June 27, 2019 12:30 PM, EDT

PGT Trucking Expands Operations, Expects to Create Jobs

PGT TruckingA PGT truck. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Pennsylvania-based flatbed transportation company PGT Trucking will expand operations, creating 25 jobs in the process.

PGT Trucking will grow its Burrell Township location, which lies in Indiana County about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh. Specifically, PGT Trucking will expand its primary training facility for drivers and upgrade buildings throughout the property. The company also plans to build additional housing for flatbed trucks.

PGT Trucking

“PGT Trucking is excited for our expansion project in Indiana County,” CEO Pat Gallagher said in a press release June 27. “It is our goal to help build a skilled workforce, not only to grow as a company but also to uplift the communities we are located in. We are pleased with the generous assistance and support we received from the commonwealth and the local community.”

PGT Holdings, the parent of PGT Trucking and Southern Pines Trucking, a cryogenic and heavy specialized carrier, ranks No. 98 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. PGT Trucking serves the steel, oil, aluminum and automotive industries.

The company is investing more than $1.8 million in the project, which is expected to create 25 full-time jobs and provide retraining for 20 more over the next three years.

PGT Trucking received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for up to $50,000 in job creation tax credits to be distributed once the jobs are created. The company also received an $11,250 workforce development grant to help train workers.

The project was facilitated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals that reports to the governor and helps businesses that are considering relocation or expansion activities.

“My administration is delighted to continue supporting businesses that want to grow in Pennsylvania,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in the press release. “PGT Trucking’s expansion is great news for the economic future of Indiana County given their commitment to workforce training and development in the region.”