Governor Wolf Announces Company Expansion, New Jobs in Bucks County (Round-Up)

By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant

March 10, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced that United States Cold Storage, Inc would be expanding their operations and creating new jobs in Richland Township, Bucks County.

“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.”

Governor Wolf’s budget continues to invest in 21st century manufacturing, workforce development and training programs while also implementing new safeguards to ensure taxpayer dollars for economic development projects are spent appropriately and intended outcomes are met.

Governor Wolf plans on investing in job creation by:

  • Partnering with the commonwealth’s research universities and Industrial Resource Centers to accelerate manufacturing technology advancement and adoption, foster manufacturing innovation and commercialization, and build a 21st century workforce.
  • Creating a new apprenticeship grant program to ensure workers can receive training aligned to business workforce needs, funded with revenue recovered from companies that fail to live up to previous commitments made when they received state assistance.
  • Investing $5 million in a manufacturing training-to-career grant program to partner with technical programs and community colleges to develop new training programs that align with their workforce needs.

Take a look at the coverage below:

  • Lehigh Valley Live: This Bucks Co. plant will spend $41M to expand, add jobs

    The company will make improvements to its campus at 1050 Heller Road because of increased demand for its services, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday. The company will retain its more than 600 jobs already in Pennsylvania and start hiring new employees in August, he said.

  • The Intelligencer: Gov. Tom Wolf announces U.S. Cold Storage in Richland to expand, create 60 new jobs

    United States Cold Storage Inc. received a funding proposal from the state Department of Community and Economic Development that included a $120,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $21,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training and another $120,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed after the new jobs are created, according to a news release from Wolf’s office.

  • Morning Call: State says company to invest $41 million, add jobs in Bucks County

    United States Cold Storage Inc. will spend $41.5 million on the expansion project in Richland Township, near Quakertown, with a commitment to hire 60 full-time employees within three years. Hiring new employees is expected to begin in August, according to a news release from the state. Gov. Tom Wolf said the state is providing more than $264,000 in grants and tax credits once the new jobs have been created.


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