March 09, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces 60 New Jobs with United States Cold Storage Expansion in Bucks County Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), a refrigerated warehouse and logistics company, will expand operations in Richland Township, Bucks County and will create 60 new jobs at the site.“United States Cold Storage has experienced tremendous growth over the last 13 years. Through these efforts, the company has directly invested more than $110 million, leveraged more than $100 in additional capital investment, and created more than 500 jobs in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “United States Cold Storage could have expanded elsewhere in the U.S., but I am proud to say that the company has once again chosen Pennsylvania as the best location to grow.”To meet an increased demand for services, USCS will be expanding its existing facility at 1050 Heller Road by 200,000 square feet. The company has committed to investing $41.5 million in the project, creating 60 new, full-time jobs within three years, and to retaining 613 existing statewide positions. Hiring of new employees will likely commence in August 2017.“USCS is excited to be expanding our facility in Richland Township, and we appreciate all the support from the community,” said Mickey Hoffmann, United States Cold Storage vice president of corporate development. “This facility stores refrigerated foods that are distributed across the U.S., and its ideal location is part of the reason we need to expand the warehouse to meet additional customer demand.”USCS received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $120,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $21,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training, and $120,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by 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 the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation (BCEDC).“It was a great opportunity to work with United States Cold Storage on another expansion project in Bucks County,” said BCEDC Executive Director Robert Cormack. “This marks our second opportunity to work with the Governor’s Action Team in assisting the company. This more than $40 million project, which will create 60 new jobs, is a tremendous achievement for all parties involved and is another example of the many advantages of doing business in Bucks County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”United States Cold Storage, Inc. is a premier provider of public refrigerated warehousing and related logistics services throughout the U.S. With roots dating back to 1899, USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. The company offers more than 274 million cubic feet of temperature controlled warehouse and distribution space in 38 facilities located in 13 states.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. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Ten-man PSV Eindhoven held on to claim a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid that keeps them in their Champions League last-16 tie.Repeat offender Gaston Pereiro was sent off by referee Daniele Orsato for a clumsy challenge on Diego Godin midway through the second half but, despite Atletico’s best efforts as the game wore on, PSV were able to hold on for a clean sheet and a result that gives them hope as the tie heads to the Vicente Calderon.Only Bayern Munich have a defence as impenetrable as Atletico, and once again Diego Simeone’s side were tough to break down. Simeone was living every minute on the touchline – hardly the look of a man supposedly eyeing a Premier League switch – and made sure Atleti kept their impeccable shape.However, going forward was a different matter. Simeone’s men have now scored just once in their last three matches in all competitions after struggling to find that killer pass in Eindhoven.Luciano Vietto had the chance of the game in the opening stages, but saw his clipped effort cleared off the line. Fernando Torres came on in the second half, but was unable to improve the threat offered by the Rojiblancos.And PSV were forced to hold on for the final quarter of this encounter after Pereiro was given his marching orders for a two bookable offences. This tie remains wide open. PSV hitman Luuk de Jong will be back after suspension for the second leg, and an early goal from him could put the Eredivisie leaders in pole position.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
GoPro RMC Banja Luka Half Marathon gathered some 2,000 runners from 40 countries on Saturday to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) city of Banja Luka, located some 200 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo, the official website stated the same day.In the 21 kilometers-long race, the first place in men’s category was taken by Kenyan Paul Tiongik (1:02:31), second by Noel Hitimana (1:05:17) and third by Jean Baptiste Simueka (1:05:28).On the women’s side, Ivine Lagat won the first place with result od 1:12:41, second was Ruth Nundu Mbatha (1:14:04), and third Helen Jepkosgei Kimutai.Half Marathonis the central race of the “Vivia Run & More Weekend” held under slogan “Running belongs to everyone!” calling all people aged from 2 years-old to 92 years-old to participate.The “Vivia Run & More Weekend”festival gathered around 7,000 runners who participated in six races, as well as 10,000 visitors, guests and fans on the streets of the city.Apart from semi-marathon race, there will be races on 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers, Team Run, School Run, Bambini marathon for children and Colour Fun Run.Organizer Goran Coric said that this is the biggest festival of running and entertainment in the region.The second festival of sports, education and entertainment “Vivia Run & More Weekend” is taking place from April 19-21 in Banja Luka and it is organized by the Support Marketing Center, the Banja Luka Athletic Club Banja Luka and the Run & More Community Team.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests the economy remains weak in those areas as the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the region. The overall economic index for the region more than doubled to 37.9 in June from May’s 12.5, but it remained at a weak level. Survey organizers say any score below 50 suggests a shrinking economy, while a score above 50 suggests a growing economy. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss said crop prices remain low, and more than one-third of the bankers survey expect that to be a significant challenge over the next year.