CAN DO launched a redesigned website at www.hazletoncando.com aimed at delivering the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about the Greater Hazleton area for the economic and industrial development community.
The modern look and responsive design make it easy for users to quickly and efficiently navigate to the information they are seeking, including details on industrial and commercial real estate in Greater Hazleton together with CAN DO’s four parks. The website also provides valuable information to those interested in entrepreneurship, utilities, community and workforce data, and business financing options.
When Corrugated Supplies Company was searching for a location to help the manufacturer efficiently service its many customers in the northeastern U.S., it found the perfect site in Greater Hazleton’s Humboldt Industrial Park.
As the largest independent sheet feeder in the country, Corrugated Supplies Company has customers located across a 400-mile service area in the northeastern United States. The company recently signed a lease with CBRE Global Investors to occupy 220,000 square feet of a brand new 440,504 square-foot multi-tenant industrial facility in the Humboldt East section of the park.
Russell Williams, facility manager for Corrugated Supplies Company’s Humboldt location, said the facility is perfect for the company’s seventh U.S. location. “It’s a newly-constructed building that is located right next to Interstate 81 so it’s very convenient for us. We have several customers in this area and this new location will allow us to service them better,” Williams said.
Immediate access to two of the nation’s prominent transportation routes and a strong and reliable workforce played a role in Progressive Converting’s (Pro-Con) decision to expand its operations inside Greater Hazleton’s Humboldt Industrial Park for the third time in less than 25 years.
When Justice Grown was looking to select a site for its first Pennsylvania medical marijuana growing and processing center, it focused on finding a location with immediate access to major transportation routes and an available workforce. It found both when it chose a site in the Humboldt Industrial Park.
Endurance Real Estate Group, LLC, a real estate owner and private developer based out of Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the latest in a growing list of private development companies to make an investment in Greater Hazleton’s Humboldt Industrial Park.
The company recently purchased a 242,960 square-foot Class B manufacturing and distribution facility along the CAN DO Expressway in Humboldt.
CAN DO recognizes the organization must supplement the efforts of the private sector by pursuing permits on various sites in order to maximize the number of options available for a company. With that in mind, CAN DO is making its parks ready for business immediately and is actively working on finalizing land development approvals on a few sites in its portfolio.
CAN DO is proceeding with land development approvals for three of its sites in the Humboldt Industrial Park – Site 104 and Site 106 in Humboldt East and Site 25 in Humboldt North.
Construction is underway on IRIS USA’s 500,000 square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility along Commerce Drive in Humboldt Industrial Park East. The Japanese-based company is investing $84 million into the project and expects to hire nearly 100 employees when the facility is completed in the summer of 2020.
IRIS USA, a leading manufacturer of high-quality clear plastic storage products, pet products and ready-to-assemble furniture, broke ground for what will be the company’s first East Coast facility in the United States in May of 2018. Officials from the world-renowned plastics manufacturing company said they chose Greater Hazleton “for its abundant workforce and geographic location in order to strengthen production efficiencies and supply channels through ecommerce distribution.”
Portions of the Humboldt Industrial Park and Valmont Industrial Park received Federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) designation from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. Investments made by individuals through special funds in these zones would be allowed to defer or eliminate federal taxes on capital gains.
As a driving force for economic development throughout Greater Hazleton and Northeast Pennsylvania, CAN DO, Inc. recognizes that having fully-permitted sites available allows corporations to begin construction immediately and save what can be months or potentially years of regulatory processes to get a site fully approved. CAN DO has answered this need for efficiency by preparing a site in its CAN DO Corporate Center that is fully-permitted with all approvals in place and all utilities located at the property boundary.
CAN DO has made this 12.83-acre property available for sale or lease. The site is suited for office, light manufacturing or e-commerce/distribution and can accommodate a 40,000 square-foot to 60,000 square-foot Class A building. The land, which is adjacent to Interstate 80 and PA State Route 309, is located approximately two miles east of the junction with Interstate 81 and 15 miles west of the Northeast Extension of the PA Turnpike.
CAN DO understands the need for available buildings in today’s fast paced market when industries are looking to relocate, grow and expand. With that in mind, we continue to look for ways to enhance the offerings within Humboldt Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in Pennsylvania, to meet the growing number of companies that are looking for ready to go properties they can occupy immediately.
Thankfully, multiple developers are filling some of the market demand as construction is underway in Humboldt on several new speculative buildings for tenants. Additionally, numerous other buildings are available for lease. Development companies Trammell Crow Company, Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services and Tri-Mountain Realty are each nearing completion of various size spec buildings in the park.