January 10, 2019 Governor Wolf Announces Creation of Nearly 80 New Jobs Through Expansion of CorrChoice LLC SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced that CorrChoice LLC, a producer of industrial corrugated paper packaging products, will expand in central Pennsylvania. The project, supported through state funding, is expected to create 79 jobs in the Dauphin and Lebanon County area.“We’re proud that CorrChoice has selected Pennsylvania as the location for its expansion,” Governor Wolf said. “This expansion will bring nearly 80 manufacturing jobs to the central part of the state. Projects like this demonstrate that Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector is on the rise.”CorrChoice will expand into a 350,000-square-foot facility in Derry Township at the border of Dauphin and Lebanon counties. The project will enable the company to expand its corrugated cardboard sheet feeder network and improve its response time. CorrChoice has pledged to invest more than $30 million into the expansion project, which is expected to create 79 new jobs and retain a further 97 jobs in Pennsylvania.“This investment enables us to continue our growth with existing strategic customers while providing more responsive service on a broader range of products,” said Tim Bergwall, Group President, Paper Packaging & Services at Greif, Inc., the parent company of CorrChoice. “This latest CorrChoice expansion better positions us to provide a comprehensive supply of containerboard, sheets, and specialty products to corrugated converters in the Mid-Atlantic Region.”CorrChoice received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $200,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $158,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and $35,550 in job training funding through WEDnetPA for workforce development. 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.CorrChoice and its parent company, Greif, Inc., are global producers of steel, plastic and fibre drums, intermediate bulk containers, reconditioned containers, flexible products, containerboard, and packaging accessories.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Ken Russell says the City of Miami remains open and committed to immigrants and those seeking freedom, democracy and opportunity, from all over the world.At the same time, the Miami officials called on the Miami-Dade County Commission to re-affirm its commitment to protecting the county’s “most vulnerable populations, in particular undocumented immigrants.”Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Russell have indicated they will be working with the Cities for Citizenship initiative to provide space in the City where workshops will be conducted to help legal residents become citizens.“The City of Miami has a long-standing policy of treating all people that interact with our public officials and officers equitably, no matter that person’s immigration status,” Mayor Tomas Regalado said.Regalado emphasized the Miami Police Department has internal policies that require all persons that come into contact with city officers to be treated with respect and dignity regardless of their residency and citizenship situation. He also made it clear the Department does not release persons to federal immigration officials if a person is a crime victim, material witness, involved in a domestic matter, suspected of a minor offense, or seeking medical attention.Ken Russell…says immigrants including his own mother built Miami City“Immigrants from abroad, including my own mother, built this City,” Commissioner Russell said. “Miami is an immigrant City and we should embrace that identity. Policies that make people who are here for a better life fearful of our law enforcement is not only bad for them and dangerous to our officers, but also turns our back on basic American values.”“Fostering unity and respect for all our communities is vital to our City’s mission,” stated Commissioner Russell. ” While a large portion of our City’s residents were born elsewhere, our common future vision of a thriving Miami is what keeps us united. No law, statute, ordinance, executive order, policy, memorandum or edict should be allowed to divide us.”Mayor Regalado and Commissioner Russell are hopeful their statements, and their partnership with Cities for Citizenship, will help to alleviate some of the negative rhetoric about immigrants that is currently circulating.Florida has the third largest immigrant population in the nation, with 3.8 million immigrants calling the Sunshine State home. About 830,000 of these immigrants are legal permanent residents eligible for citizenship. Some 494,000 of these residents live in Miami-Dade, representing 19 percent of the County’s population. Unfortunately, more than half of these have not pursued citizenship due to communication barriers and limited financial resources to pay the $725 application fee, and possible attorneys’ fees. Others simply do not feel motivated to bother with the complex and oftentimes intimidating process of applying for citizenship