Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, July 28, 1994

Salisbury Independent
Posted 7/27/22

Thursday, July 28, 1994 --

Roxbury Electronics will not take over the Grumman Corp. plant in Salisbury as planned, but both Grumman and Wicomico officials are in talks with another company that …

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Today In Salisbury's History: Thursday, July 28, 1994

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Thursday, July 28, 1994 --

  • Roxbury Electronics will not take over the Grumman Corp. plant in Salisbury as planned, but both Grumman and Wicomico officials are in talks with another company that could help save the plant and its good-paying jobs. Officials said Roxbury was unable to acquire the financing it needed to buy the plant, retain some 60 Grumman employees and continue production of aircraft cable.
  • Salisbury on Thursday was subjected to its second “50-year flood” in just the last two weeks. Just 10 days after 3 inches of rain triggered massive flooding in north Salisbury, some 4 inches of rain fell within a few hours Thursday night. Water as deep as 8 feet was reported in some yards off Camden Avenue. Route 13 near Priscilla Street was closed for several hours as deep water there made the roadway impassible.
  • Bob Gladden has retired from Shore Distributors, one of the largest wholesale distributors of plumbing equipment on the Delmarva Peninsula. Gladden, who has worked at the Salisbury business for the past 31 years, served as Sales Manager. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 1973. The current President of the Salisbury City Council, Gladden began as a territory salesman in the Chestertown area.
  •  Maryland Republican Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley will be in Salisbury on Saturday to open her local gubernatorial headquarters on Main Street. The 71-year-old Baltimore resident has a virtual lock on the GOP nomination for governor and is expected to face the likely Democratic nominee, Prince George’s County Executive Parris Glendening in the fall. Bentley was a news reporter at the Baltimore Sun before being elected to Congress in 1986.
  • Movies playing in Salisbury this week include “The Mask,” “Forrest Gump,” “True Lies,” “Speed” and “The Lion King” at the Centre At Salisbury 10. Meanwhile, “Jurassic Park,” “Baby’s Day Out” and “City Slickers II” are playing at Salisbury Cinemas 6 Downtown.