530 new jobs coming to York County

Written by Rick Lee/York Daily Record | May 1, 2017 12:49 PM

Among other vehicles, workers at BAE Systems in West Manchester Township build an amphibious vehicle for the U.S. Marine Corps.(Photo: Submitted, file)

(Undated) -- BAE Systems is expanding its operations and plans to create 530 new full-time jobs in West Manchester Township, Gov. Tom Wolf said while visiting the manufacturer of military combat vehicles Monday.

"BAE Systems considered additional states throughout the country for this project but selected Pennsylvania above alternate options as the best location for its future success," Wolf said, according to a news release.

To increase manufacturing capacity, the company will construct a new office building and add new machining and manufacturing systems at its facility at 1100 Bairs Road. BAE will invest $44.5 million in the project, and has committed to creating the additional jobs within three years while keeping 1,438 existing statewide positions, the release states.

Hiring is expected to begin in 2018. More information about open positions can be found at

"For over 5 decades, our Pennsylvania workforce has proudly supported our Armed Forces by designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting the combat vehicles and artillery systems that our Soldiers and Marines rely on" said Adam Zarfoss, vice president Operations for Combat Vehicles, a business area within BAE Systems, Inc.

The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $2 million Pennsylvania First grant, $137,250 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training, and $1.06 million in Job Creation Tax Credits, to be distributed within the terms of the grant.

"BAE Systems, Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, is involved in the defense, security and aerospace sectors. BAE designs, develops, and manufactures a wide range of electronic systems and subsystems for both military and commercial applications.

"BAE Systems, through its legacy companies, has operated in York since the 1940s. The current facility in York was built in 1960 and the business has manufactured over 100,000 combat and tactical vehicles, including the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, M88 Recovery Vehicle, and the M109 Self Propelled Howitzers," the release states.


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