Area Development News Desk
Curbs Plus, Inc., a manufacturer of roof curbs for HVAC units, will establish a new production facility in Mount Union Borough, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 26 new, full-time jobs.
Curbs Plus will occupy a 56,000-square-foot manufacturing facility located at 208 North Division Street, Mount Union Borough, and will invest more than $717,000 in the project including building modifications required for the company’s manufacturing process and the purchase of new equipment. Curbs Plus has committed to the creation of 26 new, full-time positions over the next three years, with hiring set to begin this month.
“For the last two years we have been searching for the best location for a much needed expansion,” said Curbs Plus Vice President Marc Brower. “We focused our search on Ohio, New York, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. After evaluating the location, building costs, taxes, and incentive packages, Mount Union was the obvious choice. We are very excited about the opportunities ahead for Curbs Plus, Inc., our customers, and our employees.”
Curbs Plus received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $50,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $11,700 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training, and $26,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed when the jobs have been created. Curbs Plus has also been encouraged to apply for a $250,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).
“Curbs Plus is yet another manufacturer that has chosen Pennsylvania as the best place to nurture its business,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Not only will the company create 26 full-time jobs, but its reuse of a vacant facility combined with a significant capital investment infused into the local economy promises great news for the region.”
"Putting to good use a vacant facility, creating 26 new, full-time jobs, and infusing the local economy with a significant capital investment are just the beginning of the positive effects Curbs Plus’s new facility will have on Mount Union and beyond in the years to come,” said Governor Wolf.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission and the Huntingdon County Investment Board.
Original article: http://www.areadevelopment.com/newsItems/2-7-2017/curbs-plus-production-facility-huntington-county-pennsylvania.shtml