Wolf Administration Announces 312 New Jobs with Expansion of Almac Group Facilities in Montgomery County

first_img November 10, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, as part of a stop on his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Almac Group, Inc., a global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, will expand operations at its existing U.S. headquarters in Souderton, Montgomery County, and double its physical presence in nearby Lansdale, Montgomery County. The company’s expansion will create 312 new jobs over the next three years.“In 2007, Almac Group invested $100 million, retained 495 jobs, and created another 264 jobs, when it successfully established its U.S. headquarters in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Since then, we’ve seen Almac Group’s significant contributions to the economic vitality of the region as a major player in southeastern Pennsylvania’s strong bio-pharma industry, and we look forward to its continued success as it once again chooses Pennsylvania for its operations expansion.”While a majority of Almac Group’s growth can be accommodated within its current 240,000-square-foot headquarters facility, the company will lease an additional 26,000-square-feet of office space in Lansdale. Almac Group plans to invest more than $24.4 million in the expansion project, including substantial investments in new machine lines, computer equipment, software, and an expanded cold storage area. Additionally, the company has committed to the creation of 312 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of 1,110 existing employees.“Due to significant industry demand for our services, it is essential we build capacity and increase headcount to ensure we continue to compete at a global level. This year we are celebrating our 20th year in the US, and having experienced tremendous success we are excited to make a further commitment within the Montgomery County area,” said Almac Group CEO Alan Armstrong. “This investment signifies our confidence in the pool of talent and skills right on our doorstep.  We truly appreciate the guidance and support provided by both the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development throughout this entire process and look forward to a very exciting future together.”Almac Group received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development comprised of a $1.56 million Pennsylvania First Program grant.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 DCED’s Office of International Business Development.Headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, Almac Group, Inc. is an established contract development and manufacturing organization that provides an extensive range of integrated services to companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, globally. The company’s services include research and development, biomarker discovery, development and commercialization, active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacture, formulation development, and clinical trial supply. Almac Group employs more than 4,500 highly skilled personnel throughout its operations in the UK, Ireland, the United States, and Asia.The ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.For more information about Almac Group, visit www.almacgroup.com.For more information on the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.us.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Wolf Administration Announces 312 New Jobs with Expansion of Almac Group Facilities in Montgomery Countylast_img read more

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Nikola Jokic helps Nuggets hold on for win over Clippers

first_imgDENVER >> Nikola Jokic had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the Denver Nuggets withstood a big rally to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 114-104 on Sunday night.Trailing by as many 20 points in the second half, Los Angeles had pulled within six with 1:11 remaining when Patrick Beverley was called for a foul on Jokic. Clippers coach Doc Rivers was incensed over the call and was given two technical fouls and tossed from the game. Jamal Murray hit both free throws to give the Nuggets some much-needed breathing room.Murray finished with 19 points and reserve Michael Porter Jr. provided a spark by scoring 13 as the Nuggets bounced back from a loss to struggling Cleveland the night before at the Pepsi Center. Denver has yet to drop back-to-back home games this season. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousDenver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots against Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives to the basket against Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray reacts after being fouled during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers guard Patrick Beverley (21) argues a call with referee Nick Buchert (3) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) grabs a rebound from Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives past Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers argues a call during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots under pressure from Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig (3) and Jamal Murray (27) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) passes between Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) and Patrick Patterson (54) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone argues a call during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Maurice Harkless (8) is fouled by Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives past Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives his head into Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. (1) goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) drives past Los Angeles Clippers guard Rodney McGruder (19) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant (9) is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams (23) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)NextShow Caption1 of 17Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) shoots against Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Denver. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)Expand Denver had quite a sequence midway through the fourth when Will Barton blocked a shot and Jokic grabbed the rebound. He quickly threw it ahead to Barton, who then dished it off to Monte Morris for a 3-pointer.Soon after, the Clippers went on a 10-0 run and was looking for more when Harrell was called for an offensive charge when he stepped in front of Jerami Grant, who was guarding Leonard. That didn’t sit well with the Clippers.TIP-INSClippers: George remained back in Los Angeles to receive more treatment on his hamstring. “We’ll just keep evaluating,” Rivers said when asked about an update. … Considered day to day with a knee injury, F JaMychal Green played more than 17 minutes and scored two points.Nuggets: F Paul Millsap missed a third straight game with a bruised left knee. … The Nuggets outrebounded the Clippers. They’re 18-2 when outrebounding a team. … Morris finished with 12 points.PLAY LOOSENuggets coach Michael Malone wants to see his team play more free when facing a team such as Cleveland, which had nothing to lose in picking up its 12th win Saturday night.“Not once have I ever pulled a guy out from making a mistake or missing a shot,” Malone said. “Play as hard as you can, that’s a great starting place. Just play hard. After you play hard, we can … find a way to play free.”DEFENDING JOKICRivers said the 7-foot Jokic presents a difficult challenge given his versatility.“Post-ups, he’s great. Passing, he’s great. Shooting, he’s great,” Rivers said. “Not a lot of weaknesses there. Just got to guard him hard.”UP NEXTClippers: Host Cleveland on Tuesday. Have won three in a row at home over the Cavaliers.Nuggets: Close out a three-game homestand Wednesday against Charlotte. Kawhi Leonard scored 30 for Los Angeles. Lou Williams had 26 and Montrezl Harrell added 25.The Clippers played without star forward Paul George, who missed a second straight game with a strained left hamstring. Los Angeles dropped to 8-6 this season when George doesn’t play.This game marked the first of three between two of the upper echelon teams in the Western Conference.Gary Harris showed signs of breaking out of a shooting slump by scoring 15 points. He’s been diligently working on his jumper after shooting 25.6% over his last four games. He was 5 of 9 against the Clippers.The Nuggets extended their lead to 89-69 with 1:26 remaining in the third quarter on Porter’s floating layup.last_img read more

