Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Highwood USA, a manufacturer of low-maintenance synthetic wood components, will be expanding its operations into Hazleton, Luzerne County, and will create 58 new Pennsylvania jobs.
“This expansion represents more than just the creation of 58 family-sustaining jobs in Hazleton,” said Governor Wolf. “It also signals the growth and evolution of manufacturing in the commonwealth. Since day one, my administration has been focused on building our manufacturing sector, and Highwood’s expansion shows that Pennsylvania manufacturing is strong – and only growing stronger.”
Highwood purchased an existing 146,000 square-foot building in Hazleton City. The company will move its fabrication and supply chain units to the new facility while maintaining its 93,000 square-foot headquarters in Rush Township, Schuylkill County. Highwood will invest at least $7.4 million into the project, which includes acquiring and renovating its new facility as well as upgrading its current facility. The project will create a total of 58 new jobs over the next three years and retain 132 more.
The full article/press release can be seen here: https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-announces-expansion-of-highwood-usa-creation-of-58-new-jobs/