Governor Tom Corbett announced good news on Wednesday: nearly 300 jobs are on the way to the Lehigh Valley!
Quality Packing Specialists International (QPSI) announced it will move its packaging operations facility from New Jersey to Lehigh County.
“We are creating an economic environment in Pennsylvania that encourages business expansion and attracts new growth,” Corbett said. “QPSI is the latest example of an out-of-state operation that will now call our state home. As a result, more than 280 jobs are coming to the Lehigh Valley.”
The company is bringing its pharmaceutical packaging operations from a 62,000-square-foot facility in Moonachie, Bergen Co., N.J. to a 157,000-square-foot facility in Lower Macungie Twp.
According to the governor, the company will enter into a 10-year lease and invest $10 million to install clean rooms, purchase equipment and train employees. The project is expected to create at least 283 full-time jobs within three years.
QPSI received a financial assistance offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development that included a $500,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $100,000 in job training assistance, $566,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $2.25 million loan from the Machine and Equipment Loan Fund.
QPSI is a contract packager and supply-chain solution provider for Fortune 500 companies, primarily in the pharmaceutical, personal care, confection, consumer packaged goods, and electronics industries. The company employs more than 1,200 people across its network of facilities.
QPSI operates a plant in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., that currently employs 139 people.