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

Australia tour beckons for internationals

first_img England internationals Jake Burnage, David Hague, Matthew Jordan and Gian-Marco Petrozzi are about to start a four-week playing tour of Australia.They will take in four championships during their trip, starting with next week’s Australian Master of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne, from January 9-12.They follow up with: the Australian Amateur at Lake Karrinyup and Wanneroo golf clubs, from 16-21 January; the Avondale Amateur at Avondale Golf Club, from 23-26 January; and the New South Wales Amateur at Royal Canberra and Gungahlin Lake golf clubs from 29 January to 2 February.The players are all members of the England Golf men’s squad:Jake Burnage, 22, (Saunton, Devon) powered up the ranks in 2017 with wins in the South of England amateur and the Hampshire Hog, joint second place in the Brabazon Trophy and third in the Lytham Trophy.David Hague, 21, (Malton & Norton, Yorkshire) made his mark with his win in the 2017 Lagonda Trophy, second place in the West of England championship and third in the Berkshire Trophy.Matthew Jordan, 21, (Royal Liverpool, Cheshire) capped an outstanding 2017 with selection for GB&I’s Walker Cup team. He won the England Golf men’s order of merit after a season which included victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy.Gian-Marco Petrozzi, 20, (Trentham, Staffordshire) impressed with a nine-shot win in the Welsh open and also had top tens in the Portuguese amateur and St Andrews Links Trophy.Caption: (from left) Matthew Jordan, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Jake Burnage and David Hague. 5 Jan 2018 Australia tour beckons for internationals Tags: Australia, David Hague, Gian-Marco Petrozzi, Jake Burnage, Matthew Jordanlast_img read more

Mixed doubles tournament hails new champions

first_imgThis year’s tournament was once again held at the Pro Level Highland Park Tennis Courts and co-hosted by the Highland Park Tennis Club with the support of the club and its members. Under the leadership of Club President Fred Crawford, and the operation of Tournament Directors Donna Bey and Jim Quigley, coupled with the magnificent weather,the tournament proved to be another big success. The tournament has only been rained out once in 37 years. 2012 WINNERS—Judge Dwayne Woodruff presents trophies to 1st Place winners Lorna Secrest and Art DeMateo and 2nd Place winners Danny Jones and Joyce Scott. Also pictured are Tournament Directors Donna Bey and Jim Quigley. “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” No lyrics were ever more true and revealing than the mean swing of Lorna Secrest and Art DeMateo as they captured First Place Gold at the 37th Annual Champion Enterprises Mixed Doubles Labor Day Tennis Tournament to benefit Toys for Tots.center_img Second place was captured by Joyce Scott, a women who is not often in that spot, and her partner Danny Jones; and third place went to Dom Costa, a guy not really seen there often, and his partner Dana Squielch.A Grand Slam thank you to our celebrity guest former Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl champion Judge Dwayne Woodruff and his lovely wife Joy; and to all those who came out to support the tournament. A big thank you and welcome to this year’s new sponsor Mr. Bill Thompson and LeMaison Du Paix, The House of Peace, Bed and Breakfast. Mr. Thompson sponsored this year’s tournament trophies while introducing the players and supporters to his beautiful establishment located in the quiet and calm section of Penn Hills on 8904 Eastwood Road, off of Frankstown Road.Racquets and “Love” until next year.last_img read more