PA: Silgan Plastics to Build 130,000 Sq-Ft Erie County Facility, Hiring 30

18 Nov, 2014

Continuing to advance his JOBS1st PA initiative, Governor Tom Corbett announced Silgan Plastics will construct a new facility in the Borough of North East. This move will bring 30 new jobs to Erie County.

“By partnering with companies like Silgan Plastics, we are building a stronger Pennsylvania,” Gov. Corbett said. “Manufactures are recognizing the benefits of making their products and creating new jobs in Pennsylvania.” 

Silgan Plastics will construct a 135,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facility for plastic containers in North East, Erie County. The new facility will provide convenient access to nearby customers in the region. The company plans on making a significant investment at its new location and is also expecting to add 30 new jobs over the next three years.

The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including $90,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania in collaboration with Develop Erie.

"Silgan is a great company, attracted to the Erie region by a great workforce and strong business partners,” said John Elliot, President of Develop Erie. “We welcome them to our community. It was a privilege to help them make their new investment in North East."

Silgan Plastics is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in North America for a variety of markets, including food, health care, personal care, and household and industrial chemical markets.

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In 2012, Gov. Corbett launched JOBS1st PA as a comprehensive roadmap to economic recovery that harnessed the state’s resources and talents to prioritize private-sector job creation and retention. Today, Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is below the national average jobs have been growing on a consistent basis for nearly four years.

For more information about Corbett’s commitment to job creation, visit