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Niagara Bottling Expands Operations in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania

10/23/2018
Niagara Bottling, a manufacturer of private label bottled water, will expand its operations and establish a new facility in Findlay Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create more than 50 new jobs in the area. Niagara currently operates facilities in Lehigh and Berks counties in Pennsylvania.

According to Governor Tom Wolf’s Office, in order to meet rising demand for bottled water products, Niagara will construct a new manufacturing facility in Findlay Industrial Park to serve a regional distribution network. Niagara has pledged to invest an estimated $64 million into the project, which is expected to create over 50 new jobs within the next six months.

“Our team identified a site in the Pittsburgh region that met our precise requirements, and that could be delivered on our specific project timeline,” said Brian Hess, Executive Vice President at Niagara. “Community fit is a key consideration within our internal site search process, and all local, regional and state partners moved at the speed of business and met or exceeded our expectations with aggressive support for our new facility. We look forward to expanding our Niagara team into the Pittsburgh area and will begin advertising available positions in the coming weeks.”

Niagara received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $147,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $147,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and $22,050 in funding through the WEDnet program to assist with job training costs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance.

“The Pittsburgh region has a proud history of manufacturing, and Niagara’s decision to open a new facility here is the latest chapter in that history,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This project is more evidence that Pennsylvania has the manufacturing climate that businesses are looking for when deciding where to expand and create jobs.”

“The Pittsburgh region has a proud history of manufacturing, and Niagara’s decision to open a new facility here is the latest chapter in that history,” Governor Wolf said. “This project is more evidence that Pennsylvania has the manufacturing climate that businesses are looking for when deciding where to expand and create jobs.”

“I’m proud to welcome Niagara Bottling to the Pittsburgh region,” said David Ruppersberger, President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the economic development marketing affiliate of the Allegheny Conference. “This project showcased our region’s trademark collaboration, from the excellent support from state and local officials to our partnership with the real estate and development communities. We’re looking forward to this world-class company benefiting from southwestern Pennsylvania’s abundant water resources and creating high-value jobs in the Pittsburgh region for years to come.”

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