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Hearth & Home Technologies Expands Halifax, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Facility

02/15/2017
Hearth & Home Technologies, a hearth products manufacturer and division of HNI Corp., will expand its presence in Halifax, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create at least 51 new jobs over the next three years in Dauphin County.

“I’m excited to share the news that Hearth & Home Technologies, already a major employer in this rural area, will be expanding its Dauphin County operations and increasing the size of its current Pennsylvania workforce by around 25 percent,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Pennsylvania has a long manufacturing history and HTT already knows the advantages that our borders provide. I commend HHT on its continued commitment to the commonwealth and anticipate its continued success into the future.”

According to the Governor’s office, in response to its excess domestic stove manufacturing capacity, HHT will consolidate its manufacturing operations from Colville, Washington, into its Halifax, Pennsylvania facility.

The company has committed to an investment of at least $3.45 million in the consolidation project. HHT has also committed to the creation of 51 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of its current Pennsylvania workforce of 200 employees. The company plans to initiate hiring of new employees in mid-to-late 2017.

“We appreciate the support of the Dauphin County community and Governor Wolf in this transition,” said President of Hearth & Home Technologies, V.P. Berger. “We are confident that our terrific team in Halifax will take this opportunity to continue to deliver high-quality, on time, best cost products for our customers.”

As an incentive, HHT received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that consists of a $300,000 Pennsylvania First program grant and $102,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $1.5 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.

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