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Governor Corbett: Pharmaceutical Packaging Company to Expand in Bucks County; Create 51 New Jobs

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Nov. 4, 2013

Governor Corbett: Pharmaceutical Packaging Company to Expand in Bucks County; Create 51 New Jobs

Harrisburg–Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Nosco, Inc., a supplier of pharmaceutical printing and packaging, has located its first facility in Pennsylvania and has begun production at a new facility in Bucks County, creating at least 51 new jobs.

 

“Pennsylvania’s economy continues to grow and manufacturing, an industry once thought to be lost, is coming back strong,” Corbett said. “Nostco recognized our potential and selected southeast Pennsylvania to locate its first operations in the northeast U.S. I have no doubt that with our keystone location and skilled workers, Nostco will continue to grow.”

 

To establish operations in the Northeast U.S., Nosco has enhanced a more than 22,820-square-foot site in Bristol Township to develop an “all-digital” manufacturing facility. The company is projected to invest nearly $7 million and create at least 51 new jobs with the project.

 

“Nosco’s customers in the Northeast have consistently asked that we bring our 100 percent employee-owned culture closer to serve them with faster cycle times and lower total costs for packaging components”, said Russ Haraf, President of Nosco.  “We selected the site in Bucks County because of the skilled labor force in Bristol and its surrounding communities, the wonderful support and commitment we received from the state of Pennsylvania and Buck’s County, and the proximity to brand owners in the healthcare, personal care and natural health markets.”

 

The company received a funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a $255,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and a $22,000 Guaranteed Free Training grant to be used to train its new workforce.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Select Greater Philadelphia.

"This is great news for our region. Select is pleased to have helped Nosco come to Greater Philadelphia by providing a confidential site selection process customized to meet their needs,” said Select Greater Philadelphia President and CEO Tom Morr. “As a result, the entire region will benefit from the jobs that will be created thanks to having Nosco locate here”.

Nosco, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc., is a premier provider of healthcare packaging and serves more than 350 customers, primarily in regulated industries. With more than 75 years of experience in healthcare packaging, Nosco brings business resources and technical expertise together to understand packaging challenges and deliver individual solutions. With a focus on service, Nosco helps clients improve efficiencies related to supply chain, cycle time and product launches.

For more information, visit Nosco, Inc.at www.nosco.com.

For more information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.

Media contacts:

Kelli Roberts, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116

Lyndsay Frank, DCED; 717-783-1132

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