Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies, Inc., a materials organization specializing in carbon and silicon carbide manufacturing, will grow its presence in Pennsylvania. The expansion project is required to make 41 new employments at the organization’s facilities in Coudersport and St. Marys.
As indicated by state authorities, because of developing demand for the ballistic armor systems supported by Morgan’s material technology and utilized by military and law enforcement, the organization requires new equipment and furnace technology in order to increase production to meet demand.
Morgan has pledged to invest at least $1.6 million into the expansion project, which will make 41 new employments and retain the 441 existing jobs at Morgan’s facilities in Elk and Potter counties.
“At Morgan Advanced Materials we use advanced materials to help make more efficient use of the world’s resources, and to improve the quality of life,” said Joseph Boylan, Strategic Marketing Director at Morgan. “We are delighted that we have received this support from the Governor’s Action Team to increase capacity at our production facility. This investment will help generate further employment in our community and leverages our leading materials technology, ultimately helping us to protect our soldiers’ lives.”
Morgan got a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $100,000 Pennsylvania First grant and $82,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be circulated upon the making of new employments. The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team.
“This expansion will enable Morgan to grow and create jobs right here in the commonwealth, which is great news for workers,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We’re also proud to support a project that will enable the materials used for protecting our military and law enforcement to be made in Pennsylvania.”