Defense company expands production in Johnstown

Richland Twp., Cambria County, Pa. - The international company, Kitron, is expanding production and bringing more jobs to Johnstown.

Kitron is an electronics manufacturing systems company. The company recently purchased a new Surface Mount Technology assembly line for its office in Richland Township. Employees can now increase production of electronic equipment for defense, aerospace and medical fields.

Kitron is also partnering with JWF Industries to bid on bigger defense contracts. The JWF president, Bob Polacek, said that for every manufacturing job, four other jobs are created.

"That, in turn, brings jobs to this community. Not jobs just at Kitron and JWF, but jobs at other companies in the community. And that's really the important part," said Bob Polacek, JWF President & CEO.

Kitron officials said they don't know exactly how many new workers they will need to hire to fill open positions in manufacturing, engineering and testing.


Don't Miss

  • Groundhog Day 2018
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Hidden History 2018
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • The Big Game 2018
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • National Catholic Schools Week 2018

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center