Governor Wolf Announces Voith to Create 37 New Jobs in York County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 29, 2016 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Voith, an international engineering and manufacturing company, will establish a Global Business Service Center and Centers of Competence and create 37 new, full-time jobs in West Manchester Township, York County.“Voith has a long history in York County as one of the largest hydropower manufacturing facilities,” Governor Wolf said. “The proud tradition will carry on and this new investment shows a renewed commitment to the state and an eagerness to continue and grow here in Pennsylvania.”The project includes a committed investment of at least $825,000 from Voith to transform existing warehouse space into a state-of-the-art office environment, retaining 577 current positions and creating 37 new, full-time jobs over the next three years. The project will consolidate accounting, human resources, sourcing, corporate and market communications, and other functions for its North American operations.Voith received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $74,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.“After having a presence here for 139 years, Voith is deeply woven into the community,” said Bob Gallo, president and chief executive officer of Voith Hydro. “Our continued success is a positive reflection of our hard-working employees and Voith’s ability to offer our customers leading edge technology and quality service.”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 York County Economic Alliance.“Our team was pleased that we were able connect Voith with the Governor’s Action Team and other resources to facilitate the consolidation,” Darrell W. Auterson, president and chief executive officer of York County Economic Alliance said. “Voith’s global reputation for excellence greatly enhances our community’s position as a welcoming center for international business investment. We’re honored to have them as a major employer in York County.”Voith is an engineering company in the energy, oil and gas, paper, raw materials, transport, and automotive markets. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates $5 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world, and is one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe, excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services. Voith Hydro, specializing in hydroelectric equipment, technology and services, is headquartered in West Manchester Township, York County.Find out more about Voith, visit www.voith.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newpa.com.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
At a time when high school seniors across the nation are starting to hear back from some of their dream schools, one particular senior just ended a rather peculiar college search. Velus Jones Jr., a wide receiver recruit out of Saraland High School in Alabama, announced Saturday that he has committed to USC in the fall.Saturday’s announcement wasn’t the first time Jones committed to USC — the 5-foot-11, 180-pound recruit said back in April that he had chosen the Trojans over a host of suitors that included schools like Notre Dame, Penn State, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and Michigan. Still, there was one alternative that remained appealing to Jones.On Friday, Jones swapped the cardinal and gold for the crimson and cream, as Jones announced that he was committing to Oklahoma.No sooner had Jones committed to being a Sooner, than the three-star recruit changed his mind once again to return to Troy, stating in a tweet on Saturday: “I have made my final decision to attend the University of Southern California and I’m ending my recruitment FIGHT ON!”The Trojans hope Jones can continue his success from his last two years at Saraland. In his junior and senior seasons, Jones gained more than 2,000 yards over 99 receptions, racking up 19 touchdowns in the process. After leading Saraland to Alabama’s Class 6A championship game and making an appearance in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, his former head coach Jeff Kelly has good reason to give him a glowing review.“I think Velus is a guy who can do a lot of things,” Kelly said to AL.com. “He can play both the inside and outside receiver. He can create different matchups, and he also is a guy who is very dangerous returning kicks and punts.”Jones will likely join four other USC wide receiver recruits in the 2016 class, including Josh Imatorbhebhe from North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Georgia and Michael Pittman from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, California, both of whom have already enrolled for the spring semester. The other two — who have not yet signed letters of intent — are Tyler Vaughns and Trevon Sidney, both hailing from Bishop Amat in La Puente, California.The incoming class of receivers will hope to follow in the footsteps of recent Trojan greats like Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, and they will have at least one season with current star JuJu Smith-Schuster to show them the ropes.All recruits have until National Signing Day — Feb. 3 — to finalize their commitments.