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80 New Jobs Coming To Luzerne County

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced recently that Certech Inc., a manufacturer of ceramic cores, will create 80 new jobs and retain 185 positions by consolidating an out-of-state operation into its Hanover Township facility near Wilkes-Barre.
The company will also purchase new equipment and will train new employees at the Luzerne County facility.
Certech Inc. received $346,000 in funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development including $160,000 in job creation tax credits, $36,000 in job training assistance and a $150,000 Pennsylvania First grant.
Mike Kuzdzal, Certech vice president and general manager, said in a news release the Certech facility in Wilkes Barre has one of the most efficient and experienced teams in North America and it was a logical decision for the company to move work into and create more jobs at the site.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. The team worked with the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry to assist Certech’s efforts to expand.