Governor Wolf Announces IRIS USA Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating 95 New Jobs in Luzerne County

first_img April 25, 2018 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that IRIS USA (IRIS), a manufacturer and distributor of injection-molded plastic products, will expand operations into Pennsylvania and establish a manufacturing facility in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, creating 95 new jobs.“Manufacturing has such a strong history in Pennsylvania, and with this expansion, IRIS is helping continue that tradition today,” Governor Wolf said. “This facility will be IRIS’ first on the east coast United States, so the fact that they chose Pennsylvania above our competitor states speaks volumes about the strength of our commonwealth as a business destination for manufacturers. This is great news for Luzerne County workers and their families.”IRIS will purchase a 34-acre property for the construction of a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility to respond to strong growth in customer demand, especially in the area of e-commerce. The company is investing at least $83.6 million into the project, and has committed to the creation of 95 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“IRIS USA, Inc. is very excited to be partnering with CAN DO, Inc. and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as we embark on our company’s East Coast expansion plans,” said Doc Takahashi, president of IRIS. “Everyone in Luzerne County and on the Governor’s Action Team has gone out of their way to be incredibly welcoming and helpful, so it’s easy to see why so many distinguished companies have chosen to locate here. We can’t wait to be part of the Hazle Township community.”IRIS received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $237,500 Pennsylvania First grant, a $42,750 WEDnet grant for employee training, and $285,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued after the new jobs are created.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 Greater Hazelton CAN DO.“We are very pleased to welcome IRIS to our industrial park and happy that the company chose Greater Hazleton as the location for its newest manufacturing operations in the United States,” said Kevin O’Donnell, president and CEO of CAN DO. “Our great location to market and our dedicated workforce are paying dividends once again for our region. Today, companies in Humboldt Industrial Park are employing nearly 10,000 people.”IRIS is a manufacturer and distributor of injection molded plastic products that offers consumers an extensive line-up of organizational products for several uses including home, office, craft and hobby, and pet. IRIS creates consumer products for both household and commercial use in domestic and international markets, including Japan, China, Korea, and the Netherlands.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. Governor Wolf Announces IRIS USA Expanding into Pennsylvania and Creating 95 New Jobs in Luzerne Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Celebrates Pennsylvania’s Life Science Sector at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Harmony Biosciences’ Headquarters

first_img Innovation,  Press Release Plymouth Meeting, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for Harmony Biosciences’ new headquarters in Montgomery County. Established in 2017, the biopharmaceutical company focuses on the development and commercialization of treatment options for people living with rare diseases with an emphasis on central nervous system disorders.“From our founding, Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania-based companies have always been trail blazers in the life sciences,” said Governor Wolf. “We as a commonwealth are proud to be the home of so many of the important leaders shaping the healthcare and life sciences industry today. I want to thank Harmony Biosciences for choosing Pennsylvania as the best place to do such important and life changing work.”The 15,651 square foot facility will assist Harmony in advancing the understanding of narcolepsy and providing information and resources to individuals who live with narcolepsy and healthcare professionals who treat patients with this disorder.Harmony received Life Sciences Pennsylvania’s 2017 Deal of the Year award recognizing the company’s efforts in raising the largest private equity investment in the biotech industry in Pennsylvania. Since inception, Harmony has grown to a current total of 42 staff members, with plans to significantly expand its workforce over the coming years.Harmony’s facility will add to the growing life science sector in Pennsylvania which has a total annual economic impact of $88.5 billion dollars in Pennsylvania, employs more than 112,000 workers with an average salary of 140,000, and supports at least 230,000 indirect jobs through the commonwealth. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Celebrates Pennsylvania’s Life Science Sector at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Harmony Biosciences’ Headquarterscenter_img September 12, 2018last_img read more

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil ecstatic after discovering club named after him in Ghana

first_imgArsenal midfielder, Mesut Ozil has shown his appreciation after he discovered that a Ghanaian football club has been named after him.The name of the club is Abiriw Ozil Football Club and it is located in the Eastern Region of Ghana.Dr. Erkut Sogut, who happens to be Ozil’s agent was in Ghana at the beginning of December and took the opportunity to visit the club in Abiriw.He presented the players with some Arsenal jerseys on behalf of the German international.Whilst in Ghana, he was scouting for the next big talent in the country.He was also the guest speaker at events held in the  University of Ghana, Legon and the Ghana Institute of Journalism.❤🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/4FH3hjYglH— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 10, 2019last_img