Governor Rendell: Italian Company to Double Workforce at Chester County Headquarters; Establish First Manufacturing Site Outside of Italy

Aug 31, 2010, 14:25 ET from Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An Italian company will establish its first overseas manufacturing operation and relocate its North American headquarters in Chester County, creating 32 new jobs, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today.

Scientific equipment manufacturer Tecniplast USA is moving its North American headquarters to a 77,000-square-foot building in East Goshen Township. The company will establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at the site and will start production later this year.

"By making a significant investment and establishing its manufacturing operations in Chester County, Tecniplast is making a major commitment to this region and its workforce that could pay great dividends over the years," said Governor Rendell of the $9.3 million project. "This opportunity, and the high-paying jobs it will create, is more evidence that our economic development efforts – including our push to attract foreign investment – bring real results."

Tecniplast is a worldwide leader in the production of scientific equipment for the life-science industry. The company chose to establish manufacturing operations at its Chester County plant to better serve its North American market.

"Tecniplast started operations in Chester County 10 years ago, and when we made the decision to expand operations we wanted to show our commitment to our current employees, future employees, vendors and customers. Chester County was the logical choice to implement our growth strategy," said Marco Carrera, the company's president and CEO.

The project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team, economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in the state.

Pennsylvania provided the company with a $62,000 funding offer for the project from the Department of Community and Economic Development. The offer includes a $30,000 training grant and $32,000 in job creation tax credits.  

Since Governor Rendell took office in 2003, the Governor's Action Team has successfully completed 1,163 projects, resulting in commitments to create 128,105 new jobs and retain 300,573 existing positions. The commonwealth has offered more than $2.2 billion in assistance for these projects, which will leverage more than $16 billion in additional investment.

For more information on Tecniplast USA, visit www.tecniplast.it/usa.

For more information on the Governor's Action Team and other Department of Community and Economic Development programs, visit www.NewPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.

Media contacts:

Luke Webber, DCED; 717-783-1132

Michael Smith, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116



SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor



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