Statement on WhiteWave Foods Company Expansion

April 16, 2014

Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) issued the following statement regarding WhiteWave Foods Company locating operations in Clearfield County: 

The establishment of WhiteWave Foods Company’s new production facility in Clearfield County is an outstanding development for our local area and will help to utilize a currently vacant facility while also creating 100 new jobs.  This expansion is an excellent example of successful collaboration between state government, local government and the manufacturing industry.

When speaking with constituents, many often express to me that the greatest concern they have for the future of our state is economic growth and the need for more jobs.  I am excited that this expansion will help meet these needs and provide local family sustaining jobs for many of our hardworking residents. 

Job growth and development are a central component to the economic success of our state.  A trained workforce and business friendly environment throughout Pennsylvania ultimately ensures a strong manufacturing sector, which directly leads to job growth.  WhiteWave Foods has an exceptional reputation as a leading consumer packaged food and beverage manufacturer and I am confident that their facility will be an asset to the region.

CONTACT: Kate Eckhart   (717) 787-7084