Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tram Bar Co-Packing, Creation of 30 New Jobs in Blair County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Tram Bar Co-Packing, Creation of 30 New Jobs in Blair County SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that Tram Bar Co-Packing LLC, who will manufacture energy bars for Kate’s Real Food of Jackson, Wyoming, will construct a new manufacturing facility in Allegheny Township, Blair County, creating 30 new food manufacturing jobs over three years.“Southcentral Pennsylvania has become known as a corridor for snack food creation, and it’s exciting to see the industry expanding into Blair County,” Governor Wolf said. “The 30 good-paying jobs created by Tram Bar Co-Packing will not only support families, it will build on the growing momentum of the economy in the Altoona area.”Initially this facility will produce the full line-up of energy bars from its new location in Allegheny Township. The company also plans to market its services to similar companies who desire to hire a co-packer to produce food products similar to the energy bar produced for Kate’s. To complete the expansion, the company will acquire 1.2 acres at 131 Lamppost Lane, Allegheny Township, and construct a new 20,000 square foot facility. The $5.1 million investment also includes the purchase of new machinery and equipment. The growth will create 30 well-paying jobs within three years.“The biggest obstacle that we face at Kate’s is our limited production facility located in Victor, ID. We can only produce a limited number of bars at that location annually. With our expansion into the grocery store market through The Touch Agency and other venues we will need to produce millions of bars annually,” said Bruce Thaler, Co-Owner of Kate’s Real Foods. “This move will expand our production and improve the Blair County economy. The Governor’s Action Team has been great to work with on this project.”Kate’s Real Food produces hand-rolled, organic energy bars in six flavors. The company’s signature energy bar, the Tram Bar, was produced by founder Kate Schade as fuel for days skiing from the Jackson Hole Aerial Tram located near her home in Wyoming. With this new facility in the Altoona area the company will be able to produce millions of additional bars per year to meet the growing need for distribution to large grocery chains, Amazon, specialty stores, ski areas, convenience stores, bicycle shops and for sales from its website.“This is great news for the First Frontier Blair County. Kate’s Real Food business culture and product aligns really well with our growing outdoor lifestyle which is increasingly defining our mountain town,” said Stephen McKnight, president and CEO of the Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation, which assisted in coordinating the project. “On behalf of our board and directors, I would like to thank Gov. Wolf and his team for their involvement in this project. ABCD Corporation was happy to assist and are looking forward to welcoming Kate’s Real Food team and the new jobs they will create in our community.”Tram Bar received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $75,000 Pennsylvania First Grant, $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and $11,700 in WEDnetPA funding to support worker training. The company was also encouraged to apply for up to $2,650,000 in low-interest loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). The project was coordinated by the 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.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img December 10, 2018last_img read more

A Young Man Nearly Lost His Life to Vaping

first_imgNew York Times 15 October 2019Family First Comment: Vaping is odorless and easy to hide, and Mr. Rodriguez slipped into doing it constantly, inhaling enormous amounts of THC and craving more. He decided to talk about it in the hope that his story might be a warning to other people under the false impression that vaping is safe. “I want people to stay as far away as they can from vapes, especially THC vapes,” he said.He thought vaping THC would be safer than smoking marijuana, but the fumes shut down his lungs.Gregory Rodriguez thought he had the flu when he went to the emergency room on Sept. 18, feeling feverish, nauseated and short of breath.He woke up four days later in a different hospital, with a tube down his throat connecting him to a ventilator, and two more tubes in his neck and groin, running his blood through a device that pumped in oxygen and took out carbon dioxide. The machines were doing the job of his lungs, which had stopped working.“I was basically on the verge of death,” he said.Mr. Rodriguez, 22, a college student, is one of the nearly 1,300 people in the United States who have become seriously ill because of vaping. Like him, about 70 percent are young men. And also like him, many vaped THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.Vaping is odorless and easy to hide, and Mr. Rodriguez slipped into doing it constantly, inhaling enormous amounts of THC and craving more. He decided to talk about it in the hope that his story might be a warning to other people under the false impression that vaping is safe.“I want people to stay as far away as they can from vapes, especially THC vapes,” he said.Lung illnesses linked to vaping were first recognized during the summer. The exact cause is still unknown. Toxic chemicals released from vaping fluids, or from the battery-powered vaping devices themselves, are among the suspects.READ MORE: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/15/health/vaping-thc-illness.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Second male teacher attacked at DGS

first_img Tweet 162 Views   15 comments Share Share Sharecenter_img LocalNews Second male teacher attacked at DGS by: – February 27, 2012 Sharing is caring! Michael Augustine. Photo credit: FacebookAnother male teacher has been attacked at the Dominica Grammar School while performing his duties at that institution.Dominica Vibes News has been reliably informed that Michael Augustine who has been employed at that institution for almost 6 years was attacked while supervising a class on Monday.According to the report he was supervising the class when he was attacked by a male student.His prescription glasses were broken during the course of this attack.Dominica Vibes News will provide further details from the Police Public Relations Officer when it becomes available.Two weeks ago Fari Winston was attacked by a male student and had to seek medical attention at the Princess Margaret Hospital. That incident led to teachers staging a “sit in” in solidarity with their colleague and students protesting in the streets of Roseau and the Parliament building because they were sent home.Domincia Vibes Newslast_img read more

Batesville Bulldogs Varsity Football Stats

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Varsity Football stats through Week #6.2015 Batesville Bulldogs Varsity StatsCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Eric Heppner.last_img