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Governor Corbett Tours Manitowoc Crane Group in Franklin County

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Location: Greencastle, PA

Governor Tom Corbett today toured Manitowoc Crane Group-Grove U.S., and discussed his commitment to working with Pennsylvania business to ensure future growth and job creation.

Manitowoc's Greencastle location employs 1,900 workers, nearly 70 percent of whom are from the Greencastle, Waynesburg and Chambersburg areas.

"I am committed to fostering the pro-growth, pro-business environment that will ensure Manitowoc's continued economic contribution to this region," said Corbett.

"When government works as an ally to businesses, instead of working against them, we all succeed."
Manitowoc was founded in 1902 as a shipbuilding and ship-repair organization.

Since that time, the company has grown and diversified, entering the lattice-boom crane business in the mid-1920's and branching into commercial refrigeration equipment shortly after World War II.

"When I was elected governor, I committed to putting Pennsylvania back on track. To honor that commitment I have focused on policies that allow business to stay and grow in the commonwealth, bringing with them jobs that Pennsylvanians need now," said Corbett.

The governor's visit to Manitowoc concluded a full day of visits to Franklin County employers, including Schreiber Foods, Letterkenny Army Depot and the Antrim Commons Business Park.


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