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 www.looktrailers.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Announces New Manufacturing Operation and 65 Jobs in Luzerne County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
THE DOGHOUSE: Pet friendly modifications could pay off when it comes time to sell. Pic Mark Cranitch.IF YOU believe Josh Euler then the real estate market has well and truly gone to the dogs. The home renovator says that it can make good financial sense to make your home dog friendly even if you do not own any pets.With just a few inexpensive modifications, like a doggie door to let four-legged friends move easier around the home, the saleability of your home could improve. With his business Ready for Sale Home Makeovers, he gets down and dirty to make modifications in Brisbane homes before they hit the market with the goal of securing a better sale price for the owners.And more and more this involves the adding those little things to make homes more desirable to pet owners. A lack of doggie doors could be a turn-off for potential buyers. Pic Mark Cranitch.Rebekah Hurworth from Family Home Experts helps design and renovate homes to make them ideal for people with pets.Different types of carpeting might look the same to the untrained eye, but some types were much better for people with cats.“Cut carpet is ideal because cats can’t get their claws into the loop,” Ms Hurworth said.If an agitated or curious feline got their claws into a looped type of carpet she said the only option for homeowners might be to replace the entire carpet, which can cost homeowners thousands of dollars.“Most of the carpet companies produce a pet friendly underlay, and that helps prevent smells and makes them easier to clean out,” she said. Rebekah Hurworth and Family Home Experts will be at The Home Show next week to talk about how to renovate homes for pets. The Courier-Mail is a partner of the Brisbane Home Show, which runs from Friday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.For tickets and details go to www.brisbanehomeshow.com.au Moodles and Maud (caramel) and doggie door in suburban home. Pic Mark Cranitch.“People look at who is the target market for that house,” Mr Euler said. “If it is a large family home then most people are going to have a pet, so we focus on the people in the market that would want that house.”He said that a pet owning family might pass off an otherwise ideal home because it lacked simple things like a fully fenced backyard or a pet door to the home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoSimple modifications can make it easier for pups and kitten to be part of the family.“If a home’s design is not pet friendly when it goes for sale, you’ll be limiting your target market,” he said.Real estate agent at Place Newmarket Mario Sultana did not believe pet renovations would increase value, but said it could still be work doing. “If you have a person that has a pet and these features are already in place it could be the difference between someone buying the home and not buying the home,” Mr Sultana said.“People are time poor, and if these things are already done then it makes perfect sense for them.”As well as potentially adding value to a home, a lack of pet renovations could cost money according to one architect.
GAINESVILLE,Fla. ? If Florida and Ohio State meet again this season, it won’t be inthe NCAA tournament.TheGators and Buckeyes, finalists in last year’s national championship game,missed getting back into the tournament Sunday.Thisis the first time the two finalists from the previous year have not made thetournament since 1980 when Michigan State and Indiana State did not qualify.Magic Johnson led Michigan State to 75-64 championship game win over Larry Birdand Indiana State in 1979.Two-timedefending national champion Florida (21-11) lost eight of its final 11 games,including the last four, and was clearly out of the NCAA tournament picturebefore the brackets were announced.TheGators had their streak of consecutive NCAA tournament berths snapped at nine,and became the first defending champ to miss the tournament since 1989 wasKansas was ineligible because it was placed on probation.OhioState (19-13) had a much better shot, having snapped a four-game losing streakwith wins against Purdue and Michigan State to close out the regular season.But the Buckeyes lost their first game in the Big Ten tournament, falling 67-60to the Spartans.TheGators and Buckeyes were expected to be high seeds in the NIT, which was torelease its pairings at 9 p.m. Sunday.Thetwo teams were No. 1 seeds in last year’s NCAA tournament, and lived up to thelofty expectations by making the title game.Floridawon that meeting 84-75 in Atlanta, becoming the first school since 1992 to winconsecutive national championships.Butboth squads were devastated by the NBA draft two months later. Florida coachBilly Donovan had three players ? Al Horford, Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah ?selected in the top nine picks.TaureanGreen and Chris Richard were second-round picks, and sharp-shooting guard LeeHumphrey graduated.OhioState’s Greg Oden was taken with the top pick, and Mike Conley Jr. and DaequanCook also went in the first round.Thosepersonnel losses were so drastic that Donovan, who briefly took a job with theNBA’s Orlando Magic before changing his mind and returning to Gainesville, andOSU coach Thad Matta shared a laugh before the season about how littleexperience they had coming back.“Thereality is we’re in a tremendous rebuilding process, and this is why I cameback to take on this type of challenge,” Donovan said Thursday afterFlorida lost to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference tournament. “That’sa challenge I wanted to take on. But it’s not getting resolved next year. Thisis going to be a process.“Youcan’t lose five NBA players and the all-time 3-point field-goal maker in NCAAtournament history and expect not to miss a beat. It’s just not going tohappen. And that’s not an excuse. That’s the reality part of it.”Attimes this season, Florida and Ohio State looked like they might be better thanmany expected.TheGators started 18-3, taking advantage of a weak non-conference schedule, andupset then-No. 14 Vanderbilt by 22 points. They faded down the stretch,however, getting exposed by big, physical and more athletic teams.Now,with an RPI around 70 and a strength of schedule around 90, they’re headed tothe NIT for the first time since 1998.“Wedidn’t expect this,” forward Jonathan Mitchell said. “It’s like a baddream.”AddedDonovan: “These guys may have to be totally humbled in a way.”TheBuckeyes had an RPI around 50, a strength of schedule around 20 and a winningrecord in conference play ? they also played North Carolina and Tennessee close? but lost six of their last nine games.Bothteams could turn things around in the NIT ? if they can find motivation afterfalling so far since the title game.“Nobodywants to go to the NIT,” Florida forward Adam Allen said recently.“It’s like the champion of the losers if you win that. Everybody wants toplay in the NCAA tournament.”