Nearly 100 jobs coming to area with foundry reopening

Ninety jobs are expected to come to Tioga County with the reopening of a former industrial site in Lawrenceville.

The announcement this week of the purchase of the Waupaca foundry by Victaulic comes as great news for the region, Tioga County Commissioner Erick Coolidge said Thursday.

“It is good news,” he said. “They have been interested in this site for a a while.”

Victaulic is a global manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining, fire protection, and flow control solutions.

The 220,000-square-foot facility is expected to increase foundry production capacity by 70 percent in the U.S. and allow for future growth.

Coolidge noted the Easton-based company is bringing good-paying jobs and has a reputation for caring for its people.

“They have been in the business a long time. They are family-owned,” he said.

Coolidge said he couldn’t be happier that the company is investing in the local community.

State Rep. Clint Owlett, R-Wellsboro, said, “I am so humbled to be part of a team of people on the federal, state and local levels who work so well together when it comes to bringing projects like this to fruition. And I’m grateful to the leaders at Victaulic who listened and worked with us to achieve a goal that will benefit both their business and our community.”

Owlett said area residents will fill many of the company’s jobs in Lawrenceville.

Victaulic employs about 4,500 people globally, including more than 1,600 in the state.


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