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Ireland-Based Burnside America Expands Franklin County, Pennsylvania, Operations

Burnside America Inc., a manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, owned by Ireland-based Burnside Autocyl Ltd., plans to expand its operation in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The $4.8 million project is expected to create 50 jobs.

The investment will include a 30,000-square-foot expansion of the company’s existing manufacturing operation located at 5900 Coffey Avenue in Chambersburg.

“The support that Burnside America has received from the Commonwealth shows Pennsylvania’s continuing dedication to manufacturing and growth,” said Tony Morrisey, Plant Manager, Burnside America. “Our expansion project is the direct result of continuously delivering a quality product made by quality people and we look forward to continuing to invest in our employees and the community.”

Burnside America received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $3.3 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan and a $20,000 workforce development grant to train workers.

“We’re proud to work with a strong manufacturing company like Burnside America and I’m excited that we can help them grow and thrive here in the Commonwealth,” noted DCED Secretary Rick Siger. “The Shapiro Administration is working to make Pennsylvania a global leader in economic development, and our support of the companies and projects like this one, where an internationally-owned company has chosen to expand in Chambersburg, are helping to make that a reality.”

Burnside America designs and manufactures all types of hydraulic cylinders for a wide array of applications including single-acting hydraulic cylinders, double-acting hydraulic cylinders and plunger cylinders. The company currently produces cylinders for JLG Industries, Inc., as well as other leading material handling manufacturers with domestic operations.

“The FCADC values its long-standing relationship with Burnside America,” added Mike Ross, President, Franklin County Area Development Corporation. “This expansion is the result of the company's stellar reputation as a reliable manufacturer of high-quality hydraulic cylinders and the collaboration between the FCADC and Governor’s Action Team to avail supporting economic development resources.”

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