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Carter Lumber Expands Operations in Penn Township, Pennsylvania Industrial Park

Carter Lumber, a building materials retailer, selected Penn Township Industrial Park and will establish its first manufacturing operation in York County, Pennsylvania.

The project, which is expected to support the combined creation and retention of 212 jobs, includes the purchase and renovation of a 64,300-square-foot warehouse in the industrial park.

Renovations include expanding truck docks and parking areas, laying stone, and installing fencing to provide for additional parking and storage. The company will also renovate its existing facility to accommodate manufacturing and storage. In addition, Carter Lumber plans to purchase equipment and machinery, as well as 5.39 adjacent acres for future expansion.

According to state officials, the company committed to investing at least $6 million into the project, which is expected to create 35 new, full-time jobs at the new manufacturing facility and retain 177 existing jobs across the commonwealth over the next three years.

“Carter Lumber is grateful for the support of Governor Wolf, the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and York County, as we expand our operations with our new manufacturing facility in Hanover,” said Jeff Donley, President of Carter Lumber.

“The manufacturing done at this location will not only add jobs but will also allow us to better serve the homebuilders building homes for Pennsylvania families, now and well into the future. We are excited to get the renovations of the facility completed and to begin shipping products to those homebuilders as early as the end of this year,” he added.

As an incentive, Carter Lumber received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for the project. The proposal includes a $70,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and a $15,750 workforce development grant to help the company train employees. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in coordination with York County Economic Alliance.

“We are proud to welcome Carter Lumber, one of the nation’s top building products supplier, to York County, said Kevin Schreiber, President & CEO of YCEA. “Working with Carter Lumber, we attest their values, commitment to quality and community will make it a fantastic addition to the Hanover area. It’s been a pleasure to work with them and the Governor’s Action Team throughout their expansion process. With new jobs enhancing the tax base, Carter Lumber’s new location will have a positive economic ripple effect. We are proud that they chose Pennsylvania and York County.”

“It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Carter Lumber’s manufacturing operation to the York region,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This is a great example of how public-private partnerships can strengthen our manufacturing sector and create new jobs for Pennsylvanians. As a former business owner in York County’s hardwoods industry, I know Carter Lumber will be right at home in this area and Pennsylvania.”

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