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.
LNG vessel Pacific Breeze loading first Ichthys LNG cargo (Image courtesy of Inpex)Japan’s Inpex said on Tuesday it has shipped the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from its giant Ichthys project in Australia.The 182,000-cbm LNG vessel Pacific Breeze loaded the cargo from the Ichthys LNG terminal located near Darwin on Monday and is en route to the Inpex-operated Naoetsu LNG terminal Japan, Niigata Prefecture.LNG is currently being produced from the first liquefaction train, with the second train expected to start up in the coming weeks.To remind, the $40 billion LNG export project recently shipped its first condensate cargo. The project is also scheduled to commence the shipment of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).The Ichthys project had several delays and significant cost overruns.Inpex said in its statement that the Ichthys project is scheduled to gradually increase its production volume of LNG, and produce about 8.9 million tons of LNG per year, equivalent to more than 10 percent of Japan’s annual LNG import volume, when it reaches its production plateau.About 70 percent of the LNG produced by the export project will be supplied to Japanese customers.The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.