State supports Tucker Auto-Mation move to Beaver County

A new business is planning to build a headquarters and manufacturing facility at the West Gate Business Park in Big Beaver Borough, bringing eight jobs and creating 25 additional positions, according to Senator Elder Vogel. Governor Tom Corbett and Tucker Auto-Mation announced the company’s plans on Tuesday, a move applauded by Senator Vogel.

“We’re ready to welcome Tucker Auto-Mation to the community,” Senator Vogel said. “This is the latest in what’s becoming a regular series of announcements of business moves and expansions in our area. This just goes to show what the folks around here have known all along, Beaver County is a great place to live and do business.”

Established earlier this year, Tucker Auto-Mation, designs, manufactures and sells pedestrian automatic doors for commercial businesses. The company will expand operations at its current site in Allegheny County until the new facility is complete in mid- to late-2014 when the entire operation will move to the Beaver County facility.

“We have big plans of becoming a prominent automatic door manufacturer in North America and demonstrating that USA-made means top quality,” said Patrick Mercier, Tucker Auto-Mation President and CEO. “It is our goal to prove that anything is possible when you assemble the best people together.”

The company acquired six acres of land and plans to build a 10,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility. The company plans to invest more than $2 million for the construction and the purchase of new equipment.

“This project is a collaborative effort involving the Beaver County Corporation for Economic Development and the Governor’s Action Team and has the financial support of the Department of Community and Economic Development,” Senator Vogel said.

“The Tucker Auto-Mation success story is a great example of what can be accomplished when you have a great idea, the drive to move forward, and the resources to grow and create jobs,” said Governor Corbett.


Joe Weidner
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