TIPTON, Pa. — Pump manufacturer Gardner Denver dedicated a 70,000-square-foot, $15 million plant in Blair County, Pa., last week.
Gardner Denver chose to locate its new facility in Blair County to respond to the company''s rapid growth in the natural gas industry.
The facility will manufacture fluid ends used in pressure pumps and will provide onsite service to its customers in the Marcellus Shale region.
"There is very little drilling in this area, yet Marcellus Shale is creating good-paying jobs right here in Blair County," said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. "Gardner Denver is a great example of the potential for job creation associated with shale gas development in our state."