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AMES Reese Expands Plant Operation In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

05/16/2017
AMES Reese, Inc., a manufacturer of powdered metal component parts, will expand operations and create 30 new jobs at its current site in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

The company plans to construct an 86,600-square-foot, two-story building on its current owned site. The new building will be situated adjacent to its existing building and will provide the needed space and ceiling height to meet AMES’ growing business demands. This expansion will allow AMES to install larger and higher efficiency furnaces and presses with higher tonnage, giving the capacity to manufacture much larger parts.

According to state officials, AMES has committed to making an investment of several million dollars in the project, and retaining 60 jobs and creating an additional 30 full-time positions.

“The Lancaster County facility AMES Reese plans to construct will be one of the most modern powdered metal plants in the United States,” said Henry Trabal, Executive Vice President, AMES Reese. “A key to our success will be in the ability to train and develop a workforce with the skills we need. We appreciate the cooperation and support we have received on the local and state levels, and are excited to begin an apprenticeship program in coordination with HACC that will include a specific module in our technology”.

As an incentive, AMES Reese received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs.

As part of the expansion project, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is offering a new Apprenticeship Training Program supported by the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board that will provide both existing and new employees with the higher-level skills needed in powdered metals parts production.

“Today I am pleased to announce that AMES Reese has renewed its commitment to Pennsylvania and will be increasing its manufacturing presence in Lancaster County,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This project highlights a great level of cooperation at the local and state levels, with multiple partners coming together to help AMES expand its physical presence, and provide the necessary training to new and current employees to make sure they have the skills to excel and fill the company’s needs.”

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County.

“AMES Reese has a long history in Lancaster County, and being in the powdered metals industry, brings unique needs and opportunities to the area,” said Lisa Riggs, President, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. “The team at AMES has been a great partner throughout this project, and we appreciate the commitment they bring to their new facility and this community.”

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