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Biltmore residents Karl and Stevie Eller with University of Arizona Eller College of Management Dean Len Jessup. The Ellers' gift of $1.5 million will name the Professional Development Center, a two-story addition to the business school that will house undergraduate career coaches, recruiter meeting space, and student collaboration space.

UA Eller College receives large gifts from Valley philanthropists

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management announced on Oct. 9 three new gift commitments totaling $6 million from Shamrock Foods and Karl and Stevie Eller of Phoenix and the Diamond family of Tucson.

More than 240 people attended the celebration of Arizona NOW: The Campaign for the University of Arizona, hosted by Eller College and the UA Foundation National Leadership Council at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. The overall goal of Arizona NOW: The Campaign for the University of Arizona is set at $1.5 billion.

mcclelland irish stonemason

McClelland Irish Library Officials Hire Master Stonemason

McClelland Irish Library officials have hired a master stonemason from Ireland to create authentic arches for its $3.5M building. The library is scheduled for completion in July.

Frank McCormack has been working with 22 tons of limestone that were quarried, cut, carved and shipped from Ireland for five arches that will complete the grand entry to the library.

McCormack helped create the Celtic design on the edges of the stone. The archway is modeled after a doorway discovered by the library’s architect, Paul Ahern, at the former St. Brigid’s Church, a 10th century structure on Holy Island in Ireland.

irish stonemason arch“It’s the real deal,” said McCormack, managing director of Irish Nature Stone Products, Ltd., in Ireland.

McCormack was chosen for the $120,000 project based on his previous work which includes the Irish Hunger Memorial located in Battery Park in New York City.

He is expected to finish the arches this week and return to Ireland on July 1.

The McClelland Irish Library is located adjacent to the Irish Cultural Center at 1106 N. Central Ave. When complete, the 15,000 SF library will be the only one of its kind in the West. Double AA Builders is the general contractor.

The McClelland Irish Library will house Irish literature, periodicals and important manuscripts and feature a genealogical research center. Norman McClelland, chairman of Shamrock Foods Co., is the founder of the library, which was created by a unique private-public partnership with Phoenix.

City official Chris Ewell is impressed that the Irish community was able to build the castle-like structure.

“It is awesome.” said Ewell, landscape architect for the city of Phoenix, park development and planning division. “When they told me what it was (in 2007), how big it would be and the cost, I thought they would never get this far. But they made it happen. Norman McClelland and the others have pulled off a miracle.”

A grand opening dedication is scheduled for September.

For more information on the McClelland Irish Library, visit azirishlibrary.org.

Manufacturing Companies

Arizona’s Largest Manufacturing Companies

Arizona’s 10 largest public and privately held manufacturing companies, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research.

ŒRaytheon Co.
Arizona employees in 2012: About 12,000
Employment change since 2011: Added about 500 jobs
2010 revenue: $25.2 billion
Principal: Taylor W. Lawrence, president
Company’s focus: Missile manufacturing
Year founded: 1922
Headquarters: Waltham, Mass.
Phone: (520) 694-7737
Website: raytheon.com

Intel Corp.
Arizona employees in 2012: About 11,000
Employment change since 2011: Added about 1,300 jobs
2010 revenue: $43.6 billion
Principal: Paul S. Otellini, president and CEO
Company’s focus: Semiconductor manufacturing
Year founded: 1968
Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.
Phone: (480) 554-8080
Website: intel.com

ŽHoneywell International Inc.
Arizona employees in 2012: 10,100
Employment change since 2011: Added about 384 jobs
2010 revenue: $33.4 billion
Principal: Tim Mahoney, president and CEO, aerospace
Company’s focus: Aerospace manufacturing
Year founded: 1952
Headquarters: Morristown, N.J.
Phone: (602) 231-1000
Website: honeywell.com

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
Arizona employees in 2012: About 7,600
Employment change since 2010: Added about 600 jobs
2010 revenue: $19 billion
Principal: Richard Adkerson, CEO
Company’s focus: Mining
Year founded: 1834
Headquarters: Phoenix
Phone: (602) 366-7323
Website: fcx.com

General Dynamics C4 Systems
Arizona employees in 2012: 5,402
Employment change since 2011: Added about 376 jobs
2010 revenue: $32.5 billion
Principal: Chris Marzilli, president
Company’s focus: Defense, communications
Year founded: 1952
Headquarters: Falls Church, Va.
Phone: (480) 441-3033
Website: generaldynamics.com

‘Boeing Co.
Arizona employees in 2012: 4,878
Employment change since 2011: Added about 78 jobs
2010 revenue: $64.3 billion
Principal: Harry Stonecither, CEO
Company’s focus: Aircraft manufacturing
Year founded: 1916
Headquarters: Chicago
Phone: (480) 891-3000
Website: boeing.com

’Freescale Semiconductor
Arizona employees in 2012: 3,000
Employment change since 2011: Stayed about even
2010 revenue: $4.5 billion
Principal: Rich Beyer, chairman and CEO
Company’s focus: Microchip manufacturing
Year founded: 1953
Headquarters: Austin
Phone: (512) 895-2000
Website: freescale.com

“Shamrock Foods Co.
Arizona employees in 2012: 1,828
Employment change since 2010: Added about 47 jobs
2010 revenue: $1.650 billion
Principal: Norman McClelland, CEO
Company’s focus: Processor of dairy products
Year founded: 1922
Headquarters: Phoenix
Phone: (602) 477-6400
Website: shamrockfoods.com

”Microchip Technology Inc.
Arizona employees in 2012: About 1,539
Employment change since 2011: Lost about 21 jobs
2010 revenue: $1.487 billion
Principal: Steve Sanghi, CEO
Company’s focus: Microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors manufacturing
Year founded: 1987
Headquarters: Chandler
Phone: (480) 792-7200
Website: microchip.com

•Orbital Sciences Corp.
Arizona employees in 2012: 1,378
Employment change since 2011: Lost about 58 jobs
2010 revenue: $1.294 billion
Principal: Christopher Long, vice president and GM Gilbert operations
Company’s focus: Aerospace manufacturing
Year founded: 1963
Headquarters: Dulles, Va.
Phone: (480) 899-6000
Website: orbital.com