Wolf Administration Tours State-Supported Expansion of Ritz-Craft Corp. of Pennsylvania in Mifflinburg, Union County

Mifflinburg, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin joined local leaders and stakeholders in highlighting Governor Tom Wolf’s commitment to business growth and job creation by touring Ritz-Craft Corp. of Pennsylvania, Mifflinburg, which is undergoing a state-supported expansion.

“One of the top priorities of the Wolf Administration is strengthening the manufacturing sector,” said Secretary Davin. “The growth of a company like Ritz-Craft demonstrates the importance of manufacturing for job creation and development in Mifflinburg and all of Union County.”

Tour members looked inside two of three of the structure manufacturing company’s facilities. Both plants had been shuttered during the 2008 economic downtown. The first plant reopened in 2015 with assistance from the Wolf Administration and now manufactures commercial buildings. The second is currently undergoing renovations and upgrades, and having new equipment and tooling installed as part of a Wolf Administration-supported project to reopen the dormant facility. When complete, Ritz-Craft will provide more than 550 jobs.

“Ritz-Craft has a proud legacy of home building – all thanks to a fantastic team of employees,” said Myles Biggs, director of marketing and communications at Ritz-Craft. “We look forward to growing this team through the assistance provided by Governor Wolf and his administration.”

Both projects were 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.

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