Jul. 02, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford) today applauded Victaulic’s commitment to a $100 million-plus expansion project at its Lawrenceville foundry in Tioga County.

“Victaulic’s decision to stay here, invest here and grow here is a testament to the company’s loyalty to our community, as well as the outstanding work force and quality of life our region offers,” Owlett said. “I am excited by the opportunities this creates for us and hope it will encourage other long-time businesses, as well as potential new businesses, to invest in Tioga County and the Northern Tier.”

Victaulic received a funding proposal from the state Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $1.07 million Pennsylvania First Program grant and up to a $428,000 Workforce and Development Network grant to train workers.

“An influx of at least $100 million in our community and creation of 214 new jobs is an outstanding return on this investment by the Commonwealth,” Owlett said. “It has been a pleasure to work with company leaders to help make this project a reality, and I will continue to support Victaulic and other job creators who want to invest and grow in our region.”

Victaulic plans to construct a 150,000-square-foot addition to its Lawrenceville foundry to accommodate new molding lines, melt furnaces, core machines, and automated finishing and paint equipment to help produce larger scale products. The expansion will also include a 60,000 square-foot machine shop with state-of-the-art Computer Numerical Control equipment.

Victaulic is the originator and world’s leading producer of grooved mechanical pipe joining and flow control systems. It is headquartered in Easton, PA. In 2021, Victaulic received $1.5 million through the state’s Keystone Communities Program to help toward the purchase of the Lawrenceville facility. The company also was awarded $94,964 through the Manufacturing Tax Credit Program as part of the acquisition project.

Representative Clint Owlett
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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