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Maid-Rite Specialty Foods Expands Dunmore, Pennsylvania, Operations

Maid-Rite Specialty Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of ready-to-heat meals, plans to expand its operation in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. The $40 million project is expected to create 75 jobs over the next three years.

The investment at the company’s existing Dumore site will include the conversion of warehouse space for food production and the construction of additional cold storage.

“Maid-Rite appreciates the Commonwealth’s support for the expansion of our primary facility,” said Michael Bernstein, Maid-Rite’s President. “We have maintained operations in Pennsylvania since our inception and this only helps to solidify the partnership with the state and the citizens of our local community. We look forward to furthering this partnership in the future.”

The project is being supported by a $451,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant. The company has also been awarded a $150,000 WEDnetPA workforce development grant to train new workers.

“The commonsense budget the Governor Shapiro signed into law included a $13 million increase to the Pennsylvania First Program to make Pennsylvania more competitive, and we are thrilled to put those funds to work to assist in retaining and growing Maid-Rite, a business with deep roots in the Commonwealth,” noted Rick Siger, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “The Shapiro Administration will also help the company train new workers and upgrade the skills of current employees through a PA WEDnet workforce development grant.”

Maid Rite Specialty Foods which is owned by Premium Brands is a manufacturing company that provides frozen beef, turkey, chicken, pork and veal. The company also produces millions of pounds of custom-recipe, private label products for restaurants, grocery and foodservice companies.

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