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Stouffer Mechanical Contractors LLC to consolidate operations in Cumberland Valley Business Park

Project will result in retention of 33 existing employment positions while creating 28 new jobs over next three years

June 06, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has approved a $970,731 loan to support the construction of a 46,100-square-foot facility for Stouffer Mechanical Contractors LLC, the Franklin County Area Development Corp. said Thursday in a news release.

The building will be built along Opportunity Avenue in the Cumberland Valley Business Park near Chambersburg.

In addition to the PIDA loan, Columbia Bank has agreed to lend $1,154,031, bringing the total project cost to $2,124,762, according to the release.

The project will result in the retention of 33 existing employment positions while creating 28 new jobs over the next three years, according to the release.

Stouffer Mechanical Contractors is a mechanical contractor specializing in HVAC and plumbing services.

Established in 1999, the company is family owned under the management of father Jere Stouffer sons Shane and Jared Stouffer.

With the construction of the new building, Stouffer Mechanical Contractors will be consolidating operations at one location. The company owns an 18,500-square-foot building and leases a second 15,000-square-foot building, each of which is in the Cumberland Valley Business Park.

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The consolidation will create more efficient administrative and production capabilities.

“The expansion of Stouffer Mechanical Contractors is further evidence of the growth taking place throughout the quad-state/south-central Pennsylvania region,” Mike Ross, president of Franklin County Area Development Corp. said in the release.

“SMC is locally owned and managed and with this expansion is committed to future growth in Franklin County. The FCADC has been privileged to play a role in obtaining PIDA financing to support the project,” Ross said.

Construction is expected to begin in July, with completion expected during the first quarter of 2014, Ross said in the release.

Created in 1956, the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) provides low-interest loans to local nonprofit industrial development corporations (IDCs) for eligible businesses that commit to creating and/or retaining jobs. PIDA funds can be used only to support real estate acquisition and/or construction.

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