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Canada-Based Noise Solutions Opens Sharon, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Facility
Area Development Online News Desk (01/14/2014)
Alberta, Canada-based Noise Solutions opened a new $4.2 million, 55,000 square foot, Sharon, Pennsylvania, manufacturing plant, with plans to create 126 new jobs over the next three years in Mercer County.

Founded in 1997, Noise Solutions Inc. is a provider of engineered turnkey industrial noise control for oil and gas, mining, power and aerospace industries. Noise Solutions’ noise suppression products include a range of standard and customizable products from acoustic buildings, walls, enclosures and ventilation, to engine exhaust and cooler fan silencers.

“This is a significant expansion for Noise Solutions that we’re all very proud of,” says Scott MacDonald, Noise Solutions’ President and CEO. “Opening a second vertically integrated operation in Pennsylvania was a natural progression for our products and services offering that will help to position Noise Solutions on the world stage as a global leader. We are thankful to the Corbett administration for their assistance.”

“Governor Corbett’s commitment to job creation continues to drive business expansion into the commonwealth, including from international markets,” Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “We are happy that Noise Solutions chose Mercer County and look forward to the new jobs, new business and new economic growth coming to the region.”

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with Penn-Northwest Development Corporation. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development partnered with Noise Solutions on a number of grants including a $56,700 Guaranteed Free Training grant to be used to train its new workforce. Additional funding includes a $378,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation and $378,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.

In addition, Noise Solutions has also applied for two low-interest loans including $1.3 million from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund and $750,000 from Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

Randy Seitz, President and CEO of Penn-Northwest, offered thanks to the Corbett administration and noted the essence of community that was brought forth in executing this project. Not only did Penn-Northwest, the Shenango Valley Enterprise Zone, the City of Farrell and the Sharon Industrial Development Authority provide funding for the project, innumerable other local entities helped ensure a successful landing for Noise Solutions, he said.

“There was a grand willingness to help out,” said Seitz. “Sharon helped the company by conveying them Alexander Drive,” a short street running the length of their building, “and Penn State Shenango Campus sold Noise Solutions two acres it owned near the site.”

 
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