C3i, a technology company that serves the life sciences industry, will create 256 jobs at a new help desk center in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park East, Jenkins Township. The project was announced by Michael Rossman, Director of the Governor’s Action Team, at the flex building at 501 Keystone Avenue recently constructed on speculation by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services.
The new office is needed because C3i recently won large contracts with two global pharmaceutical companies to provide help desk support services for campus and field sales based personnel. The company expects to begin receiving calls in the new 25,000 square foot office in June.
Greiner Packaging International, one of the leading companies in the European packaging industry, will open a manufacturing plant at 225 Enterprise Way in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West, Pittston Township. The company expects to create more than 100 full-time jobs at the facility within three years.
The company has leased 113,871 square feet in a 223,387 square foot industrial building constructed by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services on speculation in 2013. Mericle developed the building as part of its ReadyToGo Program™.
“Northeastern Pennsylvania is fast becoming a major hub for E-Commerce fulfillment centers. At least 17 of the top E-Commerce companies in the U.S. have major distribution centers here. The region’s five interstate highways, close proximity to the consumption zones of the East Coast, a dedicated and available workforce, FedEx and UPS service, and an excellent supply of buildings and sites, are all contributing to this growth.”