More than 100 jobs will be coming to York over the next three years.
Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Mobile Climate Control, a manufacturer of mobile thermal solutions for commercial vehicles, is consolidating its U.S. operations into a single, newly constructed facility in York County and will create 117 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, according to a press release.
“I commend Mobile Climate Control for choosing to move their U.S. operations and headquarters to the commonwealth,” the governor said. “Pennsylvania has the skilled workforce, strong business climate and prime Northeast location to give manufacturers an edge over their competition and help them thrive. My administration will continue investing in businesses that want to relocate here and create good jobs for Pennsylvanians.”
According to the release, Mobile Climate Control is merging its existing U.S. operations consisting of a production facility in Goshen, Indiana, an engineering and prototyping facility in Syracuse, New York and an aftermarket warehouse, customer service, engineering and testing facility in York. All operations will move into a new 220,000-square-foot facility being constructed at 400 South Salem Church Road in West Manchester Township, which will also serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters.
The company anticipates the new facility will be operational in April 2022. Kinsley Properties is the developer of the new facility.
“Kinsley Properties has witnessed Mobile Climate Control’s steady growth in York during our 14-year relationship with them. We are grateful to have been a part of that growth by providing several real estate solutions along their growth trajectory," President of Kinsley Properties Tim Kinsley said. "Their growth and this facility is a big win for York County as Mobile Climate Control creates over 100 new quality job for our community.”
Mobile Climate Control received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $250,000 Pennsylvania First grant and a $150,000 workforce development grant to help train workers and was encouraged to apply for the department’s Pipeline Investment Program (PIPE), Research & Development Tax Credit program, and Manufacturing Tax Credit (MTC) program.
The company plans to retain 48 existing jobs in addition to creating at least 117 new jobs and investing $3.18 million into the project over the next three years.
“We thank the Governor’s Action Team for the funding award, as it was pivotal in the decision to bring our business fully to Pennsylvania. The funding will be used, with the help of the York County Economic Alliance and the Manufacturers’ Association, to develop our new employee base. We are very excited to bring well over 100 new jobs into our local community," Vice President of U.S. Operations for Mobile Climate Control Stephen Preisler said.
“YCEA is elated that Mobile Climate Control has expanded its footprint and operations in York County. Our team was happy to assist MCC with its site search,” President & CEO, York County Economic Alliance Kevin Schreiber said. “Mobile Climate Control’s decision to add manufacturing services to its York offerings is a testament to York County’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse.”
This article originally appeared on York Daily Record: New facility opening in April to bring more than 100 jobs to York