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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Dakota Derrer plays role of shot blocker for Syracuse

first_imgDakota Derrer doesn’t claim to be one of Syracuse’s most skilled players, so she’s had to find a niche to get playing time. She found that spot in being an aggressive, shot blocking defender. Derrer currently leads Syracuse with 39 blocked shots, 18 more than the next highest player, Jessica Sibley.“I grew up with two brothers,” Derrer said, “and we always played hockey downstairs and they always shot the pucks at me, so it didn’t really bother me.”Derrer’s aggressive defensive style and grinding play have anchored the Syracuse (4-7-3, 3-2-1 College Hockey America) defense. The defender’s shot blocking has helped the Orange roll into a home-and-home weekend against the Rochester Institute of Technology (3-15, 1-5 CHA) with the CHA’s best defense and least goals allowed per game.“Remember those hats that came out a few years ago that said, ‘No fear?’ Literally,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “A lot of it is just not having that fear of frozen, vulcanized rubber coming at you at varying speeds.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDerrer prides herself on blocking shots and winning the puck in the corner. Playing fearlessly fuels Derrer’s edge to being a true grinder, but she also possesses fundamentals.Flanagan said she knows the right spots to drop and block shots so the puck hits her in the body and arms, not the face and neck. Derrer also takes pride in going into “dirty areas” and doing what other players might be more reluctant to do. She views it is a necessity.“I got a lot more playing time when I was being a grinder because I didn’t really do anything else so that’s how I made myself a player so I could get playing time,” Derrer said.But the physical, aggressive defense does not come without a cost. After a 3-0 Friday night victory over then-No. 7 North Dakota, a game where the Orange blocked 28 shots and Derrer blocked five, she was almost unable to play the next day because of the physical toll it took, Flanagan said.And when it comes to penalty minutes, Derrer leads the team with 15 penalties for 30 minutes.But Derrer’s play has helped SU’s blue line be one of the best in the conference. It gives up the fewest goals per game at 1.86 and boasts a penalty kill of 85.5 percent. By doing things other players might not want to do, Derrer has been able to lift herself and team.“When I block a shot when the bench gets crazy,” Derrer said, “they get loud, it boosts me up, it gives the team more will to go.” Comments Published on November 30, 2016 at 11:31 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Milwaukee Bucks to hold preseason game, training camp in Madison on campus

