Wolf Administration: Poland-Based Manufacturer to Establish Aluminum Can Manufacturing Facility and North American Center of Excellence in Lackawanna County, Create Over 400 Jobs

first_img July 15, 2020 Wolf Administration: Poland-Based Manufacturer to Establish Aluminum Can Manufacturing Facility and North American Center of Excellence in Lackawanna County, Create Over 400 Jobs Economy,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf announced that the CANPACK Group will redevelop a former brownfield site in Lackawanna County, establishing an aluminum can manufacturing facility and North American Center of Excellence.An international manufacturer of aluminum and steel cans and glass bottles for the food and beverage sector and a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based GIORGI GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC., CANPACK Group’s investment will create 400 new good-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians.“CANPACK is known throughout the world for its manufacturing strength, and we are thrilled that the company has chosen Pennsylvania for its entry into North America,” said Gov. Wolf. “This company is making a historic investment in Lackawanna County, creating good-paying jobs for hundreds of Pennsylvanians, putting an abandoned brownfield site into productive use, and creating additional revenue for the local community.”CANPACK’s commitment includes the acquisition and demolition of a blighted 1 million-square-foot facility on a 102-acre brownfield site in Olyphant Borough, where it will establish a 908,000-square-foot aluminum can manufacturing facility and operations center, including a customer experience center portraying CANPACK’s R&D and lithographic capabilities, its first in the United States.The company has pledged to invest nearly $366 million into the project and will create more than 400 executive, professional and technical manufacturing jobs within three years. This project marks the ninth largest capital investment in the Governor Action Team’s history, bringing regional executive-level positions and the largest manufacturing project in the Greater Scranton Area since Proctor & Gamble in 1966.“Since we first invested in CANPACK over 30 years ago, it has grown from a single steel food can manufacturing site in Poland to a true multinational packaging manufacturer with nearly 8,000 employees and 28 manufacturing sites located in Europe, South America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. We are extremely excited to bring CANPACK into the United States, the world’s largest aluminum beverage can market,” said Peter Giorgi, president and CEO of Giorgi Global Holdings, Inc. “Despite many attractive locations, we chose Pennsylvania not only because it’s my home and home for many of GIORGI GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ other agricultural and food packaging businesses but also because of the warm welcome we have received from Governor Wolf and the Governor’s Action Team, the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Department of Environmental Protection, Senator John Blake, the Mid-Valley School District, Lackawanna County and the Borough of Olyphant.”“CANPACK is a great company with a phenomenal growth platform and we are absolutely thrilled to be entering the US market where we will be better able to serve our global customers’ beverage can needs,” said Roberto Villaquiran, CANPACK’s CEO. “In addition, investing in the conversion of a brownfield site to a state-of-the-art aluminum can manufacturing facility and operations center, which creates local jobs and benefits the community, is consistent with CANPACK’s focus on sustainability and being a responsible corporate citizen that gives back to the local community.”For this important brownfield redevelopment project, CANPACK received a proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $6 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Project (RACP) funding. 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 generations, the site of this development has been a source of income, employment and pride for thousands of Lackawanna County families. I am thrilled that CANPACK is bringing hundreds of much-needed and good-paying jobs back to our region and, specifically to this expansive industrial site in Olyphant,” said Sen. John Blake. “I applaud the Wolf Administration and the Governor’s Action Team for their work to attract CANPACK to our region and for again showing the value of public-private partnerships for our region, our residents and our economy.”The CANPACK Group is a global group of packaging companies with its operational headquarters in Krakow, Poland. The CANPACK Group’s operations include aluminum can manufacturing, glass bottle production, the manufacture of food and industrial packaging, and the production of crown caps. CANPACK’s ultimate parent is GIORGI GLOBAL HOLDINGS, INC., a global holding company with its operational headquarters in Blandon, Pennsylvania and with operations in the agricultural, food and packaging sectors.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.Ver esta página en español.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

