United States Cold Storage, Inc., a refrigerated warehouse and logistics company, will expand operations in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 60 new jobs at the site.
To meet an increased demand for services, USCS will be expanding its existing facility at 1050 Heller Road by 200,000 square feet. The company has committed to investing $41.5 million in the project, creating 60 new, full-time jobs within three years, and to retaining 613 existing statewide positions. Hiring of new employees will likely commence in August 2017.
“USCS is excited to be expanding our facility in Richland Township, and we appreciate all the support from the community,” said Mickey Hoffmann, United States Cold Storage Vice President of Corporate Development. “This facility stores refrigerated foods that are distributed across the U.S., and its ideal location is part of the reason we need to expand the warehouse to meet additional customer demand.”
USCS received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $120,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $21,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training, and $120,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.
The project was coordinated by Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation.
“United States Cold Storage has experienced tremendous growth over the last 13 years. Through these efforts, the company has directly invested more than $110 million, leveraged more than $100 in additional capital investment, and created more than 500 jobs in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “United States Cold Storage could have expanded elsewhere in the U.S., but I am proud to say that the company has once again chosen Pennsylvania as the best location to grow.”
“It was a great opportunity to work with United States Cold Storage on another expansion project in Bucks County,” said BCEDC Executive Director Robert Cormack. “This marks our second opportunity to work with the Governor’s Action Team in assisting the company. This more than $40 million project, which will create 60 new jobs, is a tremendous achievement for all parties involved and is another example of the many advantages of doing business in Bucks County and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”