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Funeral casket manufacturer expanding in York

David Weissman
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  • The York Group, a manufacturer in Manchester Township, will add 60 full-time jobs during the next 3 years.
  • The company received state funding proposal of nearly $250,000 to expand locally.

The York Group, a manufacturer and distributor of caskets and related products, will add 60 full-time jobs to its York County facility by consolidating one of its out-of-state sites, according to a news release from Gov. Tom Wolf's office.

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The company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Matthews International Corp., will expand its Manchester Township facility by making renovations and purchasing new equipment, committing to invest at least $6 million in the project, the release states.

A Matthews International representative could not immediately be reached for comment.

The 60 additional jobs will be created during the next three years. The company will maintain its 276 existing positions. Interested job-seekers are encouraged to apply on site at the Manchester Township location, 2880 Blackbridge Road.

The expansion was announced in conjunction with a nearly $250,000 funding proposal from the state Department of Community and Economic Development, according to the release.

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The funding includes a $100,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, $120,000 in job creation tax credits and $27,000 for employee training.