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

Steve Johnson looks to continue streak

first_imgBefore USC begins its stretch of Pac-12 play, the USC men’s tennis team will host one last nonconference opponent and hope to add yet another tally to their 38-match win streak.The No. 1 Trojans (18-0) will take on No. 42 Boise State (16-5) today at 3 p.m. at Marks Stadium in USC’s effort to remain undefeated entering conference play, which begins Friday.Streaking alongside his squad is No. 2 senior Steve Johnson, who remains undefeated in singles this year and has won 51 consecutive singles matches dating to last January.Undefeated · Senior Steve Johnson and the No.1 Trojans are 18-0 on the season. Boise State will mark their last match before conference play. – Chris Roman | Daily Trojan“[Johnson] is a great example for everyone. We reflect and talk about it all the time — how hungry he is and how motivated he is,” USC coach Peter Smith said. “A lot of that comes with confidence and he’s extremely confident right now.”Fellow senior Daniel Nguyen, who is ranked No. 16 in singles, is also in a groove with nine straight singles wins.Besides the two seniors, USC features four other ranked players in singles, including sophomores Ray Sarmiento and Emilio Gomez — ranked No. 24 and No. 41, respectively — and freshmen Yannick Hanfmann and Roberto Quiroz, ranked No. 30 and No. 121, respectively.In doubles action, Johnson and Hanfmann comprise the No. 6 duo in the nation, but Smith has recently featured a new combination of Johnson and Quiroz, who have won four in a row together.“It was actually just an experiment at first, but it’s going pretty well,” Smith said. “We’ll have some very good options down the road.”Nguyen and Sarmiento, however, have remained a constant pair and stand at No. 21 in the nation with a 17-4 record for the season.With experience playing beside one another in the fall, Hanfmann and Gomez make up USC’s third pair and have gone 3-1 together in the dual match season.USC’s 6-1 victory over No. 10 Florida last Monday marked the Trojans’ sixth win over a top-10 opponent.Although the Trojans will face a weaker opponent in the Broncos, Smith insists there is no place for complacency on his team.“In anything, if you ever think you’ve made it, you’re done,” Smith said. “You’re always on a journey upwards. Every single guy has a lot of things to work on.”Boise State, riding an eight-game win streak, features two ranked singles players in No. 48 James Meredith and No. 55 Damian Hume.The match against the Broncos will be USC’s last home match before kicking off conference play with a four-match road trip.“It’s always special playing at home, but we’re going to take it like another match and continue to build and improve,” Sarmiento said.The Trojans claim that their longstanding win streak dating to last February speaks to their high standards as a tennis power seeking their fourth consecutive NCAA championship in May.“We won three [championships] in a row. This is nothing new to us,” Smith said. “There’s an expectation level here that is unlike any other school in the country.”last_img read more

[VIDEO]: Erling Haaland performs Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds

first_imgProlific Norwegian striker Erling Haaland is out to prove that his vocals are just as great as his goal scoring prowess.After lighting up the German Bundesliga in his debut season with 16 goals in 18 appearances in all competitions he appears to be in good spirits in anticipation of the new campaign.He is pictured treating his teammates to a mini performance of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” after team dinner.Erling Haaland, the song bird of his generation 😂🎶 pic.twitter.com/US23GdGAKO— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) August 15, 2020Haaland just returned from injury and will join his teammates in their preseason preparations which is ongoing in Switzerland.last_img

