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October 22, 2012

K-Fab to create 50 new jobs in Columbia County

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that K-Fab Inc. will expand its operations to support new growth in the natural gas industry, increasing its employment to more than 300 in Berwick, Columbia County.

K-Fab will expand its operations by purchasing an additional facility to support its new product line, machining, assembling, and painting pumps for the natural gas industry. The company will invest more than $2.4 million in renovations, infrastructure improvements, new equipment and employee training and has committed to creating at least 50 new jobs while retaining 266 within the next three years.

The company received a funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) including $100,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $22,500 in guaranteed free training, and a $750,000 loan from the Machine and Equipment Loan Fund.

K-Fab, Inc. is a sole source manufacturer of material processing, fabrication, machine assembly, and paint that serves many different sectors of the manufacturing industry including pumps used in the Marcellus Shale Industry. Founded in 1969, K-Fab currently employs 266 at locations in the Berwick area.

 

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