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Leitner-Poma of America Plans Tooele County, Utah, Manufacturing Center

Leitner-Poma of America, an aerial lift manufacturer, plans to establish operations in Tooele County, Utah. The $35 million project is expected to create 236 jobs over the next ten years.

The new campus will serve as the headquarters and manufacturing base for Skytrac, an LPOA subsidiary.

“New ropeway systems are rising at a record-setting pace worldwide, and domestically, Utah’s expanding ski and outdoor industry are prime evidence of this growth,” said Daren Cole, president of LPOA. “We’re proud to produce all Skytrac parts and nearly all LPOA parts in America. This new Utah-based facility will allow us to continue to grow our American-made capabilities while growing LPOA’s employee base in Utah by nearly 60%. We have a long-term commitment to our Made in America initiative and are excited to bring more jobs to the region in support of that.”

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity awarded Leitner-Poma of America a post-performance tax reduction. The corporate incentive is part of the state’s Rural Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (REDTIF) program.

As part of the agreement, “We are excited to welcome Leitner-Poma of America to Utah,” noted Ryan Starks, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity. “The company is a natural fit for our state’s outdoor recreation-focused community, and we look forward to its contributions.”

Leitner-Poma of America may receive up to 30% of the additional state taxes it will pay over the ten-year life of the agreement in the form of a Utah Legislature-authorized Rural Economic Development Tax Increment Financing (REDTIF) tax credit (U.C.A. 63N-2-106(2)). Each year Leitner-Poma of America meets the criteria in its contract with the state, it will qualify for a portion of the total tax credit.

“We welcome the continued growth of Leitner-Poma’s global manufacturing and distribution operations in Utah,” added Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “Utah is home not only to The Greatest Snow on Earth™ but also to a young and hardworking labor force that will benefit from these new jobs.”

Leitner-Poma of America engineers, manufactures, installs, and services all types of ropeway systems for the ski industry, amusement parks, and urban transport.

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