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November 27, 2003
Karen Annette Hogan, a Sweetheart Cup mechanic, died of complications from lung cancer Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Belair-Edison resident was 43. Born in Baltimore and raised on East Chase Street, she was a 1978 graduate of Patterson High School. In the late 1970s, she took courses at the Woodstock Job Corps Center. In 1980, she began a 23-year association with Sweetheart Cup Corp. in Owings Mills. She started as a packer and was promoted to machine operator on the cup assembly line.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2014
Melvin Mowrey Jr., a retired Sweetheart Cup operations manager, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder March 6 at Dove House in Westminster. The Reisterstown resident was 76. Born in Baltimore and raised on Christian Street, he was the son of Melvin Mowrey Sr., who worked at the old Maryland Paper Products Co., and his wife, the former Dorothy Sher. He attended Baltimore public schools and took LaSalle Institute correspondence courses. Mr. Mowrey joined Maryland Paper Products, later Sweetheart Cup, on South Eutaw Street in February 1955.
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November 5, 2004
James Gorman Keeney, a former Sweetheart Cup Co. worker and World War II paratrooper, died from complications of heart disease and diabetes Sunday at his Finksburg home. He was 81. Mr. Keeney was born and raised on a farm in Savage. He attended Howard County public schools until leaving to help support himself. In 1943, he enlisted in the Army, and after completing paratrooper training, he joined the 17th Airborne Division. He later served with the 101st Airborne Division, better known as the Screaming Eagles.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
With the swipe of an excavator, a demolition crew began taking down the abandoned Solo Cup factory in Owings Mills on Thursday, work that will clear the way for new development that was once threatened by opposition. When the abandoned plant is flattened, developers plan to build a $140 million shopping center anchored by the upscale grocer Wegmans, as well as a gym, restaurants, offices and stores. Developers say Foundry Row will open by late 2015 or early 2016. The ceremonial start to demolition at the site on the corner of Reisterstown and Painters Mill roads followed months of debate among residents, developers and Baltimore County Council members.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Larry Carson contributed to this article | June 14, 1998
Owings Mills-based Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. is looking at property in Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties for an expanded East Coast distribution center, officials in those counties said.Baltimore County's economic development director, however, said the manufacturer of paper cups and plates is close to purchasing a site in that county.The director, Robert L. Hannon, said Sweetheart has been negotiating for an expansion site for some time. The company favors an undeveloped tract in eastern Baltimore County over two in Carroll and Harford counties, he said.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1999
In the face of tough questions from Hampstead residents and Town Council members last night, the county's economic development director defended the deal he and state officials worked out to persuade Sweetheart Cup Co. to build its new mid-Atlantic distribution center south of town on Houcksville Road.John T. Lyburn, director of the county Department of Economic Development, attended the meeting at the request of council members, who feel the Sweetheart Cup project will have a major impact on their town.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1999
Sweetheart Cup Co. officials say crews will begin working this week at the site on Houcksville Road that will become their distribution center. And they gave more specific information Friday about the two issues that residents nearby are most concerned about: traffic and the way the plant will look.The company has planned additional landscaping to respond to neighborhood concerns about the aesthetics of the 1.034 million-square-foot building, said Tom Pasqualini, vice president for logistics at the Owings Mills-based manufacturer of paper and plastic goods for the food industry.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2001
Owings Mills-based Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. said yesterday that it lost $584,000 in the second quarter, compared with net income of $991,000 in the year-ago period. The privately held company, which has public bonds and files financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission, had net sales of $219.6 million in the 13 weeks that ended March 25, up 1 percent from $217.4 million in the comparable period last year. The loss resulted primarily from increased rents and higher energy and freight charges, said Hans H. Heinsen, Sweetheart's chief financial officer.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 2, 1999
The front porch of Lynn Supp's 92-year-old Victorian-style house in the country used to overlook a corn and wheat field. When she noticed this summer that it had been left to weeds, she figured the rumors were true about a different kind of plant coming in.Sweetheart Cup Co. held its ceremonial groundbreaking yesterday to celebrate the new 1.034-million-square-foot distribution center to be built just outside Hampstead, off Houcksville Road, across from...
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2000
The county Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously yesterday against construction of a fuel tank at Sweetheart Cup's Hampstead distribution center because of the threat it would pose to ground water. Cowan Trucking of Halethorpe had asked for a conditional use to build a 12,000-gallon, above-ground diesel tank at Sweetheart's new 1 million-square-foot warehouse along Route 30. Cowan also requested permission to place the tank closer to nearby homes than county zoning laws allow. "As I look at this situation, I don't think there's a legitimate requirement for a fuel station at this location at all," said board member Howard B. Kramer, noting the company's testimony that five to eight trucks would refuel there each day. "Further, if there becomes a requirement, this location is all wrong ... for safety reasons."
