Governor Wolf Announces 200 New Jobs at All Fresh Farms Facility in Pike County

first_img May 21, 2015 Governor Wolf Announces 200 New Jobs at All Fresh Farms Facility in Pike County SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that All Fresh Farms, LLC, an indoor hydroponic production and packaging operation that specializes in growing lettuce mixes, kales, and basil, will establish a new facility in Greene Township, Pike County, a move that will create at least 200 new jobs.“Today’s announcement of 200 new jobs coming to Pike County is another huge win for Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “All Fresh Farms chose the commonwealth as the best location to support their business over other sites outside of the state and I have no doubt that my budget as proposed will continue this momentum, paving the way for even more jobs that pay.”All Fresh Farms has purchased a 50,000-square-foot facility on 10 acres located at 115 Mozzette Road in Greene Township, Pennsylvania. The company plans to invest more than $3.4 million at the new site, with plans to double the size of the facility within the first five years of operation. In addition, All Fresh Farms has also pledged to create at least 200 new jobs over the next three years.The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a $400,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, a $90,000 WEDnetPA grant, and $400,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.All Fresh Farms was also encouraged to apply for a $500,000 First Industries Fund loan, administered through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, for machinery and equipment used in vegetable production and processing.“We are excited about opening this facility in Pennsylvania and very impressed with the professionalism and interest shown by the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development,” said Steve Nelson, All Fresh Farms owner. “This strong welcome really solidified our decision to come to Pennsylvania. Our leafy vegetables and other produce will be labeled “locally grown” as we deliver to markets within 400 miles which will include Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City. This is a great location with a great welcome to our company. We are looking forward to hiring and training employees this summer and hopefully selling our first crops by the fall.”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 Pike County Economic Development Authority.“This is an exciting time for Pike County,” said Pike County Commissioners Matthew Osterberg, Richard Caridi, and Karl Wagner. “Working with All Fresh Farms was a pleasure; it is firms like this that we are so proud to welcome into our community. This is especially true given their cutting edge innovation and technology. As they move forward with their plan, this will mean employment for as many as 200 of our residents and an expanded economy for our county.  The Pike County Economic Development Authority and the Pike County Commissioners thank the owners of All Fresh for their commitment to Pike County.”Based in Florida, All Fresh Farms is an indoor hydroponic production and packaging operation that specializes in growing lettuce mixes, kales, and basil.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit newPA.com.MEDIA CONTACT: Heidi Havens – 717-783-1132# # #last_img read more

Ferguson flabbergasted by 15-point lead

first_img They might not even need 13 given City visit Old Trafford on April 8, and the feeling is Ferguson has already set his sights on eclipsing United’s record 18-point winning margin from 2000. It has given Ferguson some leeway with his selections over the Easter weekend, when United find themselves pitched into two key games in the space of 48 hours. Following Saturday’s lunchtime trip to Sunderland – which could move United 18 points clear given City are not in action until slightly later – the Red Devils must prepare for Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. As one of the players not being troubled by international duty, Rio Ferdinand can expect significant involvement following his controversial trip to Qatar, whilst Ryan Giggs, Nemanja Vidic and Anderson should also be fresh. “Every coach is praying that their players come back fit,” said Ferguson. “They played last Friday and they are playing tonight. Once I know later this evening how many minutes each player has played, I will start to think about my team for Saturday. “I have to make sure I have some freshness in the team because we also have Chelsea on Monday lunchtime. “It is a big ask for our squad and something we need to concentrate on because I need to make sure I pick the right teams.” Following Manchester City’s demise at Everton just before the international break, United require only 13 more points from their remaining nine games to clinch a record 20th championship. “With Manchester City coming on the scene in the last couple of years and Chelsea and Arsenal and Tottenham, you have teams vying for that top-four position,” Ferguson told Sirius XM.”I expected it to be really tight. But I never thought we would be 15 points clear at this stage of the season.” Press Associationcenter_img Sir Alex Ferguson is stunned Manchester United are 15 points clear in the Premier League title race.last_img read more