SHADY GROVE, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell Tuesday announced a $599,450 grant to Manitowoc Crane Group as part of a $20 million capital project that is expected to add 241 new jobs at the crane manufacturer's Franklin County plant over the next three years.
In a visit to the plant, Rendell said the project and the state grant will also help the manufacturer retain 1,559 existing jobs.
Manitowoc is increasing its capacity to meet market demand and will purchase new machinery and equipment and renovate the Shady Grove plant, according to a press release from the governor's office.
"These funds will help us update our facility and provide training to our new manufacturing personnel, ensuring a safe workplace and the financial well-being of our employees," John Wheeler, Manitowoc's executive vice president for the Americas, said in the release.