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.