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News and information about CAN DO for the community, investors, volunteers and board members.

Humboldt Park Association members elect officers, tour American Eagle facility during latest meeting

Humboldt Park Association members elected new officers during a meeting and facility tour at the American Eagle Outfitters Distribution Center in the Humboldt Industrial Park.

Brian Poveromo, senior facility and maintenance manager at American Eagle Outfitters, was elected Humboldt Park Association president for 2016 and Chuck Cresap of Simmons Bedding Company was selected as vice president. Treasurer Tracy Karchner of Karchner Logistics and secretary Nancy Stasko of CAN DO will retain their current positions.


Global Internet company reshoring 74 jobs from the Philippines to Greater Hazleton

Internet services company Web.com (NASDAQ: WEB) has announced that it is bringing 74 customer support and technical support jobs back to the United States from the Philippines and has chosen the CAN DO Corporate Center in Drums for its expansion.

The announcement came after months of talks between Web.com and the Governor’s Action Team, CAN DO and the PA CareerLink® Luzerne County. The collaboration between everyone involved and the universal support for the reshoring of these nearly 75 positions made this expansion in Drums possible.


CAN DO welcomes Performance Biomedical LLC as newest CAN BE Innovation Center tenant

RonCarterCAN DO, Inc., working together with its partners of the “Partnership for Regional Economic Performance” (PREP), including Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) and the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), came together recently to welcome Performance Biomedical LLC to the CAN BE Innovation Center and celebrate the five-year, multi-million dollar contract the company received from the Department of Veteran Affairs.


Luzerne County ranks fifth in national survey of best warehouse logistics locations

Luzerne County ranked fifth in a listing of the best warehouse logistics locations in the United States for 2015. Industry magazine Material Handling & Logistics News compiled the list using statistics from a survey conducted by Headlight Data detailing the counties that added the most jobs between 2013 and 2014.


CAN DO celebrates 23rd annual Community Christmas

thumb CAN DO Christmas 2015Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a festive kickoff to the holiday season during the 23rd annual CAN DO Community Christmas on Wednesday evening.

CAN DO Community Christmas “Come Celebrate the Arts” featured music from several school groups performing at Christ Lutheran Church in downtown Hazleton.


Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad to take over service to Humboldt Industrial Park on Jan. 1

Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad will take over ownership of the rail infrastructure at the Humboldt Industrial Park beginning Jan. 1, 2016 through an agreement with the park’s owner, CAN DO, Inc., according to CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell and Andrew Muller, Jr., owner and CEO of the rail company.

In addition to owning and maintaining all of the track, Reading & Northern will also provide service to all of the customers in the industrial park.


CAN DO installs ultraviolet disinfection system at its wastewater treatment plant

CAN-DO-wastewater-plant-copyWorking to eliminate chlorine from the disinfection process at its Humboldt Industrial Park wastewater treatment plant, CAN DO, Inc. recently completed a $450,000 installation of an ultraviolet disinfection system.

CAN DO began the planning phase for the ultraviolet disinfection system in 2013 in order to eliminate the discharge of sodium bisulfate and sodium hypochlorite into the waterways from the wastewater treatment plant. The plant is equipped to treat up to 1 million gallons per day of sanitary sewage. It serves only the Humboldt Industrial Park, which consists of 60 industries employing approximately 10,000 people at peak periods of the year.


CAN DO will host 23rd annual Community Christmas Dec. 2

web-CAN-DO-Christmas-planning-1-copyThe CAN DO Student Action Committee is inviting the community to come together and ring in the Christmas season as it hosts the 23rd annual CAN DO Community Christmas on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Church and Green streets in Hazleton.


CAN BE presents 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award during Chamber of Commerce event

Web-Chamber-awards-102915-8-copyArea photographer Joseph Pecora was honored by the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce and CAN BE with the 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

CAN DO Director of Economic Development and Entrepreneurship James Kelshaw presented the award during the 15th annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Business and Community Awards Luncheon.


Freeland Elementary/Middle School students donate to “Operation: CAN DO”

Operation-CAN-DO-freeland-2Freeland Elementary/Middle School was among the many area schools and businesses that helped the CAN DO Student Action Committee complete its most successful “Operation: CAN DO” drive to date.

CAN DO’s Student Action Committee received a record number of items and monetary donations from throughout Greater Hazleton as part of the 11th annual drive to distribute care packages to military members with ties to Greater Hazleton that will be stationed abroad for the holidays. Several Freeland Elementary/Middle School sixth grade Builder’s Club students took time Tuesday to pack up the food, hygiene and entertainment items for delivery to CAN DO’s office. They will be combined with the other donations and transported to American Legion Home Post Association 473 in Freeland on November 5. Legion members will create the care packages and ship them to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.


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