Gov. Wolf: New Jobs for Clarion County as Global Company Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Chooses PA for New Manufacturing Facility – pa.gov

by | Aug 30, 2022 | Jobs

August 30, 2022

DCED Acting Secretary Neil Weaver will hold a press conference at 10:00 AM today, and help break ground for the new facility at 957 Thompson Rd., Corsica, PA 15829

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, a manufacturer of world-class bourbon barrels, will create 51 new jobs when it opens its first Pennsylvania facility in Clarion County.

“Manufacturing has always been part of the heritage and lifeblood of this region and our commonwealth,” said Gov. Wolf. “Having a global company like Speyside open a new, state-of-the-art facility in Pennsylvania speaks volumes about our competitive economy and skilled manufacturing workforce. I know the company will have a bright future here.”

Neil Weaver, Acting Secretary of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), is holding a press conference at 10:00 AM today and will be joined by company and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony at 957 Thompson Rd., Corsica, PA 15829.

“Business development is a major part of DCED’s mission, and one of the tasks we take most seriously is attracting new companies to Pennsylvania,” said Sec. Weaver. “The commonwealth has so many advantages that make it a great place to do business, from our world-class workforce to our strategic location to our unique mix of affordable cost of living and high quality of life. I’m thrilled to welcome Speyside to Pennsylvania.”

Speyside will purchase 20 acres in Clarion Township and build a four-line, state-of-the-art stave mill for the purpose of producing staves (narrow pieces of wood) and heading to be used in the production of high-quality bourbon barrels.

“We are so pleased to be joining the Clarion Township community. This location makes such good sense for our …

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