East Allen warehouse would employ 400

East Allen warehouse would employ 400

There are 35 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 8, 2008, titled East Allen warehouse would employ 400. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Trendy grocery chain Trader Joe's plans to build a 900,000-square-foot warehouse complex just outside Bath that could bring more than 400 jobs to the Lehigh Valley, East Allen Township officials said.

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Smilin Bob

Livingston, TX

#2 Mar 8, 2008
Wharehouse jobs. Now there's a good living. Still, it beats no jobs.

“aka MOB”

Since: Mar 07

Bethlehem

#3 Mar 8, 2008
Why East Allen Twnshp? You would think they would want to be closer to a major interstate like I78. There is already a industrial park on brownfields at 412 and I78, former steel land. Wouldn't it be nice to have entry level jobs near people who need entry level jobs? Along a bus route....we are just giving welfare people more and more reason not to find a job, because they are all out in the suburbs and they can't afford a car to drive to them.

I'm assuming that this warehouse is going on farmland, maybe I'm wrong, and I hope I am.

Well, hopefully this will lead to a Trader Joe's store in the near future.
Hey

Methuen, MA

#4 Mar 8, 2008
Trader Joe's is a great store if you haven't ever been there..can't wait to see them in our area! Also, knowing college kids who have worked there, they have a great rep for treating their employees well.
redbeer2u

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Mar 8, 2008
Great day in the morning. A place to go for a job. Mom could pack me a lunch then wisk me out the door onest. I hope they let me cut the cheese.
We need extra traffic on 512 and the increase in tourisum in "Bath" whould be benefical to our new POLICE DEPARTMENT.(Hannover twp can stick the CRPD up its _S_.) SO, heres' hoping for a good turn on this project.

Stay happy,
Big daddy

“Cool Logic - Burning Passion”

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#6 Mar 8, 2008
Smilin Bob wrote:
Wharehouse jobs. Now there's a good living. Still, it beats no jobs.
It won't be at ex-BS wages...first of all, Trader Joe's wants to stay in business, secondly, retail has nowhere near the profit structure of most manufacturing. Also, pushing things around on the warehouse floor is not exactly huge value added, only a necessity...

Note how local politicians like to talk the big game about jobs creation (as if they really had much to do with it...) but rarely will tell you the average wage per job is versus what is being replaced...and all of you still vote for them...
Jackee-b

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Mar 8, 2008
Trader Joe is a GREAT STORE. My Husband and I have been visiting them out in California for years. Would love to see one in our area!! How about a store in the front of the Warehouse for the local people here to enjoy????
Ex-Bath Citizen

Doylestown, PA

#8 Mar 8, 2008
Just what 512 needs more traffic. It's great tax revenue for EA but, what about the traffic burden - anyone do a traffic study?
BStuart

Easton, PA

#9 Mar 8, 2008
Why should this be permitted when Trader-Joe's won't even open a store in the Lehigh Valley? East Allen Township officials should require a store in exchange for the warehouse permit!
Here for now

Nazareth, PA

#10 Mar 8, 2008
I love Trader Joe's. That's one of the things I missed after moving from California. I hope they put a store in too. It wouldn't be right if they didn't.
Pauly Walnuts

Slatington, PA

#12 Mar 8, 2008
Just what we need, another warehouse...400 minimumly paid jobs to boost our local economy...here come the Mexicans...
Dave

Zionhill, PA

#13 Mar 8, 2008
Wll the state please do something in bath to relieve the traffic nightmare in through town (512)!

