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Report: $30 Million in State Assistance Allows Dietz and Watson to Remain in Delanco

The company's distribution center was destroyed in a fire that burned for three weeks in September.

Dietz and Watson in Delanco following a fire that burned for three weeks last fall. (Patch file photo)
Dietz and Watson in Delanco following a fire that burned for three weeks last fall. (Patch file photo)
Dietz and Watson has been awarded $30 million in state assistance to remain in Delanco, the Burlington County Times reports.

The Dietz and Watson distribution center was destroyed by a fire that burned for three weeks in September.

On Tuesday, the Times reported that the family-owned company that produces hot dogs and deli meats will receive $3.08 million in tax credits every year for the next 10 years to rebuild the center, located off Cooper Road.

Dietz and Watson is planning to construct a 16,000 square foot warehouse, a 25,000 square foot building for its corporate offices and a 16,000 square foot garage, according to the report.


Hugh J. Hall February 25, 2014 at 06:04 PM
Wait a sac.. NJ had to pay them $30 mil of our $$ otherwise they would have left? Screw em, go back to tacony
John February 25, 2014 at 07:15 PM
Thats the way it works around here, if U own a home your going to pay thru the nose and give them money, enjoy the hot dogs....
Hugh J. Hall February 25, 2014 at 08:34 PM
didn't D&W have insurance? The building and contents should have been covered .
Barb Rivera February 25, 2014 at 09:44 PM
Um Insurance?? Same thing for the boardwalk fire! We the taxpayers foot the bill!
Jenet February 26, 2014 at 06:38 AM
I hope they at least have to guarantee the employees are ALL NJ residents.
Hugh J. Hall February 26, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Maybe give us NJ residents a huge discount on hot dogs. lol
John February 26, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Its funny but they did not say how it started, just that the solar panels were still operating, just great, how come there was no master shut off switch for emergency use....
Mike915 February 26, 2014 at 03:55 PM
To answer your question John, "Solar panels are particularly hazardous to firefighters for a number of reasons, according to Ken Willette, a division manager with the National Fire Protection Association. "There is a possibility of electric shock because the electricity to the panels can’t be shut off," he said, "and not having a clear path on the roof to cut a ventilation hole is another challenge."
John February 26, 2014 at 08:12 PM
Hey Mike, my question was why is there no master shut off switch to stop the solar panel from working, this does not make sense to not be able to SHUT IT DOWN, who bought this idea..I would like to know who the jerk is that ok'ed this idea....
Hugh J. Hall February 26, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Even if you had a master shut off the panels still make electricity. You would have to cover them to stop it
Barb Rivera February 26, 2014 at 10:49 PM
Husband works on the power lines. There was No Safe way for the firefighters to control the situation. D&W should have insurance to cover the loss. No reason for taxpayers to have to foot the bill.
Brian N February 26, 2014 at 11:25 PM
Mike don't bother trying to examine, John just needs some one to blame and call names, so just let him go
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 08:54 AM
And posting useless articles to interfere with others event postings is completely positive, right Pundit?
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 08:55 AM
Did you get your concert tickets yet??
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM
Sorry, no apology for John. When he starts ranting about the 'jerk' who ok'd the solar panels, when he has no idea what he is taking about, I will bash him. Just like I will call you on your B.S. as well. Call me a troll, whatever you like, but get used to it.
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 01:27 PM
Good question dajoepa! I would be open to solar panels, but can't say I have looked I to the details of installing them before. Do you have them?
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 03:06 PM
For one thing, I have never believed I have lost any argument on here. I merely state my opinion, which is neither right or wrong, just my opinion. Take it as you wish. Beyond that, the fact that you have such black and white definitions of men and women only confirms to me your out-dated chauvinistic thinking
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Sorry Pundit, but I'm not going to question someone's masculinity, call everyone "honey" or make sexist remarks just to sound like more of a man to you. I really could care less what you think. Everyone here sees you for what you are now. It's painfully obvious.
Brian N February 27, 2014 at 03:50 PM
And I'll stop responding to John or you when I stop disagreeing with you. Have a good one! ;-)
Mike915 February 28, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Pundit has at least two ex wives. Why am I not surprised after seeing all his comments on Patch.
Chip February 28, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Ric, aka "pundit" = World's Biggest Douche Bag. He alone ruined this site.
John February 28, 2014 at 02:42 PM
dajoepa75, I was just curious about how the solar panels worked and did not have a master shut off switch and for that statement I was attacked for adding that whoever did that was a jerk, not being negative but can not understand how for safety reasons this was not considered in the plans...Peace to all have a good one...
Mike915 February 28, 2014 at 02:56 PM
John, here is an article about Solar Panels. You will see that there is no way to turn off the Panels unless whatsoever. It is possible to turn off the power after the panels but that does not shut off the panels so they are always "on". http://skypoweraz.com/2011/06/how-to-turn-off-a-solar-array/
John February 28, 2014 at 07:07 PM
Mike915, thanks for sending me the information for the solar power...I know people want to know information as to how it works for saving electrical costs but if we are smart people we should also have a safety shut off somewhere in the system...I do really hope some engineer can figure it out, thanks again...
Barb Rivera February 28, 2014 at 10:58 PM
It's really impossible John as they constantly consume energy. It's like throwing a match on wood that's been soaked in gasoline. You have to let it burn out on its own. This building was massive so I am assuming there were many many panels. Guess it's a risk you take when you choose to have them installed. Bottom line is.. Their fire insurance should cover the damage, not the taxpayers.
agent itchy March 01, 2014 at 11:44 AM
while the term may be rude and uncalled for, it is found in nearly every ladies room in America. if you've ever worked as a restaurant porter (aka janitor) you've changed plenty of douche bags. i think children can handle the name of a particular kind of bag. if i called you a hand bag, i'd be just as rude. i agree, let's stay positive.
John March 01, 2014 at 11:58 AM
Hello Barb, I do not believe that D and W is now playing new jersey vs pa...If the insurance is going to cover the damage why on earth is there government involvement, does not make sense....

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