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http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12490/7396662?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 21:00:14 +0000 VIDEO: Manufacturing projects to bring new jobs to Lehigh Valley VIDEO: Manufacturing projects to bring new jobs to Lehigh Valley http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12490/7396662?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WFMZ Allentown, PA i'm rob vaughn. >>>wendy davis: i'm wendy davis. first at 5... a pair of manufacturing projects will bring nearly 200 new jobs to the lehigh valley. >>>rob vaughn: one is an expansion in northampton county.. the other... is a complete r?do... of allentown's former metal works site. wfmz business reporter justin backover is on south 10th street tonight with the story. >>>justin backover: rob and wendy. a lot going on today. governor wolf office made two announcements today that will result in around 175 jobs for the lehigh valley. further proving that manufacturing is on the rise. >>don cunningham: "the manufacturing sector is growing, today's announcements are an indication that is continuing and you cant put it all in one basket anymore." >>reporter: freshpet, in hanover township. northampton county is planning an 84 million dollar expansion that will add an additional 100 manufacturing jobs. >>don cunningham: "the demand is right now and so they're already looking at some temporary space to keep things moving while they do new construction." >>reporter: leaders are happy theye decided to invest further in the valley. >>don cunningham: "its just as important for us to work with companies that are here and keep them here and keep them growing >>reporter: in addition, the state has agreed to give 500,000 dollars to help revitalize the former allentown metal works site, with the hopes of bringing in a tenet.. and with that 75? 100 more jobs. >>don cunningham: "the metal works is a really important? is what we call a brow?field project? where you're taking an old manufacturing site and making it usable again for modern manufacturing." >>mike schlossberg: "one of the things we've heard repeatedly in the lehigh valley is that we really lack flexible manufacturing space." >>reporter: >>>justin backover: now ultimately the question will be, are there enough people to fill these jobs since a lot of local manufacturers say they're having trouble finding qualified workers. representative schlossberg has indicated to me there will be new initiatives to encourage career technical training. reporting live in south allentown. justin backover. 69 news. rob.




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