Great Dane manufacturing company expanding, 200 new jobs expected in Ralpho Township


RALPHO TOWNSHIP, NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A local company with ties across the country has big plans for expansion that will bring more than 200 new jobs to the Northumberland County community.

Governor Tom Wolf joined Great Dane LLC to announce 200 new jobs coming to central Pennsylvania through a 3.5 million dollar investment.

Great Dane LLC is a manufacturing equipment company that makes trailers to haul a variety of goods throughout the states.

Through a partnership with the Governor’s action team, grants, and the company’s 3.5 million dollar investment, 200 jobs will be added to the Northumberland county and Ralpho Township locations.

“This expansion project is a testament to I think your good sense, but I think Pennsylvania’s strong business climate and it further contributes to our reputation of a manufacturing, especially a manufacturing powerhouse,” said Governor Tom Wolf.

“It’s just good to see the growth in the community. It’s great to get the governor in, show him around the plant. He had a lot of great questions. It was good to share the feedback that we get,” said Great Dane LLC plant manager, Jeff Campbell.

There’s a variety of positions available, such as welding, manufacturing, and maintenance technicians. And there’s no experience required.

“Anyone who kind of thinks that’s a great opportunity and wants to work with their hands. You don’t have to technically have a skilled trade to come here. We offer a lot of in-house on-the-job training,” said Shayla Nowakoski who is the HR manager at Great Dane LLC.

The CVOID relief bill’s rise in unemployment benefits ended earlier this month and governor wolf believes projects like this will provide an incentive to get people back to work.

“Good reason why people would want to come work here. 4 day work week, really good pay, benefits, and I think that’s happening all across the state,” said Wolf.

Great Dane LLC is eager to get every position filled as soon as possible. To learn more about employment opportunities, you can visit the Great Dane LLC employment opportunities page.

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