Carmine Pantano of Frank’s Marble & Granite in Red Lion, Pa., learned from his parents that supporting local businesses can make all the difference in a company’s success.
When his York-based company needed a new stone-cutting saw, the company looked at machines from around the world.
“Almost every time, though, we kept coming back to the American-made machine,” Carmine says. “In the end, we felt good about supporting another American machine manufacturer by doing our part to help keep jobs in America.”
Carmine has a heart for supporting local businesses. He grew up watching his parents, Frank and Carmela Pantano, run the family business around the idea of providing beautiful stone in homes throughout Central Pennsylvania and even into parts of Maryland.
“My parents built this business little by little,” he says. “The business steadily grew through the years, and it’s still a healthy market. I learned from them that supporting local businesses – like others supported us – can make all the difference in a company’s success. It feels good knowing we can contribute to that for others.”