Tech Met Expansion Supports New Technology Development in Western Pennsylvania

Donora, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Neil Weaver toured the latest expansion of Tech Met, Inc., in Washington County. Tech Met’s Donora location was announced by Governor Tom Wolf in 2016, and brought 41 new, full-time jobs to the area.

“Tech Met’s new location not only brings family-sustaining jobs to Donora, but it supports the needs of their increasing customer base and allows a space for process development initiatives for new technologies,” said Executive Deputy Secretary Weaver.

Tech Met President Mike Vidra joined Executive Deputy Secretary Weaver for the facility tour and showcased the advancements of the company since their ribbon cutting last year.

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 Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

“We began working with the Governor’s Action Team years before our Donora expansion purchase in 2016. We are truly grateful for their partnership, as they were instrumental in helping Tech Met obtain financing, gain regulatory approvals, and receive subsidized employee training,” said Vidra. “From one year ago when we cut the ribbon to one year from now, Tech Met is expected to double its workforce of employee owners, with nearly all those positions expected at the Donora facility.”

Tech Met, Inc., is an employee-owned, custom and standard chemical milling company producing products for industrial, aerospace and medical industries. Founded in 1988, Tech Met’s work on high temperature titanium and ferrous alloys has been its primary focus. The company also conducts a variety of related processes including pickling, passivation, and HIP can removal. Tech Met has been involved in a number of process development efforts for special etching, chemical-milling, and surface preparation applications and hold a patent for surface texturing orthopedic implants using chemical milling. The company is headquartered in Glassport, Pennsylvania.

For more information on Tech Met, Inc., visit the Tech Met website.

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J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office, 717.783.1116
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