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Full Circle Recycling Marks 15th Anniversary June 22, 2017

Full Circle Recycling is marking a milestone of 15 years in business. The business will celebrate with special events at its three locations in Lancaster County: Buck location, 965 Lancaster Pike (Route 272), Quarryville, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 7; Lancaster location, 702 S. Prince St., Lancaster, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8; and Rubin Steel Company, 1430 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on Friday, July 14.

The celebrations will be held rain or shine and will feature free food, fun, giveaways, and special promotions, such as a five-cent increase on aluminum can recycling. Customers who bring the Full Circle Recycling ad found in this paper will be entered into a drawing to win a free T-shirt. Additionally, customers who bring a copy of their submitted Google review of the business will be entered into a drawing to win a travel-size cooler.

Full Circle Recycling is locally owned and operated by the Grimm family. The Grimm family has been in the recycling industry for more than 50 years. An auto parts salvage yard, G & R Auto Salvage, was the precursor to Full Circle Recycling, which opened in June 2002. The business now specializes in scrap metal and aluminum recycling from small private accounts to large industrial projects.

After working in the recycling industry, the Grimm family had moved on to work in farming in York County for a time, but family members eventually came "full circle," back to their roots in the recycling business, inspiring the name for Full Circle Recycling.

After several years of operation in Quarryville, Full Circle Recycling opened a second scrapyard on South Prince Street in Lancaster city. Shortly after, construction of a new warehouse began. In 2014, Full Circle Recycling purchased Rubin Steel Company, which has served the area since 1914 and is located just north of Lancaster city off Fruitville Pike. In addition to scrap metal recycling, Rubin Steel Company sells new and surplus steel to the public.

Full Circle Recycling aims to provide top-tier scrap metal recycling services. The business purchases more than 30 common metal grades, ferrous and nonferrous, and even some special grades. Full Circle Recycling pays cash on the spot for metals and metal-related items such as copper, steel, aluminum, brass, various metal wire, motors, compressors, ballasts, computer towers, lead, turnings, and more.

The business provides container service to collect scrap metal from customers' projects, allowing customers to receive compensation for scrap materials. Full Circle Recycling can provide containers for metal recycling and scrap recycling and will pick them up once they have been filled. The business can also send a truck to demolition jobs to be loaded on-site. Services are available for both long- and short-term industrial and private accounts. Premium pricing is available for volume customers.

With its Fruitville Pike location, Full Circle Recycling offers steel sales for any needs, providing saw cutting and shearing services for any cut-to-length requirements. The business has a vast steel supply, and a large selection of new steel is available in angles, flats, channels, rounds, squares, rectangular tubing, square tubing, rebar, and more. An inventory of surplus plate, pipe, tubing, beam, and more is also on hand.

Full Circle Recycling aims to reflect its small-business values in fair pricing, attentive customer service, and quality products and services. Full Circle Recycling also prides itself on its family atmosphere and local roots, as well as on having dedicated, knowledgeable employees who are committed to customer satisfaction.

Full Circle Recycling takes pride in being involved in the community, whether through recycling efforts or charitable organizations. From Boy Scouts recycling soda cans to large industrial accounts, Full Circle aims to be a one-stop metal recycling choice. The business has the capacity to recycle quantities of scrap ranging from 1 pound to 100,000 pounds or more.

The business can be reached at Buck, 717-284-2800 or 717-284-2930; Lancaster, 717-396-9999 or 717-396-9951; and Rubin Steel, 717-299-3682 or 717-397-3613.

Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Buck and Lancaster locations, as well as 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays at the Rubin Steel location. For additional information, readers may email or or visit or


Excentia Receives Donation June 22, 2017


ABWA Chapter Slates Meeting June 22, 2017

The Penn Square Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will host a meeting on Thursday, July 6, at 11:45 a.m. at Trout, Ebersole and Groff, 1705 Oregon Pike, Lancaster.

The speaker will be Laura Schanz from Laura Schanz Consulting Associates. She will share on the topic "Developing Change Readiness for Leaders/Managers."

To register, readers may search for "ABWA Penn Square Monthly Chapter Meeting" on For more information, readers may email or visit


Chamber Announces Events June 22, 2017

The Lancaster Chamber has posted several upcoming events. For more information or to register, readers may visit or call 717-397-3531.

Get Connected! will take place on Tuesday, July 11, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Chamber, 115 E. King St., Lancaster. There is a cost to attend. The facilitated networking session will provide attendees with opportunities build new relationships with dozens of local business professionals. Individuals looking to elevate their company brand, products, services, and/or events to local business professionals are encouraged to attend.

A mixer will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at Rhoads Energy Corporation's Training Center, 205 Hazel St., Lancaster. During the complimentary event, attendees may join with fellow local business professionals to network, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, and celebrate the centennial anniversary of the host business.

