Governor Wolf Announces First ‘Carbon Science Center of Excellence’ in U.S. to be Established in Centre County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces First ‘Carbon Science Center of Excellence’ in U.S. to be Established in Centre County Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Morgan Advanced Materials will establish a new research and development center in College Township, Centre County. The center is the first of its kind in the U.S., focused on driving developments in the field of carbon research.“Collaboration plays a vital role in supporting the critical linkage between our leading universities and business development,” said Governor Wolf. “We are proud to support a project like the Carbon Science Center of Excellence that will support and cultivate the innovative efforts of both Morgan and Penn State for years to come.”Morgan will lease a site at Penn State’s Innovation Park and where it will establish the ‘Carbon Science Center of Excellence.’ This will be Morgan’s third center of excellence, but its first in North America. The company has committed to making a multi-million dollar investment at the R&D facility and to create at least 15 new, highly-skilled positions in Pennsylvania.“Support from Penn State University, the Governor’s Action Team, and the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County has been vital in making this center a reality,” said Mike Murray, Chief Technology Officer for Morgan Advanced Materials. “By working collaboratively, we envisage our discoveries will drive the industry forward, pushing the boundaries of technological innovation in the years to come.”The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $50,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with Invent Penn State. Invent Penn State is a commonwealth-wide initiative focused on spurring economic development, job creation, and student career success.“The collaboration is a win-win situation for all involved. Our commitment to developing new methodologies and making further scientific discoveries in carbon science is closely aligned with Morgan’s company vision, mission and commitment to the markets it serves,” said Neil Sharkey, Vice President of Research for Penn State University. “Morgan’s expertise and commercial insights will provide our researchers with a solid foundation to deliver workable, commercially viable solutions that distinguish both Penn State and Morgan in a fiercely competitive marketplace, while contributing to job creation and economic development in State College and in the commonwealth.”Morgan Advanced Materials, trading in the U.S. as Morganite Industries, Inc., is a global materials engineering company which designs and manufactures a wide range of high specification products with extraordinary properties, across multiple sectors and geographies. Morgan Advanced Materials has a global presence with over 8,500 employees across 50 countries serving specialist markets in the energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, petrochemical, and industrial sectors.For more information on Morgan Advanced Materials, visit more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: July 12, 2016last_img read more

Wolf Administration Sends Holiday Cheer to Hundreds of Families, Seniors at 30th Annual Holiday Wish Program

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 11, 2019 Wolf Administration Sends Holiday Cheer to Hundreds of Families, Seniors at 30th Annual Holiday Wish Programcenter_img Holidays,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf today joined representatives from the departments of Aging, Human Services, Labor & Industry, and Military and Veterans Affairs, and the Pennsylvania National Guard to support the 30th Annual Holiday Wish Program, which sends gifts to more than 900 people, including more than 200 families and 100 seniors across Pennsylvania.“The generosity of the commonwealth’s employees will provide nearly 1,000 people with at least one gift this year,” Gov. Wolf said. “This is what the holidays in Pennsylvania are all about – sharing in the spirit of giving. I’m immensely proud of the selfless employees who have given so much to ensure their fellow Pennsylvanians know they are cared for this holiday season.”The families and older adults sponsored for the Holiday Wish Program were identified by a senior citizen complex serving older adults in need and caseworkers at county assistance offices across the state. Holiday Wish families request a few gifts they need or would like to receive, and state employees sponsor a family or individual to ensure they receive special gifts during the holiday season. For example, some families identified a need for clothing, shoes, toys, a Christmas tree, or even a bed.The Department of Labor & Industry also wrapped and donated 900 inspected toys that passed the department’s safety measures. Volunteer state employees and members from the Pennsylvania National Guard loaded hundreds of wrapped gifts into military vehicles and delivered them to participating county assistance offices for distribution to the families and individuals while children from a local child care provider sang carols and were visited by Santa.The Holiday Wish program was started in 1989 by a small group of employees from the Department of Human Services (DHS), known then as the Department of Public Welfare. Over 30 years, it has grown to include hundreds of employees in several departments, allowing the program to reach thousands of individuals in need around Pennsylvania during the holiday season.“The generosity from this small group of human services employees truly captures the essence of what we do every day – help Pennsylvanians access basic needs and achieve a better life,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “We recognize the hardships and barriers that many of the people we serve face and hope these gifts are able to bring so much joy to the many seniors, families, and children selected across our commonwealth. It’s a privilege to represent the department today as we continue to make a difference in the lives of Pennsylvanians near and far 30 years later.”last_img read more