Governor Wolf: Höganäs Expansion to Create New Jobs in Cambria County

June 26, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that North American Höganäs High Alloys, LLC (Höganäs), a manufacturer of powdered metal products, will expand its operations in Cambria County, supporting the creation of 25 jobs in the area.

“Pennsylvania’s powdered metals industry is a major contributor to our manufacturing sector,” Governor Wolf said. “Höganäs’ decision to expand here is great news for Pennsylvania manufacturing, and will provide at least 25 reliable, family-sustaining jobs for Cambria County workers.”

To support the global demand for its high alloy products, Höganäs will expand its operations in Johnstown, Cambria County, adding new production capabilities to support additive manufacturing and other technologies. The project includes the construction of a 24,000-square-foot building, and the purchase of new machinery. The company has pledged to invest $10,590,000 into the project, which is expected to create 25 new, full-time jobs and retain 135 existing jobs over the next three years.

“This exciting investment, with the greatly appreciated support from the Governor’s Action Team and JARI, will help Höganäs continue to grow in Pennsylvania and provide innovative products for our customers in several quickly developing market areas,” said Dean Howard, president of North American Höganäs.

Höganäs received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $75,000 Pennsylvania First grant, a $19,600 workforce development grant to help the company train workers, up to $50,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and up to $500,000 in Enterprise Zone tax credits for the company’s investment in a designated distressed area. 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 JARI.

“JARI is pleased to provide support to North American Höganäs High Alloys as the company expands their operations in the City of Johnstown,” said Linda R. Thomson, president and CEO of JARI. “Höganäs is a world class, internationally recognized company with state-of-the-art products that is meeting the demands of the new manufacturing age. We appreciate the continuation of the proud Cambria County tradition of leading the way for innovation and we thank the Wolf Administration for their continuous support.”

Founded in 1797, Höganäs is the world leader on the market for iron and metal powders with a yearly capacity of 500,000 tons. They develop solutions for automotive components, brazing, electrical motors, additive manufacturing and water treatment. Höganäs entered the North American market in 1950.

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