Governor Wolf Visits JLG Industries in Fulton County
August 06, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf visited one of Fulton County’s largest employers, JLG Industries, to highlight the administration’s continuing efforts to make Pennsylvania the best place for manufacturers to do business.
“Since day one I have been committed to strengthening Pennsylvania manufacturing, and today’s tour helps reinforce the fact that we’re on the right path for manufacturing prosperity in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “I’m proud that Pennsylvania is home to manufacturers like this that are committed to investing in their employees and their local communities.”
In 2017 Governor Wolf launched the Manufacturing PA initiative, which supports Pennsylvania’s manufacturing community through strategic partnerships while emphasizing job training to career pathways. Since the launch, the initiative has awarded $8.6 million in funding to Industrial Resource Centers, educational institutions, and other manufacturing partners cross the commonwealth. This includes a total of more than $1 million awarded to nine organizations across the commonwealth to develop new, innovative training programs to help more than 350 unemployed and underemployed individuals, as well as those with barriers, to get the skills they need to gain employment in the manufacturing sector.