Guardian Booth Relocates-Plans Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Headquarters
The company also plans to expand its product offering by acquiring prefabricated home builder Homes by Keystone, located at 13338 Midvale Road in Waynesboro, and retaining its 20 employees.
“We are so grateful to the state of Pennsylvania for welcoming us into the community and for the great opportunity that this presents to our company in its entirety,” said Abraham Taub, owner and CEO of Guardian Booth. “Our strategic directive was to expand our geographical reach to support customers throughout the mid-Atlantic, northeast, Midwest and southeast while increasing our manufacturing footprint over the next few years; Franklin County was the perfect fit in terms of location. We feel lucky to have found Homes by Keystone which has lots of synergy to our existing business model and allows Guardian Booth to expand its portfolio into modular prefabricated homes,” he added.
The company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $165,000 Pennsylvania First grant, a $106,000 workforce development grant to train its new workers and was encouraged to apply for the department’s Manufacturing Tax Credit (MTC) program.
“The relocation of Guardian Booth’s headquarters is a tremendous win for Pennsylvania,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This manufacturer will bring new jobs to Franklin County and retain employees when it purchases Homes by Keystone, which otherwise would have closed its doors. Between our prime northeast location and skilled workforce, the commonwealth has much to offer to manufacturing companies looking to set up shop and succeed in Pennsylvania.”
Guardian Booth is a manufacturer of prefabricated booths for guards, parking attendants, ticket vendors, and cashiers. In addition, the company is a market leader in portable security enclosures and modular office enclosures.
“The Franklin County Area Development Corporation is excited to welcome Guardian Booth to Waynesboro,” said Mike Ross, President, FCADC. “The economic development support of its acquisition of Homes By Keystone and the relocation of its current operation from Orangeburg, New York, which will result in $4.5 million capital investment, the creation of 33 new jobs and the retention of 20 existing employees reflects a collaborative effort of the FCADC and the Governor’s Action Team.”
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