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Elliott to manufacture and test cryogenic pumps and expanders in Pennsylvania

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Elliott Group has announced that it is moving forward with plans to relocate manufacturing and testing of cryogenic pumps and expanders to Jeannette, Pennsylvania, US.

The pumps and expanders, which are used in gas liquefaction applications, are a new addition to Elliott’s product lines following the acquisition last October of Ebara International Corp.’s Cryodynamics Division located in Sparks, Nevada, US.

The cryogenic pumps and expanders will be manufactured at Elliott’s global headquarters at 901 North Fourth Street, Jeannette. The ability to test these products prior to shipping is a key element of the manufacturing process, and is essential to Elliott’s expansion plans. A new, separate test facility is required for this purpose.

The site under purchase agreement for the new test facility is the former Jeannette Glass property currently owned by the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC). The sale is contingent upon meeting all environmental, air quality, and zoning requirements.

To date, environmental remediation of the site is complete, and WCIDC has received Act 2 clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP). Elliott is awaiting approval from PA DEP of the company’s air quality plan which was submitted in August. The next step in the process is to seek approval for conditional use as a heavy manufacturing site. This must be approved by the Jeannette Planning Commission and the Jeannette City Council. Elliott will present site plans and request approval of conditional use at a public meeting of the Planning Commission scheduled for 3 October 2018.

The company anticipates an increase to its workforce of approximately 110 to 140 as a result of this expansion.

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