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March 19, 2013

Jobs open at ACF in Milton

MILTON -  Job-seekers have two opportunities to submit applications for a business that is re-opening in Milton.

Applications for employment at ACF Industries will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Central PA Chamber of Commerce, 30 Lawton Lane in Milton, and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Pennsylvania CareerLink, 225 Market St. in Sunbury.

The company, which has been shuttered since 2009, is seeking experienced welders, painters, forklift operators, laborers, planers, millwrights, electricians and general laborers, according to an announcement posted on the Central PA Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

The events are only to accept applications and no interviews will take place, said Terri Kremer, manager of Sunbury-based WorkForce Temps, which will be handling the applications for ACF.

Kremer said she did not know how many positions ACF was looking to fill or when the company was hoping to have employees start. However, each applicant will be examined, no matter which event they attend, she said.

“Everyone will be considered,” she said. “This isn’t a first-come, first-served thing.”

ACF Industries shut down operations at its Milton manufacturing plant in February 2009, citing a lack of work. More than 320 workers were furloughed. The plant, which covers several blocks along Route 405, previously made railroad tank cars, most recently to transport ethanol and biodiesel.

However, with the natural gas industry coming to the region, talk about reopening the plant has been steady in recent months.

In October, a collective bargaining agreement between ACF and the United Steelworkers union was reached that would allow 65 to 70 union members on the plant’s seniority list to go back to work.

Then in January, American Railcar Industries filed an “entry in material definitive agreement” with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing stated American Railcar and ACF had reached an agreement in which American Railcar “will provide purchasing support and engineering services to ACF in connection with ACF’s manufacture and sale of certain tank railcars at its facility in Milton.”

The deal ends in December 2014 and gives American Railcar 30 percent of profits earned on each railcar made by ACF, according to the filing.

ACF officials could not be reached for comment Monday.

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