Governor Wolf Announces 157 New Jobs with Ventura Foods Expansion in Franklin County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces 157 New Jobs with Ventura Foods Expansion in Franklin County January 03, 2017center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Ventura Foods, a producer of custom and proprietary dressings, sauces, and other flavorings, will expand operations in Chambersburg, Franklin County, a move that will create 157 new jobs.“Upon adding 157 new, full-time employees, Ventura Foods will have a workforce of more than 600 at its expanded facility in Chambersburg,” said Governor Wolf. “The company’s exceptional growth is to be commended, as it contributes not only to the commonwealth’s flourishing manufacturing sector, but also to the economic well-being of Ventura Foods’ employees, their communities, and beyond.”Following a recent acquisition, Ventura Foods will be relocating some out-of-state dressing, sauce, and mayonnaise business assets and operations to its facility in Chambersburg, investing more than $12.4 million in facility construction, renovations, machinery, and equipment. Ventura Foods has committed to creating 157 new, full-time jobs within three years, and retaining 459 existing positions.“We are thankful for the support of the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development as we continue to grow, strengthen and diversify our business,” said Alan Blake, executive vice president of manufacturing, Ventura Foods. “We look forwarding to bringing additional high-quality manufacturing jobs to Chambersburg.”Ventura Foods received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $475,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $56,250 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $3.5 million low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).The project was coordinated by 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 Franklin County Area Development Corporation.Last year, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 200,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs.For additional information on Ventura Foods, visit www.venturafoods.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

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Eagles Can Shock the World in Russia, Says Onyeka

first_imgA Lagos-based grassroots football promoter, Arthur Onyeka, has declared that a well motivated Super Eagles can rule the world in Russia.Onyeka who is the financier of Arthur Great FC an amateur league side said he is not one of those who believe reaching the second round or even the semi final would be worth celebrating.He said Eagles would go all out for the trophy if the players are well motivated by the federal government. Onyeka commended the nation’s soccer governing body, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for a fine build-up with quality friendlies played by the Super Eagles leading to Russia 2018.“The nation’s number one citizen met the players before they left for England. I want President Muhammadu Buhari to do a follow up by promising the players something special if they bring the Cup home. Let the federal government give the players the full assurance that they won’t suffer for the rest of their lives if they get injured while playing for Nigeria.“If the players get that kind of assurance, they will go all out and do the country proud. I don’t think we should be gunning for anything less than the trophy. When Sebastian Broderick and his boys won the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in China, nobody gave them the chance. Who says we can’t do it at the senior level if the boys are well motivated?” Onyeka queried.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Cubs off to Kenya for another camp

first_imgSome of the Cubs players pose for a photo at Entebbe Airport on Sunday (FUFA Photos)CAF U17 AFCON14th-28th April 2019Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaENTEBBE – The Uganda Cubs on Sunday flew out of the country for Kenya where they will hold another camp in preparation for the upcoming CAF U17 AFCON finals.This will be their second camp outside of Uganda after holding one in Turkey early last month.The youngsters have been in residential training for eight days at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru with the newly appointed head coach Paa Samuel Kwesi Fabin in charge.The residential training in Njeru commenced on Saturday, March 23.The Cubs have been at Njeru since the 23rd of March.While in camp, a trial match was played between the Cubs and Bright Stars FC Junior team.  The Cubs edged their opponents 2-1, with goals scored by Asaba Ivan and Idi Abdul Wahid and an own goal by Ssekimbegga Kevin.The team departed for Kenya aboard Kenya Airways to Nairobi where they will spend 9 days (1-9) before heading to Tanzania on 10th April for the U17 AFCON finals.The final tournament will kick off on 14th and end on 28th April 2019 in Tanzania.Uganda is in group A with the hosts, Nigeria and Angola.Their first game will be against Angola before taking on the hosts, Tanzania on Match-Day two.The mouthwatering clash against West African giants, Nigeria will be the last in the Group.The top two teams in each of the two groups in the tournament will qualify automatically for the U17 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil.The 2019 U17 AFCON Groups:Group A: Tanzania, Angola, Nigeria, and UgandaGroup B: Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and MoroccoThe Cubs team that travelled to Kenya on Sunday:Goalkeepers: Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), and Mubiru Patrick (Bright Stars FC)Rest of the Squad:Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Iddi Abdul Wahid (Cagliari FC – Italy), Mwaka Polycarp (Ndejje University FC), Opaala Edrine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Opira Justine(KCCA SA), Kawooya Andrew (Vipers SC)Team officials:Ariga Rasoul – Leader of DelegationPaa Samuel Kwesi Fabin – Head CoachMagera Jackson – 1st Assistant coachHamuza Lutalo – 2nd Assistant coachMubarak Kiberu – Goalkeeper coachOsei-Owusu Derrick – Physical fitness coachEmmanuel Nakabago – Team DoctorBashir Mutyaba – Team ManagerOmaria Bosco – Team Media OfficerBumpenje Frank – Kit ManagerComments Tags: AFCON U17 2019topuganda cubslast_img read more

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