HARRISBURG – Two Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) grants totaling more than $1.7 million have been awarded to the 46th District through the CFA’s Pipeline Investment Program, according to Senator Camera Bartolotta (R-46).
The first grant, in the amount of $1,369,096, was awarded to Perryman Company to install a natural gas pipeline in the California Technology Park in Coal Center Borough, Washington County.
In 2005, the Perryman Company purchased 40 acres in the California Technology Park. Perryman has developed the site to house its titanium melt operations which include blending, melting and breakdown facilities. The remaining space on the parcel will be developed into a new forging operation, which will offer the opportunity to bring additional high-quality, skilled jobs to the region.
“Seeing this notable investment go to such a successful company, which creates incredible opportunities for our workforce, benefits our entire region. I look forward to the growth created by this investment, and many more projects, for years to come,” Bartolotta said.
Perryman estimates that within one to three years, it will create 20-30 new jobs. Within a decade, the estimation is 110-200 jobs.
Project funding will be used for construction, materials, rights-of-way, engineering and administration costs.
The second grant, in the amount of $331,826, was awarded to the Mon Valley Alliance for the extension of a natural gas pipeline to the Alta Vista Business Park in Fallowfield Township, Washington County.
In partnership with Peoples Gas, the Mon Valley Alliance plans to install 11,423 linear feet of six-inch diameter natural gas pipeline that will extend to the business park. The current four-inch diameter gas line is unable to serve larger industrial and manufacturing businesses that are attracted to the business park and the new line will accommodate those businesses.
The pipeline will provide natural gas access to 17 residential parcels along the extension, provide service to two new business park projects and increase the gas supply for the remaining vacant business park parcels. The two new businesses will bring more than 220 jobs to the business park. Additionally, four lots have been purchased by businesses that will bring approximately 190 jobs once they are developed.
Both projects were funded by the CFA, which is an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs.
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