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Grant to fund training for Erie area manufacturing jobs

The nearly $200,000 grant will support Edinboro University dual-enrollment program. A state grant will help prepare local high school students for manufacturing jobs. The $199,750 Pennsylvania Manufacturing Training-to-Career grant to the Edinboro University Foundation will support the university’s Manufacturing Training to Career program. Students completing classroom and online courses and an internship will earn 15 college credits and a Quality Assurance Certificate during their junior and senior years of high school. The students will receive job placement assistance and can opt to continue their studies. Local manufacturing companies involved in the project include Eriez Manufacturing,

Startup Cup Manufacturer Announces Initial Factory in Pennsylvania

A startup maker of paper cups plans to establish its first manufacturing facility in eastern Pennsylvania, state economic development officials announced this week. Continental Cup Co. (CCC), which says it will produce “high-end graphic paper cups,” will lease a 40,000-square-foot building in a Bethlehem industrial park. The company expects to invest $9.5 million to set up shop in the city; officials said the facility would lead to 71 new jobs over the next three years. CCC said it would supply cups to convenience stores and fast-food restaurants, as well as foodservice distribution companies and movie theaters. “We are extremely excited for our very first operation in Northampton County and

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