AirBorn Breaks Ground On Pennsylvania Expansion

The electronics manufacturer is investing $3.7 million in Lake City, PA to double the size of its footprint in Erie County and add up to 249 new jobs.     

AirBorn, Inc. recently broke ground on a $3.7 million investment in Lake City, PA that will double the size of the electronics manufacturer’s footprint in Erie County and add up to 249 new jobs to the community. The company is working with McCormick Structural Systems on the project, which is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

AirBorn, Lake City, PA
AirBorn broke ground on a project to double the size of their Pennsylvania manufacturing operations. From L-R: AirBorn’s Jon Nelson, Lake City Director of Operations; Lois Peters, longtime Lake City employee; Michael Cole, President & COO; Dennis Davin, PA Secretary of Department of Community & Economic Development and Jennifer Nelson, AirBorn VP of Operations and Supply Chain.

“AirBorn’s investment in Lake City is a testament both to the workforce and to the partnership we’ve formed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said AirBorn President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Cole. “We build innovative electronic solutions for companies large and small. These solutions will not only be made in the USA but made in Lake City.”

The addition to its existing facility, along with new equipment and tooling, will expand AirBorn’s capacity to supply highly reliable electronic components to leading manufacturers of military equipment, commercial airplanes, spacecraft and life-saving medical equipment.

Governor Tom Wolf announced the project in April along with a Pennsylvania First Grant, a workforce development grant, and other incentives being offered to AirBorn.

“The Wolf administration is committed to making investments like this, that create significant economic impact all across the region, and help Pennsylvania become a leader in innovation,” said Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin. “We applaud AirBorn for their commitment to strengthening the workforce and the communities of Erie.”

AirBorn’s core business is engineering and manufacturing specialized connectors and electronic components for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. Its products have been used by medical, defense, aerospace and industrial leaders to design and deliver products used in the most demanding environments.

“Lives depend on what we build in Lake City,” said Director of Operations Jon Nelson. “At AirBorn, our work is much more than a job, it’s a purpose. We build mission-critical components that cannot fail.  We have a wonderful team of skilled assemblers who ensure that our products are of the highest quality and reliability.”

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