Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up)

first_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf joined MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce that Majestic’s Easton plant would continue to manufacture apparel for Major League Baseball by Fanatics and Under Armor. Earlier on Tuesday, VF Corporation had announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics. In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote to Commissioner Manfred to pitch the request that MLB keep manufacturing in Pennsylvania.“For more than a decade, if you watched a MLB game anywhere in the country, apparel made in Pennsylvania was proudly on display, and today’s announcement affirms that the proud tradition of making MLB apparel will continue in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The continued use of the Majestic facility is important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do. I want to thank everyone involved for working so hard to preserve this storied tradition in the Lehigh Valley that contributes to the treasure of our national pastime.”Take a look at the coverage below: Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up) SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img WFMZ: Wolf praises continued use of Palmer Twp. Majestic plantGovernor Tom Wolf addressed 600 ecstatic Majestic employees after news the jersey-making company is being purchased by the licensed sports merchandise company Fanatics. “This is a great day for all of us in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf.Philly Voice: Wolf thankful MLB apparel manufacturing will stay in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Major League Baseball Rob Manfred and others on Tuesday to announce that the Easton plant long used by Majestic to manufacture MLB apparel will remain in use under a new deal with Under Armour and Fanatics.Philly.com: SAFE: Rubin’s Fanatics, Under Armour deal saves 600 baseball jobs at Pa. factoryFanatics, the pro- and college-team gear sales group owned by the Conshohocken-based online-retail mogul Michael Rubin, has agreed to purchase VF Corp.’s Licensed Sports Group and its Majestic factory in Palmer Township near Easton, and to keep the 600-worker plant busy making major-league baseball uniforms and fan gear under a deal with Under Armour Inc…Gov. Wolf and baseball commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. visited the Easton plant to congratulate Majestic workers on the deal.Lehigh Valley Live: WATCH: MLB uniforms to continue being made in Easton areaThe Easton area will continue to be the exclusive source of uniforms for Major League Baseball players and fans, under an acquisition of manufacturer Majestic announced Tuesday. Majestic in Palmer Township is being acquired by the sports licensing company Fanatics Inc. from VF Corp., according to the announcement that ends speculation about the long-term future of manufacturing the uniforms at the sprawling facility.Associated Press: Fanatics buying Majestic Athletic plant that makes MLB uniformsDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf calls the announcement “important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do.”Morning Call: Home run: Majestic’s sale to Fanatics will keep MLB uniform, fanwear production in PalmerLater in the day, the workers gathered again in the plant — this time to hear from, as Majestic President Mike Pardini put it, some “big-time folks” who helped broker the deal. Among them were MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Fanatics owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf. April 05, 2017   SHARE  TWEETlast_img read more

Women feature in abuser stats

first_imgThe Southland Times 10 June 2013More than 50 people have been arrested for domestic violence in Invercargill in the past three weeks and police say an increasing number of the offenders are women.  Senior Sergeant Dave Raynes said the number of women arrested for assaulting their partners was rising – two of the six people arrested for domestic assault between Friday night and Saturday afternoon were women.  All six weekend incidents happened at home and involved alcohol. Mr Raynes said six arrests was an unusually high number for a weekend, and it followed a spike in arrests in the past month for domestic assaults. There were 53 arrests for domestic violence in the past three weeks, with arrests previously averaging 13 a week, he said. Mr Raynes said data had not been broken down to show how many of the people arrested were women, but he believed the number of women brought in for domestic assault was rising. Alcohol was the greatest contributing factor but it was unclear what was creating the spike, he said.…The South Canterbury Women’s Refuge announced early this year it would start branching out to men because the number of violent women had increased, but Invercargill Women’s Refuge does not have support services specifically for men.http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/8775132/Women-feature-in-abuser-statslast_img read more