Food processing blog

  • About CAN DO and Greater Hazleton, PA

Map showing location of Hazleton, PA, in the Northeast United StatesGreater Hazleton, located in northeastern Pennsylvania, is an ideal location for food processing and distribution, as many major companies can attest.

The area’s strategic location (at the crossroads of Interstates 80 and 81), competitive labor costs, highly rated workforce, ideal climate, rail service and other factors draw food processing companies to the area, where they find continued success.

Hazleton is within several hours’ drive of many of the major markets in the United States, including New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Washington, D.C. Employers say that this is critical to their logistical plans because it enables their products to reach their targeted destination quickly.

Manufacturing, packaging and distribution companies have the benefit of working together through a food processing partnership, where they can share ideas and initiate training programs.

Well-known names such as The Hershey Company, Otis Spunkmeyer and Tootsie Roll Industries have a presence in the Hazleton area as part of the food processing cluster. Please continue to follow our blog to read their stories and all the food processing news in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Visit CAN DO’s main web site for commercial real estate information on locating or expanding your business in Greater Hazleton, PA.