November 17, 2015
This fall has been a busy time for Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate agency offering prime office space, manufacturing and warehouse facilities to businesses wishing to reside in the business-friendly state of Delaware.
Young Networkers Check Out the New Twin Lakes Brewery Company Location in Newport Delaware
Networking is always a bit more fun when there is beer and food involved. Tie in a little community service by making the ‘admission ticket’ a canned good. Offer a unique opportunity to look behind the scenes of the new Twin Lakes Brewery facility and you’ve got yourself a stellar event.
Two Thursdays ago, Harvey Hanna partnered up with Twin Lakes Brewery to co-host the Delaware Young Professionals Networking Group from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC). There were a lot of canned goods collected and donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission . Much merriment, as Twin Lakes Brewing Company offered up its Oktoberfest, Tweeds Stout and Pale Ale to the young networkers. Delicious food whipped up by Sugarfoot Fine Foods , as everyone got a taste of what Twin Lakes Brewery will soon have to offer to the community.
Jack the Brew Master creatively displayed a variety malts and leaf hops, the ingredients used in the brewing process. Twin Lakes Brewing Company has been offering premium American ales and lagers to the Delaware area for the last 9 years. The company recently moved to Newport Industrial Park, located in the historic town of Newport, Delaware. It outgrew its previous location; a 25 barrel, five vessel brew house and tasting room located at a re-purposed barn on historic Twin Lakes Farm in Greenville, Delaware.
This new location will make for easy access to a growing number of visitors seeking out craft beer tastings and allow Twin Lakes to up the amount of hours that the tasting room will be open to the public. Harvey Hanna is very excited to add the brewery to its list of valued tenants.
HHA Welcomes CVA Logistics to the Family
Harvey Hanna is also pleased to welcome CEVA Logistics to their Twin Spans Business Park located in New Castle, Delaware. CEVA Logistics is one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies that specializes in the design and implementation of industry-leading solutions for freight management and contract logistics. Click Here to find out more.
Delaware KIDS Fund Receives Donation
The company champions many community service projects and associations throughout the state and is grateful for the Wells Fargo donation of $1000 to the Delaware KIDS Fund as part of their Annual Community Connections Giving Program. Delaware KIDS Fund is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of HHA. Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ that helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations.
As Thanksgiving approaches, those of us at Harvey Hanna asks that those of you in a position to do so, find it in your heart to make this Holiday Season a little more joyous for those in need. There are a wide variety of opportunities available to show your support to those in need in our community. If everyone does a little bit, it can make a BIG difference in the lives of others.
October 13, 2015
Is there a chance for Delaware to increase its share of the manufacturing industry?
Senator Chris Coons believes so.
In fact, he and Senator Kelly Ayotte introduced the Manufacturing Skills Act this year hoping to modernize the way states and cities run their job training programs. The hope is to provide those looking for employment with the skills they’ll need for today’s manufacturing jobs.
According to an article written by Sen. Coons, ‘Manufacturing can be transformed in Delaware’, on Oct. 3, 2015, the skill sets necessary for the manufacturing jobs of today require a higher level of math and engineering than those needed 20 years ago. Many of these manufacturing jobs require two-year college degrees or more. The ability to work in a team environment and higher levels of critical thinking are also required.
While there is a skills gap that has hindered the growth of manufacturers and the economy, ‘Pathways to Prosperity’, a program spearheaded by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, has helped to train Delaware students. This program has united local high schools, Delaware Tech and local manufacturing companies in a common goal; that of giving Delaware youth the skill sets they’ll need for a career in the manufacturing industry.
Further Good News for Delaware is that 21st century manufacturing jobs pay more than they did in the 20th century. Delaware’s average salary for a manufacturing position is $79,774, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Delaware Manufacturing contributed $4.55 billion to our economy in 2014.
In an article titled, ‘Where will Delaware jobs be coming from?’, posted last month, Richard Heffron, President of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, stated:
“We’re also seeing a renewed focus on manufacturing, an industry that was once the backbone of Delaware’s economy. Today’s manufacturers are looking for employees who are problem-solvers with leadership skills, computer and technical abilities. In response, the Delaware Manufacturing Association, DelTech, the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership, in collaboration with state government, have developed a curriculum and launched a pilot program providing high school students with the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma, a certificate in advance manufacturing and credits toward higher education courses.”
While many of our perceptions of the manufacturing industry are stuck in the past, Sen. Coons says,
“Today’s manufacturing jobs pay, on average, more in wages and benefits than any other industry, they contribute more to local economies, and they are critical to our nation’s capacity to innovate and grow.”
Delaware will have to adapt to the current environment of the manufacturing industry in order to attract more manufacturing jobs, which currently account for 25,000 jobs or 7.34% of Delaware’s workforce. In the last five years, manufacturers have created more than 800,000 jobs.
This past July, The News Journal reported that 100 new manufacturing jobs were to be added near New Castle, thanks to the State’s Council of Development Finance approval of $436,000 in incentives to attract Techmer PM, a Tennessee-based manufacturer, to New Castle. Also, a Delaware-based company behind the Mishimoto automotive brand will be opening a new manufacturing facility.
Manufacturers cite workforce talent as a deciding factor of their site selection and Delaware has been able to entice several of these businesses in recent years. Uzin Utz, an industrial grade flooring company and AB Packaging are two such manufacturers.
Gov. Markell stated in an Op Ed article release Oct. 8, 2015;
“The manufacturing industry, and the hardworking men and women who work in it, have always proven resilient. Their history is one of always adapting to change, and of emerging stronger than before. As manufacturing enters a new phase, it’s clear Delawareans are up to the challenge of building an industry that gives our citizens good job opportunities for years to come.”
So I guess the short answer is YES, it’s a safe bet that Delaware will see manufacturing growth this year and, hopefully, for years to come.
Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company, offers unique opportunities for diverse clientele in Delaware. These opportunities include options for Heavy Industrial, Light Industrial, Marketing, Distribution, Manufacturing, and Corporate Offices. With locations along the I-95, I-295, and I-495 corridors, HHA adds value to corporate leaders such as DuPont, FEDEX, and Iron Mountain by enabling them to reach their clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Providing companies with facilities located in the mid-Atlantic region, HHA strategically positions clients in the center of the wealthiest business corridor in the world. To learn more about immediate manufacturing facility availabilities contact Harvey, Hanna & Associates today.
Currently, HHA has two facilities with manufacturing space available in the Twins Spans Business Park; 350 Anchor Mill Road and 500 Ships Landing Way. Call Bert Root (302.323.9300 Ext. 15 | BRoot@HarveyHanna.com ) for more information.
Harvey Hanna & Associates, Inc. | info@HarveyHanna.com | 302.323.9300