HARRISBURG – Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne) today announced the awarding of $318,765 in state funding for a dairy expansion project in Sugarloaf Township that is expected to create at least five new jobs. Toohil played a key role in securing the grant.
Milkhouse Creamery will use the funding to purchase equipment for a processing facility to make a dairy mix for ice cream production. The company currently buys the dairy mix from another processor.
“I am pleased we are able to provide the funding to help this family-owned business grow at a time when many small dairy operations across the state are struggling to survive,” said Toohil. “The Dagostin family has been involved in dairy and agriculture in our area for generations, and I give them credit for making this important investment in their future.”
“Thanks to Jocelyn Sterenchock with the CANBE Innovation Center for recognizing the job potential of this expansion project and working with our office to make it happen,” she added.
The funding was approved as part of the Commonwealth Financing Authority’s Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, which was established last year by the Legislatuve for research and development, organic transition, value-added processing and marketing grants in support of the state’s dairy industry.
Representative Tarah Toohil
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office