Governor Wolf: Manufacturing Startup Selects Northampton County for First Operation in Pennsylvania

first_img Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that IQ Fibers, a start-up cellulose fiber manufacturer, selected Northampton County to establish its first manufacturing operation in Pennsylvania. The project will support the creation of 43 jobs.“The investments our administration is making in our business sector represent significant opportunities for the commonwealth to grow and prosper,” Governor Wolf said. “Their success will turn into a stronger economy and new opportunities for job creation and retention in Pennsylvania.”IQ Fibers will lease a 45,000-square-foot building in West Easton Borough and has committed to investing at least $5.4 million into the project. The project, which is expected to create 43 new, full-time jobs, includes leasehold improvements and the purchase of new machinery and equipment.“This is an exciting day for the team here at IQ Fibers,” said George Day, CEO of IQ Fibers. “We are extremely proud of our facility and the highly engineered cellulose fiber products we manufacture. With the market demand for more environmentally friendly solutions, we believe this is the right time and place to launch our company. We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Governor’s Action Team and Governor Wolf’s commitment for business growth.”IQ Fibers received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the project. The proposal includes an $86,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $86,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and a $32,550 workforce development grant to help the company train employees. The company also was encouraged to apply for a $400,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. 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, with additional coordination provided through the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC).“We’re very pleased that IQ Fibers has decided to establish its first Pennsylvania manufacturing operation here in the Lehigh Valley, where manufacturing is alive and well,” said Don Cunningham, President and CEO of LVEDC. “Manufacturing accounts for $7.4 billion of the region’s $40 billion GDP, making it our second-largest economic sector. We welcome IQ Fibers to our family of manufacturers.”IQ Fibers is a start-up cellulose fiber manufacturer. Their line of products includes high-quality cellulose insulation and absorbents that are sold to distributors, contract installers and end users, as well as government weatherization agencies, utility companies, and related programs.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit Governor Wolf: Manufacturing Startup Selects Northampton County for First Operation in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img July 09, 2019last_img read more

2014 Giro to start in Ireland

first_imgNorthern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will host the first three days of next year’s Giro d’Italia, it has been confirmed. The official schedule for next year’s race was announced at a lavish ceremony in Milan on Monday, despite the absence of race director Michele Aquarone, who has been suspended pending an investigation into the possible misappropriation of up to £11million of the race’s funds. The race is due to finish on June 1 in Trieste. It is the second of the three Grand Tours to declare its intention to start in the UK next year, with Yorkshire hosting the Grand Depart of the Tour de France on July 5. Press Associationcenter_img The race, one of the three major Grand Tours along with the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana, will begin with a 21.7km team time trial starting at the Titanic Belfast museum on May 9. The second day will see a 218km road stage starting and finishing in Belfast and winding up the Antrim coast to the Giant’s Causeway, before a 187km haul on day three from Armagh to Dublin. last_img read more

NASCAR world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr., family surviving plane crash

first_imgDale Earnhardt Jr. and his family were involved in a plane crash Thursday in Tennessee as the private plane they were on ran off the end of the runway and caught fire. The accident prompted drivers and crew from around the NASCAR community to share the well wishes on Twitter.NASCAR Statement: “We’re extremely relieved to learn that Dale, Amy, Isla and the pilots of the aircraft are safe, and we commend the first responders and medical staff for their quick action. We look forward to seeing Dale back at the race track very soon.”— NASCAR (@NASCAR) August 16, 2019We’re so thankful Dale, his family and the pilots are safe.— Hendrick Motorsports (@TeamHendrick) August 15, 2019Thank you for the update and thank god everyone is safe.— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 15, 2019So glad to hear everyone on board is safe 🙏🏻— Joey Logano (@joeylogano) August 15, 2019So thankful 🙏— Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) August 15, 2019Thank god our friends are ok. 🙏— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) August 15, 2019So glad they’re safe 🙏🏻— Alex Bowman (@AlexBowman88) August 15, 2019So glad they are safe.— William Byron (@WilliamByron) August 15, 2019@DaleJr his family and his pilots are all part of our @NASCARonNBC family. So glad they are all ok!!!— Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) August 15, 2019  Related News Earnhardt’s sister Kelley confirmed the family and their two pilots were taken to a hospital but are “safe” after the incident.center_img Dale Earnhardt Jr., wife, daughter ‘safe’ after plane crash in Tennesseelast_img read more

LIVE: Uganda 2 DRC 0

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Uganda    1     1      0      0      2       0      2        3Egypt        1      1      0      0       1      0      1         3Zimbabwe1      0      0      1      0       1     -1        0DR Congo   1      0      0      1      0       2      -2       0 Kaddu celebrates. PHOTO AFPFT: Uganda  2 (Kaddu)  DRC  0 IT’S OKWI & KADDU !!!!! #Uganda 2 DRC 0 Uganda’s first #AFCON win in 41 years Uganda top of the table Cranes debuts for Abdu Lumala & Bevis MugabiCairo, Egypt | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda secured a flying start to their Nations Cup campaign, beating DRC 2-0 in their opening match Saturday.Patrick Kaddu gave Uganda an early lead and Emmanuel Okwi extended it minutes after the second half started, as Cranes run rings around the DRC defence in their opening African Cup of Nations match Saturday.Led by Kaddu, the Cranes strikers came close to adding more on at least three occasions in the first half, including a penalty claim after Farouk Miya was fouled in the penalty.Miya, who delivered from the corner kick for Kaddu’s goal, then set it all up for Okwi to head in number two.Okwi was named the TOTAL Man of the Match. Uganda’s next game is on Wednesday against Zimbabwe warriors who fell 1-0 to Egypt on the opening day.This is Uganda Cranes  first win in 41 years at the Africa Cup of Nations finals. Their last win was at the 1978 Nations Cup finals, where they beat Nigeria 2-1 in the semifinals.(FRONT L to R) Michael Azira,  Godfrey Walusimbi, Farouk Miya, Lumala Abdu,Patrick Kaddu; (BACK) Bevis Mugabi, Murshid Juuko; Emmanuel Okwi, Khalid Aucho, Hassan Wasswa, Denis Onyango. PHOTO AFPGroup A                               P     W     D      L      G      A     GA     Pts last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook18Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonJake is a young male PitBull Terrier. He is current on his vaccinations, including rabies, and has been neutered. Jake is a clown who loves playing with balls, balloons and other dogs. He is gentle and tries to make friends with cats.  He will sit on command, to receive food or treats, enjoys walks and car rides!  He sometimes has some separation anxiety and is sensitive to loud sudden noises. He knows ‘stay’ and is ready to learn more. Jake can be a little shy until he gets to know you; then he is your best buddy. He is a volunteer favorite! Jake is looking for a loving home where he can enjoy the good life with his new family.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, you can email us at or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more