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Planners support TYCO expansion in Waynesboro

October 13, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Tyco Electronics could break ground later this month for a job-creating expansion of its Waynesboro plant.

On Monday, the Waynesboro Planning Commission agreed to recommend the Waynesboro Borough Council approve Tyco's final land development plans next week.

Planners said they were told the expansion could mean up to 60 new jobs for Waynesboro.

"It is going to be a lot of good for this area," plant manager Scott Stine said, although he would not specify the effect on the work force.

The 60-foot by 117-foot addition on the Pa. 316 building's northwest corner will house heat-treat equipment and workers. While a new manufacturing technique for the plant, it's used elsewhere in the "global application tooling division" of Tyco Electronics, Stine said.

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"We're consolidating one of our other facilities into the Waynesboro plant," Stine said, saying that facility is near Harrisonburg, Va.

Some of those employees will transfer and additional ones will be hired, he said.

"It'll definitely make (our division) a stronger unit," Stine said. It will improve costs and order turnaround time, he said.

COR Construction Services Inc. of Mechanicsburg, Pa., will serve as the addition's general contractor. Representative Cory Shover said the steel structure should be complete next spring if the plans receive approval and the excavation occurs soon.

Stine thanked the planning commission and borough engineer for helping the project's engineers get land development plans through the municipal system quickly.

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