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Nacero to Transform Manufacturing, Create Good Jobs for Luzerne County Laborers

Luzerne County, Pa. (October 29, 2021) – Tony Seiwell, Business Manager of the Laborers’ District Council of Eastern Pennsylvania, made the following statement today on Nacero’s announcement that Luzerne County will serve as the home of its new $6 billion manufacturing facility, the first facility associated with the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit:

Today’s announcement is the culmination of historic, bipartisan efforts to attract new economic investment and good jobs to Pennsylvania through the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit with support from labor, legislators, and business.

With a realistic energy approach like the one of Nacero’s Luzerne County Plant, we do not have to choose between good jobs and the environment. One of the most historic parts of the legislation was its inclusion of prevailing wage. This project will create over 3,500 prevailing wage construction jobs during the four years of construction and hundreds of permanent jobs.

We have an environmentally conscious company that is not only embracing our state's natural gas resources, but leading the way for natural gas to lower carbon emissions even more than it already has.

It is development like this that is going to move our local economy and local workers forward in Luzerne County and across the Commonwealth.