Mastriano: Hanover manufacturer receives state grant, intends to expand

HANOVER – A manufacturer of metal food, beverage and aerosol containers is receiving state funding to expand its operation, according to PA Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).

Hanover-based Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. was awarded a Pennsylvania First grant totaling $200,000 by the Dept. of Community and Economic Development, and up to $24,600 in grants for workforce training and development.

As a result of the project, 92 jobs will be created and retained.

“The community is excited about the economic impact and boon this project will provide,” said Mastriano, whose district includes Hanover. “Crown Cork & Seal USA has selected an advantageous location to invest in. Families will continue to experience the American dream because of the innovation shown by this company.”

Crown has pledged to invest $24.6 million into the project, which is expected to create 41 new, full-time jobs and retain 51 existing jobs over the next three years. Overall, the project will allow Crown to retain a total of 567 jobs statewide.

“It is all about jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Mastriano. “These are family-sustaining jobs will enhance the local and state economy.”

Crown plans to relocate one manufacturing line from its Ontario, Canada plant to its existing plant in the Borough of Hanover. Adding the line will increase Hanover’s production capacity and efficiency, making the plant more competitive nationally.

Crown Cork & Seal USA, Inc. is an American company that makes metal beverage and food cans, metal aerosol containers, metal closures and specialty packing and is a leading supplier to consumer marketing companies around the world.

CONTACT:   Scot Andrew Pitzer; 717.787.4651; spitzer@pasen.gov