Corbett: Growth of Marcellus Shale Results in Manufacturer Expansion; 50 New
Jobs in Blair County
– Continuing to
advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett announced today that
Curry Supply Company, a manufacturer of commercial service vehicles related to
the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, has established a new facility in
Blair County, a move that will create 50 jobs.
of our energy industry is reigniting our manufacturing and leading to new jobs
for Pennsylvanians,” said Corbett. “Marcellus shale presents new opportunity
for Pennsylvania companies like Curry Supply Company to develop new
technologies to increase productivity and environmental safety.”
Supply Company has entered into a lease of a 50,000-square-foot space in the
DeGol Industrial Park Center in Hollidaysburg, Blair County. The company plans
to locate the railroad activities and
invest more than $2.4 million at the new site and has also committed to
creating at least 50 new jobs and retaining 144 positions over the next three
will utilize the vacated space at its existing Curryville plant to give the
company more room to serve its growing core business sectors.
received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic
Development including a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that
facilitates investment and job creation and $100,000 in Job Creation Tax
Credits and a $30,000 Guaranteed Free Training grant to be used to train its
has also been encouraged to apply for the funding offer as well as a
low-interest loan including $1 million from the Machinery and Equipment Loan
Fund (MELF). Curry Supply has accepted the funding proposal, but must still
apply for each loan and grant and agree to the terms prior to award receipt.
Supply has been experiencing incredible growth," said Mark Ritchey, Curry
Supply Principal Partner. "Expanding our manufacturing operations into the
DeGol Industrial Park gives us the room we need to increase our capacity and
better serve our target markets."
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 Altoona Blair County Development Corporation (ABCD
are very grateful and appreciative to the entire Ritchey Family and the team of
employees at Curry Supply for their continued investment in Blair County. This
company and project provides employment opportunities that benefit not only
Curry Supply but also Blair County, the I-99 Corridor Region and the
Commonwealth," said Martin J. Marasco, President/CEO of ABCD Corp. "We
are thankful for the collaborative teamwork from our partners including
Governor Tom Corbett, DCED and the Governor's Action Team in making sure that
this project was made a reality here in Blair County."
Supply Company is a manufacturer and dealer of commercial service vehicles
serving the construction, rental, mining, oil and gas, railroad and waste
industries. Their expanded operations related to the natural gas industry in
Pennsylvania will include vacuum trucks, rig vacs and water trucks.
information on Curry Supply Company, visit www.currysupply.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
information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit www.pa.gov.
Caras, Governor’s Office, 717-783-1116
Havens, DCED, 717-783-1132