Schless Bottles has announced plans to move its manufacturing operations from New Jersey to Allentown, Pennsylvania. The plastic jar and bottle manufacturer will invest $7.5 million into the project, which includes the cost to acquire and renovate a new building. The project will also generate 98 new manufacturing jobs for the area. Schless Bottles received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $300,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $196,000 grant to train new workers. According to the company, the move was driven by a need to increase operations and because of the Lehigh Valley’s workforce pipeline.
In a recent quote, Mark Schlesinger, Executive Director for Schless Bottles, said, “I’d like to thank Governor Shapiro, the Governor’s Action Team and the people here in Allentown for helping to make this relocation happen. We look forward to being part of the Allentown community for many years to come, and are excited to bring nearly 100 new jobs to the area.”
Investing in American Manufacturing - 2023
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