Certech to consolidate CIM core production in Wilkes-Barre

July 27, 2012

As published in PIM International Vol 6 No 2 June 2012 

MTC Certech, which has been a wholly owned division of Morgan Technical Ceramics since 2008, has announced plans to consolidate its ceramic injection moulded components operations into its 63,000 ft2 facility in Hanover Township, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA. The consolidation will add 80 new jobs and retain 185 positions. Certech will also purchase new manufacturing equipment.

“The Certech facility has one of the most efficient and experienced teams in North America,” said Mike Kuzdzal, Vice-President and General Manager of Certech North America. “As we continue to look for opportunities to improve our customer service levels and offer the best technical and most competitive products to the marketplace, it was a logical decision for us to move work into and create jobs for this site. The Pennsylvania government agencies we worked with to make this happen were extremely helpful and also focused on the growth of this facility.” Certech Inc. received a $346,000 funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including $160,000 in job creation tax credits, $36,000 in job training assistance and a $150,000 Pennsylvania First grant.

“We are thrilled by Certech’s decision to expand its Hanover Industrial Estates facility,” said Larry Newman, Vice-President of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry. “It is very good news, not just because this project brings so many new quality jobs to the Wilkes-Barre area, but also because of what Certech’s investment says about Pennsylvania’s ongoing competitiveness as a manufacturing location.”

Certech manufactures complex injection moulded ceramic components for the investment casting industry, primarily for turbine engine blades and vanes used in aircraft and power generation. The company employs a proprietary low-pressure injection moulding process and a proprietary sintering process specifically designed to achieve high volumes with short lead-times.


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