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Silgan Containers Opens Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Plant

01/17/2018
Silgan Containers, a manufacturer of steel and aluminum containers for human and pet food, will expand its operations into the Keystone State by setting up a manufacturing plant in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

The company is expanding into a facility that will enable it to meet its growing east coast customer requirements. The company is investing $15 million into the project, which will include the purchase of equipment and the training of its employees. The project will create 29 new jobs over the next three years.

“The Silgan Containers development in the Lehigh Valley is an example of the synergy of how manufacturing and product distribution grow together,” said Don Cunningham, President & CEO of LVEDC. “Silgan and its product is an important part of the supply chain of Nestle Purina and other products being made and distributed from the Lehigh Valley. The region’s emergence as a major industrial and manufacturing in Pennsylvania continues to create more jobs here.”

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team with assistance from the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC). Silgan Containers received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $120,000 Pennsylvania First grant, a $13,050 WEDnet grant for employee training, and $87,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be issued after the new jobs are created.

“From day one, I’ve made manufacturing one of the top business priorities of my administration by expanding workforce development programs, eliminating burdensome business taxes, and proactively working with manufacturers to help them grow and thrive right here in Pennsylvania,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This project will bring 29 good-paying manufacturing jobs to Lehigh Valley workers and their families. I applaud Silgan Containers for choosing Pennsylvania as their new hub on the east coast.”

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