Romeo sets PBA All-Star record with 48 points as Gilas beats Luzon

first_imgFiloil: FEU survives UST scare, moves closer to quarterfinals Quarters: 47-38, 86-70, 121-106, 152-149.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jio Jalalon also made history being only the second player to register a triple-double in All-Star Game with his 12 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Willie Miller did the feat first in 2007 in Baguio.The Smart All-Stars now fly to Ilo-ilo to complete the three-leg midseason exposition and will take on the Visayas All-Stars on Sunday.Japeth Aguilar paced the Luzon All-Stars with 43 points and 15 rebounds, Arwind Santos got 32 points on a 6-of-12 shooting from three, while Calvin Abueva had 23 and 16.The Scores:SMART ALL-STARS 152 — Romeo 48, Fajardo 30, Rosario 20, Pogoy 17, Norwood 13, Jalalon 12, Belo 10, Maliksi 2.LUZON ALL-STARS 149 — Aguilar 43, Santos 32, Abueva 23, Cabagnot 13, Tenorio 12, Lee 9, Castro 7, Lassiter 5, Wright 3, Almazan 2, Pringle 0.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ His blistering start guided the Smart All-Stars to take the driver’s seat early, though the Nationals needed to fend off the Luzon All-Stars’ late uprising despite leading by as much as 20 in the third quarter.Arwind Santos led what could have been a huge heist with three triples in the final two minutes, the biggest of came in the final 7.2 seconds that trimmed the lead down to three.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownLA Tenorio then secured a steal in the waning seconds, but his triple missed the bottom of the net as the Nationals escaped with the tight win.June Mar Fajardo also contributed 30 points and 14 rebounds for the undermanned Smart All-Stars, while Troy Rosario poured 20 points and nine boards and Roger Pogoy got 17. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES BATANGAS — Terrence Romeo dazzled all night long, leading the Smart All-Stars to a pulsating 152-149 win over the Luzon All-Stars in the second leg of the 2018 PBA All-Star Week on Friday at Batangas City Sports Center here.The TNT super-scorer scattered 48 points, an All-Star scoring record, on 7-of-16 clip from three, while also collecting nine assists and five rebounds on his way to being named as the All-Star Game MVP.ADVERTISEMENT Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Striving for Passive House in Ohio

first_imgIn early November, when it broke ground on a three-bedroom, two-bath home in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Green Generation Building Company began a careful and, the company’s principals hope, certain march to Passive House standards.Completion is inspected in July, although the 1,800-sq.-ft. house is far enough along to be listed for sale, at $290,000, and open to visitors during a civic celebration called the Yellow Springs Street Fair, which is scheduled for June 12. Green Generation’s president, Andrew Kline, an Antioch College graduate who co-founded the company with his wife and father-in-law in 2009, told the Yellow Springs News that the durability and energy efficient performance of the house are not only good for the buyer, they’re in line with his approach to environmental issues.“Antioch was the pivotal moment where I realized what’s happening in the world with respect to the environment,” Kline told the paper. “That’s where I got the idea to mix an environmental ethic with our construction practices, to fuse an environmental consciousness with real-world, tangible, practical things that we use every day, like buildings.”The path of maximum thermal resistanceKline teamed up with Green Generation’s design director, Alex Melamed, and Passive House consultant and engineer Eric Lang to develop a design and construction strategy for the house, which includes TJI truss-joist framing for the floors and roof, and structural insulated panels for the walls. The roof was insulated, with about 2 ft. of blown-in fiberglass, to R-100; the floors and walls were insulated to R-50.Kline notes in a blog on the company website that SIPs offered a couple key advantages for this project: very good airtightness and relatively quick assembly. He also has been documenting the build in considerable detail via posts and progress photos on Facebook: click here for a look.Should the house, the company’s first, eventually become certified by Passive House Institute US, it will be the first new single-family residence in Ohio to meet the standard, and Kline, at age 29, will be among the youngest Passive House builders in the Midwest.last_img read more

Village will be ready before players arrive: CWG OC

first_imgAfter coming under scathing attack from all sides for its shoddy preparations, the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) continues to put up a brave face. Brushing aside the criticism for lack of preparations, CWG OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot on Tuesday offered lame excuses to counter some serious concerns raised by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).Bhanot rejected the hard-hitting letter written by CGF chief Mike Fennel and said that it was not a serious issue. Though he admitted that filth and some small problems were there, it was so because no one was living in the flats at the Games Village, Bhanot insisted.In reply to the concerns raised by CGF CEO Mike Hooper, Bhanot claimed that 70 per cent of the cleaning work was already done and the rest would be completed in the next 36 hours. He said the CWG OC has done a great job and nothing has happened for which anyone should be ashamed of.”All work will be completed at the Village before the athletes start coming from September 23rd. Every complaint on Games Village will be looked into and resolved before arrival of teams. There is nothing to worry,” Bhanot said.Earlier in the day, Hooper had said, “We are disappointed with the condition we find ourselves in. Cleanliness and hygiene are great concerns. The Village is filthy. One can’t occupy the rooms. There is building dust and rubble and the toilets are not working. The Village is supposed to provide the athletes the right environment to prepare for the events. But at the moment we cannot say that’s the case. The promises made have not been kept. Time has run out.”advertisementIn a further embarrassment, New Zealand’s CWG chef de mission Dave Currie even suggested that the Games could be called off. “If the Village is not ready and the athletes can’t come, obviously the implications of that are that it’s not going to happen,” Currie said.Answering to a query on the footbridge collapse near Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday, Bhanot said the incident was unfortunate but it would not affect the Games. As many as 26 labourers working on the site were injured in the incident that took place near the CWG main venue.last_img read more