U.S. Steel will keep its headquarters in Pittsburgh and invest $187 million to expand its Mon Valley Works operations, supporting 4,300 employees throughout the state, company officials announced as part of National Manufacturing Day on Friday.
"The backbone of U.S. Steel is its workers, and today, we're investing in the proud Pennsylvania men and women who forge this iron and who can compete and win against any global competitor," Gov. Tom Corbett said during ceremonies to mark the event. "When we ‘Make it In PA,’ you know it's done right."
As part of National Manufacturing Day, Department of Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser visited PGA, Inc., a packaging and recycling manufacturer in Freeland, to honor the company’s expansion and commitment to create 28 new jobs in Luzerne County.
“The Corbett administration’s commitment to job creation and manufacturing growth can be seen here and throughout Pennsylvania as the manufacturing industry continues to be a key economic driver,” Meuser said during his visit on Friday.
The Pennsylvania manufacturing industry saw an increase of 12,100 jobs in 2011, more than 569,000 manufacturing employees in 2012, more than 189,000 employees related to manufacturing goods exports in 2009 and a $70 billion-plus value added to the state’s economy each year.