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October 30, 2019 State Funding Helps Lycoming County Manufacturing Company Expand, Supporting Nearly 60 Jobs Press Release, Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced Hermance Machine Company, a family-owned and operated manufacturer and distributor specializing in woodworking and wood product manufacturing equipment in Williamsport, Lycoming County, will expand, supporting the combined retention and creation of 57 full-time jobs in the area.“I am pleased that Hermance Machine Company has decided to expand its operations in the city where it began,” said Governor Wolf. “I look forward to the continued investments and opportunities that Hermance will bring to Lycoming County residents for years to come.”Hermance has outgrown its current space and is exploring several real estate options to accommodate the expansion. The company also plans to add two new product lines, increase showroom/demo space and inventory, and make improvements to its online storefront. The company has pledged to invest $3.16 million into the project, and has committed to create at least 20 new, full-time jobs and retain 37 existing jobs over the next three years.“This assistance, coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, will allow for continued growth and employment opportunities at Hermance Machine Company,” said co-owner of Hermance Machine Company Claire Strouse. “Additionally, our local Innovative Manufacturers’ Center personnel Russ Lawrence and Brenda Holdren were instrumental in assisting us to prepare and qualify for this opportunity.”Hermance Machine Company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for the project, which includes an $80,000 Pennsylvania First Grant, $40,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of new jobs, and a $16,200 workforce development grant to help the company train workers. The company was also encouraged to apply for a $2,650,000 loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA). 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.“Hermance Machine Company is committed to expanding and creating jobs in the commonwealth,” said Director of Innovation for Innovative Manufacturers’ Center Russ Lawrence. “The Governor’s Action Team’s support will significantly advance Hermance’s growth and ability to offer valuable technology solutions that will support the success of other area manufacturers.”For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit the DCED website, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Submit StumbleUpon Share Share Online gaming firm BetVictor has announced the launch of its in-house developed real-time automated marketing platform (RAMP), designed to enhance the relationship between themselves and their customer base.According to fresh research by Bluecore, approximately 40 per cent of customers who receive communications showcasing relevant products are more likely to read them, with the tool aiming to foster a closer interaction in real-time around this issue.Through the introduction of RAMP consumers will be able to receive more personalised campaigns, promotions and offers, via email, SMS, push notification and other communication channels. Leo Judkins, Head of Retention at BetVictor, commented: “Today, more than ever, customers receive dozens of emails, push notifications, and texts from companies attempting to sell products that aren’t always relevant to them. “At BetVictor, by leveraging our own predictive modelling capabilities, we’re able to target our customers with eye-catching offers and campaigns that are of their interest.”“Our innovative and intuitive marketing platform, RAMP, further enhances and simplifies two-way engagement between our teams and our customers, providing them with an enriched experience” RAMP enables BetVictor to create cross channel campaigns, fully automated and in a variety of languages, whilst its new marketing automation platform also allows the analysis of customer trends and behaviours to create a more suitable tailored means of communication, via a single interface. BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles