Corbett: Pet Food and Supply Distributor to Expand and Sustain 120 Jobs in Lancaster
– Governor Tom
Corbett today announced that Pet Food Experts, Inc., pet industry distributor,
will construct a new facility in Lancaster County to create approximately 60 new
jobs and retain 60 positions. The company’s project was made possible by a
low-interest loan approved by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development
"Pet Food Experts
will double its workforce in Lancaster County once their expansion is
complete,” Corbett said. “We will continue seeking opportunities to partner
with companies like Pet Food Experts to create family sustaining jobs
Experts, Inc., a distributor of pet food and supplies to independent retailers,
will construct a 197,000-square-foot facility in East Cocalico Township, Lancaster
County. The new facility will be 18 miles away from its current operations. The
company will invest more than $12 million in the project that is expected to
create 60 new positions and retain 60 existing employees.
Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will provide a $2,000,000,
15-year, low-interest loan at 2.5 percent to the York County Economic
Development Corporation on behalf of Pet Food Experts, Inc.
PIDA is an
independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community
and Economic Development. The Authority provides capital for building acquisition,
construction and renovation work, primarily for manufacturers, industrial
developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors and
employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in
Pennsylvania. In 2013, PIDA has approved $60.7 million in low-interest loans
that have resulted in $131.1 million in private investment and supported 10,476
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