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SHARON, Pa. - A nearly $4.5 million dollar expansion project is completed in the valley.

One of their most productive and profitable locations, Sunbelt Transformer in Sharon, Pennsylvania is now at work in their new 40-thousand square foot facility.

The electrical equipment supplier repairs and re-manufactures everything from 200-thousand pound transformers to switchboards.

"Very, very smart jobs," said CEO/President Jim Landino. "I mean we're not pulling guys off the street and just putting them to work on a production line. This is a very jobs shop based atmosphere where they're needing to work on a specific project."

Company officials says they've been successful finding those skilled workers in the valley.

"The country was really built in this rust belt kind of area," said Chief Operating Officer Dan Sweeney.  "You go down to South Carolina, you know it's hard to attract the skill set and the talents required for us to do our business."

The company originated in Texas and now has 8 locations across the U.S.

The facility at 670 S. Dock St. has been operating for 18 years. When the company out grew the facility, they expanded to their new location next door.

"With this expansion, are we adding jobs right now? No, we're not," said Sweeney. "This expansion here is really to expand on what we're currently doing to utilize the workforce we currently have."

Sweeney adds, the goal of the business is to continuously grow and with business, eventually comes job growth.

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