for Immediate Release
Corbett: Family-Owned Specialty Food Processor Expands Operations in Northwest
PA, Creating 60 New Jobs
Harrisburg – Governor Tom
Corbett announced today that Maple Donuts, Inc., a specialty food processor of
donuts and bakery products, has expanded operations in Erie County to create 60
new jobs in the region.
“With each new job created, another family can work, live and
thrive in Pennsylvania,” said Corbett. “Our partnership with Maple Donuts will result
in a Pennsylvania company creating 60 of these family-sustaining jobs in Erie.”
Donuts has added a 20,000-square-foot expansion to its existing 80,000-square-foot
facility in Lake City, Erie County. The company will invest more than $4.5
million to support the expansion through renovations, site improvements, new
equipment and employee training. Maple Donuts also committed to creating 60 new
jobs and retaining 110 existing positions within three years.
Donuts realizes that our employees are the key to our current success as well
as the company’s future, we have endeavored to provide good paying jobs,
safe working conditions and family support to our employees,” said Maple Donuts’
CEO Nat Burnside. “Investments have been made into additional space, new
equipment and technology to insure that we will provide the best possible
products available in the market place.
support from Governor Tom Corbett’s team is helping us work towards
accomplishing our mission. We look forward to increasing our presence in
Pennsylvania by continuing to grow and by supporting our
Department of Community and Economic Development offered a $13,500 Guaranteed
Free Training grant to be used for skills training for both new and incumbent
employees and a $1,349,600 loan from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund to
be repaid within 10 years.
Maple Donuts has applied for a $793,800 low-interest loan through the
Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an
experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to
the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or
expanding in Pennsylvania. The Erie Economic Development Corporation also collaborated
on this effort.
in 1946 and headquartered in York, Pa., Maple Donuts, is a family-owned food
processing manufacturer specializing in donuts and bakery products. The company
currently employs 348 at its Lake City and York locations.
more information on Maple Donuts, Inc. visit www.mapledonutsinc.com.
more information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.
Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kensinger, DCED; 717-783-1132