Governor Wolf Announces 51 New Jobs with Hearth & Home Technologies Expansion in Dauphin County

first_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Hearth & Home Technologies (HHT), a hearth products manufacturer, will expand its presence in Halifax, Dauphin County by consolidating an out-of-state stove manufacturing site into its site in Pennsylvania – a move that will create at least 51 new jobs over the next three years.“I’m excited to share the news that Hearth & Home Technologies – already a major employer in this rural area– will be expanding its Dauphin County operations and increasing the size of its current Pennsylvania workforce by around 25 percent,” said Governor Wolf. “Pennsylvania has a long manufacturing history and HTT already knows the advantages that our borders provide. I commend HHT on its continued commitment to the commonwealth and anticipate its continued success into the future.”In response to its excess domestic stove manufacturing capacity, HHT will consolidate its manufacturing operations from Colville, Washington into its Halifax, Pennsylvania facility. The company has committed to an investment of at least $3.45 million in the consolidation project. HHT has also committed to the creation of 51 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of its current Pennsylvania workforce of 200 employees. The company plans to initiate hiring of new employees in mid-to-late 2017.“We appreciate the support of the Dauphin County community and Governor Wolf in this transition,” said President of Hearth & Home Technologies, V.P. Berger. “We are confident that our terrific team in Halifax will take this opportunity to continue to deliver high-quality, on time, best cost products for our customers.”HHT received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that consists of a $300,000 Pennsylvania First program grant and $102,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $1.5 million low-interest loan from 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.Hearth & Home Technologies is an operating division of HNI Corporation (HNI). HNI Corporation provides products and solutions for the home and workplace environments and is a leading global provider and designer of office furniture and the leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products. HNI’s hearth products include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and biomass burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories.In 2016, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs. For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf February 15, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces 51 New Jobs with Hearth & Home Technologies Expansion in Dauphin Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Caldwell Democrat Michelle Schiltz files for District 80 house seat

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Michelle Schiltz of Caldwell traveled to Topeka today to file her official candidacy with the State of Kansas for District 80 in the House of Representatives. Schiltz is a Democrat seeking election to the seat currently held by Republican Kasha Kelley. To date, Kelley has not filed for re-election.Michelle SchiltzSchiltz is a small business owner and well-known community leader. For 10 years she served on Caldwell’s City Commission and is currently the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce President. She is also active in the Caldwell Historical Society and the Saving Hometown and Rural Existence Group founded in Caldwell.Schiltz lives in Caldwell with her husband, Leo, and their son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. “Kansas is faced with serious problems concerning our economic sustainability and the viability of our local hospitals,” said Schiltz. “I’m running because I can bring leadership and accountability to Topeka and end the Brownback tax experiment that has brought Kansas, especially our rural communities, to the brink of financial collapse. It’s time for change.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Suzie Yunker · 220 weeks ago Hip Hip Hurray!!!! Michelle will not shirk her DUTY to represent District 80..Let’s vote her in.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jessica Yunker · 220 weeks ago Way to go Michelle! You will be a great representative for our district and I can’t wait to see the wonderful things you accomplish! Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 220 weeks ago Thank goodness and wishing you the best of luck! Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Lisa Moreland · 220 weeks ago Awesome!!! Lisa and Matt Moreland Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Jeff McGuire · 219 weeks ago She’s from old money. The Schlitz brewery was very successful for a long time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Jennifer Pieratt · 219 weeks ago Good for you to step up Michelle, and great for Kansas Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LKS · 219 weeks ago Tracy, could you correct her name? It is Schiltz not Schlitz… she is not an heir to the beer empire though I bet she wishes she were. Whether she’s from “old money” or not she’s a fresh face who is in touch with her community and how they would like to be represented. Go Michelle! Report Reply 2 replies · active 219 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 219 weeks ago My apologies. We here at Sumner Newscow have a motto. “We guarantee 100 percent accuracy unless we are mistaken.” Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Jeff McGuire · 219 weeks ago It seems like there was an article in the Wall Street Journal a few years back about her changing the spelling of her name to remain anonomous and avoid the hordes of people wanting her to donate to various charities. Alot of people don’t know it but she funnels millions to charities in complete anonymity. She is a very generous person. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more