May 10, 2016 Governor Wolf Announces Central States Manufacturing to Establish New Facility, Create 50 Jobs in Blair County Jobs That Pay, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Central States Manufacturing, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of metal building components, will establish a facility in Greenfield Township, Blair County. The new facility will create 50 new jobs.“This is the fifth jobs announcement that my administration has made with the Governor’s Action Team over the last month, with employers committing to create at least 403 jobs statewide,” Governor Wolf said. “Today we’re pleased to welcome employee-owned Central States to Pennsylvania and Blair County and we look forward to watching you thrive in commonwealth.”Department of Community and Economic Development Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver was on site for the groundbreaking ceremony for Central States earlier today. The ceremony also included the dedication of the Martin J. Marasco Business Park and the groundbreaking for Sheetz Store Operations, Learning Center and Daycare Complex.“The Central States project demonstrates Pennsylvania’s ability to continue to attract new employers, alongside the commonwealth’s strong, home-grown employers like Sheetz that continue to flourish,” said Executive Deputy Secretary Weaver. “Both employers have shown a dedication to their workforces. Central States has not laid off an employee in the company’s existence and Sheetz has shown a commitment to empowering its employees with fair wages, increasing the purchasing power of the workforce.”Central States Manufacturing has purchased over eight acres in the Martin J. Marasco BusinessPark in Greenfield Township and plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility. Central States Manufacturing has committed to the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and will invest at least $5.8 million on the project.“We are very excited to partner with Blair County to continue our growth of metal building components into the state of Pennsylvania,” Tim Ruger, vice president of operations, Central States said. “While we currently deliver into Pennsylvania, our new location in Claysburg will allow us to better serve our customers through shorter turnaround and a faster response time. At Central States, we believe that each location should connect and contribute to the surrounding community and we look forward to helping serve in Blair County.”Central States Manufacturing received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First program grant and $22,500 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.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, in collaboration with the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation.“We consider our collaborative efforts for economic development here at the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation an item of great pride and we are excited to be part of this project with Governor Wolf, the Governor’s Action Team, our federal, state and local elected officials, agencies, and private sector partners.” said Martin Marasco, president and CEO of ABCD Corporation. “We are grateful to Central States Manufacturing for deciding on Blair County for their manufacturing operations, investment and creation of new jobs here in the heart of the I-99 Innovation Corridor Region.”Founded in 1988, Central States Manufacturing, Inc. is a 100 percent employee-owned company, which serves over 5,000 post frame, commercial, residential, and architectural customers in the United States with over 700 employee-owners. Central States manufactures eleven metal roofing and wall panel profiles, along with a full line of trim, accessories, and structural purlin.For more information on Central States Manufacturing, visit www.centralstatesmfg.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit www.newPA.com.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Bell wasn’t happy with that outcome and took an apparent shot at Adams via Twitter.Bell wrote: “Ppl do all the hootin & hollerin to get you brought in, just to leave…lol like people weird yooo, the internet got these dudes doin whatever for attention, even when they tell you sh*t they don’t believe themselves.”He later added that he was more motivated than mad.ppl do all the hootin & hollerin to get you brought in, just to leave…lol like people weird yooo, the internet got these dudes doin whatever for attention, even when they tell you sh*t they don’t believe themselves— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 25, 2020Adams saw all that and decided to respond, reminding Bell that the Seahawks are scheduled to host the Jets in mid-December.Noted. See u Week 14! https://t.co/MjPOfiHtGi— Jamal Adams (@Prez) July 26, 2020Bell came back with saying Adams “lied,” although Bell didn’t specify. Still, it’s “allll love” between the two, with Bell adding that he wants the best for his now ex-teammate.“noted” what?! lol that you LIED? PLEASEE TRUST that it IS “noted” then..& if I’m supposed to take “see you in week 14” as a threat…I don’t! but it’s still allll love and like I told you ON THE PHONE I want the best for you..if this is the best for you, I want it for you bro 🙌🏾 https://t.co/yyNGH5XAb3— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) July 26, 2020MORE: Best NFL training camp battlesBell, no stranger to drama in his own right, struggled through the worst statistical season of his career in 2019. His yards (789), yards per carry (3.2) and rushing touchdowns (three) were all personal lows. While much of that could be attributed to his offensive line, there is no debating it was a tough first year in New York for the three-time Pro Bowler.Still, Bell is considered a star-level force because of his receiving ability out of the backfield. Even when he isn’t picking up yards on the ground, he remains a productive asset.Adams, meanwhile, was the Jets’ best defensive player. Bell had previously expressed optimism the All-Pro safety wouldn’t leave. Jets running back Le’Veon Bell signed as a free agent with the franchise before last season partly because of the persistent recruiting effort of safety Jamal Adams, who courted him for months to come to MetLife Stadium.But the friendship between the pair might be permanently strained now that Adams has forced his way out. Following months of open hostility toward his own team, Adams was reportedly dealt to the Seahawks on Saturday. “Me, personally, I hope he doesn’t get traded,” Bell said two weeks ago. “But I don’t think he’ll get traded. I do think he’ll be playing with the Jets. That’s just me, personally, because I don’t think he’s going to get traded. Honestly, why would you trade him? I wouldn’t trade him.”In return for Adams and a fourth-round draft pick, New York received safety Bradley McDougald, 2021 and 2022 first-round picks and a 2021 third-round selection, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Those might be quality assets for the franchise, but they won’t provide the short-term lift Bell would have wanted as he enters the second half of his career.The Jets went 7-9 last season. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2010.