Governor Tom Corbett announced today that PGA, Inc., a processor of
recycled plastics, will relocate its operations to an existing facility in White Haven,
Luzerne County, and create 28 jobs.
"My administration is committed to creating an economic environment in
Pennsylvania that empowers the private sector to grow and create jobs," Corbett
said. "As a result of this commitment, 28 new jobs will be created in northeast
Needing additional space to grow, PGA identified a facility in White Haven to
accommodate the expansion. The company will invest more than $600,000 in land
and building acquisitions and development, building renovations, equipment
purchases, and employee training.
The company will receive $56,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits from the Department
of Community and Economic Development when the 28 new employees are hired.
PGA has committed to creating at least 28 new jobs within three years and retaining
its current 13 employees.
"Being born and raised in White Haven, I felt it important to stay home when
identifying a location to expand our business", Paul Anthony, vice president of PGA
said. "We've been operating here in town for the last four years, 90 percent of our
employees are from this community, and it's our way of giving back. We're exciting
and look forward to our next expansion."
The project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team, or GAT, a group of
economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are
considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. GAT provides site selection
assistance, coordinates the involvement of other state agencies as needed, and
packages the appropriate economic development funding for the project.
PGA was formed in 2006 as a two person operation providing brokering services to
client companies to capitalize on the ever-growing market of plastics recycling. PGA
has grown into a full-service recycler processor of plastics for resale as raw
materials to manufacturers.