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How do Man Utd end Pogba v Mou war? Get rid of both

first_imgHow did it all come to this? Two grown adults squabbling in thinly-veiled public soundbites at a time when the people they represent need them now, more than ever, to sort out their act and get on with performing in the best interests of Manchester United.Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho. “Oil and water” was how Sir Alex Ferguson likened his relationship with Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola ahead of the Frenchman’s initial departure from Old Trafford as a 19-year-old in 2012, and the same term might well be used for the differences between Pogba and his current manager as the rift between them grows every day.The list of issues is as long as one’s arm, with Mourinho publicly chastising Pogba for his failure to win a header against Newcastle and then picking Scott McTominay ahead of him for the Champions League tie against Sevilla. Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Then there’s Pogba refusing time and again to commit his future to United when questioned during World Cup duty. Mourinho responded by suggesting Pogba’s summer success with France and relative failure with United was due to a short attention span in longer seasons.And that was all even before this season started!The last seven weeks has been one tedious saga after another, with the latest issues resulting in Mourinho telling Pogba he will never again captain United despite having recently served as vice-skipper, and on Wednesday there followed footage of a heated exchange on the training ground after the manager greeted his exuberant midfielder with a message which managed to immediately alter the player’s mood.Whatever their clear disdain for each other – because, let’s face it, this is more than mere dislike right now – there has to be some sort of resolution in the name of progress for the club. And however you look at the present situation, the biggest loser right now is Manchester United.Already eight points adrift on the Premier League ladder and having been this week dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Derby, the last thing the club needs is for this nonsense to continue. But what is the answer?Plainly put, if the two cannot grow up and work out their issues, then at least one of them has to go. And Pogba arguably should be the first out of the door as things stand.Paul Pogba quote on Jose Mourinho Manchester UnitedThe 25-year-old, normally known for shunning many an invitation to speak to the press, has taken glee from stopping in the mixed zone on numerous occasions already this season as he seeks opportunities to stick the knife in.“There are things that I cannot say otherwise I will get fined,” is Pogba attempting to make a point of the fact all is not well. “I am not the manager, I cannot, like, say that, but obviously we should show more options of playing,” is not the rhetoric of somebody working for the group cause.Right now, Pogba couldn’t be doing a better job of alienating himself among the United fan base if he tried. But then the suggestion that he is attempting to do exactly that is not beyond the question either, as repeated talk of interest from Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain will always pique the curiosity of Raiola. And when the super-agent sniffs a great deal for himself and his players, he rarely loses the scent.For as long as Pogba is taking every opportunity to land a snide counter-blow every time Mourinho opens his mouth, there is no hope of anything but open warfare between the two. And if the club are to maintain a grip on the runaway power that players have to dictate the course of the organisation’s destiny whenever the whim takes them, they need to side with their manager and make a statement.If United had backed players over the manager every time Ferguson had a run-in with one of his stars, the great Scot could have been sacked a million times over and the club would likely have come nowhere near the success they achieved. The likes of Ryan Giggs, Lee Sharpe, David Beckham, Roy Keane, Wayne Rooney and many others would all have had their United careers curtailed long before they eventually moved on.Paul Pogba Manchester United 2018-19But all of that is not to say that Mourinho is untouchable. Fundamentally, it is results which should always dictate a manager’s job security and, quite simply, United’s form is hardly helping the Portuguese’s case.There is every possibility that Mourinho could outlast Pogba at Old Trafford only to remain a sitting duck thanks to his inability to get the best out of this squad. Sure, the group ought to have been strengthened further in the summer, but the players he has are still massively underperforming and he has to sort that sooner rather than later.It should not be the Pogba war which brings about the end of Mourinho’s tenure, but it could end up helping to be a deciding factor nonetheless. Should January arrive with the manager encouraging the board to allow Pogba to leave in a bid to allow everyone to move on there are two scenarios which would potentially come into play.If United are flying and back in with a shout of Champions League football and potentially even an outside interest in the title race, then Mourinho’s words will carry some gravitas. In those circumstances, a petition to sell Pogba might be agreed upon by executive vice-chair Ed Woodward and the board.Ed Woodward, Jose MourinhoBut should they continue their struggles through the autumn, by the time the transfer window comes around what board of directors is going to be convinced to sell their biggest playing asset by a manager whose own future would be very much up in the air? Flog potentially your best player because a dead man walking asks you to? Doubtful.As such, United’s results over the next three months become monumental for Mourinho. Not just because he needs to get his side back into a position of strength but also because on a personal level he must regain a position of true power when it comes to the club’s decision-makers choosing between him and Pogba.But even if he sees the back of Pogba, the chances of Mourinho lasting much longer than the Frenchman appear narrow given the current state of affairs. Because this story is oh so typically Jose Mourinho.Whether it is Iker Casillas, Eva Carneiro, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial or Paul Pogba, it appears that Mourinho always has to be grappling with somebody to take the attention away from the graver issues beneath the surface.Selling Pogba would not mark the end of the problems, and nor would siding with the player and sacking the manager.With a player looking to undermine his manager and a manager picking fights wherever he can, United’s best resolution might well be to find exit strategies for the pair of them.But until that time comes, the only thing that can be guaranteed is that the fireworks will continue behind the microphones around Old Trafford way. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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