Reeb Millwork Corporation, a wholesaler of millwork products, will expand its production facility, a move that is projected to create 147 new jobs in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.
The company plans to invest more than $38 million to purchase 61-acres in Bethlehem, Northampton County at the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII, approximately five miles away from its existing facility, in order to expand operations and support growth.
“Reeb Millwork has had strong presence in the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania for decades,” said Don Cunningham, President/CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. “They are a high-quality manufacturer and it was critical to keep them here and growing in the region and the state. It took a great partnership to make this happen. We are grateful to the Commonwealth for its help in making it happen.”
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. Reeb Millwork received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development including a $400,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation, $441,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, and a $66,150 grant for Guaranteed Free Training that will be used to train the expanding workforce.
“Reeb Millwork Corporation’s announcement of its expansion project and the creation of 147 new jobs is yet another example of a manufacturer growing in a stronger Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Corbett. “Pennsylvania’s skilled workforce and keystone location to markets continue to accelerate investment and encourage companies to not only stay here, but grow here as well.”