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Mickey Truck Bodies Expands Operations In Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc., a manufacturer of all-aluminum truck bodies and trailers, will invest about $7 million to establish a new operations center in Salem Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 50 new manufacturing jobs over the next three years.

The company will purchase two existing buildings totaling 158,000 square feet and will establish a manufacturing operation to serve its Northeastern U.S. market. This new location will enable the company to reduce transportation costs of finished goods.

“The Northeastern U.S. represents a tremendous growth opportunity for Mickey Truck Bodies, and having modern manufacturing capabilities in the state of Pennsylvania will enable us to service this growth efficiently,” said Dean Sink, Mickey President & CEO. “Everyone at the state and local levels involved with this expansion has been very helpful and welcoming. We’re looking forward to becoming a positive part of the community.”

As an incentive, Mickey Truck Bodies received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $50,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $50,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued after the new jobs are created. The company has also been encouraged to apply for a $2 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Berwick Industrial Development Association. “When companies choose Pennsylvania as the best place to expand, it shows the strength of our manufacturing climate,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This administration holds manufacturing as a top priority, so to see a company like Mickey Truck Bodies come here to set up shop and create 50 new jobs, we know that our manufacturing initiatives are working as they should.”

“BIDA is pleased to welcome Mickey Truck Bodies, Inc. as the newest member of the Greater Berwick Area’s industrial community,” said Stephen Phillips, Executive Director of BIDA. “This long established, family-owned business will be a welcome addition to this locale’s other job generators. Numerous other service providers assisted BIDA in its recruitment effort, and appreciation is given to all those participants.”

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