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Great Dane Expands Elysburg, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Plant

Great Dane, a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, will invest more than $3.5 million to expand its existing trailer manufacturing operations in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. The project is expected to create 200 new jobs over the next three years in Northumberland County.

The expansion of the facility will allow for increased production capacity, meeting the growing needs of the goods mobility industry, which has accelerated at a rapid pace due to the e-commerce boom. The increase in production will also require an increased need for storage space. The main focus of the project is the expansion of the company’s trailer parking capacity through the acquisition of a neighboring property.

“As a transportation industry leader, Great Dane is committed to investing in its workforce, and the communities we call home,” shared Axel Gros, Vice President of Manufacturing for Great Dane. “We are proud to create more jobs in Pennsylvania, while meeting the growing needs of American industries.”

The company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $260,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $180,000 workforce development grant to help the company train workers.

According to the Governor Tom Wolf’s Office, the company will also expand its existing trailer manufacturing operations in Ralpho Township. Combined, Great Dane will retain over 420 jobs at the company’s three Pennsylvania locations in; Turbotville Borough, Northumberland County, Rapho Township, Lancaster County, and Philadelphia City.

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