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Filterbuy Establishes New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Plant

Filterbuy, a commercial and residential air filter manufacturer, reported it finalized plans to open a brand-new facility in New Kensington, Pennsylvania. The company will invest more than $2 million over the next three years.

Filterbuy will lease and completely renovate a 137,000-square-foot building that was previously owned by Alcoa Corporation. The new plant will serve as Filterbuy's northeastern hub and will have the capacity to produce 30,000 air filtration products each day.

As part of the state's Pennsylvania First Program the plant will bring more than 120 full-time jobs to the Alle-Kiski Valley region. Construction on the New Kensington plant has begun and will be completed by early summer.

"We're one of the few companies that has been adding jobs throughout the pandemic," said David Heacock, founder and CEO of Filterbuy. "This collaboration with Pennsylvania allows us to further our commitment to community investment and personal service, while also helping us reach a critical customer-base more directly."

"We welcome Filterbuy to southwestern Pennsylvania as it increases its regional presence, creates jobs, and provides high-quality, American made products to customers across the country," said Governor Tom Wolf. "Pennsylvania has a long legacy of innovation and a 'can-do' spirit, qualities that are shared by Filterbuy, a company that started with the purchase of machine parts and grew to include locations in multiple states with almost 1,000 employees, and we look forward to witnessing its continued prosperity."

The opening of the New Kensington plant has been partially fueled by an increasing demand for air filtration products during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to provide the highest quality product to consumers, Filterbuy is now producing each of its filters to match hospital-grade efficacy standards.

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