Trucking company to expand Indiana County operations, add 25 jobs
PGT Trucking Inc., a flatbed transportation company, will expand its Indiana County operations and add 25 jobs, Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday.
PGT Trucking plans to expand its Burrell Township location to improve its training operations and maintenance capabilities. The project includes significant expansion of the primary training facility for the company’s drivers and upgrades to buildings throughout the property, the governor’s office said.
The initiative also includes site work to house additional flatbed trucks. The company has pledged to invest $1.8 million in the project, which is expected to create 25 new, full-time jobs and retain 20 jobs over the next three years, the governor’s office said.
PGT Trucking received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for up to $50,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed upon the creation of new jobs, and an $11,250 workforce development grant to help the company train its workers.
The company also was encouraged to apply for a low-interest $2 million loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to assist with site development costs.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team.
The company’s headquarters are in Hopewell Township, Beaver County.
Stephen Huba is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Stephen at 724-850-1280, [email protected] or via Twitter .