Oct. 18, 1981: Large turnout is on hand for official dedication Saturday of new multimillion dollar Specialty Records plant in Midvalley Industrial Park, Olyphant. From left: Former Governor and United Nations Ambassador William W. Scranton; Richard C. Marquardt, president, WEA Manufacturing Inc., operator of the plant; Lt. Gov. William W. Scranton III; David H. Horowitz, officer of the president and co-chief operator officer of Warner Communications Inc., the parent company, and Congressman Joseph M. McDade.
Oct. 14, 1979: Officials of Warner Communications, WEA Manufacturing Co. and representatives of local firms and governmental agencies attend the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new WEA-Specialty Records plant at the Midvalley Industrial Park, Olyphant. In the foreground are Roy Marquardt, Specialty founder, fourt from left; Harvey Schein, executive vice president of Warner, with pick; Richard Marquardt, WEA president, clasping hand of David Horowitz, Warner president, right. Others in photo are county Commissioners Robert Pettinato and Edward Zipay; Rep. Joseph Wargo, U.S. Rep. Joseph McDade, attorney John Lenahan, John Keever, Kennethy Dolph and William O’Hora, all of Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; John Chichilla, Throop Mayor John Stecco and attorney Ernest Preate Sr. and officials of Midvalley boroughs.