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8/21/2014

Governor Corbett Tours Hollidaysburg-Based McLanahan Corporation; Discusses Role of Energy in the Growth of Manufacturers

News for Immediate Release 

Aug. 21, 2014

McLanahan Added 93 New Jobs since August 2013

Hollidaysburg – Governor Tom Corbett today toured Hollidaysburg-based McLanahan Corporation, a manufacturer of engineered products for several industries including energy, and discussed how pro-growth policies and energy development are spurring the growth of Pennsylvania manufacturers.

“We are building a stronger Pennsylvania where job creators and entire industries are being revived and reinvigorated,” Gov. Corbett said. “Across Pennsylvania, manufacturers like McLanahan Corporation are making products for the world and as a result, Pennsylvanians are once again securing good-paying jobs.”

Corbett spoke after touring the McLanahan facility in Hollidaysburg where the company now employs more than 300 people. One highlight of the tour included viewing a rotary wet screen, used to wash crushed rock, ore, sand, gravel, construction aggregates and oil sands. This scrubber will be used throughout Canadian Oil Sands in northern Alberta.

“We are connecting Pennsylvania manufacturers with new opportunities to make products to support the energy boom in Pennsylvania and throughout North America,” Gov. Corbett said.

In 2011, Corbett commissioned the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council (GMAC), a public/private advisory council to identify and prioritize top issues to influence, sustain and advance the manufacturing sector in the state. McLanahan Corporation Chairman of the Board, Michael McLanahan serves on the GMAC.

“It has been an honor serving on the Governor’s Manufacturing Advisory Council,” said McLanahan. “I am pleased with the efforts we have made to improve manufacturing opportunities in Pennsylvania. In fact, Gov. Corbett used many of the Council’s recommendations in his recent budget proposals.”

The 24-member Council, supported by Team Pennsylvania Foundation, sent its report to Corbett and the General Assembly in August that outlined 15 key recommendations to help Pennsylvania remain competitive in today’s global economy.

Under the Governor’s leadership, the administration has either addressed or has made progress in addressing all 15 of the Council’s recommendations, including developing a statewide energy plan and connecting manufacturers to the burgeoning energy industry.

“To ensure Pennsylvania’s continued success we brought together industry members from around the state to learn what they, the manufacturing professionals need to grow and thrive,” Gov. Corbett said. “Today their efforts continue to help us build a stronger Pennsylvania with more than 175,000 new private sector jobs including 93 new hires right here at McLanahan Corporation.”

The full report is available at http://newpa.com/business/key-industries/advanced-manufacturing-materials/gmac.

Media contact

Steve Chizmar, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116

Steve Kratz, DCED; 717-783-1132

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