Gov. Wolf Announces Packaging Manufacturer Bringing Hundreds of New Jobs to Lehigh Valley Region after Expanding with Third PA Location
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that Sharp, a global leader in advanced clinical supply chain services and contract pharmaceutical packaging with a strong presence in Pennsylvania, will expand operations at existing facilities in Allentown and Conshohocken and into a third facility in Macungie Borough, Lehigh County, retaining 1,092 current positions and creating 335 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
“My administration is thrilled to support Sharp—whose history in the Lehigh Valley is established and dates back decades—as it continues to expand and grow its’ teams and capabilities in the commonwealth,” said Gov. Wolf. “This expansion is a testament to the strength of Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector and will bring new jobs and opportunities, at a critical time in pandemic recovery, to all three facilities and their communities.”
The company will increase its manufacturing capacity by upgrading and partially re-purposing some of its four-facility Allentown campus, upgrade and obtain new machinery and equipment for its two-facility Conshohocken site, and carry out building improvements and obtain new machinery and equipment at its recently acquired 170,000 sq.