Wolf Administration Announces Oak Hill Veneer to Expand Operations in Bradford County, Creating 73 New Jobs

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 30, 2015 Economy,  Jobs That Pay Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Oak Hill Veneer, Inc., a manufacturer of spliced hardwood veneer, will expand its operations in Troy, Bradford County. The expansion will create 73 new, full-time jobs.“Manufacturing has a $79 billion economic impact in Pennsylvania, and is vital to the growth of the middle class,” Governor Wolf said. “Manufacturers like Oak Hill Veneer, Inc. are creating good jobs in the commonwealth, and my budget supports manufacturers by increasing funding to programs like the Made In PA job creation tax credit, workforce development, and industry partnerships. In order to continue to thrive, we must highlight the sector that so much of our state’s history is based on.”Oak Hill Veneer will expand operations by constructing a new 15,000-square-foot building and adding a new line of veneer splicing equipment. In addition, Oak Hill will lease a 35,000-square-foot building in the same community where it will install a new line of manufacturing equipment to produce veneer board. The company plans to invest almost $2 million on the project and has also committed to the creation of 73 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 62 current positions over the next three years.Oak Hill Veneer received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes $146,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $225,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant.“Oak Hill Veneer, Inc. is very excited about our upcoming expansion project,” said Amy Jackson, Project Coordinator. “This project has been months in the making and we are finally able to make an idea a reality. The state’s assistance will be used towards the purchase of the new equipment and to help with the construction of the new building at the Oak Hill Veneer, Inc. site. These upcoming projects will create many jobs and bring more business to the community.”The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Office of International Business Development and the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission.Oak Hill Veneer is one of 18 companies owned by Spanish company, Grupo Losan, which is exclusively dedicated to the manufacture of wood products, for the furniture, decorative and equipment industries. Oak Hill Veneer specializes in cutting and splicing wood veneer in various thicknesses from the major American hardwood tree species.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team, visit www.newpa.com.center_img Wolf Administration Announces Oak Hill Veneer to Expand Operations in Bradford County, Creating 73 New Jobslast_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly says Indian cricket in ‘danger’; read his explosive letter to BCCI

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first_imgNew Delhi: In a scathing letter addressed to BCCI president CK Khanna, secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said Indian cricket is in “danger” and he fears for the future of administration given how “poorly” the sexual harassment allegation against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has been handled.”I don’t know how far it’s true (the allegations against Johri), but the recent reports of harassment has really made the BCCI look very poorly (sic)… More so the way it has been handled,” Ganguly wrote.”I write this mail to you all with the deep sense of fear as to where Indian cricket administration is going,” the 46-year-old Cricket Association of Bengal president said in the letter.An anonymous user on social media had accused Johra of sexual harassment. A three-member independent committee set up by the Committee of Administrators (COA) is currently investigating the matterThe two-member COA, comprising chairman Vinod Rai and Diana Edulji, differed bitterly on the issue. While Edulji wanted Johri sacked or suspended pending a probe, Rai favoured an inquiry report first and stood in the way of his removal.Expressing his concern over the differences, Ganguly wrote:  “With deep sense of worry , (I used the word worry), I beg to state that the way things have gone in the last couple of years, the authority of Indian cricket to the world and the love and belief of millions of fans is on the way down.””The committee of COA from four, has come down to two, and now the two seem to be divided… Cricketing rules are changed in the middle of a season, which has never been heard of,” he said referring to the unprecedented change of rules to play for a state midway through the season.Ganguly said Indian cricket has been built by the “hard work” of some “superb” administrators and greatest of cricketers.”I, at the present moment, think it’s in danger. Hope people are listening,” he concluded.(With PTI inputs) For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more