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Grove creates 120 new jobs

April 08, 1997

By LISA GRAYBEAL

Staff Writer, Waynesboro

SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Grove Worldwide is creating 120 new manufacturing jobs due to strong demand for mobile cranes and aerial work platforms.

Grove's employment levels have increased steadily over the past two years as markets for its mobile cranes and aerial work platforms have remained strong, a company official said Monday. The company is adding more people to keep up with market demand, which is being driven by a "strong North American economy," said William Foley, Grove's vice president of market support.

Current employment at the Shady Grove manufacturing center has increased by almost 10 percent in the past 14 months. Grove employs more than 2,500 in Franklin County, Pa.

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The jobs news follows an October announcement that Grove Manlift planned expand.

Grove Manlift planned to more than double its production capacity for aerial work platforms with a 26,000-square-foot addition to its final assembly facility and other improvements at the Grove Worldwide complex. Grove Manlift is a division of Grove Worldwide.

The expansion, which was intended to increase efficiency as well as production capacity, was expected to be completed this month.

The Shady Grove-based manufacturer is accepting applications to fill the new jobs between April and August.

Foley said the company will continue to advertise the openings in local newspapers and potential employees can pick up applications at the company's security office.

Most of the positions are for hourly factory work building cranes and aerial work platforms, Foley said. The company is seeking welders, assemblers, painters and machinists.

Grove provides on-the-job training, including welding programs and technical training, Foley added.

"We've got a strong, productive workforce here," Foley said. "We want to get more people like that."

Interested applicants can forward their resumes and cover letters to Grove Worldwide, P.O. Box 21, Shady Grove, Pa. 17256

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