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

More offshore platforms evacuated due to hurricane Harvey

first_imgOffshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico have evacuated 105 offshore platforms in response to tropical storm Harvey.The U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) said that, based on data from offshore operator reports submitted at 18:30 CET on Sunday, personnel was evacuated from a total of 105 production platforms, 14.25 percent of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf of Mexico.This is 19 platforms more compared to the Friday count.Further according to the BSEE, personnel was also evacuated from five non-DP rigs, which is 50 percent of the ten rigs of this type currently operating in the Gulf.One DP rig has moved off location out of the storm’s path as a precaution. As far as DP rigs go, there are 21 operating in the Gulf of Mexico.As part of the evacuation process, personnel activated the shut-in procedure on the platforms. This involves closing the sub-surface safety valves located below the surface of the ocean floor to prevent the release of oil or gas. According to the BSEE, the shut-in valves functioned 100 percent of the time during previous hurricane seasons.From operator reports, it is estimated that approximately 21.64 percent of the current oil production of 1,75 million barrels of oil per day in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in, which equates to 378,633 bopd.It is also estimated that approximately 25.71 percent of the natural gas production of 3,220 million cubic feet per day, or 827.89 million cubic feet per day in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in. The production percentages are calculated using information submitted by offshore operators in daily reports which are based on the amount of oil and gas the operator expected to produce that day.The shut-in production figures, therefore, are estimates, which BSEE compares to historical production reports to ensure the estimates follow a logical pattern.The BSEE added that the facilities would be inspected after the storm passes. Once all standard checks have been completed, production from undamaged facilities will be brought back on line immediately. Facilities sustaining damage may take longer to bring back on line.The number of evacuated platforms and rigs is increasing since the BSEE said on Friday that oil and gas companies evacuated workers from 86 production platforms and five rigs.Also, The National Hurricane Center said on Sunday that Harvey was producing catastrophic and life-threatening flooding and there are flash flood emergencies in effect for portions of southeastern Texas. NASA’s satellite imagery taken 12 hours apart revealed that Harvey remains almost stationary.American energy corporation ConocoPhillips said via social media that, due to severe weather conditions caused by hurricane Harvey, all of the company’s Houston-area offices would be closed on Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29.Oil major ExxonMobil decided on Friday to allocate $500,000 for contributions to regional Red Cross organizations along the U.S. Gulf Coast to assist with relief efforts in communities expected to be impacted by Harvey. The company also made provisions to ensure that emergency responders and other essential service providers requesting fuel are given priority.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Gov’t troops seal Negros vs COVID-19

first_imgBACOLOD City – Days after the imposition of travel restriction inNegros Occidental, the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade (303IB) havebegun mobilizing its troops across the province in order to monitor borders andward off the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).“The army soldiers will render its support through the employment of itsmanpower to handle border controls,” said 303IB commander, Colonel InocencioPasaporte, citing the directive of Gov. Eugenio Lacson. Pasaporte, however, said since the sealing of borders is expectedto last for 30 days, the operation could also take its toll on governmenttroops thus they will engage the services of army reservists. “We will tap ourreservists to augment the troops in Bacolod City,” he said. Pasaporte said the Army appreciates the support and service ofreservists during military operations. “That’s why we are strengthening thereserve forces,” he said. (With PNA/PN) “Although they will not be deployed in full force, we will adjusttheir deployment based on the need,” he added.center_img The 605th Community Defense Unit will initially provide some 100reservists, Pasaporte said. The army official said the Bacolod City Police Office headed byColonel Henry Biñas has asked for augmentation personnel for border patrol intwo entry points of the city, which has been placed under general communityquarantine.last_img read more

SU men’s soccer faces must-win game at Cincinnati

first_imgFor the Syracuse men’s soccer team, the playoffs start five days early. The Big East tournament doesn’t begin until next Wednesday, but for the Orange to even have a chance at that, it needs to win game No. 1 of its own postseason first. Losing Saturday to Cincinnati (6-4-6, 4-1-3 Big East) in its regular-season finale would eliminate SU (2-9-5, 0-5-3 Big East) from the tournament completely. The Orange’s second season starts now. And if there were ever a game to step up to a big opponent, this is it. ‘I don’t care who we’re playing,’ SU goalie Jeremy Vuolo said. ‘I don’t care if it’s Manchester United, Cincinnati, or St. Joe’s. We’re going to come out all cylinders firing.’ With a lot riding on the game for the Orange, it is no surprise Vuolo said he is fired up for Saturday. The matchup with Cincinnati presents a chance to either make SU a contender or to end its year with only two wins. The challenge will be translating this excitement to the field. Forward Federico Agreda said the team has been equally excited for all its games. Yet it has stepped up against some unlikely opponents, and fallen apart to some unimpressive teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Vuolo echoed Agreda’s sentiments, saying Syracuse needs to carry the same mentality through to every game. ‘As a young team, the guys will grow into taking every game the same and putting the same weight each game,’ Vuolo said. There have been instances this season in which Syracuse does not bring enough to the field against opponents with poor records. Perhaps it was overconfidence. Perhaps it was a misconception of the other team. Going into the Sept. 28 Canisius game, for example, Canisius was 0-5-0. Syracuse was supposed to come away with an easy win. Instead the team struggled to a 1-1 tie, which Agreda said was the team’s worst game of the season. More recently against Rutgers on Oct. 23, Syracuse suffered a 3-0 loss to a team that was 0-6-0 in the Big East. Head coach Ian McIntyre said it was the team’s most disappointing loss. More than being just an embarrassing loss, the game ended up putting Rutgers ahead of Syracuse in the conference and could be the reason the Orange does not make the playoffs. ‘We’ll see how important the disappointing result against Rutgers was,’ McIntyre said. ‘We’ll see at the end of the week.’ But losing to weak opponents is just half of the tale. Syracuse also has the uncanny ability to raise its level of play to match ranked opponents. The team’s second win came against then-No. 24 Colgate. Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to Louisville was also a step in the right direction against the No. 2 team in the nation. The Orange showed a persistence that was nowhere to be found against Rutgers. Defender Robbie Hughes said it was the team’s approach that drove them. ‘A lot of the time it’s mentality,’ Hughes said. ‘I think tonight we went into the game believing we could get something out of the game.’ With such varied play against opponents of markedly different skill levels, there is no way to predict which Syracuse team will come out against Cincinnati. The Bearcats are not one of the best teams SU has played this year. But at second place in the Big East’s Red Division, the Bearcats will be a formidable opponent. The significance of this game is an untested variable. It is compounded by the fact that it is senior night for the Bearcats in addition to the school’s Homecoming. The excitement surrounding Saturday should push Syracuse to keep its level of play high. And as the team looks to move past Round 1 of its playoffs, it will need to look like it did against its more challenging opponents. ‘It isn’t going to be a cakewalk,’ defender Nick Bibbs said. ‘We have to come out like its Louisville.’ alguggen@syr.edu Published on October 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more