Governor Wolf Announces 74 New Jobs with LBP Manufacturing LLC Facility in Lackawanna County

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that LBP Manufacturing LLC, a manufacturer of fiber and resin based foodservice packaging, will lease a facility in Lackawanna County and create 74 new jobs.“LBP Manufacturing had considered establishing its new facility in a handful of states in the eastern part of the country, but ultimately chose Pennsylvania as the best place to locate and grow its business,” said Governor Wolf. “Our prime location – with strong transportation logistics advantages – and our talented and dedicated workforce were both key factors in attracting the company. I commend LBP on its decision to make Pennsylvania its home.”To expand its market footprint and establish an East Coast presence, LBP will lease a 101,935-square-foot facility with manufacturing and office space at 7 Alberigi Drive, Jessup Borough, Lackawanna County. The building was previously occupied by BAE Systems until it ceased operations at the location in late 2015. LBP will invest nearly $6 million in the project, which will include building renovations, leasehold improvements, and the procurement of new machinery and equipment. LBP has committed to the creation of 74 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. The majority of new employees will be hired in February and March 2017, although some hiring has already commenced.“We’re proud to partner and grow in Pennsylvania, a state built on innovation,” said Matt Cook, CEO of LBP Manufacturing. “This expansion creates new jobs, brings new services to our clients, and builds on the values of performance and sustainability central to our continued growth and success.”LBP received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $148,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $31,050 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and The Lackawanna County Department of Planning and Economic Development.“We are pleased that LBP Manufacturing is joining the growing roster of businesses that have chosen Lackawanna County as a base for their operations,” said Robert Durkin, president of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “We pledge to work with the LBP management team as they establish their innovative and industry leading product line, while growing quality jobs in the Jessup Small Business Park.”“This is great news for our community, especially during the holiday season. Manufacturing was the foundation of our community and continues to be a vital part of our economy,” said Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley. “These are family-sustaining jobs that LBP Manufacturing is bringing to our community. This announcement gives credence to our efforts and alerts other companies that Lackawanna County is open for business.”LBP Manufacturing LLC is a leader of environmentally progressive and sustainable packaging. The company’s focus is almost exclusively around recycled, recyclable, compostable, and repulpable raw materials and products. For more than 20 years, LBP has combined innovation and performance to develop consumer-preferred, sustainable, on-the-go packaging.Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces 74 New Jobs with LBP Manufacturing LLC Facility in Lackawanna Countycenter_img January 04, 2017last_img read more

Lightning and tornado warnings lead to delay

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Severe weather at MetLife Stadium on Saturday suspended the start of the second half between No. 2 USC and Syracuse by 69 minutes.No sunshine · USC’s game against Syracuse on Saturday was stopped for nearly 70 minutes because of rain, wind and lightning. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe Trojans, leading 14-3 at halftime, came out of the locker room to warm up for the third quarter but were quickly ushered back as thunderstorms rumbled throughout the vicinity. A tornado warning had been in effect for the Tri-State area for most of the afternoon.During the delay, stadium officials also forced spectators sitting in exposed seating areas to evacuate and find cover on the concourses as lightning hit the area.The weather contributed to the strangeness of a game in which MetLife Stadium was filled to less than half-capacity and senior quarterback Matt Barkley threw for six touchdowns, but just 187 yards.“It wasn’t an easy situation to come play in,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said. “That’s why, when NFL teams look at their schedule at the beginning of the year, they count their East Coast trips. Credit our players. They did a good job in a game that’s not really easy to play.”Though he didn’t want to distract his team, Kiffin was informed of the likelihood of a delay before the game started. Barkley was the only player aware of the possibility after asking the officiating crew about the weather beforehand.“The stadium [officials] did a great job,” Kiffin said. “They informed me — we didn’t tell our players — [the delay] was probably going to happen at some point during the game. ”USC’s 35-26 victory against Ohio State at Ohio Stadium in 1990 was the last time before Saturday that the Trojans experienced a game delayed by thunderstorms.Given the information in advance, Kiffin and his staff put a contingency plan in place.“We knew what we were going to do,” Kiffin said. “We were going to take the pads off. We were going to go to dry shirts. We were really going to let our guys sit around and really coach our guys schematically and not waste a lot of energy.”Barkley indicated that his team responded as well as could be expected.“We don’t typically get delays from thunderstorms in Southern California,” Barkley said. “Our guys responded well, though. We came out in the second half and made some adjustments on offense and defense and made it right.”Sophomore linebacker Dion Bailey, who snared two interceptions in the game, described the locker room atmosphere as calm but focused.“It’s something we are not used to, but we handled it well,” Bailey said. “We came out hot in the second half.”In retrospect, Kiffin said he was proud of his players for overcoming a set of circumstances that could have led to a lackadaisical, sloppy second half.“They did a good job coming out with energy in the third quarter,” Kiffin said.last_img read more

Project Blue Light Gearing Up For 18th Year in Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisFor Project Blue Light’s 18th annual event, Michigan State Police Alpena Post, and local firefighters will be honoring the lives of law enforcement and fire officials who have been lost in duty.All who serve in such positions across the state will be recognized and thanked for their commitment to keeping their communities safe. Hoping for another great turnout, Lt. Grimshaw said that the support from the community is always there for the men and women who serve in uniform.“This year I kind of want it to be a little different. I want it to be a celebration about their life. This needs to be an opportunity for us to look at what they’ve done and of course we know it’s sad that they are gone, but we need to remember all of the good things that they’ve done and make this a celebration instead of a sad moment that it always seems to be,” Lt. Grimshaw said.Losing her own son, in 1994, Gloria Egelski said there will be some new presentations during Project Blue Light this year. Project Blue Light will be held Tuesday, December 5th at the Aplex at 7 pm.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Presque Isle County Jail Experiencing an Inmate IncreaseNext Firefighters Unique Day of Traininglast_img read more