Governor Wolf Announces New Jobs in Huntingdon County with Establishment of Curbs Plus Inc.
Author: Heidi Havens
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that Curbs Plus, Inc., a manufacturer of roof curbs for HVAC units, will establish a new production facility in Mount Union Borough, Huntingdon County and will create 26 new, full-time jobs.
“Curbs Plus is yet another manufacturer that has chosen Pennsylvania as the best place to nurture its business,” said Governor 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.
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 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).
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission and Huntingdon County Business and Industry.
“Huntingdon County Business and Industry was happy to help Curbs Plus move into the area, assisting the company locate information and connecting them to resources as they ramp up production in the Mount Union location,” said Bob Reitman, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry. “Curbs Plus is poised to become a true asset to the community.
Curbs Plus, Inc. is a manufacturer of conventional and pre-engineered metal building roof curbs, curb adapters, architectural equipment screens, and diffusers. From raw material to labor, Curbs Plus products are 100 percent American made.
In 2016, DCED approved nearly $1.1 billion in low-interest loans, tax credits, and grants for projects across the commonwealth and secured private sector commitments for the creation and retention of more than 245,000 full-time jobs. In the same timeframe, the Governor’s Action Team completed 77 projects – creating and retaining more than 36,800 jobs. For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
David Misner, DCED, 717-783-1132
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