Governor Wolf Announces 50 New Manufacturing Jobs Coming to Luzerne County Through New Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. Location SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 12, 2017 Economy, Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc., a manufacturer of state-of-the-art delivery equipment, will establish a new site in Salem Township, Luzerne County and will create 50 new manufacturing jobs over the next three years.“When companies choose Pennsylvania as the best place to expand, it shows the strength of our manufacturing climate,” said Governor Wolf. “This administration holds manufacturing as a top priority, so to see a company like Mickey Truck Bodies come here to set up shop and create 50 new jobs, we know that our manufacturing initiatives are working as they should.”Mickey Truck Bodies will purchase two existing buildings totaling 158,000 square feet in Salem Township, Luzerne County and will establish a manufacturing operation to serve its Northeastern U.S. market. The company currently manufacturers at a single location in High Point, NC. This new location will enable the company to reduce transportation costs of finished goods. The company has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs and will invest at least $7 million in the project.“The Northeastern U.S. represents a tremendous growth opportunity for Mickey Truck Bodies, and having modern manufacturing capabilities in the state of Pennsylvania will enable us to service this growth efficiently,” said Dean Sink, Mickey president and CEO. “Everyone at the state and local levels involved with this expansion has been very helpful and welcoming. We’re looking forward to becoming a positive part of the community.”Mickey Truck Bodies received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $50,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $50,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued after the new jobs are created. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $2 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.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 Berwick Industrial Development Association (BIDA).“BIDA is pleased to welcome Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. as the newest member of the Greater Berwick Area’s industrial community,” said Stephen Phillips, executive director of BIDA. “This long established, family-owned business will be a welcome addition to this locale’s other job generators. Numerous other service providers assisted BIDA in its recruitment effort, and appreciation is given to all those participants.”Mickey Truck Bodies has been privately owned and operated by the Mickey family since 1904. Today, Mickey manufactures high quality all-aluminum truck bodies and trailers for several industries, including beverage, automotive battery, propane tanks, moving, emergency services, and oil and gas. The Mickey team numbers over 400 across its five U.S. locations.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.
Published on December 27, 2018 at 11:48 pm Contact Billy: email@example.com | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Robert Braswell, a seldom-used freshman, saw an open lane in the final minutes of Syracuse’s matchup against Arkansas State. The 6-foot-9 forward knew what to do: rise up with his right arm cocked back and throw it down to put the Orange up by 28.Braswell’s dunk gave Syracuse 77 points, a number that’s guaranteed an SU win over the last two seasons in games that avoided overtime.In its last six games before the Orange’s 82-52 win against Arkansas State on Dec. 22, Syracuse hadn’t hit that mark. But on Saturday, SU head coach Jim Boeheim finally saw life from the Orange offense.“We scored points in the second half, and we had five, six, wide open shots, seven or eight maybe wide open shots that we didn’t make,” Boeheim said. “So we’re scratching the surface of what we can do.”When facing top-60 defenses in its two losses before last Saturday, Syracuse (8-4) failed to consistently score — ending in 62 points against Old Dominion and 59 against then-No. 14 Buffalo. The Orange are one of the country’s worst-shooting 3-point teams (29.6 percent), rank about average in 2-point percentage and below average in free-throw percentage, per Kenpom.com. But the Orange have shown glimpses all season of scoring ability. In their upcoming contest with St. Bonaventure, SU’s final nonconference opponent of the season, the Orange have an opportunity to tap into their offensive upside before ACC play begins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’re not there,” Boeheim said on Dec. 22. “… I think we can get there, but we’re obviously a long ways away right now from where we have to get to.”Talia Trackim | Digital Design EditorSyracuse scored 76 points on Nov. 15 in its first loss of the season, to Connecticut, and Boeheim admitted postgame that the Orange had seven or eight offensive possessions where they didn’t set up a play to run. SU was supposed to have more scorers this season, with five starters back and additions like Elijah Hughes, Jalen Carey and Buddy Boeheim. But integrating new players while Frank Howard battled early season injuries proved difficult and hasn’t yet been fully overcome.Sometimes, when the ball swings to Hughes, Tyus Battle or Oshae Brissett on a wing, they’ll stand and assess the defense for multiple seconds before making a move. Often, their response is to start a dribble drive or to call for a big to set a screen.But when the wings wait for something to happen, the opposing defense anticipates the action and often shuts it down. The offensive stagnancy that players pointed out at the beginning of the season hasn’t fully gone away, resulting in prepared defenders and low percentage looks late in the shot clock.“We didn’t see changes on the floor, see things, make adjustments on the floor,” Howard said.But Boeheim thought that the Orange “showed some signs of being able to do some things” on offense after the Buffalo loss after struggling to penetrate past quick guards. While the Orange didn’t play fast that day, scoring only 59 points, they did have motion in their offensive attack at times. They ran their “horns” play successfully, where two forwards set up at the elbows, receive a pass and then other SU players cut off of them, and worked ball swings into quick pick-and rolls without delay.“I think we can score points. I think we’re going to be able to,” Boeheim said on Dec. 18. “… We need to have a couple good weeks, find our offense, if we can, we’ll be alright. If not, we won’t. Pretty simple.”Boeheim’s set plays created opportunities for Hughes shooting from 3 and Brissett driving to the rim against UB. The two allowed the returning Howard to create for others, the skill he provides most for the SU offense.Even with that increased fluidity Syracuse showed against UB, though, its point total led Boeheim to say: “We’re not winning games scoring 59 points. It’s not gonna happen.”Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerBut against Arkansas State, SU’s set plays translated to the scoreboard. In addition to their “horns” and ball-swing pick actions, the Orange ran a play called “25,” trying to set up Battle wrapping around a couple screens to create an edge on his explosive first step.Syracuse also showed its most comfort against an opposing 2-3 zone as it has all season when ASU dropped back to mirror the Orange. The ball moved quickly around the outside, and SU found lanes to throw bounce passes for easy buckets. Marek Dolezaj’s insertion as starting center prevented the ball from sticking on the perimeter. The ball kept moving when Dolezaj sat down, and his play carried over to the rest of the starting lineup.“We wanted to really understand who we are and our identity and just come out and do that every day,” Howard said of what went into that offensive comfort.After 82 points, SU’s postgame mood was mostly subdued because the Orange had just beaten up on the 5-7 Red Wolves, not a conference opponent. But Syracuse’s scoring potential is there. Battle received the seventh-most votes for the preseason AP All-American team. Brissett has slid in and out of NBA mock drafts. Hughes shoots with confidence from multiple feet beyond the 3-point arc.In its last three games, Syracuse has “scratched the surface.” Now, the Orange just have to unlock their offensive potential. Comments read more
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities are investigating an eastern Iowa arrest after video posted on social media showed a handcuffed Black man having a seizure and apparently struggling to breathe after officers used pepper spray on him. Dubuque officials say an internal investigation will review the Friday night arrest of Yoosuf Moment. Police say Moment resisted officers before pepper spray was used. Moment was treated at a local hospital and released after he was ticketed on suspicion of driving without a valid license and interfering with police. City Manager Mike Van Milligen said in a statement that officials are aware of concerns about the incident and a thorough investigation will be conducted. read more