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Earlier this year, CAN DO debuted redesigned organizational and SiteLines logos. The refreshed logos maintain CAN DO’s strong, rich history and valued traditions but also acknowledge the organization’s ongoing transition and growth.
While the logos have been slightly modified, CAN DO’s mission is still focused on fostering economic activity in Greater Hazleton and remaining a one-stop shop for business and industry. These rebrands signify a desire to continue to evolve and grow as the organization moves into the future.
The revitalized SiteLines logo and updated publication layout were designed to be more visually appealing and easier to navigate and view on mobile devices.
CAN DO remains committed to serving the real estate community by providing the latest real estate news from the organization through the SiteLines publication.
Endurance Real Estate Group, LLC, a real estate owner and private developer based out of Radnor, Pennsylvania, purchased its second building within the Humboldt Industrial Park because of Greater Hazleton’s access to key transportation routes and a skilled labor market.
Endurance purchased a 191,979 square-foot Class B manufacturing and distribution building at 360 Maplewood Drive just two years after buying a 242,960 square-foot Class B facility along the CAN DO Expressway.
Romark Logistics' dedication and commitment to its customers is evident in the company's recent successes, which include a major facility expansion and the addition of a third facility. Company officials said that having immediate access to key transportation routes in Greater Hazleton plays a vital role in Romark's ability to better service its customers.
This year, Romark completed a 189,000 square-foot expansion to its Humboldt Industrial Park distribution facility bringing it to 712,026 square feet; and opened a 240,000 square foot, food grade temperature-controlled facility with the capacity to store up to 15,000 pallet positions. Ryan Ziegler, Romark’s Director of Facilities and Sustainability Management said the company planned the facility expansion to assist its main customer. Ziegler said that main customer was looking to consolidate its shipping operations to Romark's facility in order to better serve its customers across the northeast region.
PFNonwovens (PFN) continues to find success nearly 25 years after opening its facility in the Humboldt Industrial Park. The company is expanding its operations once again because of the benefits that Greater Hazleton’s location, workforce and quality of living bring to its operations.
Humboldt Industrial Park’s prime location near Interstates 80 and 81 and close proximity to I-84, I-380, and I-476 make it convenient for PFN to reach its customers and for employees to access its facility.
Handmade soy candle company Candelles went from a startup that once operated out of the kitchen of its co-founders to a thriving business in just three years because of the amenities and services it received from CAN BE.
Co-founders Kelley Major and C.J. Graaf chose to move into the CAN BE Innovation Center in November of 2017 because it offered the company a small space to start out with the option to expand when it was ready. They are now taking that next step and moving into a 6,800 square-foot space in the CAN DO Corporate Center in Drums.
Nexii Building Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Canada, is a green construction technology company that manufactures green building and retrofit products. Representatives from Nexii selected a site in Hazleton for its first U.S. production facility because of the immediate access to key transportation routes and a workforce that meets its needs.
The company anticipates hiring between 180 and 230 new, skilled green manufacturing jobs. Once it becomes fully operational, the business will produce more than 8 million square feet of building panels every year, and service projects across the Northeast U.S. markets, including New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.
Little Leaf Farms, a Massachusetts-based company, was looking for an area with a food processing industry reputation and direct access to key transportation routes to service major markets south of New England.
It found the ideal location to expand its production and open its first Pennsylvania greenhouse in Greater Hazleton, specifically McAdoo Industrial Park. Little Leaf Farms Founder and CEO Paul Sellew said Northeast PA’s food industry reputation was a key factor in the company’s decision.
CAN DO recognizes the increasing demand among private developers to find available properties with land development approvals already in place.
As part of its strategic plan, CAN DO continues to work with its engineering partners, as well as local officials, to obtain land development approvals on a wide variety of sites. This allows developers to begin construction immediately and saves months, or even years, of regulatory processes to achieve approvals.
Greater Hazleton continues to rank as one of the top industrial development markets in the country because of its immediate access to several major interstate highways, dedicated workforce and utility infrastructure.
That reputation, along with the fact that land development approvals were already in place for the site, was a deciding factor in MRP Industrial’s recent sale of a 91.5-acre site in Humboldt Industrial Park to a manufacturing company.
Darren Buttle, the founder and CEO of Muzo, a flexible classroom learning and office solutions furniture company founded in 1999 out of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, was waiting for the right opportunity to meet the needs of his growing business, and when it arose, he quickly jumped at the chance to lease the 74,000 square-foot facility in the Valmont Industrial Park, West Hazleton that had just recently become available.
It was 10 years ago when Buttle first decided on Greater Hazleton for a U.S. manufacturing facility. He said sales in the United States were increasing and one day he got a knock on his door back in Yorkshire. There stood a representative from the Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development who persuaded him to take a trip to Pennsylvania to explore the opportunity of opening manufacturing here.