first_img“This Bucks organization certainly is interested in reestablishing with UW and Madison,” McGlocklin said. “And of course, the Milwaukee Bucks are a state team. They’re not just the Milwaukee Bucks, they’re Wisconsin’s team. So, we look forward to coming here.”The preseason game against the Timberwolves will tip-off on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 8:30 a.m.Ticket prices range from $18 to $44. UW-Madison students can purchase up to two tickets in the $18 or $23 price levels for $13 each. They can be purchased at UWBadgers.com, by calling 1-800-GO-BADGERS, or in-person at the Wisconsin ticket office near Gate 1 of Camp Randall Stadium.Register NOW for ticket info when the Bucks return to Madison in the fall http://t.co/OTAjOhjBzW pic.twitter.com/McM63Wcfgw— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 6, 2015 One of the most promising, young teams in the NBA will be taking the court of a team that made it to back-to-back Final Fours, right here on the University of Wisconsin campus.At a news conference on the floor of the Kohl Center Monday afternoon, Wisconsin men’s basketball head coach Bo Ryan, UW athletics director Barry Alvarez, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, Bucks general manager John Hammond and Jon McGlocklin, a member of the Bucks’ television broadcast team, announced that the Milwaukee Bucks will play a preseason game on Oct. 20 at the Kohl Center against the Minnesota Timberwolves.The Bucks will also hold a week of training camp at Wisconsin’s practice facility, the Nicholas-Johnson Pavilion, for four days from Sep. 29 through Oct. 2. One of the practices will be open to the public.Bucks to hold preseason game & 2015 Training Camp at the Kohl Center on the @UWMadison campus http://t.co/b0lcdgBcDg pic.twitter.com/Liw6eeOfJT— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 6, 2015It will be the first time that the Bucks have come to Madison since the 1999 season when they hosted the Dallas Mavericks at the Kohl Center in October for a preseason game.Kidd, who is entering his second season as head coach of the Bucks, spearheaded the idea. He called Wisconsin’s facilities “world-class” and added how this will benefit both Wisconsin and his team.“This [facility] is as good as it gets in the country,” Kidd said. “So, for us to be able to use this time and stay at Wisconsin, and also to be able to display some of the greatest players in the world here on this campus, I think is going to be a thrill for the University of Wisconsin but also for our young men who could probably still be in college.”After back-to-back Final Four runs, Ryan and the 2015-16 Wisconsin basketball team will get the unique opportunity of working in close proximity to a professional team when the Bucks arrive in Madison. And, according to Ryan, there’s a lot that his players will be able to take away from that.“For us to be able to be the recipient of you and your willingness to have the team come here, I’m like a kid in a candy store because our players get the chance to see a first-class outfit like yours,” Ryan said speaking to Kidd.Bo Ryan excited about the opportunity to have his players watch the @Bucks during training camp and pre-season game. pic.twitter.com/KqwKBFbrVP— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) July 6, 2015The Bucks have played both regular season and preseason games in Madison, dating back to their first season in 1968-69.During Milwaukee’s lone championship season in 1971, the team played three playoff games at the UW Field House against the Golden State Warriors. In the 1960s and ’70s, the Bucks played a total of 25 regular season games, four more playoff games and five preseason games in Madison.Milwaukee played five more preseason games in Madison during the 1980’s and 1990’s but haven’t returned since 1999.And 16 years later, the support the state has shown for UW athletics coupled with the success of the basketball team the past two seasons, is something Hammond wants to see replicated with the Milwaukee Bucks.“The support that Madison and the entire state of Wisconsin gives the Badgers for all of their sports is absolutely amazing,” Hammond said. “The job that Barry has done with this whole athletic program is something that we’re trying to emulate, and what Bo has done with the basketball program in particular. We’re trying to build to a championship level that they’ve been at the last few years. That’s our goal.”With a deal for a new arena to be built in downtown Milwaukee still in the works, the Bucks are working to better spread their reach across the state. McGlocklin said he thinks coming back and spending significant time in Madison should help that cause.last_img read more

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Men’s Tennis Set For Another Busy Weekend

first_imgDenver will play at Iowa on Friday before taking on the Bulldogs on Sunday. The Pioneers are 3-1 and 1-0 in conference action. Denver has been led by Dedro Del Valle, who holds a 4-0 record at the No. 5 and No. 6 singles spot. DES MOINES, Iowa — The Drake University men’s tennis team is riding a four-match winning streak as the Bulldogs host UAB, George Washington and Summit League foe Denver this weekend. Drake and the Blazers square off at 10 a.m. on Friday, followed by GW at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs will look to improve their 2-0 Summit League record as they take on defending league champions Denver on Sunday at 1 p.m. Freshman Finley Hall received his first Summit League honors as he was named Player of the Week after going 3-0 singles and picking up two doubles wins. He clinched the Bulldogs wins over in-state rival Iowa and Pac-12 opponent Arizona. UAB comes to Des Moines with a 3-3 record. The Blazers started the year 0-3 but has bounced back and have won their last three outings. Tim Dollman leads the team with a 4-1 record at No. 1 singles. Following this weekend’s matches, the Bulldogs start a month-long road trip, beginning at Minnesota on Friday, Feb. 23.center_img  Print Friendly Version The Colonials enters the weekend 0-7 and have only totaled three points in their seven matches. GW fell to Monmouth, 6-1, and Temple, 5-2, last weekend. The Bulldogs’ junior class has been a strong in the singles lineup with a combined 21-7 record. Vinny Gillespie, who is ranked 120th nationally, has a 7-4 record at the top spot, while Tom Hands is playing like a No. 1 singles player as he has only dropped four or less games in six of his seven wins. Ben Clark has also been rolling through his opposition with a 7-1 record.last_img read more

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