Specialty Bakers Inc. is relocating its New York operation to its Marysville, Pa. facility, which is about to undergo an expansion to accommodate the merger. The $2 million dollar project will retain 207 jobs, including 83 at the company' s Lititz, Pa. location, and will create 31 new jobs in Perry County.
Specialty Bakers Inc. is one of the county's largest employers. The company, which began in 1901, has been in production at its Marysville location since 1953. “This was a highly competitive project and Specialty Bakers' decision to expand here speaks volumes about the quality of our workforce and the business opportunities we have created in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Edward Rendell. “Specialty Bakers has been providing baked goods to Pennsylvanians for more than a century and this project puts them in a great position to keep doing so for decades to come.”
The state provided the company with a $318,000 funding offer that includes a $175,000 opportunity grant, $50,000 in job training assistance and $93,000 in job creation tax credits.