Did you know there are some world famous brands directly connected with York PA? Anybody connected with weight training or bodybuilding knows the famous York Barbell brand. York is also the headquarters of the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame. About half of the world famous American brand, Harley-Davidson motorcyle's production workforce is near York. If you think big American motorcycles is where it stops, think bigger. There are not one but two major manufacturers of the latest hydro-power turbine biggest parts. These companies are Voith Hydro and American Hydro. York is headquarters to York International, a Johnson Controls Company and one of the largest suppliers of HVAC systems in the United States. The Stauffer Biscuit Company has its roots in York and has produced animal crackers for over 140 years. Since February 2004 it has been owned by Meiji Seika of Japan. One of the most popular discount retailers in the regions, The Bon-Ton, is headquartered in York. Just north of York is one of only four Starbucks roasting facilities in the world. If you think hydro turbines aren't powerful enough to manufacture how about a BAE Systems facility that assembles different military tanks and equipment? With health care a huge part of our economy York can boast its roots (pun intended) in dental equipment and false teeth giant, Dentsply Sirona. Though founded in New York by four men, the company moved its headquarters to the site of its York factory in the 1900s, where it was run by one of the four founders, George H. Whiteley. Mr. Whiteley was an experienced ceramist who was familiar with the process of making artificial teeth. Whiteley was sent by the group to oversee the factory and his family presided over the factory for multiple generations. Dentsply Sirona is a NASDAQ listed company, and internationally known throughout the dentistry business. We recognize York's important role in history today with our kickoff to our latest York video.
Do you feel dreamy and relaxed watching colorful goldfish or Kio swim in random circles? If so, you likely have the water garden bug. Let's see what we can do to help you get off to a great start with the right design ideas that will help you avoid trouble, headaches and expense down the road. Location - I scratch my head whenever I used to drive by a home in my prior neighborhood I lived in. The homeowner went to great expense to install a large pond and waterfall at the extreme corner of their property. It was far away from where their home was let alone their patio. I once saw them entertaining guests standing around with a beer in their hand looking at their pond. There wasn't even a chair to sit down to relax and enjoy the soothing sound of the beautiful waterfall. Take that extreme example as to what NOT to do. Instead, consider... a) where does you and your family enjoy most about the outside of your home and would spend more time there if you could? b) Where are there trees that offer cooling shade for the hotter afternoon sun rays but doesn't drop dirty needles or leaves too regularly? c) What windows do you seem to look out the most from the inside of your home? d) Where are the nearby spots that seem to drain well and aren't prone to low lying water after heavy rainstorms? e) Where are the nearest outside electrical lines? Where is a location you could store pond supplies outdoors? f) Do you want to have plants in your pond? If so what's a location that has at least 5 hours of potential sunlight per day? If you can find the best locations that meet ALL the above criteria then you will avoid countless problems maintaining your pond, fish and plants and get the maximum enjoyment out of it.
Did you know one of the prominent members of the York Revolution Minor League Baseball Team ownership group was Brooks Robinson? The former All Star Baltimore Oriole played for its predecessor the York White Roses. Before that you need to understand the history of the Central PA baseball teams. The York White Roses, also known as the York Pirates in their last two seasons of existence, played from 1884 to 1969. The White Roses were bitter rivals of the Red Roses of the nearby city of Lancaster. If you need to look further why how about starting in the annals of history? It turns out that both teams were named after the two factions of England's historic Wars of the Roses. York tried for ten years to bring professional baseball back to the city. The process looked promising in 2003, until politics and finances put a stumbling block to the project. In April 2006, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball formally announced an expansion team for the city of York. The role of Brooks Robinson was formally recognized. A statue of Robinson was erected in the area outside the stadium entrance and called Brooks Robinson Plaza in his honor.
The Revolution's inaugural season saw the team finish 3rd in the South Division. The team found their winning ways in 2008. They came in first and had their first trip to the playoffs. After an early exit they returned again in 2010 when they won the league championship. This was celebrated by the city's fans their first championship since the 1969 York Pirates of the Eastern League. The Revs as they are known by the locals took home the trophy again in 2011, winning back-to-back championships. They became the second team in league history to be repeat champions. They returned to the playoffs for a third straight season in 2012, but exited in the first round.
With minor league baseball economics the Revs experienced their own ups and downs. In the 2009 preseason, the Revolution joined the two other Atlantic League teams in holding their spring training at home instead of the traditional site in Lakeland, Florida. The respective ownership groups of the three teams came to this decision so as to cut costs, citing the 2008 economic recession. We give tribute to the success of York Revolution Baseball with the kickoff to our latest video featuring York PA.