A New Jersey bottle and jar maker will move to neighboring Pennsylvania in a $7.5 million project.
Schless Bottles Inc. will transfer production from Carteret, N.J., to Allentown, Pa., thanks in part to some economic incentives being offered by Pennsylvania.
The move was revealed by Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro's office.
Schless expects to have 98 workers at the new facility within three years, the governor's office said.
The company is receiving $300,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, a grant from Pennsylvania First, described by the DCED as "a comprehensive funding tool to facilitate increased investment and job creation within the commonwealth." The company also receives a $196,000 worker training grant, the state said.
"Manufacturing is one of the commonwealth's key industries, and we're going to strengthen the sector by continuing to make strategic investments in growing companies like Schless," DCED Secretary Rick Siger said in a statement.
The state described the $7.5 million being spent as building acquisition and renovation costs. Allentown is about 83 miles from Carteret.
"We look forward to being part of the Allentown community for many years to come and are excited to bring nearly 100 new jobs to the area," Schless Executive Director Mark Schlesinger said in a statement. He could not be immediately reached for further comment June 22.
The company molds 250 million PET bottles each year for midsized corporations. Offerings include both custom and stock products, according to the Schless website.
Markets for the company's jars and bottles include food and beverage, household, health and muscle powders, the company said.
Schless, which uses both injection and blow molding, also has trademarked its Big Mouth technology that produces jars with neck openings ranging from 43 to 120 millimeters. Big Mouth allows the company to produce wide neck openings on "just about any standard bottle," the company said.