Lennox International Inc. plans to lease a 130,000-square-foot facility in Middletown, Pa.
Gov. Ed Rendell is cheering the opening of Lennox’s new distribution center.
Lennox International Inc. plans to lease
a 130,000-square-foot facility in Middletown, Pa., to
support its northeastern U.S. operations.
The $1.3 million project will save
20 jobs and create at least 30 more in the next three years, the governor said.
"When one of the world's premier HVAC
firms chooses Pennsylvania over other locations, it proves
once again that our strategic investments help to attract even greater levels
of private investment and create jobs,” Rendell said. "The work force of south-central
Pennsylvania will benefit from this facility's new jobs and the
potential for future growth."
Lennox chose the spot in part due to
incentives offered through the state, including a $75,000
grant, $13,950 in job training assistance, and $93,000 in job creation tax credits.
"We're excited to continue the
expansion of our North American distribution network by leasing the facility in
Middletown," said Gary Bedard, vice president
and general manager, of Lennox’s residential heating and cooling division.
"The Middletown facility is important to our future
planning as we continue to focus on doubling our North American distribution by
2012, allowing us to significantly increase our same day and next-day service