Corbett Announces Food and Beverage Manufacturer to Locate Operations in
Clearfield County; 100 New Jobs
Harrisburg–Continuing to advance his JOBS1st
Governor Tom Corbett
announced today that the consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer
WhiteWave Foods Company will locate operations in Clearfield County, creating
at least 100 new jobs.
new job created, another family can work, live and thrive in Pennsylvania,”
said Corbett. “My administration is proud to partner with WhiteWave Foods to
create 100 new jobs in Clearfield County.”
Foods, a leading manufacturer of consumer packaged
food and beverages, will locate operations in a 220,000-square-foot
vacant facility located in Sandy Township, Clearfield County. The project is
expected to generate a capital investment in infrastructure improvement,
equipment and employee training costs. The expansion is projected to create 100
new jobs and retain eight existing positions.
WhiteWave our goal is to change the way the world eats for the better, and we
look forward to continuing to advance this purpose with our new operations in
Clearfield County,” said WhiteWave president Blaine McPeak. “We’re
grateful for the opportunity to grow our WhiteWave team in the area through our
new production facility.”
received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic
Development including a $45,000 Guaranteed Free Training grant, to be used for
training its new workforce at the project site. Additional funding
includes a $300,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates
investment and job creation.
has also been encouraged to apply for two low-interest loans including $2.5
million from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund and $2.5 million from the
Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority. The company will also locate in
a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone set to expire in 2023. WhiteWave has
accepted the funding proposal, but must still apply for each grant and agree to
the terms prior to award receipt.
was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development
professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating
or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with the Clearfield County
Economic Development Corporation.
County is very excited to have a growing food industry leader like WhiteWave
Foods bring their production facility to Sandy Township, Clearfield County,”
said Clearfield County Commissioner Mark McCracken. “Merging WhiteWave's
quality products and industry leading production standards with Clearfield
County's highly motivated workforce will prove to be a winning
combination for the regional economy."
WhiteWave Foods Company is a leading consumer packaged food and beverage
company that manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded Plant-based
Foods and Beverages, Coffee Creamers and Beverages, Premium Dairy products and
Organic Produce throughout North America and Europe. The Company’s
widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North America include Silk®
Plant-based Foods and Beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES®
Coffee Creamers and Beverages used under license, Horizon Organic® Premium
Dairy products and Earthbound Farm® organic produce. Its popular European
brands of Plant-based Foods and Beverages include Alpro® and Provamel.®
information, visit WhiteWave Foods at www.whitewave.com
Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic
recovery that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize
private-sector job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment
rate stands at a five-year low and jobs have been growing on a consistent basis
for nearly four years.
information about Corbett’s commitment to JOBS1st PA, visit www.pa.gov.
Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kensinger, DCED; 717-783-1132