Governor Wolf Announces New Jobs in Franklin County with Expansion of Ventura Foods (Round-Up)

By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant

January 04, 2017

Yesterday, Governor Wolf announced that Ventura Foods will be expanding their facility in Chambersburg, Franklin County. The company’s expansion will create 157 new jobs.

“Upon adding 157 new, full-time employees, Ventura Foods will have a workforce of more than 600 at its expanded facility in Chambersburg,” said Governor Wolf. “The company’s exceptional growth is to be commended, as it contributes not only to the commonwealth’s flourishing manufacturing sector, but also to the economic well-being of Ventura Foods’ employees, their communities, and beyond.”

Take a look at the additional coverage.

  • Public Opinion: Ventura Foods plans to add 157 jobs

    Following a recent acquisition, Ventura Foods will relocate some dressing, sauce, and mayonnaise business assets and operations from out-of-state to its plant in Chambersburg, according to an announcement Tuesday from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The company will invest in construction, renovations, machinery and equipment. Ventura Foods has committed to creating 157 full-time jobs within three years, and retain 459 existing positions. The food processor is one of the largest manufacturers in the county.

  • Central Penn Business Journal: Ventura Foods expansion will bring new jobs to Chambersburg

    [Governor] Wolf said Ventura Foods received a funding proposal from the state Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $475,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $56,250 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.

  • FOX 43: Ventura Foods Expansion brings 157 new jobs to Franklin County

    Ventura Foods received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $475,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $56,250 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $3.5 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).

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