HARRISBURG, October 20, 2016 – A vital economic development project planned by Wilmerding-based Allegheny Petroleum Products Inc. at its flagship facility will move forward thanks to a million dollars in state funding secured by state Rep. Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny) and Sen. Jim Brewster (D-Allegheny/Westmoreland) and recently released by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Markosek said Allegheny Petroleum will use the $1 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding to make interior and exterior renovations at the Wilmerding facility, as well as to purchase the 109,000-square-foot building currently under lease.

“I and others worked very hard to get this project on the capital projects list, and am delighted that Governor Wolf equally understood the importance of it,” Markosek said. “Companies like Allegheny Petroleum – a small business that has worked hard over the past 30 years to expand its operations, create jobs and contribute to our overall economy – are the exact businesses Pennsylvania should be targeting for economic development dollars.”

Brewster agreed.

“There is a tremendous need to make strategic investments to rebuild our economic base,” Brewster said. “There has been significant effort to direct state resources, bolster the manufacturing base and generate jobs at the site in Wilmerding and in other locations in the Turtle Creek Valley.

“This grant will help expand the facility in Wilmerding and create family-sustaining work opportunities,” he said.

RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.


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