BP and Reliance move on to second phase of India’s deep-water gas field development

first_imgUK’s giant BP and India’s Reliance Industries have sanctioned the second phase of integrated Block KG D6 development, the ‘Satellite cluster’ project, located in the Bay of Bengal off India. The companies are moving forward to develop the Block’s discovered deep-water gas fields in an integrated series of projects, bringing new gas production for India, BP said in a statement on Thursday.The ‘Satellite cluster’ is the second of three projects in the Block KG D6 integrated development. The first of the projects, development of the ‘R-Series’ deep-water gas fields, was sanctioned in June 2017.Together, the three projects will develop a total of about 3 trillion cubic feet of discovered gas resources with a total investment of c. INR 40,000 crore ($6 billion).According to BP, they are expected to bring a total c. 30-35 million cubic meters (1 billion cubic feet) of gas a day new domestic gas production onstream, phased over 2020-2022.Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance, said: “In consonance with our announcements last year to raise domestic gas production, we are delighted to announce the on-schedule progress of the Satellite cluster in the east coast of India. This development supports the country’s imminent need of increasing domestic gas supply and is a firm step towards making India a gas-based economy.”BP chief executive, Bob Dudley, said: “Through our partnership, Reliance and BP are able to develop these discovered gas resources efficiently and economically, working closely with the Government of India. These new developments will produce much needed energy for India’s thriving economy.”Integrated field development of deep-water gas fieldsThe Satellites cluster is a dry gas development and comprises four discoveries with five well subsea development in ~1700 meters water depth, up to ~15 kilometers east and southeast of the producing D1D3 fields in KG D6.The first of the KG D6 projects to be sanctioned, the R-series project, is already in execution phase with all major contracts awarded. The Satellites cluster project will draw on execution synergies with the R-series project being developed concurrently.India today consumes over 5 billion cubic feet a day of natural gas and aspires to double gas consumption by 2022. Gas production from the integrated development is expected to help reduce India’s import dependence and amount to over 10% of the country’s projected gas demand in 2022.last_img read more

Hundreds of unemployed youths hungry for work attends job fair

first_imgA packed auditorium at the National Sports Hall on Friday…701 online applications receivedHundreds of young people who are unemployed, on Friday morning crowded the National Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown, where the Department of Youth held its first job fair to address the scourge of unemployment, which affects some 40 per cent of youths.Senior Research, Planning and Development Officer within the Department, Adeti De Jesus told Guyana Times that the unemployed youths turned up to the Sports Hall before 07:00h to be interviewed.According to her, when the officials arrived to open the doors, youths were already standing outside.In fact, youths who had become desperate for employment after being at home for a number of years took the opportunity to apply online for the job fair prior to Friday’s event.Some 701 online applications were received, De Jesus said, while other youths showed up to the event without being registered. Those persons were referred to the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency where they were interviewed for future employment.The officer further explained that there was a specific process to avoid confusion among the hundreds of young people. She said, “We colour coded it (so) each company is given a code and when persons come in, they register (and) we’re giving them a chit with a number and a code and they are expected to sit in accordance with their colour in chronological order so they will be interviewed based on that”.De Jesus could not say how many youths would be hired but noted that the Department is seeking to have such initiatives held at least once quarterly to help youths become employed.Moreover, she appealed for more businesses to come on board with the hiring strategy.Guyana Times caught up with a few youths who shared their experiences and all called for more of such activities to reduce the high number of youths at home.Shania Gomes, a youth who has been at home for several months, told this publication that she felt excited about the event. She added, “I’m glad that there is actually an initiative for young people as myself who are unemployed to actually come out and be interviewed to learn more and get to know more about the working world and even (take advantage) because they are offering training”.Gomes said she was made to understand that over 700 young people had registered for the fair and noted, “For 700 to be interested in a first-time something like this you can just imagine what would happen if it happens every three to six months”.Towana Boucher of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, who hurried down to the event for 06:00h said she feels the event was a good and timely one. “It’s good whereby it’s a lot of young people out here. They have the opportunity to get a job,” Boucher explained.Samuel Samuels, a youth from Agricola, Greater Georgetown, said he was looking to be hired by Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), but hopes other companies, especially those from the oil sector can come onboard and offer employment opportunities to the youths of Guyana. He said, “I think it’s a great initiative because we never had this before in Guyana so it’s something we were always pushing for and I’m thankful for it… but I think they should get like more companies coming into it, like different sectors”.A few of the agencies who participated in the job fair were Courts, Qualfon, GTT, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and Giftland.On Wednesday, the Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael said she was looking forward to the event being successful in hiring youths, to lower the amount of jobless young people.The issue of unemployment among Guyanese youths has been on the rise and has been the cause for the hike in robberies and other crimes.Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Irfaan Ali on Thursday told the media that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government has failed to deliver most of its manifesto promises to the Guyanese people in the more than four years the Administration has been in office.According to Ali, Guyanese have to hold Government accountable for this failure, which has resulted in the hardships many citizens face, especially among the vulnerable groups such as women, the elderly and youths.He reminded of Government’s promise to stimulate job creation, especially for youths, but instead they have caused the country to face 37,000 job losses in various economy-driven sectors. He went on to revealed that under the APNU/AFC, Guyana has slipped four positions in the employment rate for the 25-54 age group and seven positions for the age group 54 to 64 on the Global Human Capital Index.Among the host of promises the PPP has mentioned that will be in its manifesto, is the creation of 50,000 new jobs and according to the Party’s Presidential Candidate, even this figure is too conservative.A youth being interviewed at the job fairlast_img read more

