Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tyson Foods Distribution Center, Creation of 114 New Jobs in Schuylkill County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tyson Foods Distribution Center, Creation of 114 New Jobs in Schuylkill County July 06, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Tyson Foods Distribution Center will expand in Schuylkill County and create 114 new, full-time jobs.“I’m proud to announce that Tyson Foods will expand and create 114 family-sustaining jobs in Schuylkill County,” Governor Wolf said. “The company is investing heavily in its future in Pennsylvania with its own $59.7 million capital investment. The I-81 corridor has become an extremely attractive location for food processors, and I applaud Tyson Foods for choosing to grow right here in Pennsylvania.”Tyson Foods plans to add 164,000 square feet to its existing 182,000 square-foot-facility in Highridge Business Park in Cass Township, Schuylkill County. The company has committed to investing at least $59.7 million on the project and create 114 new jobs over the next three years.“This expansion will allow us to better service our customers, and ship our complete portfolio of protein-packed brands from one distribution center,” said Gregg Uecker, senior vice president of network planning and integration at Tyson Foods. “New technology will also improve team member safety, while reducing our carbon footprint. We thank the Department of Community and Economic Development for their help on this project, and continued support of our efforts to grow in the community.”Tyson Warehousing Services, LLC., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $46,400 WEDnet grant and $228,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.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 the local economic development agencies in assisting businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. The Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation, or SEDCO, assisted with the Tyson Foods project.“It is always a great bit of news when an existing employer in Schuylkill County announces an expansion of their facility because it reflects their confidence in our community, our local, county and state elected officials and our local workforce,” said Steve Field, chairman of SEDCO. “We are excited about their plans and the employment impacts that will come as a result of the expansion.”“I’m excited that Tyson has decided to expand its operation in Schuylkill County and add 114 jobs in my legislative district,” said Representative Neal Goodman. “This announcement shows how government and the private sector can work together for everyone’s benefit. It is always a pleasure to work with SEDCO and Governor Wolf’s economic development team to help our economy.”“Cass Township’s Board of Supervisors appreciates this new investment and job creating opportunities in our township,” said James Wentz, chairman, Cass Township Board of Supervisors. “Our 20-year partnership with SEDCO, Schuylkill County, and the Minersville Area School District continues to pay dividends to the citizens of Cass Township and our school district as well.”Tyson Foods, Inc. is one of the world’s largest food companies with brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®.  It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 115 countries. The company currently has approximately 114,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.last_img read more

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg likely out for series vs. LA Dodgers

first_imgIf Strasburg doesn’t take part in the division series, it won’t be the first time he’s missed playoff action. In 2012, when the Nationals won their first division title, they played the postseason without Strasburg, whom the team shut down in early September due to concerns about his health in the wake of his 2010 Tommy John surgery.A former top overall pick in 2009, Strasburg did participate in Washington’s second postseason appearance in 2014, taking the loss in game one of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. This season, Strasburg was 15-4 with a 3.60 ERA, and was named an All-Star for the second time following a first half in which he went 12-0 with a 2.62 ERA.More bad news for NatsWashington Nationals All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos is out for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, after tearing the ACL in his right knee.Manager Dusty Baker says Ramos will have surgery to repair the ligament, which he tore during an awkward landing while catching a relay throw Monday night. The NL East champions will go with a combination of Pedro Severino and Jose Lobaton behind the plate in Ramos’ absence. They called up Spencer Kieboom as a third catcher earlier Tuesday.Ramos was hitting .307 with 22 home runs and 80 RBIs and was one of baseball’s best offensive catchers. Baker says the Nationals’ other top hitters, including Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy, will be responsible for making up for the lost power.Mets’ Matz done for yearNew York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season.Matz, who has not pitched since Aug. 14, is expected to be ready for spring training.The news Tuesday before the Mets’ game at Miami was the latest blow for a team riddled this year by injuries but still in contention for an NL wild-card berth.Matz’s availability for the postseason had already been doubtful because he has been sidelined for more than a month because of tightness in his left shoulder.Matz finishes the year 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA in 22 starts. Cole earns suspensionWashington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a pitch near the head of Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang on Saturday.Cole appealed the punishment announced by Major League Baseball. Cole is 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA in seven starts this season for the NL East champion Nationals. The 24-year-old right-hander is a long shot to make Washington’s postseason roster.Gee sidelined by blood clotsRight-hander Dillon Gee has two blood clots and will not pitch again this season for the Kansas City Royals.Gee was the winning pitcher Sunday at Detroit, but was hospitalized after the game.Manager Ned Yost said says Gee has a blood clot in one of his lungs and a shoulder.The 30-year-old Gee was shut down in July 2012 while with the New York Mets with a blood clot in his right shoulder that required surgery.Benoit injured in fallBlue Jays reliever Joaquin Benoit is expected to miss the rest of the regular season after tearing his left calf muscle when he tripped and fell while running in from the bullpen during one of two benches-clearing incidents in Monday’s 7-5 loss to the New York Yankees.Second baseman Devon Travis will not play the opener of Tuesday’s pivotal series against Baltimore after he jammed his surgically repaired left shoulder in the second incident against the Yankees. Travis left Monday after aggravating the injury during his next at-bat.Toronto added right-hander Chris Smith and infielder Andy Burns to its roster. Both finished the minor league season with Triple-A Buffalo.Benoit has been a reliable setup man since a July 26 trade with Seattle, going 2-0 with a 0.38 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings.Toronto leads the wild-card race, one game ahead of Baltimore.Tebow impressesFormer Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow recorded a pair of hits, scored a run and ended the game with a sliding grab in his final intrasquad game in the New York Mets’ instructional league.Tebow, who is scheduled to play his first game today, singled in his final two at-bats in Tuesday’s simulated game.After striking out swinging in the first inning, the left fielder looped a single to shallow center field in the second on a hit that barely eluded a diving catch by shortstop Hansel Moreno, delighting the couple hundred fans in attendance.He scored on a throwing error by Moreno on a force play at second base.Tebow followed that in the third with a sharp grounder in the hole between the third baseman and shortstop.He laid out for the game’s final out on a flyball in the gap between him and center field. He snared the ball on a backhanded play, his second putout of the day. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo doesn’t expect to have Stephen Strasburg back on the mound for the beginning of the playoffs.“It’s unlikely that he’d contribute in that first series,” said Rizzo, whose team clinched the National League East title this past weekend and will face the Dodgers in the NLDS starting Oct. 7. Rizzo said that Strasburg, who’s been on the disabled list since Sept. 7 with a strained flexor mass in his right arm, played catch at a distance of 90 feet on flat ground today.“We’ll see how he feels afterwards,” said the Nats GM. “I think (the NLDS) would be kind of pushing it.”last_img read more