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

Remi Garde calls on Randy Lerner and Tom Fox to speak up for Aston Villa

first_imgBoss Remi Garde hopes Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Tom Fox will break their silence soon. The manager also insisted he understands supporters’ anger after he and the players were mercilessly abused by fans. Garde revealed he has asked owner Lerner to talk to the fans – and believes he will speak soon – with the club in disarray and fury spilling over with Villa bottom of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association They are seven points behind second bottom Sunderland and tensions boiled over after Villa failed to beat League Two Wycombe on Saturday. Videos of the manager and players being abused after the game were posted on social media while substitutes Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott were also accused of playing a game involving chewing gum during the match. Garde tried to move on from the weekend but conceded he expected the reaction. He said: “I know football, in every country it’s the same. I understand completely the fans’ frustration. I am not surprised because I know that from situations from different clubs I have played and worked for.” The boss said he was not aware of the reported issue with Lescott and Guzan but reminded all players of their responsibilities. He added: “What I can say is, as a professional player, you need to behave in the right way with respect for everybody. It doesn’t matter if you are top of the table or bottom. It’s just a question of being respectful to everybody.” Against Palace, Garde is without Carlos Sanchez and Alan Hutton (hamstring), while Jack Grealish (tonsil itis) and Gabriel Agbonlahor (back) are doubts. Garde and the squad were abused as they boarded the coach after Saturday’s 1-1 FA Cup draw at Wycombe, while Micah Richards also spoke to supporters to calm tensions during the game. American Lerner has barely spoken to the media in five years and Garde expects he and chief executive Tom Fox, who is in New York to hold talks with Lerner about the club’s January transfer plans, to address Villa’s situation. He said: “This is something I asked from them a fortnight ago, or something like that. Not to take the pressure off me – if I didn’t want the pressure I wouldn’t have this job. “It’s more because I’m facing you (the media) every week but actually I know Villa from inside for only 10 weeks now. “At some point I cannot explain and I am not in the position to judge what happened before and whether it was right or wrong because I wasn’t here. “At some point it is important that the Aston Villa voice is not only mine. “This is not to avoid my responsibilities at all. I will do it as long as I am in this position at this club.” Villa host Crystal Palace on Tuesday marooned at the bottom of the league and 11 points from safety. last_img read more

COVID-19: Government to organize workshop for National Team handlers

first_img Tags: Black MaidensBlack PrincessesBlack SatellitesBlack Starlets Source: ghanafa.org The Ghana Government’s COVID-19 Advisory team will, on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, organize a workshop for the handlers of four national teams ahead of their camping.The workshop will be organised for team doctors, physiotherapists, essential service providers and welfare officers of four national teams, namely Black Satellites (U-20), Starlets (U-17), Maidens (U-17, female) and Princesses (U-20, female).Members of the GFA Medical and Security and Safety Committees will also be part of this workshop.The three-hour programme will be led by the Chairman of the Risk Communication and Social Mobilization Committee for Ghana’s COVID-19 Response Team, Dr. Dacosta Aboagye.The workshop is expected to enlighten participants on issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will pave way for the teams to resume camping this week.Three National teams had to break camp in March, 2020, following restrictions on contact sports as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.The Black Maidens (U-17) have a World Cup qualifying game against Nigeria whilst the Princesses prepare to take on Guinea-Bissau in a FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier. The Black Starlets have been preparing for an upcoming WAFU Championship slated for Benin in September.The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Costa Rica will now come off from January 20 – February 6, 2021.FIFA has also announced that the U-17 Women’s World Cup, with India as hosts, is expected to come off from February 17 to March 7, 2021.last_img read more