By: KDKA-TV News Staff
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) – An air filter manufacturer is expanding its operations to Pennsylvania, creating about 120 full-time jobs in the Pittsburgh area.READ MORE: Gas Driller To Pay $1.9M For Damage To Pennsylvania Wetlands, Waterways
Family-owned and Alabama-based Filterbuy will redevelop an old, underused industrial building in New Kensington, the Wolf administration announced Thursday.
Filterbuy CEO and founder David Heacock says because of the increased demand for air filtration products due to COVID-19, the company has actually been adding jobs during the pandemic.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Shot In Head In Perry South
Heacock says the New Kensington plant will bring more than 60 jobs to the area by the end of the year and more than 100 by the end of 2022.
The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $300,000 Pennsylvania First grant.
Filterbuy was founded in 2013 and also has locations in Alabama, Florida and Utah.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Reports 283 New Coronavirus Cases
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