Company’s $9 million expansion at 2 central Pa. facilities expected to add 50

Schuylkill County-based Cardinal Systems Inc. will invest nearly $9 million into a multi-site expansion, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Friday in a press release.

The 45-year-old company will expand its existing operation and production capacity at its facilities in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, and Manchester Township, York County, and will retain more than 300 jobs and create nearly 60 new, full-time jobs, Wolf said.

Cardinal Systems is a custom fabricator and manufacturer of steel wall panels, thermomoulded and extruded plastic products, and vinyl pool liners. The company is owned by Rachel Bradley.

“Specifically, the company will expand its Schuylkill County headquarters, which will include the construction of new office and warehouse space,” according to a joint press release. “This expansion will streamline its shipping operations, repurpose its existing warehouse facility, reduce truck traffic on Route 61, allow the company to increase capacity on its production floor, and create additional offices, open work centers, and training space for ongoing training needs.

A critical component of this project is the need for upgrades to the on-site storm sewer system at the Schuylkill County project site, mitigating flooding events for this location while providing increased capacity for additional businesses along Route 61.”

Information technology data lines, HVAC systems and office space will be added in an existing area at the company’s York County property.

“This will allow Cardinal to expand its vinyl liner production facility through the installation of new equipment and increased storage capacity,” according to a joint press release.

The company is eligible for $317,000 in state grant money and also received a $3 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan.

The company’s main facility is located at 250 Route 61 South in North Manheim Township and its other facility is located at 3490 Board Road in Manchester Township.

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