Manufacturer honored for hiring and retaining older employees.

Howard “Red” Schildt from United CoolAir’s sheet metal department and Martha Wagaman, the company’s human resources manager, accepted a certification of recognition from the York County Board of Commissioners for taking part in National Employ the Older Worker Week.
YORK, Pa. - The York County Board of Commissioners recently presented United CoolAir Corp. with a certification for taking part in National Employ the Older Worker Week, Sept. 19-25. Approximately 28 percent of the company's total workforce is 55 or older.

"We have found the older workers to be an excellent resource," said Martha Wagaman, United CoolAir human resources manager. "They have a work ethic that is very beneficial for any company. Our older employees have knowledge, skills and abilities that have grown over the years.

The company's oldest office employee is 87, while the oldest shop employee is 83.

"We value our employees for their contributions," said United CoolAir President Neil Tucker. "Our older employees help in mentoring younger workers. In addition, the older employees set a good example with their day-to-day steady and reliable performance."