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GEA Refrigeration North America Expands Its Manchester Township, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Center

Area Development Online News Desk (09/05/2013)
A firm that manufactures industrial refrigeration systems, GEA Refrigeration North America, plans to increase production capacity at its Manchester Township, Pennsylvania facility. The company, which plans to add 30 additional employees, will invest more than $1.83 million to purchase new equipment and complete infrastructure enhancements.

The GEA plant in York County manufactures process refrigeration and gas compression systems used to refine and separate hydrocarbons and CO2 compression systems used for enhanced oil recovery. The firm is undertaking facility improvements at its 151,000-square-foot production and technology center as a result of increased demand from the oil and gas industry.

“Our company is on a growth trajectory and we are privileged to provide additional jobs to members of our community. As GEA continues to invest and innovate to meet the needs of our customers, including those in energy-related industries, DCED programs provide important assistance,” said John P. Ansbro, President, Sales Americas, for GEA Refrigeration North America, Inc. “We applaud the efforts of the Governor’s Action Team and others who contribute to creating and keeping jobs in Pennsylvania.”

“We are creating an atmosphere in the commonwealth where businesses want to locate, create jobs and continue to grow for years to come,” Gov. Tom Corbett said.

GEA received a funding from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a $65,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $60,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with York County Economic Alliance.

“We’re delighted with GEA Refrigeration North America’s continued success and growth in York County,” said Darrell W. Auterson, President and CEO of the York County Economic Alliance. “This is another fine example of state and local collaboration to help facilitate job growth and investment from one of our vital community and state economic engines.”

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