Keeping in line with its mission and the strategic goal of attracting and retaining jobs in Greater Hazleton, CAN DO, Inc. recently purchased a 25,000-square-foot building in Humboldt Industrial Park West from a private corporation. The ownership was leasing it to a food processing-related company and decided they wanted to sell the building.
Knowing the tenant wanted to remain in the property for the remaining term of the lease, and with the hope of retaining the company long term, CAN DO stepped in and purchased the facility to ensure the tenant would be able to continue its operations.
The tenant, Tosca, which moved into the leased building in 2002, was originally founded in 1960 to service reusable containers for cheese producers. Today, with more than five decades of expertise, Tosca collaborates with growers, suppliers and retailers to deliver customized reusable packaging and supply chain solutions across North America.
Tosca serves a diverse range of markets in the food processing industry, including produce, protein, poultry, dairy and beer. The company chose Greater Hazleton in part because of its access to major highways. “Transportation was a major concern and the highway access here is ideal for business,” said Jeff Bishop, regional operations manager for Tosca. The company ships product as far south as Texas and as far north as Canada.