Manufacturer bringing 57 new jobs to Mercer County
By: Mike Gauntner, WFMJ.com
A Pennsylvania aviation engineer and manufacturer plans an $11.8 million redevelopment of old industrial land to bring 57 new jobs to Mercer County, Governor Tom Wolf announced on Friday.
Hall Industries, a family-owned company with several Pennsylvania locations, will streamline operations by moving into a new facility in Grove City.
With plans to acquire and renovate the 468,000-square-foot Cooper Industrial Commons, Hall Industries says it will purchase new machinery and equipment and provide employee training.
While Hall says some operations will be moved to the new facility, its existing Pennsylvania facilities will remain open.
A statement from the governor’s office says Hall will retain 184 current positions and create 57 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
"This expansion will not only redevelop and bring new life to an underutilized brownfield site but also will bring new, good-paying jobs to communities that have recently experienced displacement within the manufacturing industry,” said Gov.Wolf.
Included in Hall Industries’ services and support for the aviation industry are engineering and design of components, mechanical improvements, service, and ground and maintenance support at airports.
Hall Industries received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $114,000 grant for workforce training, a $723,000 Pennsylvania First grant, and $2.65 million in loans through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.
"Hall Industries has called Western Pennsylvania home since 1966, and today we are happy to say that Hall Industries will continue to call Pennsylvania home for the foreseeable future," said Hall Industries Vice President of Operations Tony Kaper.
Hall Industries was founded in 1966 by World War II veteran and engineer Harold Hall and had been operating in western Pennsylvania for more than 50 years.
In addition to its new Grove City location, the company now has three locations in Ellwood City, one location at Pittsburgh International Airport, one location at Philadelphia International Airport, and one location in Canonsburg. Outside of Pennsylvania, Hall Industries operates facilities in South Carolina, Florida, New York, Alabama, Virginia, and internationally in the Czech Republic.