Apr 26, 2022

Summit highlights funding and research for hemp industry

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding highlighted nearly $1 million in Wolf Administration investments for the commonwealth’s hemp industry as he opened the 2022 Pennsylvania Hemp Summit in Lancaster today. 

Apr 19, 2022

State grant will boost apprenticeship programs to build skilled labor force in South Central Pa.

The Manufacturers’ Association of York received a state grant to support efforts to grow a skilled workforce in York and surrounding counties. 

Apr 14, 2022

Apprenticeship programs are on the rise and the state is investing

Apprenticeship programs are growing across the state to help students earn while they learn and provide employers with a stream of workers they need.  Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced awards totaling more than $11 million for 26 apprenticeship programs for occupations in agriculture, manufacturing, health care, IT, education, human services, building trades and more.  “Apprenticeships [&h[...]

Mar 31, 2022

Construction industry reaches into middle schools for future employees

More than 40 volunteers from commercial construction companies introduced middle schoolers to the various careers open to them during a hands-on learning day. 

Mar 11, 2022

E-commerce boosts industrial growth as people shop from home

According to a study of the top 11 regions in the country by Transwestern Development Company, there has been a 25% increase in growth in manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Southcentral Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley since the global financial crises of 2007-2009.

Jan 21, 2022

SCHOTT looks to expand North American business following year of growth 

Mainz, Germany-based glass vial manufacturer SCHOTT grew its sales in the United States by 11.1% in 2021 to more than $530.6 million. 

Jan 21, 2022

How to fight the supply chain blues

Supply chain issues are sweeping across America, affecting businesses both small and large. However, small businesses are taking a bigger hit.

Jan 20, 2022

Global food company to lease Mechanicsburg warehouse 

A currently unnamed global food company will be leasing a 350,000-square-foot food grade warehouse at 101 Commerce Drive in Mechanicsburg. 

Jan 20, 2022

York manufacturer announces headquarter expansion 

CNC cylindrical grinder and robotic automation system manufacturer Weldon Solutions plans to expand its West Manchester Township, York County-based headquarters by 21,000 square feet. 

Jan 14, 2022

Manufacturer to move U.S. operations to York County, open new headquarters 

Thermal solutions company Mobile Climate Control (MCC) is consolidating its U.S. operations to a new headquarters in West Manchester Township, York County.  Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Friday that the manufacturer is set to create 117 new, full-time jobs over the next three years as it moves all of its operations to a new 220,000-square-foot […]

Jan 10, 2022

How Utz went from local to national, and its plans to continue expanding   

On August 27, 2020, Utz Quality Foods completed a merger with special purpose acquisition firm Collier Creek and made its debut on the New York Stock Exchange four days later as the new Utz Brands, Inc. 

Nov 1, 2021

A chain of pain

Pandemic-driven supply chain pain isn’t expected to go away any time soon.