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Officials from Tootsie Roll Industries, LLC, joined with CAN DO, Inc., and state and local representatives for a ribbon-cutting celebration Friday at Tootsie Roll’s new distribution center in Humboldt Industrial Park.
Company Officers Ellen and Melvin Gordon traveled to the event from Chicago, where Tootsie Roll Industries is headquartered. Ellen Gordon serves as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Melvin Gordon is Tootsie Roll’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
“We’re excited to be here to celebrate the opening of our newest distribution center,” Mrs. Gordon said. “Our company officials were very pleased with what they found in Greater Hazleton during our search for a location. It quickly became obvious that Hazle Township is the perfect location for this facility, which will serve our distribution network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.”
As the expiration of electrical rate caps in PPL’s territory approaches, businesses of all sizes are looking at their electricity bills and considering ways to save energy and cut power costs.
United States Cold Storage (USCS), one of the nation’s premier public refrigerated warehouse companies, today officially celebrated the opening of its new facility in CAN DO’s Humboldt Industrial Park, Hazle Township.
“USCS is very pleased to be in Greater Hazleton. We believe that the location, the community’s support, and the available workforce is the perfect combination for long-term success and growth,” said Ryan Horvath, manager of the Humboldt facility.
Local students serving on a CAN DO committee are again spearheading a collection of items for servicemen and women serving overseas who have ties to Greater Hazleton for the upcoming holiday season.
CAN DO, Inc., and its economic development counterparts in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton are aggressively promoting entrepreneurship throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania through the formation of the NEPA Venture Partnership.
Continued expansion of Humboldt Industrial Park’s northern side has caused CAN DO to substantially improve two intersections along Route 924 in Hazle Township.
On May 18, Foundation President Gary F. Lamont and CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell presented Luzerne County Commissioners Maryanne C. Petrilla, Gregory A. Skrepenak and Stephen A. Urban and Luzerne County Office of Community Development Executive Director Andrew D. Reilly with a resolution recognizing the county for its efforts in restoring the Ferrwood Music Camp.