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Altoona Lighting Manufacturer Planning on Growth

A family owned Altoona manufacturer is growing and hoping to add jobs to the local economy.<br />
ALTOONA, BLAIR COUNTY -- Workers at Lumax Industries on Chestnut Avenue were busy Tuesday bringing in a new $1million dollar metal fabricating press. 

This company manufactures lighting fixtures for customers worldwide.

This new press will automate their metal  punching process for 24/7 operations.

Prinicipal owner Janel Long says,  "2012 was a great year for us. We hired probably 15 people and we'll continue to do that."

Lumax currently employ 70 workers and hope to add 15 skilled technical workers in the coming year.

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