HANOVER TWP., Pa. - Who would think marshmallows could bring more than 100 jobs to the Lehigh Valley?
DJ Marshmello might be the last person you'd expect to see in a Lehigh Valley warehouse. But when the warehouse is for Stuffed Puffs, it seems like a perfect fit.
Stuffed Puffs, a part of the Factory in Bethlehem, makes marshmallows with chocolate stuffed inside. It is something Mike Tierney, the founder, has been developing for 11 years.
So far, it's been a hit. The product is lining the shelves at Walmart thanks to a pilot factory in Wisconsin.
But now, the operation will circle back to Hanover Township with a second, $30 million warehouse. It's part of the vision to turn the Lehigh Valley into an East Coast hub for Consumer Packaged Goods, the industry term for food items that come in a bag or a box.
The state, for its part, committed around $1 million in grants and tax credits to the facility.
"I'm really excited about the opportunity, I'm really excited about the jobs that we bring to the area," Tierney said.
That means around 130 jobs.
The warehouse is expected to open in July. The company will start to hire people on Wednesday.