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 dced.pa.gov. Governor Wolf: Manufacturing Startup Selects Northampton County for First Operation in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img July 09, 2019last_img read more

House GOP leader criticizes King for comments about Katrina victims

first_imgCHARTER OAK — The Democratic governor of Louisiana and a Republican congressional leader are criticizing Iowa Congressman Steve King for King’s remarks about hurricane victims in their state. King was in Charter Oak for a town hall meeting Thursday and compared victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to Iowans dealing with floodwaters now.“We’re Iowans and I’m always proud of our reaction to this,” King said. “I’ve worked with the FEMA people for a long time…Here’s what FEMA tells me. We go to a place like New Orleans and everybody’s looking around saying: ‘Who’s going to help me? Who’s going to help me?’…They’re just always gratified when they come and see how Iowans take care of each other, so that’s a point of pride that spreads across the country.”Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the second-ranking Republican in the House, represents the New Orleans suburbs. Scalise called King’s remarks “absurd and offensive and…a complete contradiction” to how the people of New Orleans responded to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, tweeted that King’s comments were “disgusting and disappointing.”King tweeted yesterday that he’s “working to restore free speech to the halls of congress.”During his remarks in Charter Oak yesterday, King said in 2005 he made four visits to New Orleans to tour the devastation.“First member of congress to go in down there. We broke some rules go there, I’ll just confess to that” King said. “Flew into the airport and just keyed the mic and asked permission to land and they gave it to us and so we went in. I saw that from the air and from the ground and did what we could to help those folks down there.”King toured flood damage in Missouri Valley and Hornick yesterday, promising to work closely with local leaders to help Iowans recover from this disaster. “As the Dean of Iowa’s House delegation, and its only Republican, I will not hesitate to use my influence with President Trump to help Iowans gain access to federal flood relief programs,” King said.last_img read more

African tournament dedicated to Kenyan peace

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp They will join hosts Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda (holders), Tanzania and Zanzibar in the event.The last time the usually annual CECAFA Challenge Cup was played — in December 2015 — Uganda beat Rwanda 1-0 in the final to win a record 14th title. Political violence in Kenya. FILE PHOTONairobi, Kenya | AFP | The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) will dedicate next month’s Challenge Cup in Kenya to peace following the post-election violence witnessed in parts of the country.The 12-nation tournament, which runs from November 25 to December 9, will be played in Nakuru, Kakamega and Kisumu, the opposition stronghold in western Kenya where clashes between the police and supporters of the National Super Alliance coalition (NASA) left several people dead and scores injured.“Sport has proved to be a unifying factor in countries where there have been conflicts. We want to use the power of football to bring all people together following the divisive and long-drawn (out) presidential elections,” CECAFA general secretary Nicholas Musonye told AFP.The CECAFA Challenge Cup, Africa’s oldest football tournament, will be the first major sporting event to be held in Kenya following months of political uncertainty that led to cricket, rugby and athletics events being postponed or moved to other countries.Musonye said Libya and Zimbabwe, who won the COSAFA (Council of Southern African Football Associations) Cup for a record fifth time in South Africa in July, have accepted to be guest teams during the three-week championships.last_img read more

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