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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or visit www.fullcirclerecyclingpa.com or www.rubinsteel.com.
New JBT Banking Office Design Premieres in Manheim June 19, 2017
In 1873, Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. (JBT) opened in Lebanon County as an independent community bank with a single location. Today, nearly 145 years later, JBT has chosen to remain an independent community bank.
On May 30, JBT opened a new location in Manheim. The full-service community bank is located at 1211 Lancaster Road, Manheim, next to Sheetz at the new Penn Towne Center on Route 72. The Manheim location is JBT's 13th office and its second in Lancaster County. The bank opened a branch to serve the Ephrata community in 2011.
The design of the Manheim office is unlike any other JBT location. The exterior conveniences of easy in-and-out parking, plus the familiar drive-up service lanes, are still in place, but customers may notice some big changes inside the front door - more than the fresh new interior design.
There are no teller lines and no traditional wall of teller windows. Instead, JBT has chosen to take personalized service to the next level. When a customer comes inside, he or she will be personally greeted and asked how he or she can be helped. Then, based on the answer, the person may be guided to a personal service kiosk or "pod," as some have referred to the enhanced-service concept.
If the customer requires in-depth attention and service beyond a normal financial transaction, he or she may be offered access to one of two of the bank's meeting rooms. Each meeting room is comfortably sized with plenty of natural lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass panels for an open and secure experience, which JBT considers ideal for confidential financial conversations.
Individuals who are not familiar with JBT's services are welcome to visit the new branch and connect with DeeAnn Carpenter, JBT's Manheim commercial lender and branch manager. Carpenter and her staff of fully trained bankers aim to support customers' financial needs.
On the personal banking side, JBT offers checking accounts, home equity loans and lines, mortgage loans, credit and debit cards, CDs, money market accounts, savings accounts, auto loans and experienced financial planning for retirement.
JBT has no account analysis fees (limits apply) on business accounts in order to help save business owners more on fees every year. The bank offers the responsive service and solutions that a growing local business might need, from streamlining of daily cash management needs to flexible commercial financing, which enables businesses to expand or upgrade equipment.
Troy A. Peters, JBT president and CEO, summarizes the bank's objective this way: "JBT works to put the customer first. No matter what you need, with JBT you can always 'Bank on a Smile.'"
JBT's new Manheim office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, interested individuals may call 717-664-0190 or visit www.bankjbt.com. JBT is a Member FDIC/Equal Housing Lender.
Small Business Of The Year Honored June 9, 2017
Genesis Lighting + Electric was recently named the 2017 Small Business of the Year by the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. This year the business is also celebrating its fifth anniversary.
The company was founded by Ben Ilgenfritz, who has been working in the electric trade since he started with his father's company at the age of 12. Ilgenfritz is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and an Energy Efficiency Program Ally with First Energy.
For more information, readers may call 717-450-2878 or visit www.GenesisLE.com.
Woerth's Will Mark 50 Years, New Owners June 8, 2017
Woerth's Used Cars Inc., 771 Noble Road, Christiana, is marking its 50th year offering top-quality, late-model vehicles and affordable, trustworthy service to the community. The business was founded in 1967 by Jack and Pat Woerth and has strived to maintain a reputation of excellent personal service as management has progressed to the Woerths' children, Brian Woerth and Kim Bandy, along with son-in-law Jerry Bandy and grandson Clay Bandy.
Jerry and Clay will remain active with Woerth's Used Cars, but ownership has transferred to Dustin Thomas and Alex Ranck. Jerry and Clay will continue in the area of sales, and service technicians Mark Reynolds and Jim Cummings will remain in their roles as well.
Thomas has eight years of experience in vehicle sales, and he formerly served as the general manager of Sauder Motors in Strasburg. Ranck has 15 years of experience in vehicle service, and he previously worked at Steffy's Garage in Leola. The new owners plan to continue selling preowned vehicles and operating a full-service shop that offers state inspections, air-conditioning repairs, oil changes, engine repairs, and other general services.
An open house to celebrate the anniversary and the new ownership will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A pig roast will be offered as part of the celebration free of charge. Additionally, anyone who purchases a vehicle on June 24 through Saturday, July 1, will receive free oil changes for a year.
Woerth's Used Cars Inc. is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The business may be reached at 717-529-2882 or 610-593-5778. For more information, readers may visit www.woerths.com.
