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Elliott breaks ground on new Cryodynamic Products test facility

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Elliott Group has announced that it has broken ground on the new US$60 million Cryodynamic Products test facility located about a mile from the company’s headquarters and main manufacturing campus in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, US.

The facility is reportedly the biggest capital project in the company’s history, and will include six buildings, with approximately 30 000 ft2 under roof on the 13-acre site. According to the statement, construction will take 18 months. Once the new facility is fully operational, it will generate approximately 130 jobs.

Elliott Group CEO, Mike Lordi, said: “This day has been in the works for over 18 months.

“This is the result of hard work by a lot of people. There were many obstacles, and also compromises as well as innovative ideas. Through it all, Elliott and Ebara held steadfast to our commitment.”

Ebara Corp. Chairman, Toichi Maeda, added: “We are proud of this moment.

“Elliott products will be shipped around the world from this location.”

Elliott claims that the ability to test cryogenic pumps and expanders, which are now part of the company’s product line, prior to shipping is a key part of the manufacturing process, and essential to Elliott’s expansion plans.

According to the statement, Elliott signed a purchase and sales agreement in March 2018 with Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. (WCIDC) for the former Jeannette Glass property (a brownfield site), which closed in 1983. The WCIDC reportedly acts as the primary marketing agent for Westmoreland County to support economic development efforts within the county. Elliott took title and possession of the property on 24 October 2019 upon completion of site remediation.

Jason Rigone, WCIDC Executive Director, said: “This project is a significant investment in manufacturing, and in the future of Jeannette, Westmoreland County, and the state.”

Pennsylvania State Senator Kim Ward, who supported the project, added: “It was an honour to stand here and see this transformation.”

Jeannette Mayor Curtis Antoniak said: “This is a dream that has come true. It is the holiday season – thank you Elliott for such a wonderful gift.”

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