International Firms Expand to Chambersburg

German-based Vetter Forks and Ireland-based Burnside Autocyl LTD expect to create a combined 75 jobs within a few years. Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development and its German Office, as well as the Franklin County Area Development Corporation were able to provide assistance to these companies throughout the process.

The two companies join the growing list of international firms with a presence in Franklin County, including Volvo, Vacon, Atlas Copco, Torcomp, DeeTag, WIPRO, and Gate 7.

Vetter Forks, which makes high-quality steel fork tines for lift trucks and lifting equipment, is a major supplier to Volvo Construction Equipment and JLG. Once fully operational, the facility will employ more than 30 people, according to FCADC.

Burnside Autocyl, which makes hydraulic cylinders, is also a supplier to JLG. The project represents the company’s first production facility in North America. The venture is expected to create 45 jobs over three years, according to Ross.

Read and learn more about Vetter Forks and Burnside at the Central Penn Business Journal.

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