Governor Wolf Announces Niagara Bottling, LLC to Expand in Pennsylvania, Create More than 50 New Jobs
October 19, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Niagara Bottling, LLC (Niagara), a manufacturer of private label bottled water, will expand in Pennsylvania and establish a new facility in Findlay Township, Allegheny County, creating more than 50 new jobs in the area. Niagara currently operates facilities in Lehigh and Berks counties in Pennsylvania.
“The Pittsburgh region has a proud history of manufacturing, and Niagara’s decision to open a new facility here is the latest chapter in that history,” Governor Wolf said. “This project is more evidence that Pennsylvania has the manufacturing climate that businesses are looking for when deciding where to expand and create jobs.”
In order to meet rising demand for bottled water products, Niagara will construct a new manufacturing facility in Findlay Industrial Park to serve a regional distribution network. Niagara has pledged to invest an estimated $64 million into the project, which is expected to create over 50 new jobs within the next six months.
“Our team identified a site in the Pittsburgh region that met our precise requirements, and that could be delivered on our specific project timeline,” said Brian Hess, executive vice president at Niagara. “Community fit is a key consideration within our internal site search process, and all local, regional and state partners moved at the speed of business and met or exceeded our expectations with aggressive support for our new facility. We look forward to expanding our Niagara team into the Pittsburgh area and will begin advertising available positions in the coming weeks.”
Niagara received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $147,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $147,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and $22,050 in funding through the WEDnet program to assist with job training costs. 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, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.
“I’m proud to welcome Niagara Bottling to the Pittsburgh region,” said David Ruppersberger, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the economic development marketing affiliate of the Allegheny Conference. “This project showcased our region’s trademark collaboration, from the excellent support from state and local officials to our partnership with the real estate and development communities. We’re looking forward to this world-class company benefiting from southwestern Pennsylvania’s abundant water resources and creating high-value jobs in the Pittsburgh region for years to come.”
Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963 and operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. As a manufacturer of private brand bottled water in the U.S., Niagara Bottling works closely with some of the largest retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, tea, sports drinks and vitamin enhanced waters. To apply, visit careers.niagarawater.com.
For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.