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New company could bring 100+ manufacturing jobs to Sharon

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SHARON, Penn. -  An aggressive marketing campaign to bring new business into Mercer County has attracted a manufacturing company. 

If all goes well, it could mean more than 100 jobs and a $10 million investment.

The deal that is in the works is part of Penn Northwest Development Corporation's marketing campaign, Make it in Mercer.

President and CEO Randy Seitz would not release the name of the company that has expressed interest in an empty Winner International warehouse, located on Vine Ave., until the deal is finalized.

He said the company, which is based in Canada, makes noise suppression equipment for the oil and gas industry and is on a fast track to be in the Valley.

"No question that the shale boom is probably the sole reason they are looking at this area," said Penn Northwest Development Corporation President and CEO Randy Seitz. "They've got roughly $8 million worth of business booked already that could go through this facility if it were up and running today."

Seitz said the company plans to employ about 150 new workers over the next three years. The jobs will pay about $34 thousand per year, on average.

"There will be opportunities that range anywhere from material handlers, you know fork lift operators, to welders, to machine operators, CNC machine operators, right up to engineers," said Seitz.

Overall, the estimated economic impact on Mercer County is more than  $12 million.

Seitz said while all the major details of the deal seem to be worked out, there is one loose end.

The company moving into the empty warehouse has expressed interest in the property located across the street from the building.

The property is currently an unused park with tennis courts that belongs to Penn State Shenango.

Dr. Fred Leeds, the chancellor of the Shenango campus, said he has requested the main campus to consider selling the property.

He said the tennis courts have not been used for several years.

At this time, there is no estimate of when the university will make a decision but Leeds said he did express a sense of urgency knowing Penn Northwest Development Corporation hopes to finalize the deal soon.

If all goes as planned, Seitz said the company could be up and running as soon as late August.

To apply for a job with the company, contact the Pennsylvania Career Link located on West State Street in Sharon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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