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Chambersburg Waste Paper Celebrates 50 Years with New Transfer Station Opening

Last weekend, Chambersburg Waste Paper (CWP) celebrated a significant milestone with the grand opening of its new transfer station, marking 50 years of service in the community. The event was attended by area business leaders, including Rob Kauffman, who assisted in the festivities.

Founded in 1974 by the late Glen Adams, CWP has played a crucial role in the regional economy, providing exemplary recycling services under the continued leadership of Kelly Adams. This new facility represents both the legacy and the future of CWP, showcasing its commitment to growth and environmental sustainability.

The company, a significant employer in the region with approximately 100 staff members, continues to thrive thanks to the vision set forth by its founders and the dedication of its current team.

Rob Kauffman, among other dignitaries, congratulated the Adams Family and the CWP team on their ongoing success and their pivotal role in promoting recycling and waste management solutions in Chambersburg.

Congratulations to the Adams Family and the entire CWP team on reaching this monumental anniversary and for their dedication to community and environmental stewardship.


Earl L. Crawford, Jr. 1937-2024

Earl worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years before going into business for himself at Crawford Tire from 1981 until 2019.

Dennis W. Flythe 1953-2024

Denny attended Greencastle Antrim High School and graduated from Delaware State University. He focused on providing for his family and creating a legacy.

Arnold W. Wagaman 1939-2024

Arnie was employed at Mack Truck as a quality control specialist until his retirement; a total of 39 years. In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.

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