Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Wednesday the Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center — a frozen bakery products storage and manufacturing company — will establish a facility in Lebanon, PA, a move that will create 131 new, full-time jobs.
“This is a proud day for Pennsylvania and Lebanon,” Wolf says. “This manufacturer’s plan to construct a new facility and add 131 jobs shows that Lebanon County and Pennsylvania have what it takes to attract businesses to make strong investments, offer employment opportunities, and help communities grow.”
Lebanon Valley Cold Storage & Distribution Center will construct its new facility on a 22.83-acre site. The first phase of construction is comprised of a 120,000-sq.-ft. frozen, refrigerated warehouse and production area with construction expected to be completed in early 2017. The second phase includes an additional 180,000-sq.-ft. bakery with at least three production lines for baked goods and storage space. The company has committed to making an investment of $38.7 million in the project and to creating 131 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
“We are so excited to find such a beautiful building site in Lebanon County for our new cold storage facility,” says Marlene Kreidler, director of business development, Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center. “Lebanon County is located in the perfect sweet spot for shipping all over the United States.”