Leading Water Purification Company to Expand in Pennsylvania

March 6, 2000
Ionics Inc. will expand its Pennsylvania facilities in Bridgeville, Allegheny County, and Canonsburg -- creating 60 new jobs and retaining 120 existing jobs. The company plans to add a 4,500-square-foot third floor to the Bridgeville facility and lease an additional 100,000 square feet in Canonsburg for heavy steel manufacturing. The 40-year-old global separations technology company owns and operates services for the purification, disinfection, concentration, desalination, treatment, and analysis of water, wastewater and ultrapure water. "The Ridge Administration welcomes this leading water-purification company's expansion, and the new jobs it will bring to Southwestern Pennsylvania," said Chief Operating Officer of Team Pennsylvania David Patti, on behalf of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. "We at Ionics have made this decision to invest in Pennsylvania based upon the excellent history of our skilled workforce, the technical resources available here and the prevailing business climate in the state," said Arthur L. Goldstein, Ionics' Chairman and CEO ... We are fortunate to have the support of the Governor's Action Team and its local personnel who have been so instrumental in helping us realize this moment." The Governor's Action Team -- economic-development professionals who report directly to Ridge -- worked with Ionics Inc. to make this expansion a reality. The Commonwealth's $680,000 package includes Job Creation Tax Credits and Machinery and Equipment Loan funds. SOURCE: PRNewswire

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