Sainato: New aluminum extrusion facility coming to New Castle

Expansion by Pittsburgh-based Bunting Inc. will create 79 jobs

NEW CASTLE, March 31 – New manufacturing jobs are coming to Lawrence County, as homegrown manufacturing company Bunting Inc. has revealed plans to expand operations to New Castle, state Rep. Chris Sainato announced today.

Sainato, D-Lawrence, said the company’s plans to open an aluminum extrusion mill will create 79 jobs and continue Lawrence County’s trend of attracting expanding industries.

“Available spaces, workforce potential and a track record of successfully hosting diverse industries has made Lawrence County a desirable destination for businesses looking to expand,” Sainato said. “We’ve seen that recently with manufacturers like Container Services and R.G. Coating, and today’s announcement regarding Bunting continues that exciting trend.

“It’s terrific news because it means our community will be seeing additional good-paying, family-sustaining jobs. We welcome Bunting and look forward a long and productive relationship together.”

Sainato said Bunting’s purchase of a 333,980-square-foot building on 24.3 acres at 930 Cass St.  will allow the company to enter the aluminum extrusion market and produce goods for the building, construction, automotive and transportation sectors.

According to the Department of Community and Economic Development, Bunting received a funding proposal for a $2.1 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan, a $316,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $152,000 workforce development grant to help train workers, and it was encouraged to apply for the department’s Manufacturing Tax Credit program.

Bunting is a national leader in the signage industry, offering products and services in the architectural signage and ornamental metals markets. In addition to creating at least 79 jobs and retaining two existing jobs statewide, the company is expected to invest more than $16.8 million into the project over the next four years.