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2010
Solo Cup Co. announced plans Tuesday to shut its Owings Mills manufacturing facility in two years, eliminating 540 jobs and ending an operation that has been in Baltimore County for more than eight decades. The plant, which makes paper products such as cups and containers, is one of three the Illinois-based company is closing to consolidate work across its 10 other North American facilities. Solo Cup, which says the struggling economy has sapped demand for its products, plans to shut plants in Massachusetts and Missouri next year.
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November 5, 2004
James Gorman Keeney, a former Sweetheart Cup Co. worker and World War II paratrooper, died from complications of heart disease and diabetes Sunday at his Finksburg home. He was 81. Mr. Keeney was born and raised on a farm in Savage. He attended Howard County public schools until leaving to help support himself. In 1943, he enlisted in the Army, and after completing paratrooper training, he joined the 17th Airborne Division. He later served with the 101st Airborne Division, better known as the Screaming Eagles.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2004
In The Region W.R. Grace earnings triple in 2nd quarter to $21.3 million W.R. Grace & Co. reported yesterday that its second-quarter net income more than tripled, to $21.3 million, or 32 cents per share, from $6.5 million, or 10 cents per share, in the second quarter of 2003. The Columbia-based chemical company said sales rose 13.7 percent, to $572.4 million, from $503.4 million in the year-earlier period because of higher volumes and improved product mix, as well as favorable currency translation and acquisitions.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,SUN STAFF | December 24, 2003
Jobs are in jeopardy at Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc.'s Owings Mills corporate headquarters as a result of Sweetheart's acquisition by Chicago-based Solo Cup Co., but production and distribution workers there may have less reason to be concerned, an industry expert said yesterday. Solo, which is buying the 90-year-old paper cup and plate maker for an undisclosed price in a deal announced Monday, plans to close some offices and factories across North America in the coming year as it merges the two companies, leaving an uncertain future for Sweetheart's Maryland operations.
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November 27, 2003
Karen Annette Hogan, a Sweetheart Cup mechanic, died of complications from lung cancer Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Belair-Edison resident was 43. Born in Baltimore and raised on East Chase Street, she was a 1978 graduate of Patterson High School. In the late 1970s, she took courses at the Woodstock Job Corps Center. In 1980, she began a 23-year association with Sweetheart Cup Corp. in Owings Mills. She started as a packer and was promoted to machine operator on the cup assembly line.
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By Robert Little and Robert Little,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2003
Noting "difficult market conditions" and a continuing decline in leisure travel and away-from-home dining, Sweetheart Cup Co. said yesterday that it is trying to sell nearly one fifth of its business and delay payment on a $179 million debt due March 1. Officials with the Owings Mills-based packaging manufacturer said the company is "on track to improve" but must sell some of its assets to raise cash and pay down loans. The company has asked creditors for a four-month extension of next month's due date while it pursues the sale and tries to reissue other debt.
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By Kristine Henry and Kristine Henry,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1999
Sweetheart Cup Co. Inc. officials said yesterday that it would build a $20 million distribution center near Hampstead and announced plans for a joint venture with Baltimore-based EarthShell Corp. to manufacture environmentally friendly disposable food packaging.The company, one of the country's largest manufacturers of disposable plastic and paper products with $844 million in sales last year, has submitted a proposal to the Carroll County Department of Planning for a mid-Atlantic distribution center that would be just over 1 million square feet and sit on 141 acres on Houcksville Road near Route 30.Tom Uleau, Sweetheart's president and chief operating officer, said yesterday that construction is expected to begin next month and the center should be running by late spring or early summer.
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By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1998
Sweetheart Cup Co., which employs more than 2,000 people at its Owings Mills headquarters and factory, will sell 48 percent of its voting stock in a deal that will combine many operations with Vermont-based Fonda Group Inc., officials said yesterday.The deal also calls for Sweetheart's primary shareholder, American Industrial Partners, to give the Fonda Group management responsibility over the company. The agreement is aimed at expanding opportunities and cutting costs at the two companies that make disposable food packaging.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 6, 2001
Sweetheart Cup Co., an Owings Mills-based maker of plastic and paper cups, canceled plans yesterday to sell $465 million in junk-rated notes and loans, saying that the cost of high-yield borrowing has increased too much since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Sweetheart Cup is the latest borrower with debt ratings below investment grade from Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's to yank a planned bond sale since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which prompted an investor flight to U.S. Treasuries and investment-grade bonds.
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