Governor Wolf Announces Snack Food Manufacturer Expansion to York County
August 30, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that That’s How We Roll, LLC, a baked dessert snacks manufacturer, will expand its operations to York County, creating 50 new jobs. The company, currently based in northern New Jersey, has outgrown its current facility and will expand its operations to Springettsbury Township.
“Pennsylvania is known across the country for its food manufacturing, and there’s no better home for a snack food company than York County,” said Governor Wolf. “That’s How We Roll will inject jobs and revenue into the local economy through an established product line and will serve as a great addition to our state’s food manufacturing lineup.”
The company’s expansion into York County will establish a new baked snack manufacturing operation, increase production capacity and product offerings, and meet current and future consumer demand. The total project will cost $4.4 million and will include the purchase of new equipment and building renovations.
“As our company continues its trajectory with some of America’s fastest growing snack brands, it is critical for us to invest in a city that has the right infrastructure, talent, and leadership. Springettsbury Township contains these important elements, and we expect that it will be an exceptional place to grow our business,” said That’s How We Roll CEO Samuel Kestenbaum. “We are excited to expand our production here. We’re thrilled to be supporting local equipment manufacturers and suppliers, engaging local engineers and tradesmen, and joining this business community.”
To assist with analyzing the factors that go into such an important site selection search, the company engaged New Jersey-based Atlas Insight, LLC. Managing Partner Brian Corde noted, “The York County region has a rich history of food production, and this, combined with a strong business climate full of energy, direction and a strong manufacturing workforce, makes this an excellent location choice.”
That’s How We Roll received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $200,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $54,000 in funding for job training through the WEDnet PA program. 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.
“York County is thrilled to welcome That’s How We Roll, makers of ParmCrisps Snacks and THINSTERS Cookies, to the community. The company’s expansion is a testament to York County’s strong food processing and machinery sector and solidifies our title as Snack Food Capital of the World,” said Kevin J. Schreiber, President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance.
That’s How We Roll manufactures baked snacks using simple, wholesome ingredients, free of GMO, corn syrups, RBGH, and artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. The company’s mission is to make the world healthier, tastier, and a little more fun
“Working with the That’s How We Roll team has been a very exciting and positive experience. We are not only happy to welcome them to York County, but we are very thankful and honored to be part of this expansion opportunity,” said Daniel Scott Hawks, Director of Leasing for Kinsley Properties. “We look forward to the growing success of their business, and also to a long-term landlord-tenant relationship.