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Curtiss-Wright to relocate facility to Bethlehem, create 95 new full-time jobs

By LVEDC Staff on August 20, 2013

On August 14th a major announcement reported that the Curtiss-Wright Corporation opted to relocate its manufacturing facility in Bethlehem will create at least 95 new full-time jobs within the next three years, with a capital investment of $6.9 million.

Curtiss-Wright is a manufacturer of highly engineered pumping, propulsion and valve and control systems and will purchase a 179,000 square foot facility, purchase equipment and training for its employees. Those employees will run the gamut of Curtiss’ operations, including assembly, management, buyers, maintenance, engineering, quality assurance, finance, sales and IT.

Curtiss-Wrigth was formed from the merger of Wright Aeronautical (the Wright Brothers) and The Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company on July 5, 1929. Since then Curtiss continued to perfect engines and propellers and became involved in the space program, manufacturing electro-mechanical control and actuation systems. As the company grew in its expertise it also methodically acquired several corporations which has led to the creation of its three business segments: Motion Control, Metal Treatment and Flow Control.

The company has 13 divisions and 6,000 employees.

The Governor’s Action Team led discussions with the company. LVEDC and  several other regional partners were involved in the project.

“Curtiss-Wright has a distinguished legacy in the aerospace industry and is one of the nation’s top manufacturers of pumping, propulsion, valve and control systems,” said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. “Curtiss-Wright is exactly the type of company we want to attract to the Lehigh Valley and we welcome the addition of an additional 95 full-time jobs at a good salary into the Lehigh Valley economy.”

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