Governor Wolf Tours Universal Pasteurization Company and PRA Health Sciences on “Jobs that Pay” Tour Stops

first_imgGovernor Wolf Tours Universal Pasteurization Company and PRA Health Sciences on “Jobs that Pay” Tour Stops January 04, 2016 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf made two “Jobs that Pay” tour stops. Both the Universal Pasteurization Company and PRA Health Sciences are Governor’s Action Team (GAT) projects. The Governor’s Action Team is a group of experienced economic development professionals that serve as a single point of contact for companies looking to establish new business operations in Pennsylvania or companies considering retention and/or expansion of existing Pennsylvania operations.In April, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Universal Pasteurization Company, LLC, (“Universal Pasteurization” and “UPC”), a provider of high pressure processing (HPP) and cold storage services to domestic food manufacturers, would establish a facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County — a move that will create more than 50 new jobs.“The creation of over 50 new jobs for this area represents progress in the type of pro-business and pro-manufacturing climate we are working to create and continue in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “It showcases what happens when government works with the private sector to support robust business growth.”Universal Pasteurization entered into a lease of a 170,000-square-foot facility located at 8 Lee Boulevard, which Governor Wolf toured today. The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including $102,000 in job creation tax credits and a $22,950 WEDnetPA grant to train its workforce.PRA Health Sciences, a leading global contract research organization (CRO), strives to move drug discovery forward, helping to develop life-saving and life-improving drugs. PRA has more than 11,000 employees working in more than 80 countries providing comprehensive clinical development services across all phases.PRA Health Sciences is expanding its presence in Pennsylvania. Employees recently relocated from Horsham and Fort Washington facilities to PRA’s new modern Class A+ office space in Blue Bell, now the company’s largest office worldwide.  PRA currently has more than 1,000 employees in Pennsylvania and is looking to add additional staff. To date, PRA has invested nearly $4 million dollars in the Blue Bell expansion project.“I’m excited to celebrate this growth of new jobs and growth of Pennsylvania’s economy,” said Governor Wolf. “The life science industry is a major driver of economic growth for the commonwealth and we’re all witnesses to this today with PRA’s expansion project.”The project is expected to create at least 250 new full-time jobs by the end of 2016, and will retain 1,150 existing employees. The facility includes state-of-the-art shared tenant conference space, staff workplace benefits, and a fitness center. With 148,000 square feet the building can accommodate approximately 860 PRA employees.The company received a $750,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $750,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, and a $112,500 WEDnetPA grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. injury update: MLB’s top prospect (oblique) resumes baseball activities

first_imgFor now, MLB’s No. 1 prospect, who turned 20 on March 16, will work his way toward eventually reporting to Triple-A Buffalo.MORE: Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZN”If he goes [to Buffalo] and he’s hot and swinging the bat good, there’s no reason for him not to come here,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Monday (via MLB.com). “But I know for sure, he needs some at-bats. He lost spring training, he lost a lot of time. So that’s why I told him [Sunday], don’t rush it, take your time, make sure you feel good at the plate and we’ll go from there.”Guerrero’s major-league status has been an ongoing topic and this spring caught the attention of the MLB Players Association. The union indicated it will monitor his situation to ensure the team isn’t manipulating the young slugger’s service time.Whether he would make the Jays’ Opening Day roster became a moot point when he injured himself on a swing during an exhibition game against the Pirates.The benefit of remaining in Dunedin for extended spring training is that those types of games allow teams to manipulate scenarios as needed, the better to help players work on what they need to work on without being unduly taxed by competition.It’s unclear what Guerrero’s next step will be.The Advanced Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays open their season Thursday, but a Toronto spokesman told the Toronto Globe & Mail no decision had been made yet on whether Guerrero would join them. Blue Jays mega-prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr., sidelined since March 8 because of a strained oblique, has resumed baseball activities and is playing in extended spring training games at the team’s minor-league complex in Dunedin, Florida, according to multiple reports.Translation: The clock has resumed ticking on the third baseman’s promotion to the majors. Guerrero slashed .381/.437/.636 with 20 home runs, 78 RBIs and a 1.073 OPS in 2018. He went from Rookie ball to Advanced-A to Double-A and finished at Triple-A Buffalo, where he will begin this season eventually.When Guerrero arrives there, he’ll be joining another top Jays prospect and son of a former major-leaguer there.Toronto on Monday announced the Bisons’ Opening Day roster and it includes infielder Bo Bichette, son of former Rockies outfielder Dante Bichette, and the game’s No. 11 overall prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. Bisons Opening Day Roster includes infielder Bo Bichette, the #11 overall prospect of the Top 100 according to MLB Pipeline. Bichette is rated as Toronto’s 2nd overall prospect behind only Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Outfielder— Josh Reed (@4JoshReed) April 1, 2019last_img read more