Added 93 New Jobs since August 2013
– 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.
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.”
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.
connecting Pennsylvania manufacturers with new opportunities to make products
to support the energy boom in Pennsylvania and throughout North America,” Gov.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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.”
report is available at http://newpa.com/business/key-industries/advanced-manufacturing-materials/gmac.
Chizmar, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Kratz, DCED; 717-783-1132