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Governor Corbett Announces 126 New Jobs in Lehigh County with New Distribution Center

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett announced today that NFI, a transportation, distribution, logistics and warehouse provider, has expanded to a new site in Lehigh County, creating 126 new jobs and retaining 668 positions.

"As governor, it is my priority to bring economic prosperity back to Pennsylvania by growing private sector jobs," Corbett said. "We are pleased that NFI has continued to expand within the commonwealth, bringing new jobs to Lehigh County and having a positive economic impact on local communities."

NFI will be the tenant for a new 980,000-square-foot facility in Weisenberg Township. This building will be used as the future distribution center for a worldwide food and beverage cooperative.

The company will invest more than $9.3 million in the project and has committed to creating at least 126 new jobs while retaining 668 positions. 

NDC received a funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development including $126,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $56,700 Guaranteed Free Training grant which will be used to train its new workforce. A $3,150,000 loan from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund was also included.

"NFI is proud to be a part of this dynamic project," NFI CEO Sid Brown said. "This investment of time, money, and resources by NFI, Hillwood, and the state of Pennsylvania is a true testament to the value of collaboration between stakeholders and the need for expansion. We're excited to grow with our customers, and to help turn this land into a thriving industrial park."

The project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team, or GAT, a group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

"NFI has decades of experience in distribution logistics and warehousing and is synonymous with reliability in the supply chain process," said Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO. "This facility, which will distribute a variety of products, will add 126 new jobs and allow for the continued growth of the company here in the Lehigh Valley."

NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue and employs nearly 6,700 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates in excess of 20 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space.

For more information on NFI visit www.nfiindustries.com.

For more information on the Governor's Action Team and other economic development initiatives in Pennsylvania, visit newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.

Media contacts:
Kelli Roberts, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116
Lyndsay Frank, DCED; 717-783-1132

SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor



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