Following an extensive site selection process, the label printing company Nosco, Inc., announced that it will locate its business in the Greater Philadelphia region. Nosco’s new “On Demand Solutions Center” in Bristol, Pennsylvania will be dedicated to manufacturing healthcare packaging. The facility is 23,000 square feet and will employ 50 people. Nosco, Inc. is headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois.
Helped by Select Greater Philadelphia (Select) in their real estate site search, Nosco was also assisted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development, the Redevelopment Authority of Bucks County, the Bucks County Economic Development Corporation, and Bucks County Commissioner Rob Loughery.
James Struhar, General Manager of East Coast Operations, said Nosco selected the Greater Philadelphia region to locate due to the quality of the facility, the accessibility to a skilled labor force and the convenient access to Nosco’s primary customer base, which includes a large segment of the healthcare industries. “I am confident that our grass-roots effort to bring state-of-the-art technology, along with the Nosco culture, closer to our customers will also create a bright future for the development of the community and for Nosco’s 100% employee-owners”.
Select President and CEO Tom Morr said, “”This is great news for our region. Select is pleased to have helped Nosco come to Greater Philadelphia by providing a confidential site selection process customized to meet their needs. As a result, the entire region will benefit from the jobs that will be created thanks to having Nosco locate here”.
Governor Tom Corbett said “Pennsylvania’s economy continues to grow and manufacturing, an industry once thought to be lost, is coming back strong. Nosco recognized our potential and selected southeast Pennsylvania to locate its first operations in the northeast U.S. I have no doubt that with our keystone location and skilled workers, Nosco will continue to grow.”
Russ Haraf, President of Nosco states “We’re coming to your neighborhood to reduce cost and cycle time for labels and cartons. Getting closer to our customers is part of our strategic plan to service the healthcare industry, allowing them to order what they need, when they need it”.
On October 24th, 2013, the center produced its first commercial order. This label was manufactured for Alvogen, a multinational, pharmaceutical company, focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, OTC brands and biosimilar products.