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Bunting Establishes New Castle, Pennsylvania, Aluminum Extrusion Mill

Bunting, Inc., a specialty contractor offering products and services in the architectural signage and ornamental metals markets, will establish manufacturing operations in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The $16.8 million project is expected to create 79 jobs over the next four years in Lawrence County.

The company purchased a 333,980-square-foot building on 24.3 acres, and will utilize the new facility as an aluminum extrusion mill. The expansion will allow the company to enter the aluminum extrusion market, and produce goods for the building, construction, automotive and transportation sectors.

“We are excited to have Lawrence County become the home of our new aluminum extrusion facility,” said Josh Bunting, President, Bunting Architectural Metals. “Working with the commonwealth, the county and the township has shown us that the commonwealth and the county are welcoming to new business. We look forward to redeveloping 930 Cass Street into a 21st century manufacturing facility.”

As an incentive, Bunting Inc. received a funding proposal from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for a $2.1 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan, a $316,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $152,000 workforce development grant to help train workers, and was encouraged to apply for the department’s Manufacturing Tax Credit (MTC) program.

“Bunting has been in business in the Pittsburgh area since 1869 and it’s essential for Pennsylvania to continue making these types of investments in our homegrown companies,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Our investment in Bunting is creating new manufacturing jobs, boosting the regional economy, and helping a company with deep Pennsylvania roots continue to thrive and succeed right here in the commonwealth.”

Bunting Inc. has manufacturing roots in Pennsylvania dating back to 1869 when it originally manufactured rubber stamps, tags, and nameplates. The company evolved and expanded into new markets and has become a national leader in the signage industry, offering products and services in the architectural signage and ornamental metals markets.

“This project builds upon the rich industrial heritage of Lawrence County,” said Linda Nitch, Director of Economic Development, Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The Buntings’ redevelopment of this 100+ year old building into a 21st century state of the art aluminum extrusion facility continues to demonstrate that the workforce exists in our county to continue our manufacturing legacy. We welcome this new business to our county and look forward to working together to complete this project.”

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