WELLSBORO, Pa., (WETM) – Wednesday evening, Rep. Clint Owlett issued a statement around the purchase of the former Waupaca foundry in Lawrenceville.

This is simply outstanding news for our community, our workers and our economy. It is, first and foremost, a recognition of all the great things Tioga County and our region have to offer a top-notch, global manufacturer like Victaulic, including outstanding schools, a strong work ethic and exceptional quality of life.

“I am so humbled to be part of a team of people on the federal, state and local levels who work so well together when it comes to bringing projects like this to fruition. And I’m grateful to the leaders at Victaulic who listened and worked with us to achieve a goal that will benefit both their business and our community.

Victaulic is a 100-year-old, family-owned company headquartered in Easton that chose to make a significant investment right here in Tioga County…in the midst of a global pandemic. As a community, we should celebrate the opportunities it will bring and the positive ripple effects to come. I am very happy to welcome Victaulic to our community.

Rep. Clint Owlett (R) Pennsylvania House of Representatives 68th District

LAWRENCEVILLE, Pa. (WETM) – Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining, fire protection, and flow control solutions has purchased a 220,000 square foot Waupaca manufacturing plant in Lawrenceville.

The facility, including two foundry molding lines, will also enable Victaulic to produce larger scale products.

“The addition of Waupaca’s Lawrenceville foundry will provide the scale and capacity necessary to continue our growth plans and most importantly service our valued North American customers. Additionally, Victaulic is doing its part to add vital manufacturing jobs within Pennsylvania,” commented John F. Malloy, Chairman of Victaulic. “A major aspect of our business strategy has always been to manufacture products in close proximity to our customers.”

Victaulic anticipates adding new jobs to Tioga County in the near future. It is expected many of the new positions will be filled by local talent from the area’s skilled workforce. New hires will join the current Victaulic team of more than 1,600 Pennsylvania employees and approximately 4,500 people globally.

This is OUTSTANDING news for our region!!! It was a pleasure working with Victaulic officials and our local leaders to…

Posted by PA State Rep. Clint Owlett on Wednesday, February 17, 2021

“Victaulic’s investment in Tioga County is a testament to the company’s incredible track record of growth, vision and passion for the communities they serve,” commented State Representative Clint Owlett. “I look forward to welcoming this family-owned business with Pennsylvania roots to our community along with the jobs it will bring to our hard-working residents.”