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GEA Refrigeration to add capacity, jobs in Manchester Township for oil, gas demand

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Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that GEA Refrigeration North America Inc. is increasing production capacity and adding jobs in York County with the help of a funding offer from the state.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has offered a Pennsylvania First Program grant for $65,000 and $60,000 in job-creation tax credits,according to a news release from the governor’s office.

The move will add at least 30 jobs and retain 247 employees, the release stated. GEA will invest more than $1.83 million for new equipment and infrastructure enhancements.

The facility-improvement project in Manchester Township will help GEA accommodate growth thanks to increased demand from the oil and gas industry.

GEA makes process refrigeration and gas-compression systems used in refining and separating hydrocarbons and for carbon-dioxide compression systems for enhanced oil recovery.

Overall, the company’s precision-engineered industrial refrigeration systems are used in the food and beverage, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and other industries, according to the release.

 

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey covers York County, agribusiness, energy and environment, and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at brentb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @brentburkey.

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