Friendly Smiles Orthodontics Marks First Anniversary May 12, 2017
Friendly Smiles Orthodontics, 91 Newport Road, Suite 304, Gap, is celebrating its one-year anniversary.
Friendly Smiles offers orthodontic care for patients of all ages, including clear and metal braces, Invisalign, and early treatment. The business strives to offer affordable and high-quality care in a family-friendly, warm, and inviting environment. The office is clean with cozy decor and whimsical artwork, along with many educational tools for families and children to learn about oral health. Staff members are all members of the local community.
The practice's owner, Dr. Man Yee Chan, grew up in Hockessin, Del., graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, and attended New York University (NYU) for her orthodontic residency. She also served as a member of the NYU faculty. Chan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Fifth District Dental Society, and Lancaster County Dental Society.
Chan sees each patient and customizes a treatment plan for him or her. She cares about the relationships she develops with patients and enjoys seeing their smiles transform and their confidence develop. Patients receive plenty of attention and are never rushed out the door. They are encouraged to ask questions.
The Friendly Smiles office offers digital imaging and paperless charting. Most insurance plans are accepted, and interest-free financing is available. Discounts are offered for families with multiple siblings undergoing treatment, as well as for patients who prepay in full. Consultations are free.
The office strives to provide a fun atmosphere for patients and families by holding monthly contests with various prizes. Good oral hygiene and cooperation are also rewarded. Friendly Smiles staff members stress the importance of oral health with detailed tutorials and educational materials. Demonstrations are provided in an age-appropriate and fun way. Special events at the office are documented on social media to keep patients, families, and the community updated.
In its first year, the business has worked to become a part of the community. The business sponsored local organizations such as the Octorara Area Little League and Chester County Camp Cadet. Friendly Smiles also organized a Thanksgiving food drive for the Octorara Area Food Cupboard, as well as a holiday toy drive for Toys for Tots. Friendly Smiles teams also participated in a colorful run hosted by Avon Grove Charter School as well as the Octorara Angels Rainbow Run.
Friendly Smiles staff members noted that they love to contribute to area school events and are currently looking for more sponsorship opportunities. "We are striving to become even more involved with the community in the future, (and we want) to get to know our neighbors," representatives said. "It is also our goal to be a source of oral health education in the local school districts."
In honor of Friendly Smiles' one-year anniversary, the business will make a contribution to the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.
Friendly Smiles Orthodontics is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The office can be reached at 610-979-0352. Additional information is available at www.friendlyortho.com.
Arts And Crafts Gallery Now Open In Exton May 12, 2017
Tony and Ron Ciarmello have announced the opening of their new Arts and Crafts gallery showroom at 407 E. Lincoln Highway in Exton, which buys, sells, and trades in all types of Arts and Crafts period furniture and accessories.
The gallery offers a selection of mission furniture, hammered copper, sterling silver, pottery, lighting and period antiques. Also highlighted is furniture made famous in the early 1900s Arts and Crafts style by craftsmen such as Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft and others. The pieces are showcased in the 2,000-square-foot facility.
Tony and Ron have been collecting since the 1970s, when they brought their first piece of Gustav Stickley furniture into their home.
"My father and I share a passion for the furniture, lighting and decorative arts from the Arts and Crafts period in America," Ron explained. "We have spent years researching and collecting mission furniture and hammered copper by Gustav Stickley and his brothers' firms, as well as Roycroft and Limbert, just to name a few makers." Ron noted that approximately five years ago, the father and son team's personal collections were reaching critical mass when they attended their first major show. "It was the 25th annual National Arts and Crafts Conference in Asheville, N.C., at the Grove Park Inn," Ron explained. Ron and Tony were recently first-time exhibitors at the prestigious conference, which, according to the duo, has been referred to as "the most important weekend of the year for Arts and Crafts collectors."
The Exton gallery has several rare furniture pieces, as well as beautifully crafted hammered copper pieces, lighting and lamps. Tony and Ron will buy, sell and trade in all types of Arts and Crafts period furniture and accessories.
Ron, a lifelong Chester County resident, has 22 years of experience in several aspects of the business. He also serves as a consultant for Morphy Auctions and is a third-generation jewelry and antique expert. Tony, a longtime Chester County resident, adds more than 58 years of expertise to the business. Tony previously owned J. Karen Jewelers in the Exton Mall. The father and son duo also displays antiques at Renningers Market in Adamstown every Sunday.