The Chamber has also posted several complimentary consortiums, during which there will be an opportunity for attendees to join with fellow business professionals to learn more about issues impacting their geographic region. The Lancaster City/Lancaster Township Consortium will be held on July 11 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Millersville University - The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster. The Cocalico/Ephrata Consortium will take place on Wednesday, July 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a location to be determined. The Solanco/Lampeter-Strasburg/Penn Manor Consortium has been set for Tuesday, July 25, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at a location to be determined.


Board Welcomes New Members June 22, 2017

As part of its recent annual dinner, Lancaster City and County Medical Society (LCCMS) welcomed the following physician leaders as new resident representatives to its board: Dr. Chelsea L. Cambria, from Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, and Dr. Jenna L. Fox and Dr. Kristina M. Zimmerman, both from Lancaster General Hospital. The new members represent residency programs.

For a complete list of Lancaster City and County Medical Society's board of directors members, readers may visit or call 717-393-9588.


Pantry To Benefit From Food Drive June 22, 2017

CrossNet Ministries' food pantry has been selected as the beneficiary of the Independence From Hunger Food Drive.

During the month of July, local residents may support the food pantry in two ways when they visit the New Holland Grocery Outlet, 685 W. Main St. They may purchase a prepackaged bag of groceries, which contains needed items for the food pantry, or they can make a monetary donation, which will be put on gift cards for the food pantry to use to purchase items.


World War II Encampment Posted June 21, 2017

American Living History Association will present a World War II encampment, "The Life of a Soldier Who Served," at the Gun Bunker, 60 E. Forrest Ave., Shrewsbury, on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. The event will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the re-enactment will take place from 1 to 2 p.m.

The event will feature free admission. For more information, readers may call 717-227-4867.


Organization Honors Busniess Leaders June 21, 2017

Leadership York held its Leadership Training Program/Executive Connections graduation event on May 24. The organization recognized the Executive Connections Class of 2017 and the Outstanding Alumnus of the Year, Rob Stone.

The Executive Connections Class of 2017 comprised 21 executives, managers, and directors in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. The group met from March through May to learn about York County history, services, and systems, and to explore York's economic and cultural issues and amenities. The annual program series is aimed at those who are new to the York area or to their leadership role and are looking to expand their involvement in the community.

The class consisted of the following individuals: Joe Cerminara, Graham Architectural Products; Jason Elliott, WellSpan Health; Charles Field, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company; Darryl Jones, HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, York Campus; Michael Konieczka, Wagman Construction Inc.; Scharmen Konieczka, self-sponsored; Brian Laughlin, York Newspaper Company; Andrew Loehwing, York County School of Technology; Ben Marchant, Springettsbury Township; Tim Melita, Graham Engineering; Anthony Moore, Graham Architectural Products; Richard Read, Glatfelter; Kathy Read, self-sponsored; Brian Scutta, Columbia Gas of PA; Stacey Sidle, Northeastern School District; John Stachowiak, Glatfelter; Amy Stout, Harley-Davidson; Tuan Tran, Graham Architectural Products; Janique Walker, Children's Aid Society; Frederick Walker, self-sponsored; and Patricia Zwergel, Graham Engineering.

Each year, Leadership York recognizes one outstanding alumnus or alumna for his or her contributions to the greater good in the community. Stone, the 2017 honoree, is a graduate of Leadership York's Executive Connections Class of 2011.

Stone is president and CEO of Covenant Insurance Group. His community service and leadership includes roles with Dover Township, Historic York, the York County Stormwater Consortium, Katallasso Family Health Center, United States Airforce Auxiliary, and his church. He and his wife, Nancy, have served as foster parents for special needs children for the past 19 years.

The Outstanding Alumnus of the Year selection committee consists of past recipients of Leadership York's Alumnus of the Year Award and Leadership York staff.

Leadership York's mission is to train and support individuals who have the desire to serve the York community in leadership positions. The organization was founded in 1978 and boasts more than 3,500 graduates from its six programs. Those graduates provide leadership to more than 250 nonprofit organizations and serve thousands of constituents in state and local government. For more information, readers may visit


Teacher Receives Recognition June 21, 2017


Lip Sync Competition Slated June 21, 2017

The inaugural Sing for a Cure Lip Sync Competition has been slated for three upcoming dates to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Events will take place at the Gladfelter Center at SpiriTrust Lutheran, The Village at Sprenkle Drive, 1801 Folkemer Circle, York, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13; at Windy Hill on the Campus at the Spring Grove School District Campus, 1472 Roths Church Road, Spring Grove, at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14; and DeMeester Recital Hall on the campus of York College, 441 Country Club Road, York, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.

The winner from each of the three events will perform in the finalist competition and at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event on Saturday, Oct. 7, where the grand prize winner will be announced. There will be "celebrity" judges at all events, and members of the community are invited to attend and cheer on the participants.

The purpose of the event is to have fun pretending to perform while raising money to support the battle against Alzheimer's disease.

Additional information about sponsorships, advertising, and registering for the event are available by calling the York Visiting Angels office, which is hosting the event, at 717-751-2488.

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