Governor Wolf Announces Expansion of PGT Trucking, Creation of New Jobs in Indiana County
June 27, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that PGT Trucking, Inc, a flatbed transportation company, will expand its operations in Indiana County, supporting the creation of 25 jobs in the area.
“My administration is delighted to continue supporting businesses that want to grow in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “PGT Trucking’s expansion is great news for the economic future of Indiana County given their commitment to workforce training and development in the region.”
PGT Trucking plans to expand its Burrell Township location to improve its training operations and maintenance capabilities. The project includes significant expansion of the primary training facility for the company’s drivers and upgrades to buildings throughout the property. The initiative also includes site work to house additional flatbed trucks. The company has pledged to invest $1,876,000 into the project, which is expected to create 25 new, full-time jobs and retain 20 jobs over the next three years.
“PGT Trucking is excited for our expansion project in Indiana County,” said Pat Gallagher, PGT Trucking CEO. “It is our goal to help build a skilled workforce not only to grow as a company, but also to uplift the communities we are located in. We are pleased with the generous assistance and support we received from the commonwealth and the local community.”
PGT Trucking received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for up to $50,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and a $11,250 workforce development grant to help the company train its workers. PGT Trucking was also encouraged to apply for a low-interest $2 million loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to assist with site development costs. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination provided through the Indiana County Development Corporation (ICDC).
“PGT’s expansion represents an important investment in the Indiana County area that will boost both our local and regional economies for years to come,” said Byron Stauffer, Jr., executive director of the Indiana County Development Corporation. “We commend the governor, Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development for their guidance and support for this project. We applaud PGT for their commitment to strengthening the workforce and the economy in Indiana County.”
Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Hopewell Township, Beaver County, PGT is a state-of-the-art flatbed transportation company. The company serves the steel, building material, machinery, oil & gas, raw material, aluminum, and automotive industries.