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: Pittsburgh Public Schools Announces 'Summer B.O.O.S.T.' Program To Address Pandemic Learning Gap
Family-owned and Alabama-based Filterbuy will redevelop an old, underused industrial building in New Kensington, the Wolf administration announced Thursday.
The company will move into the old Alcoa facility.
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: Westmoreland County Doctor Explains What Happens To Unused Coronavirus Vaccine Doses
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: Busing Woes Continue For Hundreds Of Pittsburgh Public Schools Students
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