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April 03, 2019 Economy, Latest News, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) program for DelGrosso Foods Inc. in Blair County and Commercial Flooring Professionals in Cumberland County. The funding will enable the expansion of both companies and help create and retain more than 115 jobs.“This is great news for workers and families in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “These companies have had great success over the years, and this new funding will help launch their products into the next level. We’re always proud to support small businesses because they are the backbone of our economy.”In 2019 so far, PIDA has approved $7,483,000 in low-interest loans that have resulted in $16,149,685 in private investment and supported the creation and retention of 109 full-time jobs. This month, PIDA approved a total $2.2 million in low-interest loans to projects in Blair and Cumberland counties.The following two loans were approved:Blair CountyDelGrosso Foods Inc., a spaghetti and pizza sauce manufacturer, was approved for a $2 million, 15-year loan at a 2.5 percent rate through the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation for the acquisition and renovation of a 160,220-square-foot manufacturing building in Antis Township. As the company is currently outgrowing the facility, the building will initially serve as warehousing space but will be transformed into a new production facility within two years. The project is expected to create nine full-time jobs and retain 104 over the next three years.Cumberland CountyCommercial Flooring Professionals, Inc. (CFP), was approved for a $200,000, 15-year loan at a 3.5 percent rate through the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation for the acquisition and renovation of a 4,882-square-foot building in Lower Allen Township. The new building provides more showroom and warehouse space and will allow the company to expand and meet their growing demand. Renovations include a new showroom, exterior awnings, and a resurfaced parking lot. The project is expected to retain four full-time jobs.PIDA is an independent authority staffed and regulated through the Department of Community and Economic Development. The authority provides capital for building acquisition, construction and renovation work, machinery, and equipment loans along with working capital lines of credit, primarily for manufacturers, industrial developers, research and development firms, agricultural processors, and employers looking to establish national or regional headquarters in Pennsylvania.For more information about the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority and other DCED initiatives, visit dced.pa.gov. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Small Business Expansions in Blair and Cumberland Counties
Education, Press Release, Public Health Remarks from Governor Tom Wolf are available for download regarding his announcement today that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The governor was scheduled to deliver the remarks during today’s briefing with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine, but high winds disrupted the satellite feed.Resources for media:Press releaseGovernor Wolf’s recorded remarksGovernor Wolf’s message to students and parentsEducation Secretary Pedro Rivera teleconferenceView this information in Spanish here. Governor Wolf Recorded Remarks on Extending School Closure for Remainder of Academic Year SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 09, 2020
Senior Logan Smith defeated redshirt senior Tanner Smith in the ITA Southwest Regionals singles finals to claim the title in a three-set match at David Marks Stadium. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Over the weekend, the men’s tennis team found success at Pepperdine during the ITA Southwest Regionals tournament, which ended with two Trojans going head-to-head in the singles finals. All eight men had a first round bye and won their second round matches with the exception of senior Jack Jaede. The third round provided an interesting matchup as redshirt senior Tanner Smith faced off against his younger cousin and No. 1 seed, UCLA’s Keegan Smith. With an emphatic 6-1, 6-3 win, Tanner Smith booked his spot in the next round. Junior Riley Smith and freshman Bradley Frye lost in the same round. The fourth round saw all five Trojans advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday. Tanner Smith squared off against teammate Jaede and came out with the 6-4, 7-6(4) win. Joining Tanner Smith in the semifinals was Logan Smith. Jake Sands and Daniel Cuckierman both fell in straight sets.In the semifinals Sunday, Tanner Smith won 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. Logan Smith was also victorious with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-1 win. The unseeded Tanner Smith and No. 6 Logan Smith faced off in the finals on Monday at Marks Stadium. Logan Smith claimed the title over his teammate in three sets.All four of USC’s double teams did not have to play until the round of 32, as they entered the tournament with a bye. In this round, the men’s doubles teams had a perfect showing, going 4-0 on the day. Among these wins, the No. 40 team of Cukierman and Tanner Smith had the most dominant performance, defeating Loyola Marymount’s junior Ryan Brown and sophomore Diego Nava 8-2. The semifinals on Monday became a tie-breaking affair, where the team of freshman August Holmgreen and junior Joel Gamerov prevailed over Brandon Holt and Smith by the score of 3-6, 6-3, (12-10).The Women of Troy also played their regional tournament in San Diego.All seven advanced to the second round, where five of the seven Trojans fell. Freshmen Danielle Willson and Salma Ewing advanced into the third round and both won their next matches 6-1, 6-0 and 6-2, 6-3, respectively. The fourth round proved to be the end of Willson’s singles campaign as she lost 6-2, 6-2. Ewing beat UCLA senior Alaina Miller to reach the quarterfinals. Monday saw Ewing play in the finals, where she dropped the first set 6-3. It was the first time she had lost a set the entire tournament. She went on to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 and claim her first collegiate singles title.The women’s doubles teams put up a strong showing as well, with two pairs of teams reaching the quarterfinals. These teams included the No. 27 ranked doubles team of junior Angela Kulikov and senior Rianna Valdes and the doubles team of junior Constance Branstine and junior Becca Weissmann. The team had one other doubles team compete in the tournament that consisted of Ewing and Willson. The men’s team will compete in their next tournament this weekend in the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships on the home court. The women’s team plays its next tournament starting Nov. 2 at the Jack Kramer Invitational in Rolling Hills.