Wolf Administration Announces Sutphen East Corporation Relocation and Expansion, New Jobs in Wayne County
Author: Dan Carrigan
Lake Ariel, PA – Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin continued the “Jobs that Pay” tour with an announcement today that Sutphen East Corporation, a fire apparatus manufacturer, will move operations to Pennsylvania and expand by establishing a facility in Sterling Township, Wayne County. The expansion will result in 60 new jobs.
“Today we celebrate the creation of new jobs in Wayne County and a new employer in Pennsylvania,” Davin said. “This project was competitive project for the Governor’s Action Team, but an expansion did not occur outside of Pennsylvania, it happened right here in Wayne County. We applaud Sutphen for adding our state to its multigenerational history as a family-owned manufacture of firefighting equipment.”
Sutphen East Corporation purchased an existing 25,000-square-foot building on 5.63 acres in the Sterling Business & Technology Park in Sterling Township, Wayne County, making Sutphen East the park’s anchor tenant. The new facility will double the company’s manufacturing capacity. Sutphen East plans to invest more than $1.6 million in the project and has committed to the creation of 60 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.
Sutphen East received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $90,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, and $27,000 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.
“We value our commitment to Pennsylvania and the commitment Pennsylvania has made to us,” said Darryl Rhyne, general manager, Sutphen East. “Bringing 125+ years of Sutphen integrity, innovation and quality to Pennsylvania will create an extraordinary opportunity for Sutphen, the state of Pennsylvania, and Wayne County.”
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 Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO).
“From day one, the Department of Community and Economic Development and our state legislators have been supporters of the Sterling Business & Technology Park,” Mary Beth Wood, executive director, WEDCO said. “The 252-acre business park was an immense project for a rural county and small economic development organization. We celebrate new jobs in Wayne County today because of the commonwealth’s commitment, investment, shared knowledge, and expertise.”
Sutphen East Corporation, a fire apparatus manufacturer, is a subsidiary of the Sutphen Corporation. Founded in 1890, Sutphen is in its 125th year of operation and is touted as the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturers in the country. The company is still owned and operated by the Sutphen family.
Sutphen East is currently hiring for positions related to the expansion. For further information on Sutphen East and to view available positions, visit www.sutphen.com.
Megan Healey, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Dan Carrigan, DCED, 717-783-1132
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