Sky Organics, an e-commerce company that makes all-natural beauty and personal care products, selected Greater Hazleton as the location for its new distribution facility because it provided the company both immediate access to key transportation routes, including Interstate 80 and Interstate 81, as well as a cost savings.
Tal Shemesh, vice president of operations at Sky Organics, said, “Having a facility in Pennsylvania has been great to us. It’s near the Port of New York and close to major highways. Our company is based in Florida and we find that having the distribution facility in Pennsylvania has allowed us to save on freight costs.”
Earlier this year, Sky Organics, which was founded in 2015 and is based out of Miami, Florida, purchased a 90,000 square-foot industrial building in the Valmont Industrial Park. The company previously had a facility in Bloomsburg but, as a result of moving to Greater Hazleton, Shemesh said, “we now have more space to take on more orders.”
Shemesh said the new facility has been a great fit for the company’s needs and that, in addition to the strategic location, Sky Organics has found a dedicated workforce in Greater Hazleton. “The location and workforce are great.” Shemesh said. In an interview following the purchase of the new facility, Sky Organics co-founder Steven Neiger said the company expected to create between 10 and 15 jobs.
Company co-founder Sara Jade said she started the company in her kitchen using simple household ingredients like coconut oil and shea butter and shared her products with family and friends.
“It's been several years since our kitchen days, and we're still committed to our founding values - simply formulating our products in small batches, working with farmers to responsibly source high quality ingredients, and most importantly - making clean and organic products truly accessible to everyone,” Jade said. “And if organic isn't possible, we'll make the most natural available, because we never compromise and don't believe you should either.”