NANTICOKE, January 10, 2017 – State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that American Paper Bag LLC will base its corporate headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Sugar Notch Borough located in Luzerne County.

“The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber along with local and state officials have helped bring a quality, job producing business in American Paper Bag to northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Yudichak. “Adding an advanced manufacturing facility to the region continues our efforts to revitalize our local economy and create new jobs.”

“Today’s announcement represents a huge win for northeastern Pennsylvania and demonstrates how effective we can be when local and state entities work together for the greater good,” said Joseph Boylan, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. “This team approach allowed us the opportunity to develop and deliver a competitive and winning workforce and funding strategy to attract American Paper Bag to the region – competing against several locations in North America.  Congratulations to Ian Robson and American Paper Bag – a welcome addition to northeastern Pennsylvania.”

American Paper Bag will be located in a 42,000 square-foot building in the Hanover Industrial Estates. The company has promised to devote $5,425,000 million to the project and has also committed to creating 38 new full-time jobs within a three-year window. The hiring process for the new jobs will begin in April 2017.