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Governor Shapiro’s budget proposes a $12 million increase for the Pennsylvania First Program, the same program that has supported Cabinetworks’ expansion into Huntingdon County.


Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania – today, Governor Josh Shapiro And Acting Minister of Economic and Social Development Rick Seager He toured the facility of Mt. Union in Cabinetworks, a national kitchen cabinet manufacturer is making a $23 million investment that will create 327 new manufacturing jobs in Huntingdon County.

With financial support from the Commonwealth, Cabinetworks announced a $23 million investment in expanding its existing Mount Union manufacturing facility after it received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for Pennsylvania’s first Workforce Development grants. Governor Shapiro’s budget Proposes a $12 million increase for the Pennsylvania First Program to ensure financing opportunities for more expansion projects to bring future transformative investments and high-paying jobs to rural Pennsylvania.

“Under my administration, Pennsylvania is open for business, and we are making investments in rural Pennsylvania to ensure that communities like Huntingdon County have every opportunity for economic growth.” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “Cabinetworks has committed to Mount Union, Pennsylvania—a commitment that will create 327 new jobs for this community—and my department is proud to partner with them and other companies like them to create more opportunities like this throughout Pennsylvania.”

“Under Governor Shapiro’s leadership, Pennsylvania is competing aggressively with other states to continue to grow businesses here and to attract companies looking to set up shop in our Commonwealth.” Acting Secretary DCED Siger said. “To succeed, we put in place growth-focused policies and break down bureaucratic barriers to ensure more job-creating projects like Cabinetworks happen here.”

Cabinetworks Group is the largest independently owned manufacturer and distributor of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the United States, and the expansion project will help create and retain 1,694 jobs across multiple rural Pennsylvania counties.

“This facility is a huge transition effort for us, supporting the growth of the Cabinetworks Group, and we’re going to be doing some very exciting things here in Mount Union,” said Chad Miller, vice president of manufacturing at Cabinetworks Group. “It’s all about the support we’ve had at every level of government and at every level of society. I couldn’t be happier when we’re eight months into the project, and days like today make us very confident that over the next few years, we’re going to grow and succeed.” truly “.

Last month, Governor Shapiro a statement His first budget is filled with commonsense solutions to the most pressing issues faced by Pennsylvanians. Governor prioritizes increased funding to attract and retain companies like Penn State’s Cabinetworks In addition to a proposed $12 million increase for Pennsylvania First, his budget is investing 50% more in the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program, which connects Pennsylvania universities with companies to spur innovation and job creation here in the Commonwealth.

Visit Governor Shapiro’s budget website Learn more about his rationale suggestion.

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