Wolf Administration Joins LBP Manufacturing in Celebration of New Facility in Lackawanna County
Harrisburg, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined company executives and local leaders at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new LBP Manufacturing facility in Jessup, Lackawanna County, a project supported by the Governor’s Action Team. Following the ceremony, Secretary Davin toured the over 100,000-square-foot facility.
“Marking the beginning of a new facility like this is a celebration not just of the jobs created and the continuing development of this area, but that manufacturing companies across the commonwealth are realizing that Pennsylvania is the right place to invest in their future,” Secretary Davin said. “Governor Wolf is committed to supporting the manufacturing sector to support the industry’s creation of good, family-sustaining jobs for Pennsylvanians.”
Coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, earlier this year Governor Wolf announced LBP’s plans to establish a site in Lackawanna County and create 74 new jobs. Today’s ribbon-cutting marked the culmination of that project.
“We at LBP are so very honored to be part of the Jessup community,” said Matt Cook, CEO at LBP Manufacturing. “As we make this investment today, we are securing the future of our company and the future of all those that help make LBP a great place to work. We could not be prouder of the partnerships we have developed with our valued customers, key suppliers and the communities where we operate that have made this expansion possible.” In the afternoon following the event, Secretary Davin visited Crystal Window and Door Solutions, Ltd., a manufacturer of vinyl and aluminum windows and doors, to tour the production facility it opened in Lackawanna County in 2015 in consultation with the Governor’s Action Team and the Office of International Business Development.
“All the advantages Northeast Pennsylvania offers reflect a region with an extremely supportive business climate and one especially focused on manufacturing,” Steve Chen, COO of Crystal Window and Door Solutions, said. “Crystal Windows is delighted to have chosen Northeast Pennsylvania and is enthusiastic that other manufacturers make the same great choice!”
Michael Gerber, DCED, 717.783.1132