Governor Wolf Announces Continued Growth of Tech Sector Through Expansion of Lucas Systems
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Lucas Systems, Inc., a developer of software focused on improving efficiency at distribution centers, will be expanding its operations and establishing a headquarters in Wexford, Allegheny County. The project is expected to create 55 family-sustaining jobs in the area.
“Every day, we’re seeing more and more tech companies coming to or growing in the Pittsburgh region,” Governor Wolf said. “Lucas Systems’ expansion in Wexford is more evidence of the growing strength of Pennsylvania’s tech sector.”
Due to steady growth, Lucas Systems requires additional space and the establishment of a new headquarters. The company will move into a 45,000-square-foot building in close proximity to its current Wexford location. Lucas Systems plans to invest at least $7.3 million into the project, which will result in the creation of 55 new, full-time jobs and the retention of 66 existing jobs over the next three years.
“We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Governor’s Action Team and Governor Wolf’s commitment to our continued growth,” said W.S. Brown IV, CEO of Lucas Systems. “Our ability to expand and hire talented workers is critical to driving innovation and better serving our customers in Pennsylvania and around the world.”
Lucas Systems received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $50,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $165,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. 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.
Founded in 1998, Lucas Systems is a provider of enterprise software and mobile applications used in warehouses and distribution centers. Its software solutions are installed in more than 450 distribution facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. The company equips warehouse associates with technology that make their jobs easier and better, which enables distributors, manufacturers, and retailers to meet the rising demands of getting the right product out the door faster.
J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717.783.1116
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132