Employers in Greater Hazleton continue to find that the area has an excellent workforce in terms of available workers, skills, trainability and more.
Industries such as food processing, plastics, and logistics and transportation have located facilities in Greater Hazleton.
Progressive Converting (Pro-Con), the largest independent paper converter by market share in the United States, has leased 212,964 square feet of industrial space in Humboldt Industrial Park, Hazle Township, from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services.
Pro-Con also operates a 230,000 square foot converting, warehouse and distribution facility on Maplewood Road in Humboldt and will continue to operate that facility.
One of the nation’s largest third party logistics (3PL) companies is expanding its operations in Humboldt Industrial Park.
For the second time in less than four months, GENCO has leased more than 200,000 square feet of industrial space from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services at 61 Green Mountain Road in Humboldt Industrial Park, East Union Township, Schuylkill County. The firm now leases the entire 408,200 square foot building.
PECO Pallet, a Yonkers, New York based pallet rental services company, has leased industrial space from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services in Humboldt Industrial Park North, Hazle Township, Luzerne County. The firm expects to create 40 new jobs.
GENCO ATC, North America’s second-largest and a Global top 25 third-party logistics (3PL) provider, has leased 203,821 square feet from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services in Humboldt Industrial Park West.
The company will use the space to provide warehousing, distribution and supply chain services to a large consumer goods company.
GENCO ATC has leased space from Mericle at 61 Green Mountain Road, East Union Township, Schuylkill County and expects to begin operations early this fall.
E. S. Kluft & Company, maker and distributor of Aireloom and Kluft brand mattresses, has signed a long-term lease for nearly 99,000 square feet of newly constructed state-of-the-art production space from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services in Humboldt Industrial Park North, Hazle Township, PA.
The company has already begun to recruit 50 new employees and expects to start production in mid October. Kluft expects to double the number of jobs during the initial term of its lease.
(Hazleton, PA – June 29, 2012) – Following months of negotiations, CAN DO, Inc. this week entered into an agreement that will lead to an eventual transfer of its railroad system in Humboldt Industrial Park to Reading and Northern Railroad, the largest privately owned railroad company in Pennsylvania that has twice been named Regional Railroad of the Year by Railway Age magazine.
While CAN DO constructed and maintains the rail system in Humboldt Industrial Park, the service is currently provided by the Norfolk Southern railroad company under a contract that runs through 2016. Once that contract expires, Reading and Northern will replace Norfolk Southern in serving the park industries.
When CAN DO stepped up the plate almost 10 years ago to assist a company looking to relocate from New York state to the Hazleton area, the agency put its full force behind the plan and today considers this project to be a perfect illustration of how economic development should work.