Victaulic, a leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining, fire protection and flow control solutions, has purchased a 220,000 square footmanufacturing plant in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvannia (PA).

When operating at full capacity, the facility will increase Victaulic’s foundry production capacity by 70 per cent in the United States and allow for future growth as Victaulic’s business demands increase.The facility, including two foundry moulding lines, will also enable Victaulic to produce larger scale products, according to company chair, John F. Malloy.

The addition of Waupaca’s Lawrenceville foundry will provide the scale and capacity necessary to continue our growth plans and most importantly service our valued North American customers,” Malloy said.

“Additionally, Victaulic is doing its part to add vital manufacturing jobs within Pennsylvania. “A major aspect of our business strategy has always been to manufacture products in close proximity to our customers.”

Victaulic anticipates adding new jobs to Tioga County in the near future with many of the new positions filled by local talent from the area’s skilled workforce. New hires will join the current Victaulic team of more than 1,600 Pennsylvania employees and approximately 4,500 people globally.

“Victaulic’s investment in Tioga County is a testament to the company’s incredible track record of growth, vision and passion for the communities they serve,” according to State Representative Clint Owlett. “I look forward to welcoming this family-owned business with Pennsylvania roots to our community along with the jobs it will bring to our hard-working residents.”

Victaulic is headquartered in Easton Pennsylvania (PA) and has nearly a thousand employees in the Lehigh Valley.

It remains one of the largest employers of steelworkers in the region with plants in Northampton and Lehigh counties.

Victaulic president and CEO, Rick Bucher, thanked local elected officials for their support including Senator Cris Dush and Clint Owlett.

“We are dedicated to building a long-term, mutually beneficial partnership with the region and its hardworking residents,” he said.

The company is also nearing the completion of an additional 400,000 square foot light assembly operations facility in Lower Nazareth, which is expected to be fully operational in 2021.

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