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AMP’s early story in Pennsylvania: Glen Rock cigar factory rolled into electronics plant

The former J. C. Winter Cigar factory at 18 Winter Avenue was the first AMP site in Pennsylvania. From there, AMP located its electronics and connector businesses in plants in small towns across York County’s landscape and other rural areas. … Continue reading

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U.A. Whitaker’s AMP plant in Glen Rock, Pa.: ‘The landscape reminded him of the rural Midwest’

Picturing History examines this obscure building in Glen Rock, Pa. Actually, it’s has an interesting past as an early home to AMP in Pennsylvania. AMP moved work to Glen Rock in 1941, according to Jeffrey L. Rodengen’s ‘The Legenda of AMP’. He wrote, ‘… (Owner U.A.) Whitaker contracted with Paul Shepperd owner of a factory in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, just south of York. White was familiar with the town from his American Machine and Foundry days, when AMF had its Glen Mixer Division there, and he liked the area. The landscape reminded him of the rural Midwest, where he was raised, and the local workers seemed to adhere to a traditional work ethic.’ The photo at left shows Glen Rock’s AMP plant in the 1940s or 1950s. At right, Baumiller Automatic Screw & Precision Machined Parts operates today on the site of the former AMP plant.

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William J. Walters’ scrapbooks tell about a long career in York County’s private sector, public office

These three bulging scrapbooks detail the long life of William J. Walters – Bill Walters – in private and public sector service in York County, Pa

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At the Glen Theatre: It was standing room only on Saturday nights at Glen Rock’s moviehouse

Long-time Glen Rock resident remembers the Glen Theatre in its heyday.

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AMF and Harley-Davidson in York, by the numbers

Blaw-Knox Special Ordnance Division employees mug for the camera in 1944 in a rally to raise morale – and production – during World War II. The Navy sold the Springettsbury Township plant to American Machine and Foundry in 1963. Harley-Davidson … Continue reading

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