Hank Sauce, a maker of hot sauces and dry rubs, announced plans to expand its Sea Isle City, NJ based operations in Millville, NJ. The company recently purchased property at the Mike Lascarides Industrial Park to construct a manufacturing facility. It will also be applying for UEZ certification and moving forward with hiring a team of professionals to assist with Planning Board submission requirements and construction efforts.
Cumberland County Freeholder Director Joe Derella stated, “This is a great opportunity for three young entrepreneurs, and a real positive for the City of Millville and the County. And good for them for taking advantage of the special incentives that were offered. We believe these made a difference in their choosing to locate in Millville.”
The Millville Urban Redevelopment Corporation, CCIA along with the City of Millville officials were all instrumental in helping to recruit Hank Sauce to locate in the Lascarides Industrial Park.
Hank Sauce was founded by three college roommates – Brian “Hank” Ruxton, Matt Pattaluga and Josh Jaspan – who shared a passion for the ocean and a “do-it-yourself,” entrepreneurial attitude. In a few short years, what started out as friends having fun packaging and labeling sauce made as a hobby has turned into a booming product line in high demand and Sea Isle City restaurant.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hank Sauce to Cumberland County,” said Jim Watson, Cumberland County Improvement Authority Executive Director of Economic Development. “It’s a young company that’s having great success. The owners of Hank Sauce have chosen Millville as the place where they want to grow and the CCIA and City of Millville plan on doing everything we can to help them.”
Hank Sauce Co-owner Matt Pattaluga reported, “We love the location where the facility is being built. It’s a short drive for us to get to since it’s located in a convenient industrial park just a mile or so away from Route 55. We can’t wait to get the expansion completed.”
For more information on Hank Sauce, visit: www.hanksauce.com. To find out more about economic development opportunities in Cumberland County, contact Jim Watson at 856-825-3700, Ext. 1233, [email protected] or visit www.CumberlandYes.com.
Front Row: Hank Sauce co-owners (with bottles) Brian “Hank” Ruxton, Josh Jaspan, and Matt Pittaluga meet with (back row) CCIA Economic Development Director Jim Watson, Millville Vice-Mayor Jim Quinn, Freeholder Director Joe Derella and Millville Urban Redevelopment Corp. Executive Director Don Ayres, on site of the future Hank Sauce manufacturing site in the Mike Lascarides Industrial Park in Millville, NJ. (photo by Craig Terry)