Karndean Designflooring will expand its operations, creating 38 new jobs in Pennsylvania's Westmoreland County.

This expansion will help to advance Governor Tom Corbett’s JOBS1st PA initiative, according to state officials.

“The Corbett administration’s policies are working and manufacturers are not only choosing Pennsylvania as the best place to do business, but are staying and expanding here as well,” said C. Alan Walker, Department of Community and Economic Development secretary. “Our partnership in the growth of Karndean will provide skills training for new and incumbent workers and will add 38 new jobs in Westmoreland County.” 

According to Karndean, the company has outgrown its space in Penn Township, Pa., and will double in size through this expansion at its current site. The company has also committed to creating at least 38 new jobs and retaining 69 more positions over the next three years. 

The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development including a $75,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation, $17,100 in guaranteed free training which will be used for skills training for both new and incumbent employees and $76,000 in job creation tax credits. Karndean has accepted the funding proposal, but must still apply for each loan and grant and agree to the terms prior to award receipt.

“We’re committed to providing the best possible service to our customers and being a valued employer in the region,” said Ed Perrin, Karndean’s CEO. “It not only benefits us as a business, it also enables us to strengthen our relationship with the local community by creating jobs and partnering with local vendors." 

For more information, visit karndean.com.