Harrisburg, PA (From news reports) - Governor Tom Wolf was on hand the ceremonial opening of Pratt Industries' advanced manufacturing box plant in Carlisle, Cumberland County. The new $150 million plant employs 215 workers in full-time manufacturing jobs.
"This plant is one more example of the many state-of-the-art facilities opening in Pennsylvania," said Gov. Wolf. "Pratt Industries' investment in this community will bring new jobs to Cumberland County and boost the local and regional economy."
Gov. Wolf joined Anthony Pratt, executive chairman of Pratt Industries, for a tour of the new plant, which opened in May, and to unveil a plaque. The company is a prominent paper recycler, and the only major paper container board company whose products are 100 percent recycled.
"As we look toward the future, Pennsylvania is the perfect place for new and growing manufacturing businesses," said Gov. Wolf. "We are conveniently located near other major cities, we are home to leading universities and research centers and we're training the next generation of manufacturing workers, focusing on advanced technical and STEM skills."
Pratt added, "This $150 million state-of-the-art box factory is our company's most recent investment in America and we're proud to have created another 215 full-time, high-paying, green-collar manufacturing jobs right here in Pennsylvania."