Foodservice business expands in Westmoreland County, creating well-paying jobs in the local community
Governor Tom Wolf announced that Reinhart Foodservice, LLC is expanding in Westmoreland County, creating 24 high-paying jobs and retaining 563 current positions statewide.
“Reinhart Foodservice provides essential goods to the region, and the Commonwealth is pleased to invest in expanding its operations,” Governor Wolf said. “This project will create and retain jobs in two counties and provide new opportunities for workers in nearby communities, while ensuring the company has the space and equipment necessary to continue serving customers throughout Pennsylvania. and beyond.”
To meet growing demand in the fresh food industry, the company is building a 155,000 square foot addition to its 169,000 square foot facility in Mt. Pleasant. The expansion will also include the rehabilitation and addition of cold storage as well as machinery and equipment.
“Reinhart is an important part of PFG’s Performance Foodservice division and we are excited to expand our business in western Pennsylvania,” said Craig Hoskins, president and chief operating officer of PFG. “We have many valuable customers and great opportunities in the region, and we look forward to adding to the tremendous talent we already have to serve them.
The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $72,000 grant in Pennsylvania for the project. In addition to creating new jobs, the company has pledged to invest more than $30 million in the site.
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 considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
“On behalf of the Board of Commissioners, I would like to thank officials from East Huntingdon Township and Southmoreland School District for responding so quickly and supporting this investment,” said Westmoreland County Commissioner Sean Kertes. “Westmoreland takes a business-friendly approach, and we applaud and salute Reinhart Foodservice’s significant investment in our local economy.
“A national company’s decision to expand locally sends a strong signal of confidence,” said Mark Anthony Thomas, president of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the economic development affiliate of the Allegheny Conference on Development. community. “Existing business expansions in southwestern Pennsylvania have accounted for the lion’s share of regional economic activity over the past 14 years. Reinhart Foodservice’s growth plans continue this trend with multi-million dollar capital investments and job creation. This reinforces the return that comes from our commitment to invest in making the Pittsburgh region the place where businesses – established and new – will find the assets and ecosystems that support their success.
Reinhart Foodservice is part of the Performance Foodservice division of PFG, which has locations in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, and Coal Township, Northumberland County.
For more information on the Governor’s Action Team or the Department of Community and Economic Development, visit the DCED website.