By RICHARD F. BELISLE
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries will break ground Wednesday for a 157,000-square-foot expansion of its McConnellsburg plant that is expected to result in the addition of 130 jobs.
The manufacturer also will dedicate a $14.6 million, 130,000-square-foot building in Bedford, Pa., on Wednesday.
The Bedford project involved acquisition and renovation of an existing 109,000-square-foot building and increasing the plant size to 130,000 square feet. That expansion will result in the addition of more than 100 jobs.
"We are pleased to expand our manufacturing capabilities in McConnellsburg and Bedford and to contribute to this vigorous economy in Southcentral Pennsylvania," L. David Black, chief executive officer, said Monday in a prepared statement. "We are fortunate to be in an area with a world-class workforce that is committed to producing world-class products."