Bolt targets Manchester United deal

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Bolt to have Dortmund trial in bid to earn Manchester United move Jamie Smith Last updated 1 year ago 22:27 1/7/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Usain Bolt Soccer Zúrich 28082013 Getty Images Borussia Dortmund Manchester United Paul Pogba Manchester United v Stoke City Hertha BSC v Borussia Dortmund Premier League Bundesliga After retiring from athletics as one of his sport’s greatest ever, the track star continues to set his sights on a professional football career Sprint star Usain Bolt will undergo a trial with Borussia Dortmund in a bid to earn a professional contract at Manchester United.The Jamaican, an all-time athletics legend after winning eight Olympic golds, retired after damaging his hamstring in his last ever race at the World Championships in London last year.After recovering from that injury, the 31-year-old has reiterated his desire to switch sports, claiming he has held talks with the club’s legendary former manager Alex Ferguson over a possible United deal, while his long mooted Dortmund trial is still on the cards. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The injury is now fine and I’m back fully fit,” Bolt, the 100 metres world-record holder, told the Express.”In March we’re going to do trials with Dortmund and that will determine what I do with that career, which way it goes. If they say I’m good, and that I need a bit of training, I’ll do it.”It makes me nervous. I don’t get nervous but this is different, this is football now. It’ll take time to adjust but once I play a few times I’ll get used to it. It was the same when I started track and field.”I was nervous for a while until I started getting used to the crowd, people and everyone around and it falls into place.”One of my biggest dreams is to sign for Manchester United. If Dortmund say I’m good enough, I’ll crack on and train hard. I’ve spoken to Alex Ferguson and I told him he needs to put in a good word. He told me if I get fit and ready, he will see what he can do.”How we stay? @ManUtd for life.. Football GPS @CVMTV pic.twitter.com/Hb1TU8VN1a— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) December 3, 2014Bolt, who won 11 World Championship gold medals in a glittering sprinting career, indicated he has sought advice from Paul Pogba over a potential football career.”I do think I have a chance,” Bolt added. “I watch a lot of football, I understand it, I play it. With training, I could be good.”Me and Pogba talk a lot. I watch and ask him a lot of questions. I want to play but it has to be in the top league. I’m not content to be average.”It’s going to be hard because my career has been so great but if I could win a Champions League or something, it’ll be close to anything I achieved in athletics.”But I have to be more than average. It has to be in the top league because we have a lot of teams that have offered us deals, just random clubs. I want to be the best.”I personally want to play on the wing but I know, listening to everybody and talking to footballers, that I will be put up top. “I strive to be the best and if I get a chance to play for a team like Manchester United it will be a massive deal. I don’t miss the sprint training. I miss the competition, and getting out on the track in front of the crowd, but not the training.”I will definitely want to get up and go train and be excited just to play at Old Trafford.”last_img read more