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SkyOrganics buildingSky Organics, a family-owned manufacturer of a wide variety of organic products, will open a new distribution facility in Valmont Industrial Park in West Hazleton.

The company has purchased the 90,000 square foot industrial building at 150 Jaycee Drive.

Sky Organics was founded in 2015 and manufactures and distributes personal care, beauty, aromatherapy, and household products such as oils, toners, masks, moisturizers, soaps, butters, deodorants, toners, and hand sanitizers. Sky Organics uses only natural, organic botanicals to nourish the body, skin and hair with vital nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, proteins, and essential fatty acids.

Bluewater Property Group (BPG), a Conshohocken-based industrial real estate developer, in partnership with PCCP, LLC, is well underway with construction of its 470,000 square foot, Class-A, speculative development warehouse in Humboldt Industrial Park. BPG broke ground in November 2019, and is working with RC Andersen as its General Contractor, M+H Architects as its Architect and Webster Bank as its Lender.

The fully-entitled project is located on a 50-acre parcel at 101 Commerce Drive in the Humboldt East section of the Park with immediate access to the I-81 interchange. The state-of-the-art facility will feature a 36’ clear height, precast construction, 185’ truck court, 101 dock doors, full building circulation, 54’ x 50’ column spacing with 60’ speed bays, LED lighting, ESFR sprinklers, and ample car and trailer parking. BPG expects the facility to be completed in the latter half of 2020.

In its role as a Certified Economic Development Organization, CAN DO has been assisting businesses with a variety of financing services for decades. As things change by the minute during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CAN DO's staff has continued to make themselves available to provide personalized service to businesses of all sizes to help them navigate the loan application process and discover additional business resources.

As a result of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having, CAN DO has fielded phone calls and emails from more than 70 businesses throughout Greater Hazleton to determine their eligibility for loans and processed multiple Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan applications for emergency funding. If those loans are approved, it will result in hundreds of thousands of dollars of financial assistance for businesses located in Greater Hazleton.

Humboldt Industrial Park is already one of the largest parks in the state and continues to grow because of Greater Hazleton's strong workforce, strategic location and low cost of doing business. All three factors have led several developers – including Tri-Mountain Realty – to construct speculative buildings in the park over the past few years.

Tri-Mountain Realty constructed a 70,000 square-foot facility on 10 acres in the Humboldt North section of the park two years ago. Amazon is currently leasing the facility, as well as two surrounding sites, for its Amazon Delivery Service division.

When business is robust and companies need to expand their facilities or upgrade their machinery and equipment in order to be more efficient, securing financing can sometimes be the most challenging component of the project.  

As a Certified Economic Development Organization (CEDO), through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), CAN DO helps businesses in Greater Hazleton and all of Luzerne County obtain the funding they need for these vital projects.

After more than 20 years of growth as an e-commerce cigar retailer, and following the successful opening of a small physical retail space, Best Cigar Prices wanted to expand its facility and open a one-of-a-kind cigar lounge at its 25,000 square-foot facility in the CAN DO Corporate Center in Drums. When company officials decided they needed  expertise to make the idea a reality, they turned to CAN DO for help.

As a result, the company recently opened the 3,000-square-foot addition that, according to officials at Best Cigar Prices, houses the only cigar lounge of its kind in the country and has brought 25 new jobs to Greater Hazleton.

CAN DO launched a redesigned website at www.hazletoncando.com aimed at delivering the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about the Greater Hazleton area for the economic and industrial development community.

The modern look and responsive design make it easy for users to quickly and efficiently navigate to the information they are seeking, including details on industrial and commercial real estate in Greater Hazleton together with CAN DO’s four parks. The website also provides valuable information to those interested in entrepreneurship, utilities, community and workforce data, and business financing options.

When Corrugated Supplies Company was searching for a location to help the manufacturer efficiently service its many customers in the northeastern U.S., it found the perfect site in Greater Hazleton’s Humboldt Industrial Park.

As the largest independent sheet feeder in the country, Corrugated Supplies Company has customers located across a 400-mile service area in the northeastern United States. The company recently signed a lease with CBRE Global Investors to occupy 220,000 square feet of a brand new 440,504 square-foot multi-tenant industrial facility in the Humboldt East section of the park.

Russell Williams, facility manager for Corrugated Supplies Company’s Humboldt location, said the facility is perfect for the company’s seventh U.S. location. “It’s a newly-constructed building that is located right next to Interstate 81 so it’s very convenient for us. We have several customers in this area and this new location will allow us to service them better,” Williams said.

Immediate access to two of the nation’s prominent transportation routes and a strong and reliable workforce played a role in Progressive Converting’s (Pro-Con) decision to expand its operations inside Greater Hazleton’s Humboldt Industrial Park for the third time in less than 25 years.

When Justice Grown was looking to select a site for its first Pennsylvania medical marijuana growing and processing center, it focused on finding a location with immediate access to major transportation routes and an available workforce. It found both when it chose a site in the Humboldt Industrial Park. 

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