Cavco Industries Inc., one of the nation’s largest manufactured home builders, will expand its manufacturing operations in Clarion and Butler counties, Pennsylvania. The $8 million project is expected to create 55 jobs over the next three years.
According to state officials, Cavco and Commodore Homes will continue to invest and expand operations at all three facilities; 4 Pennwest Way, Emlenton (Butler County) and 20898 & 20510 Paint Boulevard, Shippenville (Clarion County). The expansions will include construction, renovation, equipment and infrastructure costs.
“Cavco is excited about the combination of Commodore and Cavco,” said Steve Like, Senior Vice President for Business Development at Cavco. “This acquisition allows Cavco to expand its business into the northeastern U.S. housing markets we have not previously served. Commodore’s strong reputation for quality and service, combined with the experienced and talented workforce at its Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities provide the basis for potential future growth.”
The company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $220,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $98,000 workforce development grant to help train workers.
“Having a nationally recognized company like Cavco choose to expand their operations in Pennsylvania sends a very clear message to other businesses about the strength of our manufacturing sector,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We are pleased to support this expansion project that will create and retain a total of 662 jobs and provide a significant boost to the local economies.”
Cavco Industries Inc. is one of the nation’s largest national manufactured home builders and specializes in offering consumers quality, affordable homes that can meet the needs of changing lifestyles.