In addition to the Arts and Crafts gallery, Tony and Ron own and operate American Gold and Estate Buyers, which is located at 363 E. Lincoln Highway in Exton. The business buys, sells and trades both gold and silver jewelry and scrap gold, as well as sterling silver flatware and hollowware. The business also buys and sells designer watches, antiques and objects of interest.
Interested individuals may call 484-872-8216 to make an appointment to visit the furniture gallery or stop in at American Gold during its business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
With a year gone by, Middle Creek Lawn & Patio, 175 W. Main St., Leola, is looking to celebrate its first anniversary with a special sale beginning on Monday, April 17, and continuing through Saturday, April 22.
Looking back, owner Dale Nolt is quick to point out how blessed he and his wife, Lois, have been. "It's been a wonderful experience being of service to the Leola community and surrounding areas," Nolt commented. "We have enjoyed going through our first year of retail store ownership and have appreciated all the feedback and advice we have been given by customers, longtime residents of the community, and former Bard's Hardware owner Nelson Bard."
Heeding that advice, the owners have added more than 500 new products since Jan. 1. "We have branched out to small animal food and accessories," Nolt shared, adding that the store now stocks items for rabbits, ferrets, birds, and fish. Middle Creek Lawn & Patio also now carries household cleaning supplies, grilling seasonings, grills and smokers, ORCA coolers and drinkware, pool chemicals, garden fencing, fuels, oils, and solvents.
The business is now a Husqvarna dealer, as well. "We now provide lawn and garden power equipment sales, services, and repairs; sharpening of mower blades and chainsaw chains; soil testing; and free pool water testing," Nolt said. The business also offers a propane filling station and is certified to fill propane cylinders up to 100 pounds.
Nolt reported that the store's bulk product offerings have grown as well. Middle Creek Lawn & Patio offers ornamental river stone and bulk limestone (2B 3/4 clean and 2A modified), which is available for pickup and delivery.
"We welcome everyone to come out to see all our new products, enter to win great door prizes, and sample free food that will be made on our new line of smokers from Louisiana Grills during our anniversary sale from April 17 to 22," Nolt said.
Middle Creek Lawn & Patio is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The business can be reached at 556-8695.
A-1 Mulch Celebrates 10 Years In Business May 3, 2017
Locally owned and operated A-1 Mulch has provided the Oxford area with quality products and services for 10 years. A-1 Mulch, owned by local residents Mike and Deb Coomes, is located at 410 Limestone Road in Oxford. "Thank you to all the great people of the Oxford area and surrounding communities we have had the pleasure of serving the past 10 years," the owners said. "We're blessed to have met so many good local residents and business owners."
A-1 Mulch serves wholesale and retail clients, including homeowners, with an array of products, including eight kinds of mulch, topsoil and amended soil for gardens, as well as various kinds of decorative stone, gravel and sand. A-1 Mulch also offers grass seed, straw, split rail fence and erosion control products.
All of the business's mulch is natural and environmentally safe for children, animals and plants. Premium mulch is available in both double or triple shredded. A-1 Mulch also offers dyed mulch, which holds its color longer and is available in black, brown and red. Safety-certified playground mulch is also available.
All of A-1 Mulch's products are available for pickup or delivery at the customer's convenience.
The business offers numerous brands of hardscaping products, with the selection including pavers, retaining wall systems and natural building stones. Whether a customer is looking for an elegant outdoor kitchen, a unique fire pit or a casual patio, A-1 Mulch is a one-stop shop for all hardscaping needs. The business' staff has years of experience and can assist customers with any design and with the selection of products needed to create and complete the project.
Mike and Deb, who started the business in their backyard, opened in Oxford 10 years ago. They believe that providing the highest-quality products is meaningless without also providing the highest-quality customer service. "Our entire staff works very hard to provide the customer service that each of our customers deserves, from answering the phones in a friendly, courteous manner to welcoming on-site customers and being helpful with their questions," the owners noted. "We also pride ourselves with timely delivery and working with our customers to meet their scheduling needs." The owners noted that customers have said they are happy to hear the same friendly voices answer the phones to help them with their orders or questions.
Mike and Deb are active members of their community and support local and regional nonprofits such as Porters Grove Baptist Church, Corners of the Field food for the homeless, and the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia for parents of children with serious illnesses.
The business can be reached at 610-932-7420, and additional information is available at www.a1mulch.com. A-1 Mulch also has a second location, 4604 Edges Mill Road, Downingtown, which can be reached at 610-269-7022. Readers may look for the ad inside this week's Community Courier for special offers.
Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini Is Under New Ownership May 3, 2017
Business partners and new co-owners Tony Madanat and Liz Graceffa recently assumed operations at Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini, located at 5360 Lincoln Highway in Gap.
Both Madanat and Graceffa began working in the food industry when they were young. While working at various levels for family businesses, Madanat's experiences traveling and working in other regions have shaped his culinary skills. Graceffa is from an Italian family, and she learned a lot from her mother. She continues to use authentic Italian recipes today.
Madanat and Graceffa continued in the restaurant industry for most of their adult lives, learning from the ground up in areas such as food preparation, as well as managing and owning a restaurant. When Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini became available for sale, the two friends decided to buy the restaurant and became the owners in March 2017.
The new owners noted that they were fortunate to purchase a well-run business that was previously owned by the Mazzola family, so the transition to new ownership was smooth. The growth in the Gap area was also a strong selling point. Surrounding housing developments and businesses in the area, particularly the Urban Outfitters facility, were important factors.
The restaurant will offer delivery, which will allow area employees to have lunch delivered to their place of work. "It is all about serving good food and building relationships in the community," the owners commented. Madanat and Graceffa are known to be personable and friendly, and they hope that passes on to the atmosphere at the restaurant.
According to the owners, Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini uses the best cheeses and fresh ingredients - including local, in-season produce - in all of its menu options. Fresh bread is baked in-house every day, and Ciao offers Amoroso's brand rolls, as well. The restaurant's new menu includes a wide variety of choices, such as pizza, gourmet pizza, wings, burgers, panini, wraps, hot and cold subs, salads, homemade soup, seafood, stromboli, gyros, appetizers, and desserts. Ciao also features The Ultimate Sub, a culinary creation from Madanat, and pasta dishes, many of which are Graceffa's specialties. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available, along with a children's menu. Catering and delivery are available, as well as eat-in and takeout options.
The restaurant offers special dinner nights on Sundays through Thursdays. Sunday's feature is lasagna. Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage is offered on Mondays and Thursdays. Tuesday is Alfredo night, and Wednesday's specialty is baked ziti. All dinners are served with salad and bread.
Senior citizens are offered a 10 percent discount on Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and service personnel and first responders will receive a 15 percent discount all day on Tuesdays.
Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini can be reached at 717-442-4442, and readers may find additional information at www.ciaopizzagap.com. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Univest To Open New Retail Financial Centers April 28, 2017
Univest Bank and Trust Co. recently signed two long-term leases and began renovations on its third and fourth retail financial centers in Lancaster County. One is expected to open in June in Brownstown at 4242 Oregon Pike. That location will be followed by the Georgetown financial center, which is planned to open in early fall at 1135 Georgetown Road.
The two locations are expected to create approximately six full-time jobs, which will be filled by local, well-known financial professionals with extensive experience in the Lancaster market. The financial center staff will be led by Jennifer Miller, vice president and area manager, who oversees consumer banking in Lancaster County.
"We see these areas as underserved markets in need of exceptional financial solutions and customer service," explained Miller. "With staff who live locally, we will be able to deliver the community-focused banking that Univest has provided well for more than 140 years."
Univest has quickly planted roots in Lancaster by investing in multiple financial centers since entering the market in 2016. Univest opened its first financial center in Willow Street last summer, and a Strasburg location opened in April. In addition, Univest has a regional office located in the Greenfield Corporate Center that opened in spring 2016. With the addition of the Brownstown and Georgetown financial centers, Univest will employ approximately 35 people in Lancaster County. In addition to consumer banking, Univest has an agricultural lending team led by Dale Hershey and a commercial lending team led by Bryan Moyer.
"We are excited to continue our expansion in the Lancaster community," said Mike Keim, president of Univest Bank and Trust Co. "We have received a very positive response from local businesses and consumers, leading us to accelerate our expansion plans. We are excited to open these new locations, which will allow us to bring Univest's comprehensive financial solutions, exceptional service and local approach to even more residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations."
Since its founding in 1876 in Souderton, Montgomery County, Univest has expanded its service area and offerings. In addition to traditional banking, Univest currently provides a full range of financial solutions including insurance, investments, mortgage banking, wealth management and equipment financing. It has offices in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, Philadelphia and Lancaster counties and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, as well as in Cape May County in New Jersey.
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania, including its wholly owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.2 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. For more information, readers may visit www.univest.net.