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Bridge Fabricator, High Steel Structures, Expands Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Production Center

Area Development Online News Desk (12/11/2013)
High Steel Structures Inc., one of the largest steel bridge fabricators in North America, will invest more than $11 million to expand operations at its Williamsport, Pennsylvania, manufacturing facility.

High Steel was recently awarded a contract to supply steel for the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project in New York. The company will add 30,000 square feet to its existing 170,000-square-foot facility in Williamsport, Lycoming County. High Steel will invest more than $11.4 million to support the expansion through site improvements and installation of new equipment.

“Pennsylvania is open for business and I welcome High Steel’s continued investment in our commonwealth,” Gov. Tom Corbett said. “Our people are our greatest asset, and by partnering with companies like High Steel, we can keep Pennsylvania jobs in Pennsylvania.” The Department of Community and Economic Development partnered with High Steel Structures Inc. on a $430,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant.

“We’re proud and delighted that Governor Corbett is partnering with us in Williamsport,” said Brian LaBorde, President of High Steel Structures Inc. “The grant helps to make possible a significant project for the Lycoming County community, as well as for High Steel. This demonstrates the power of public-private cooperation in Pennsylvania.”

“High Steel’s continued presence will provide stability for the current labor force while also providing new job opportunities for those seeking employment,” said Lycoming County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Vince Matteo. “We are appreciative of not only their investment but also of Governor Corbett’s involvement in helping make this happen.”

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