Secretary Davin Continues ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour at Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Highlighting Governor Wolf’s Commitment to Attracting Jobs to Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was joined by Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Cheryl Cook and local leaders to continue the ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Inc. (CVAS), a chemistry forage lab serving the dairy industry, in Waynesboro, Franklin County, highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to attracting jobs to Pennsylvania.
“Since taking office, Governor Wolf has been dedicated to making our business climate as strong as possible not only to help Pennsylvania businesses grow, but also to attract businesses from other states as well,” Secretary Davin said. “CVAS is a great example of a company who recognized the advantages of coming to Pennsylvania, and it’s truly exciting to see the success they have had here.”
In August 2016, 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, coordinated with CVAS to announce plans to relocate its operations into Pennsylvania and create 78 new jobs over three years. Today, Secretary Davin toured the facility and discussed Pennsylvania’s business climate with company executives.
“The contributions of the Franklin County Economic Development Corporation and DCED at many levels made it a reality to move and expand our business in Franklin County,” said Ralph Ward, president of CVAS. “It would have been difficult to make this very big step without this type of support. We were able to execute the move in a timely and efficient manner and are back to being focused on business and growth.”
“Pennsylvania dairy farmers depend on quality feed and forages to optimize milk production per cow,” Deputy Secretary Cook said. “With CVAS already serving farmers and veterinarians in the south central Pennsylvania region, it is terrific to see the commitment they’ve made to our industry by locating their new facility in Waynesboro.”
Cumberland Valley Analytical Services was founded in 1992 as a small chemistry forage lab serving the local dairy industry in south central Pennsylvania and Maryland. Since then, it has grown significantly by providing cutting edge forage evaluation services in a quick, accurate, and cost-effective manner. Today, CVAS has more than 97 employees and is the largest chemistry-based feed lab in the nation.
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717-783-1132