Redevelopment Grants Awarded to Trolley Museum, Corelle Brands

HARRISBURG – Two redevelopment grants from the state will support new educational and economic opportunities in Washington County, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).

A $2.5 million grant will assist Corelle Brands, LLC in rebuilding the existing glass tank at its facility in Charleroi. The plant produces Pyrex brand glassware that is sold across the country and throughout the world.

The project is expected to help create 40 new jobs and preserve the existing 350 jobs at the facility.

“The manufacturing industry is a critical part of our state and local economy, and Corelle is one of the largest manufacturing employers in the entire region,” Bartolotta said. “I am thankful that this grant will help retain these family-sustaining jobs and allow the company to remain in the area for many years to come.”

Another $2.5 million grant was awarded to the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Chartiers Township to help finance the construction of a new Welcome and Education Center. The new 18,000-square-foot facility will help expand the number of visitors from the current total of 32,600 per year to as many as 53,000 annually.

“The Trolley Museum has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, due in large part to the unique way it presents our history of transportation,” Bartolotta said. “This grant will help offer visitors an even greater experience with new exhibits, events and retail options.”

It is estimated the project will result in 116 full and part-time jobs.

Both grants were awarded as part of the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, which supports regional economic and business development programs throughout the state.

 

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