Governor Wolf Announces 30 New Jobs with Expansion of AMES Reese, Inc. in Lancaster County

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 30 New Jobs with Expansion of AMES Reese, Inc. in Lancaster County Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that AMES Reese, Inc., a manufacturer of powdered metal component parts, will expand operations and create 30 new jobs at its current site in East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County.“Today I am pleased to announce that AMES Reese has renewed its commitment to Pennsylvania and will be increasing its manufacturing presence in Lancaster County,” said Governor Wolf. “This project highlights a great level of cooperation at the local and state levels, with multiple partners coming together to help AMES expand its physical presence, and provide the necessary training to new and current employees to make sure they have the skills to excel and fill the company’s needs.”As part of the expansion project, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is offering a new Apprenticeship Training Program supported by the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board that will provide both existing and new employees with the higher-level skills needed in powdered metals parts production.AMES Reese plans to construct an 86,600-square-foot, two-story building on its current owned site. The new building will be situated adjacent to its existing building and will provide the needed space and ceiling height to meet AMES’ growing business demands. This expansion will allow AMES to install larger and higher efficiency furnaces and presses with higher tonnage, giving the capacity to manufacture much larger parts. AMES has committed to making an investment of several million dollars in the project, and retaining 60 jobs and creating an additional 30 full-time positions.“The Lancaster County facility AMES Reese plans to construct will be one of the most modern powdered metal plants in the United States,” said Henry Trabal, Executive Vice President, AMES Reese. “A key to our success will be in the ability to train and develop a workforce with the skills we need. We appreciate the cooperation and support we have received on the local and state levels, and are excited to begin an apprenticeship program in coordination with HACC that will include a specific module in our technology”.AMES Reese received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant and $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County.“AMES Reese has a long history in Lancaster County, and being in the powdered metals industry, brings unique needs and opportunities to the area,” said Lisa Riggs, President, Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. “The team at AMES has been a great partner throughout this project, and we appreciate the commitment they bring to their new facility and this community.”AMES Reese, Inc. was founded in 1996 when parent company AMES Group purchased the former Reese Metal Products Corporation in East Lampeter Township. AMES is involved in the manufacture and sale of powdered metal component parts, primarily for the automotive industry. AMES Reese serves as the Logistics Center for the company’s North American market, and also as the North American Headquarters for AMES Group. AMES Reese works with a large number of distributions and sourcing platforms to manufacture its products for both U.S. and European markets. More information about open positions can be found at http://www.ames-powder-metal.com/company/work-with-us/.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov. May 11, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Pollitt excels with dietary adjustments, working with Gueye filling Eaton’s shoes

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 26, 2013 at 1:27 am Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edu Last year, Donald Pollitt lacked the right training habits off of the track.The junior had problems maintaining his diet, and it deterred his ability to participate in the 2012 Big East Indoor Championships.“We were honest with him and told him, ‘One of the main things that is keeping you from running fast is you let yourself get a little soft,’” assistant coach Dave Hegland said. Pollitt was less fit, and veered away from his commitment to both his training sessions and meets. But starting last summer, Pollitt changed his diet. He began eating more and built up his appetite to five or six meals a day. But most importantly, he watched what he ate. A year later, Pollitt’s one of the top runners on the team, and is putting himself in position to earn a spot at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut before being able to do that, Pollitt had to completely re-evaluate his eating habits. “It was just about putting the right things in my body,” Pollitt said. “When I come here, do a hard workout and then go eat something terrible, I don’t have the benefits of healing my body and getting ready for the next day.”After missing last year’s event, Pollitt proved his new commitment. The diet paid off after he won the gold medal in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 7.79 seconds at the Big East Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio, two weekends ago.“I am happy for myself, but I worked hard to get to this point,” Pollitt said. “Last year, my diet wasn’t the best, and I knew I had to put a better work ethic into my training.”During his three years at SU, Pollitt has also had the opportunity to train next to two of Syracuse’s most notable sprinters.One of them is former Orange athlete Jarret Eaton – Syracuse’s first national champion – who won the 60-meter hurdles in the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The other is senior Amadou Gueye, who finished .02 seconds behind Pollitt in this year’s Big East championships. Gueye has won two Big East silver medals – finishing in the race’s top five in each of his three seasons.But after Eaton graduated last year, Gueye embraced Pollitt as a teammate and new catalyst in the race.“Now that (Eaton) is gone, it kind of put a burden on us because it’s the first time we’ve been expected to uphold the tradition he and Ramon Sosa established (in the 60-meter hurdles),” Gueye said. “It feels really good to be able to do that at a high level now.”With this year’s victory, Pollitt joins Eaton (2012) and Sosa (2009) as one of three SU athletes in five years to win the 60-meter hurdles at the Big East championship.Going into the race, assistant coach Hegland thought it was possible for Pollitt and Gueye to place first and second, but said the event is tough to predict.But Pollitt knew Gueye would be right next to him.“I’m happy I beat (Amadou), but at the same time, whoever won the race, either way, it was coming back to Syracuse,” Pollitt said. “We compete against each other every single day and every chance we get, and I knew if I wasn’t on top of my game, he was going to beat me, or vice versa.”Hegland has noticed the two teammates take a lot of pride in the 60-meter hurdles as they train and push each other every day. This week, Pollitt and Gueye will practice together in preparation for the Columbia Last Chance at the Armory in New York City, where they hope to qualify for nationals. As the event’s name indicates, it is the last opportunity for athletes to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on March 8.“I think they just have to keep doing what they’re doing,” Hegland said. “Those guys are prepared really well, and if they stay focused, things should go well this weekend.” Commentslast_img read more