Governor Tom Corbett is doing some amazing things for our city, Philadelphia, PA. He was to be awarded the prestigious “Spirit of the Port” award at the postponed annual luncheon hosted by the Seamen’s Church Institute at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall.
The accolades come on the heels of a deal struck in Brazil with Fibria Cellulose USA Inc. who have just promised to make the Port of Philadelphia their new North American home in early July of this year. The environmentally conscious company is the leading producer of eucalyptus products and is projected to bring $1.74 million in state and local taxes.
Tioga Terminal in Philadelphia can expect 18-20 large vessels annually after the company begins using the terminal as their new distribution center in July. This is estimated to bring 360,000 tons of product through Philadelphia.
Fibria has been selected as one of the top ten corporations in the world for “changing the industry through sustainability” and its continued commitment to the efficient use of natural resources. The move is supposed to promote at least 455 direct and indirect jobs, as well as regular opportunities for backhaul cargoes.
The Port of Philadelphia and Fibria are expected to enjoy at least a twenty-year relationship, ensuring the growth of our city’s economic health.
American Supply Co. is excited, as always, about the revitalization of our community. We believe that all opportunities for our community to grow are good opportunities and we invite our customers to celebrate the hard work that Governor Tom Corbett has done to put Tioga Terminal in the national spotlight.