Governor Corbett Announces 50 New Jobs with New Sims-Lohman, Inc.
Facility in Butler County
Harrisburg – Continuing
to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett announced today that
Sims-Lohman, Inc., a manufacturer of granite countertops and a cabinet
distributor for residential customers, has established facilities in Butler
County, a move that will create 50 new jobs.
celebrate another economic success in southwest Pennsylvania and we are proud
to partner with Sims-Lohman to bring 50 new jobs to Butler County,” said
Corbett. “As our economy continues to grow, companies are choosing Pennsylvania
as the best place to grow their businesses and create family-sustaining jobs.”
Inc. has entered into a lease for a 22,000-square-foot space in Cranberry
Township, Butler County. The company plans to invest more than $1 million at
the new site and has also committed to creating at least 50 new jobs over the
next three years.
received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic
Development including a $100,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that
facilitates investment and job creation and $50,000 in Job Creation Tax
grateful to receive assistance from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
today’s announcement offers us the ability to bring new development into the
heart of Butler County,” said John Beiersdorfer, President of Sims-Lohman. “Our
decision to open a manufacturing facility in the commonwealth allows us to
continue growing in our service area with home center stores and building
professionals. In addition to granite fabrication, we have also opened an
attractive cabinet sales showroom at the same location.”
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. The
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance also collaborated on this project.
of all kinds, including Sims-Lohman, are recognizing the value of the
Pittsburgh region: its strategic location, competitive costs and ample, quality
workforce. These reasons and more make Pittsburgh a solid investment
destination. We congratulate Sims-Lohman on its decision to invest here and
look forward to helping them to grow in the Pittsburgh region," said
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance President Dewitt Peart.
is a manufacturer of granite countertops and distributor of cabinets for
building professionals. The company also is a contract vendor for home center
stores across the Pittsburgh marketplace.
information on Sims-Lohman, Inc. visit www.sims-lohman.com.
Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic
recovery that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize
private-sector job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment
rate stands at a five-year low and jobs have been growing on a consistent basis
for nearly four years.
information on Gov. Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.
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