DCED Secretary Davin Continues ‘Jobs that Pay’ Tour at Quality Mould, Inc. in Westmoreland County
Author: David Misner
Latrobe, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today continued his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Quality Mould, Inc. (QMI), a producer of diversified products for customers form various manufacturing fields.
“Today’s event was an excellent opportunity really see the impact of government in action. We toured QMI’s Latrobe facility and experienced its day-to-day operations firsthand, discussed the impact of the PIDA loan that the QMI received, and learned about the company’s job creation efforts and plans,” said Sec. Davin. “QMI’s contributions to the economic vitality of the commonwealth are to be commended.”
In October 2015, The Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation was awarded a $190,000, 15-year loan at 3.75 percent, on behalf of QMI for the purchase of real estate and machinery located in Unity Township, Westmoreland County. The project would allow the company to keep up with increased customer demand. The project included a 33,000-square-foot building with room for expansion on 3.44-acres, warehouse racks, a crane, compressors, and an air-drying system. The total project cost was projected to be $1,675,000, and would create three new jobs while retaining 23 existing positions.
“Quality Mould, Inc. had to completely re-think and re-arrange our manufacturing process. Since obtaining a new facility, we have improved our lean manufacturing techniques, streamlined all of our equipment, avoided costly mistakes, and we are well prepared to launch efforts to new markets,” said QMI President DJ Danko. “We are very pleased to have worked with DCED.”
Established in 1983, Quality Mould, Inc. is a multi-functioning, six-axis precision machine shop located in western Pennsylvania that produces a wide range of diversified products for customers from various manufacturing fields. Together with its approved subcontractors, QMI is a one-stop facility capable of meeting clients’ manufacturing needs – from castings and patterns, to machining and finishing – eliminating the need for multiple vendors.
The ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.
For more information on QMI, visit www.qualitymouldinc.com.
David Misner, 717.783.1132
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