her wallet from her vehicle parked outside Marada Industries on Independence Way before 9: 10 a.m. Monday.
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By DONNA R. ENGLE and DONNA R. ENGLE,SUN STAFF | April 11, 1996
Westminster businessman Stanley H. "Jack" Tevis plans to build a gas station, carwash and convenience store with sandwich or fast-food service in the Marada Industrial Park campus on Route 97 north of Westminster.Taneytown Bank & Trust Co. may build an adjacent branch bank, if the city planning commission votes tonight to recommend a zoning change allowing banks in industrial zones. A final decision on the proposed zoning change rests with the City Council.Mr. Tevis needs only site plan approval to build a Shell service station, the carwash and a Jiffy Mart convenience store with a drive-through window and sandwich or fast-food service on the 2.6-acre site at Route 97 and Magna Way. The city zoning ordinance permits his planned uses in industrial areas.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | September 2, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- The state, county and four local banks are working together to provide financing to help Marada Industries Inc. open a new building by January to handle work on new contracts from General Motors and Chrysler.Marada, an auto-parts maker at the Air Business Park, needs to start operations at the new manufacturing facility in January to meet the demands from four new contracts, said Russell A. Sellman, chairman of the county's Industrial Development Authority [IDA].The IDA is a private, non-profit arm of the Board of County Commissioners that works to promote industrial growth.
NEWS
By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | April 16, 1993
Officials of Marada Industries, a Westminster automotive parts manufacturer, announced yesterday that 25 jobs will be eliminated April 23 because of industry pressure for price reductions."
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
A Westminster man who fell about 13 feet between two walls while working on an expansion project at a Westminster manufacturing company was in serious but stable condition with back and hip injuries at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, authorities said yesterday.Aaron Hickman, an employee of an electrical subcontractor installing wiring at Marada Industries Inc. on Route 97, slipped from a concrete wall about 11: 50 a.m. and was trapped in the narrow space between the wall and a partition, said Capt.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
Round-the-clock talks between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers continued into this morning as negotiators struggled to reach a settlement to a 14-day strike that has nearly halted the automaker's North American production.Industry observers said the marathon bargaining session at a Dayton, Ohio, brake factory suggested that a resolution might be near. The latest session, which started at 9: 30 Sunday morning, followed a 10-hour meeting Friday and a 12-hour session Saturday.
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