Wolf Administration Joins ‘Swedish’ Celebration for Pittsburgh Area as Nord-Lock Group Relocates and Kicks Off Expansion
Swedish manufacturer’s expansion keeps North American headquarters in Allegheny County
Clinton, Pennsylvania – The Governor’s Action Team (GAT) from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) joined the leadership of the Nord-Lock Group Company, the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Allegheny’s Economic Development at the official opening of the company’s new facility in Clinton Commerce Park, Township of Findlay. The Wolf administration supported the project which would create new manufacturing jobs for the region.
“The Nord-Lock Group has roots stretching back decades to Western Pennsylvania, so their decision to expand while remaining in the Pittsburgh area is personal for the region and a victory for our Commonwealth as a whole. Said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “We are proud to be able to support the Nord-Lock Group in its continued growth in Allegheny County and to merge our two cultures while bringing new manufacturing jobs to Pennsylvanians. “
The company’s new North American headquarters, minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport, hosted the celebration which merged the traditions of American sporting events with Swedish cultural elements.
“This marks an important milestone for us at Nord-Lock Group that would not have been possible without the support of the Wolf administration,” said Cecilia Böhm, Director of Communications, Nord-Lock Group. “Pittsburgh has always been the home of our smart innovations and leading bolting solutions, and we’re excited to be able to continue to expand our presence here with a new, modern facility that not only includes top-notch production capabilities,” but also an advanced technology center and our sales office for the Americas. With this expansion, we look forward to supporting the US market with safer bolting solutions. “
The Nord-Lock group received a funding proposal from DCED for the project which included $ 111,000 in job creation tax credits to distribute when new jobs are created and a workforce development grant. of $ 29,000 to help the company train its workers.
The project was coordinated by GAT, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with companies planning to locate or expand in Pennsylvania, with additional coordination provided by the Department of Economic Development. of Allegheny County.
The Nord-Lock Group offers four technology brands: Nord-Lock, Expander, Superbolt and Boltight. Superbolt, Inc., founded in 1984 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, is the original inventor of multi-jackbolt voltage technology.
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Rachel Wrigley, DCED, [email protected]
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