80 new permanent and 120 construction jobs are coming to Tobyhanna Township with the announcement of the construction of a one million square foot distribution center for American Tire Distributors located in New Ventures Park in the Village of Blakeslee. The new facility is set to open by the end of 2018 and will service American Tire Distributors customer’s in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada regions.
“We welcome American Tire Distributors to the growing list of businesses choosing to locate in Tobyhanna Township. Bringing 80 new jobs to the Village of Blakeslee is yet another step forward in our efforts of thoughtful, well planned growth on the Pocono Plateau,” said Tobyhanna Township Manager John J. Jablowski, Jr.
The Tobyhanna Township community is proud to partner with such a responsive, growing company. Private investment of over $70 Million in this project was coupled with $1.7 Million in state infrastructure assistance to create a new village gateway in Blakeslee at State Route 115 and the entrance to New Ventures Park at Commercial Boulevard.
“American Tire Distributors is excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Tobyhanna Township community and are set to welcome 80 new associates that will be joining the Pocono team. We selected this location not only because of its excellent geographic location but also because of the outstanding support of the local government leadership in generating economic development,” said Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President – Supply Chain at American Tire Distributors.
The distribution center will bring job opportunities in management and warehouse operations.
“This economic development project creating new jobs was made possible by the continuing assistance of Senator Mario Scavello, Representative Jack Rader, and the Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation,” concluded Township Manager Jablowski.
Since 1935, American Tire Distributors has supported the nation’s tire dealers, service repair shops, and automotive performance shops with delivery of products, tools, and programs needed to service consumers, including a complete package of tires and custom wheels.