On “Jobs that Pay” Tour, Governor Wolf Visits Jyoti Natural Foods in Sharon Hill

January 09, 2017

Sharon Hill, PA – Today on his “Jobs that Pay” tour, Governor Wolf visited Jyoti Natural Foods, a family owned business in Sharon Hill. Jyoti Natural foods currently employs 40 people with an additional ten jobs expected to be added this year. The majority of employees are immigrants and many of these employees have now worked for the business for 10-15 years.

“Jyoti Natural Foods is a perfect example of how businesses that create a quality product, make smart investments, and value their employees can succeed in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Not only does Jyoti make delicious food, they also support their community and create a positive working environment for their employees. I want to thank the Guptas for choosing Pennsylvania as the place to grow their business and I look forward to their continued success.”

“We are thrilled to have Governor Wolf visit our plant.  We are a long-standing, family-owned Pennsylvania business that is proving that businesses can succeed and grow in our Commonwealth,” said President of Jyoti Natural Foods Dr. Vijai P. Gupta. “Over the coming year, we will be making a significant investment towards a growth plan that will grow our total jobs by approximately 20 percent.  We look forward to working with the Governor and his team in continuing to grow the Pennsylvania economy.”

Jyoti Natural Foods was founded in 1979 as a pioneering venture to produce, package and supply high quality, nutritious Indian Foods to all who were familiar with Indian Cuisine. Today, Jyoti a large variety of Indian foods: shelf stable in cans and retort pouches like Chhole, Sambar, Karhi, Dal Makhani, Saag Paneer, Rogan Josh sauce, and refrigerated and frozen foods, and single serving condiments.

Jyoti Natural Foods has invested $2 million in the plant since they opened it in 2006 and are planning an additional $1 million in machinery and marketing investment this calendar year.

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