Expansion will lead to new jobs and increased use of PA dairy
HARRISBURG – Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) today announced a $363,353 Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program grant for Revittle, an artisan cheese and charcuterie business, in Lurgan Township.
“With the diminished demand for dairy across the country, Pennsylvania dairy producers are looking for new ideas and outlets in which to make use of their product,” said Kauffman. “Investing in businesses that support the use of Pennsylvania dairy through their business model is one strategic way we can help our dairy farmers.”
The grant funding will be used by Revittle to modify the facility’s existing creamery into a modern production facility designed to turn Pennsylvania organic milk into cheese, age the cheese in cold storage, and then cut and package it into retail containers. The expansion will immediately create six new full-time positions with the potential to create more jobs with the addition of new clients.
The total project cost is $500,000 with Revittle providing $75,000 in matching funds.
The grant funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority through the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, which was established by the Legislature last year for research and development, organic transition, value-added processing and marketing grants in support of Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.
Representative Rob Kauffman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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