Governor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Operation and 65 Jobs in Luzerne County

first_img May 31, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that LOOK Trailers, a trailer manufacturing company, will establish a new facility in Wright Township, Luzerne County, and create 65 new, full-time jobs at the site.“This is the seventh job creation project that we’ve announced with the Governor’s Action Team in Northeast Pennsylvania, securing commitment for the creation of more than 860 new jobs in 2016,” Governor Wolf said. “LOOK Trailers is the third manufacturer that has decided to make a home in the region this year and we are happy to add this operation to Pennsylvania’s strong manufacturing base.”LOOK Trailers will establish a new manufacturing operation at an existing 84,339-square-foot building on Oak Hill Road in Wright Township, Luzerne County. The company will invest at least $2.3 million at the new site, where it will manufacture enclosed cargo trailers, and will create at least 65 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.“LOOK Trailers is excited to partner with the Governor’s Action Team and the State of Pennsylvania to bring jobs to Mountain Top Pennsylvania,” said Matt Arnold, President, LOOK Trailers.  “We look forward to providing high quality skilled positions that will boost the local economy. LOOK Trailers is committed to long term growth and investment in our new operation.”The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $130,000in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $15,750 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.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 Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.LOOK Trailers, founded in 2010, has been labeled the fastest-growing enclosed trailer company according to Statistical Surveys Inc. LOOK Trailers manufactures a wide variety of enclosed steel and aluminum trailers including cargo, auto hauler, ATV, snowmobile, and race. LOOK also manufactures Pace American and Cargo Express enclosed trailers across four facilities throughout the United States.For more information on LOOK Trailers, visit more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Operation and 65 Jobs in Luzerne Countycenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

US-PH ties still ‘perfect’ amid ban on De Lima jailers – DFA

first_img Trump has signed into law the 2020 national budget, which includes the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Appropriations Bill 2020 where a clause banning Philippine officials who detained De Lima is included. “(It’s) perfect… that’s the legislative branch. The same in Europe, sometimes the legislative branch in the European Parliament says something against us,” Locsin said in an interview. US Democrat Senators Dick Durbin and Patrick Leahy were behind the inclusion of the provision on banning De Lima’s jailers in the US government’s spending package. He added that any country has the right to ban foreign nationals from its borders, but insisted that the opposition senator’s detention over illegal drug trade is legal as said by the Supreme Court. Foreign Affairs Secretary TeodoroLocsin, Jr. on Wednesday categorized as “perfect” the relationshipbetween the two countries and the controversial US Senate resolution willnot change it.center_img De Lima has been detained since February 2017 at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City over allegations that she let the illegal drug trade to proliferate inside the New Bilibid Prison. She has repeatedly denied the charges./PN MANILA – The United States and thePhilippines still have amicable ties despite the possible travel ban onFilipino officials and a US Senate resolution condemning the government overthe detention of Sen. Leila de Lima. “Read the (US) resolution, the resolution says we are giving authority to the executive branch to look into these people who may have been responsible for the illegal detention of de Lima. My answer is, illegal? Who said it’s illegal? The Supreme Court said no, it’s legal, so who would you believe?” he said.last_img read more