York, PA – Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino today toured Weldon Solutions in West Manchester. The company manufactures and services the Weldon line of CNC grinders, designs and integrates robotic automation solutions to satisfy a variety of applications, and installs and services storage and retrieval systems, as well as automation systems for bakeries.
Sec. Manderino followed the Weldon tour with a visit to the York County PA CareerLink®, to learn more about the services the job center offers to job seekers and employers in the county.
“Weldon Solutions is a tremendous example of a company keeping family-sustaining manufacturing jobs here in Pennsylvania while competing and adapting in a 21st century global marketplace,” Sec. Manderino said. “These are the type of highly skilled, highly technical positions that we want to encourage in the state. The need to retain and create more companies like Weldon Solutions is why Governor Wolf supports increased funding for industry partnerships and apprenticeship training in the commonwealth.”
Weldon Solutions’ Pennsylvania roots go back to the 1890s when the firm was founded as Flinchbaugh Manufacturing, Inc., which became a prominent manufacturer of gasoline tractors and traction engines. Today, the products have changed, but good-paying Pennsylvania manufacturing jobs have remained.
The South Central Pennsylvania CareerLink’s mission is to provide job-seekers with the training and opportunities to become valuable employees, and to provide employers with qualified and professional candidates. These services are provided at no cost to job seekers or employers.
After the tour, Sec. Manderino had an opportunity to meet with several business owners and organization representatives to discuss their workforce needs.
“This ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour has really been a listening tour for us at L&I,” Sec. Manderino continued. “Throughout the summer we have learned much about the needs of employees and employers throughout the commonwealth. This tour has provided invaluable, bottom-up information, and will continue to serve us well as we work on facilitating an environment to create real jobs that pay.”
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