Nanticoke, April 3, 2019 – State Senator John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon) and Northpoint Development announced today that Spreetail will open a fulfillment center in the Nanticoke City section of the Hanover 9 site.
Spreetail is an e-commerce company established in 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska that is dedicated to making customers’ lives better and easier through a high-quality shopping experience, offering a simple and enjoyable way to shop for home, garden and backyard products. Over the past 13 years, Spreetail has grown and expanded across the country, with offices located in eight cities and six states with over 650 employees.
“Spreetail’s decision to invest in Nanticoke continues to build upon an unprecedented surge in economic growth along the new South Valley Parkway,” said Senator John Yudichak. “Today, with our great partner, NorthPoint Development, we welcome Spreetail to a growing list of global companies that are investing hundreds of millions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs in the South Valley/I-81 corridor.”
NorthPoint Development, a privately held development firm in Kansas City has invested over $393 million in capital investment in the South Valley Corridor, creating over 4,600 new jobs.
“NorthPoint takes pride in delivering another quality tenant to the Hanover Township – Nanticoke area. We are pleased they will join the names of Chewy.com, Adidas, Patagonia and True Value as great tenants NorthPoint has been able to secure for northeast Pennsylvania. We are proud of the public-private partnership we have built with the city of Nanticoke, Luzerne County, the Earth Conservancy, the school districts and the community college as we continue to invest in the area and keep the momentum to an all time high with capital investment and jobs for the area,” said Brent Miles, Vice President of Economic Development, NorthPoint Development.
In 2019, Spreetail will employ 50 people at the 610,000 sq. foot Hanover 9 site and expects to employ 120 by 2021. They will be hiring fulfillment team members at a starting wage of $16.50 per hour.
“We are very excited to open our new, state of the art facility in Luzerne County. This location offers logistical advantages that allow us to grow our business while creating new opportunities in the surrounding area. The team members we are already adding from the local community will no doubt have a great impact on how we delight our Spreetail customers each day,” said Bret Naugle, Regional Fulfillment Manager, Spreetail.
The support that Spreetail has received from the leaders of Luzerne County, Hanover Township, the City of Nanticoke, school districts, Luzerne County Community College, and the Earth Conservancy also made it clear that Luzerne County was the perfect fit for Spreetail.
“The jobs being created by Spreetail are good paying family sustaining jobs that will benefit our residents. We look forward to continuing a partnership that will pay dividends for the South Valley Corridor for years to come,” said Dave Pedri, Luzerne County Manager.
“Spreetail has a long history of community involvement and we are thrilled to welcome Spreetail to the city of Nanticoke and to Luzerne County,” said City of Nanticoke Mayor Nicole Colatosti-Mackiewicz.
The fulfillment center is tentatively expected to open on June 1.
Nanticoke, November 1, 2018 – State Senator John Yudichak (D – Luzerne) along with NorthPoint Development Vice President of Economic Development Brent Miles announced today the potential for approximately 1,548 new jobs at a groundbreaking ceremony at the Hanover 9 site co-located in the City of Nanticoke and Hanover Township.
The masterplan for Hanover 9 includes three separate buildings with a total square footage of over 2.3 million. All three buildings are expected to generate approximately 1,548 new jobs with an average salary of $41,000. The total capital investment in Hanover 9 from NorthPoint Development along with the prospective tenants is expected to be over $209.4 million with an annual payroll of approximately $63.4 million.
“The South Valley Corridor is bursting with economic development at an unprecedented pace thanks to the more than $393 million private investment that is being made by NorthPoint Development and its tenants,” said Yudichak.
NorthPoint Development is a privately held development firm based in Kansas City. Their focus is on Class A development in the industrial, senior housing and self-storage markets within the central part of the United States. They are currently active in 16 states including: Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Illinois, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Arizona, Washington, New York, Georgia, and Florida.
“NorthPoint Development is eagerly acquiring new land and constructing new buildings to continue their exceptional job creation model that has already landed national companies like Chewy.com, Adidas, and Patagonia,” said Yudichak.
“NorthPoint continues to expand its footprint in the Luzerne County industrial market and we are pleased to announce our newest park, Hanover 9. This project shows our focus on investing in parks with great access, labor, and a strong public private partnership like we have with the City of Nanticoke and Hanover Township,” said Nathaniel Hagedorn, Founder and CEO of NorthPoint Development. “We always say, ‘capital goes where capital is welcomed’ and we feel very welcomed in Nanticoke and Hanover Township. Hanover 9 represents a large capital investment from our firm, which in turn will create significant job opportunities for the residents of Nanticoke, Hanover Township, and the surrounding area.”
NorthPoint Development began its investment in Luzerne County in 2016 when it initially purchased 172 acres of reclaimed land along the South Valley Parkway, now known as Hanover Ridge. NorthPoint Development’s first investment came shortly after ground was broken on the almost $90 million South Valley Parkway. Construction of the South Valley Parkway is currently ongoing and will likely be finished ahead of schedule in 2019.
NorthPoint Development’s focus is now on the Hanover 9 site. The Hanover 9 site was also purchased from the Earth Conservancy.
“This sale represents the final piece of the Hanover 9 reclamation story. It took years to complete, working in multiple phases, but with the support of DEP and its Growing Greener program, and the EPA’s Brownfield Cleanup Program, the Earth Conservancy was able to transform the mine-scarred site into a desirable development opportunity,” said Mike Dziak, President/CEO of the Earth Conservancy. “The investment NorthPoint Development has made in the region has been tremendous, the jobs stemming from this new project are significant and the economic impact cannot be denied.”
“Cooperation at all levels of government has led to the creation of more than 4,600 jobs in the South Valley, the construction and near completion of the South Valley Parkway, and the transformation of mine-scarred land into new economic opportunities for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania,” Yudichak added.
“I am particularly proud of the local partnerships that have been forged among leaders in Luzerne County, Hanover Township, Nanticoke, and their respective school districts, who have embraced NorthPoint Development and their job creating strategies in the South Valley Corridor.”
Representative Gerald Mullery (D- Luzerne) also joined Senator Yudichak at today’s ceremony.
“Today was about progress, hard work, and most importantly economic development. The creation of family sustaining jobs in the Lower South Valley will help make Luzerne County prosper for years to come. I will continue to do what I can to ensure this investment is a success for the future of Luzerne County and Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Mullery.