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Upholstery plant sold, workers will be hired

NEW WINDSOR -- Stanton Industries of Maryland, new owner of a furniture upholstery plant here, probably will double its labor force in the next three to six months, the plant manager said.

The plant at 1003 Tibbetts Lane currently employs 34 people, said manager Jimmy Hawkins.

Stanton, whose corporate headquarters are in Tualatin, Ore., bought the New Windsor division of AW Industries in mid-August.

AW Industries, of Landover, made sleeper sofas here since the late 1970s, said Mr. Hawkins. He worked for AW Industries for 23 years, the last six as plant manager here.

Stanton hired all but two of the former AW Industries employees, tTC he said. One former employee retired and the other found another job, he said.

The upholstery plant was closed from July 14 to Aug. 17, Mr. Hawkins said.

Last week, workers began making sofas, love seats, chairs and some sleeper sofas for Stanton.

Mr. Hawkins said he hasn't advertised for more workers yet.

"I think it's going to help the county, help the unemployment rate," he said.

"We're obviously real pleased the factory will remain operational," said William E. Jenne, Carroll's business development manager.

Carroll Haven hosts name-change ceremony


WESTMINSTER -- Change Inc., formerly Carroll Haven Inc., will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11.

The organization, which provides training for mentally and physically handicapped adults, will make its new name official with a dedication ceremony.

Attorney Jeffrey Griffith, a former county commissioner, will officiate at the ceremony.

Tours of the facility at 420 S. Bishop St. will be given.

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