KENT, Ohio – Building materials provider Carter Lumber will open its first manufacturing operation in Pennsylvania. Carter Lumber said it will invest at least $6 million into the project, which will support the combined creation and retention of 212 jobs.

“The manufacturing done at this location will not only add jobs but will also allow us to better serve the homebuilders building homes for Pennsylvania families, now and well into the future. We are excited to get the renovations of the facility completed and to begin shipping products to those homebuilders as early as the end of this year,” said  Jeff Donley, president of Carter Lumber.

The project includes the purchase and renovation of a 64,300-square-foot warehouse. The company will also renovate its existing facility to accommodate manufacturing and storage. Carter Lumber said it plans to purchase equipment and machinery, as well as 5.39 adjacent acres for future expansion.

The Department of Community and Economic Development will help provide funding for the project. The proposal includes a $70,000 Pennsylvania First grant, $70,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and a $15,750 workforce development grant to help the company train employees. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team and York County Economic Alliance.

Founded in 1932 and based in Kent, Ohio, the Carter Lumber family of companies is dedicated to providing builders and do-it-yourselfers with a broad range of quality building materials. Carter Lumber operates 14 retail and showroom locations across the state.

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