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A warehouse in Sharon should see new life soon. A Canadian based company is looking to turn it into a manufacturing site that will supply the oil and gas industry.
The company’s name has not been released, but officials said the now empty warehouse on Vine Street will be used to manufacture high-end equipment for the oil and gas industry.
“To see the benefit of the drilling industry finally begin to take hold here is very encouraging,” said Sharon City Manager Scott Andrejchak. “We’re very excited in the prospect of having a new company.”
Penn Northwest Development Corporation helped bring the company to Sharon. The facility is expected to create about 100 new jobs.
“We have had job orders in the Career Link system now for at least three weeks,” said Angela Palumbo, Mercer County Career Link administrator.
Palumbo said right now the jobs in the system associated with the project are welding positions but more will come on line.
“Although they don’t announce who the employer is, the jobs are there. So, we’re looking for assemblers, we’re looking for designers. It’s a manufacturing company,” said Palumbo.
Sharon City Council recently vacated a street surrounding the warehouse so the company can use the adjacent land.
Andrejchak said he hopes this is just the start of a manufacturing rebirth.