More business' is GREAT, but more traffic is not, under the current conditions
The River

Northampton, PA

#14 Mar 8, 2008
Pauly Walnuts wrote:
Just what we need, another warehouse...400 minimumly paid jobs to boost our local economy...here come the Mexicans...
Typical Lehigh Valley negative person. These warehouse jobs serve a needed purpose for those that do not possess the skills to join the knowledge economy and many of those jobs pay a fair wage.
Disraeli Gears

Walnutport, PA

#15 Mar 8, 2008
Pauly Walnuts wrote:
Just what we need, another warehouse...400 minimumly paid jobs to boost our local economy...here come the Mexicans...
I'm with you on this one, Pauly. Mile long warehouses, more tractor trailers, lots of noise, and 400 new unskilled labor positions are just what we don't need. We're becoming the staging area for big cities in the Northeast and they're using our relatively cheap farm land to build these unattractive holding pens.
No More Warehouses Unless

Easton, PA

#16 Mar 8, 2008
they are either put on the old Beth Steel site or Allentown. While people carry on about new houses, warehouses are worse. Truck Traffic, Truck Traffic, did I mention truck traffic!!! These trucks tear up the roads like you would not believe. Ask any engineer. Jobs, well, a few couple hundred is better than nothing, but not at the expense of our infrastructure and farms. Also, Trader Joes should be forced to open up a store in the Valley if we are forced to "Eat" their distribution facility.
joe poli

AOL

#17 Mar 8, 2008
I hope they are not giving them long term tax abatements!!! We need the tax revenue.

Pennsylvania, the storehouse for the Northeast. Trucks, trucks and more trucks.
Allentown

Northampton, PA

#18 Mar 8, 2008
Speak for yourself, We have plenty of warehouse here in Allentown. What do you want to do, Congest this city even more. I think the city of Allentown need less congestion and they should build Warehouses in neighboring cities. I do agree on the damages that the trucks do to the road and also wonder why they do have to destroy the farmlands, must be some land that isn't farmland that they can touch that is not in the city of Allentown.
No More Warehouses Unless wrote:
they are either put on the old Beth Steel site or Allentown. While people carry on about new houses, warehouses are worse. Truck Traffic, Truck Traffic, did I mention truck traffic!!! These trucks tear up the roads like you would not believe. Ask any engineer. Jobs, well, a few couple hundred is better than nothing, but not at the expense of our infrastructure and farms. Also, Trader Joes should be forced to open up a store in the Valley if we are forced to "Eat" their distribution facility.
Tessie

Bethlehem, PA

#19 Mar 8, 2008
Disraeli Gears wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm with you on this one, Pauly. Mile long warehouses, more tractor trailers, lots of noise, and 400 new unskilled labor positions are just what we don't need. We're becoming the staging area for big cities in the Northeast and they're using our relatively cheap farm land to build these unattractive holding pens.
I agree with you, I wonder what kind of pay they will offer. We need jobs in this area that we can afford to take. We can't afford to live in this area hardly anymore with the tax increases and prices of everything. What will a facility like this really offer the people in this community. Will these jobs pay enough to support a family. They never mention the wages of the proposed jobs, only the amount of people they will employ. I would like to see them say Will offer 400 new jobs with starting salary of $14.00/hr and health benefits with low employee contributions, then maybe I would get excited when I read these headlines.
Here we go again

Mount Carmel, PA

#20 Mar 8, 2008
No More Warehouses Unless wrote:
they are either put on the old Beth Steel site or Allentown. While people carry on about new houses, warehouses are worse. Truck Traffic, Truck Traffic, did I mention truck traffic!!! These trucks tear up the roads like you would not believe. Ask any engineer. Jobs, well, a few couple hundred is better than nothing, but not at the expense of our infrastructure and farms. Also, Trader Joes should be forced to open up a store in the Valley if we are forced to "Eat" their distribution facility.
If the "ENGINEERS" designed the roads to handle heavier traffic maybe you wouldn't have roads falling apart ... No one wants the trucks around but you all like the food on the shelves!!!!!!! Maybe the Amish do have the right idea.. Go back to horse and buggy .. Oh WAIT!! Then you'll B1TCH about the Horse sh1t on the roads!!! Someone else mentioned more "TAX" revenue I'd be willing to bet Trader joe's is getting one heck of a TAX BREAK!!!

Since: Mar 07

Macungie, PA

#21 Mar 8, 2008
Trader Joe's "Pinjur" spread.

That's what I'm talkin' about!
laptop mama

Lansdowne, PA

#22 Mar 8, 2008
I would love to see a Trader Joe's in the valley. Warehouse, not so much, but store-YES.

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