Hamburg Dedicates New Connection To Route 61

Northbound Pennsylvania Route 61 approaching t...

Northbound Pennsylvania Route 61 approaching the intersection with Fourth Street in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HAMBURG, PA – Hoping to bring more business to the area, state and local officials on Friday dedicated a new 1,100-foot stretch of highway leading from the borough to Route 61.

It took seven years and more than $4 million to develop this extension of the borough’s two-lane Grand Street, which leads to a new intersection on Route 61 just north of the facility for Advanced H20 at 316 Front St. It opened July 17, John Leonforte, the borough’s code enforcement manager, said.

“This new access will enhance development of more than 40 acres for new commercial and industrial opportunities, bringing more jobs and growth to the Hamburg area,” borough Manager Marisa C. Lenceski said in a speech before a crowd of 20 on Friday at a special event staged near Grand and Front streets.

MBC Development, Schuylkill Haven, owns land bordering the north and south sides of the new stretch of Grand Street, James W. Miller, MBC president, said Friday.

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York County Warehouse Boom?

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting York County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A company may invest roughly $60 million to build a large distribution center in Fairview Township.

What’s needed is approval from the township’s board of supervisors.

In Manchester Township, another group of investors are deep into the construction of a $34 million warehouse near the interstate’s Emigsville exit.

The future occupants of both colossal facilities are still up in the air.

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Company Bringing 95 Jobs To Hazleton Area

English: Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania h...

English: Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hazle Township (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HAZLE TWP. —More than 250 jobs, including 95 newly created ones, will be coming to southern Luzerne County over the next three years as a packaging firm moves into an under-construction facility in the Humboldt Industrial Park next year.

Tech Packaging Inc., a contract packaging firm based in Jacksonville, Fla., announced Wednesday it is constructing a 223,200-square-foot facility with the aim of opening in the spring.

As heavy machinery readied the lot off Oak Ridge Road, elected officials, economic development leaders and others welcomed Bob Janes, the company’s president.

As guests — including state Sen. John Yudichak, state Rep. Tarah Toohil and Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce chief Donna Palermo — listened to speeches and made some of their own, the roar of the bulldozers and rollers echoed in the background.

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