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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Invests $3.2 Million in U.S. Boiler Company’s Expansion

Feb. 19, 2024
The company will construct a new 45,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lancaster, PA.

HARRISBURG, PA — Today, Governor Josh Shapiro announced the Commonwealth is investing more than $3.2 million in U.S. Boiler Company to support the residential and light commercial heating product manufacturer’s growth in Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Lancaster for over 30 years, the company’s $5.5 million expansion project will create at least 15 new jobs and retain 117 existing jobs.

U.S. Boiler Company is constructing a new 45,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at 2930 Old Tree Road in Lancaster that will house state of the art production lines, conveyors and storage racking. This expansion will allow the company to increase production of its most popular family of low-emission, high-efficiency boilers, Alta.

Pennsylvania is successfully competing with other states and countries to attract and retain business—like U.S. Boiler Company, which chose the Commonwealth over North Carolina for its latest expansion. Since January 2023, Governor Shapiro has announced more than $1.2 billion in new private sector investment in Pennsylvania as a direct result of his Administration’s work.

Open for Business

“When strong manufacturers like U.S. Boiler Company choose to grow in Pennsylvania, it sends a clear message around the world that we are open for business and we have what companies need to thrive,” said Governor Josh Shapiro. “I’m competitive as hell and my Administration is doubling down on our efforts to work at the speed of business and make Pennsylvania a leader in job growth and economic development.”

This investment builds on Governor Shapiro’s commitment to growing and strengthening our economy, creating real opportunity and a better future for Pennsylvanians. His 2024-25 budget proposes more than $600 million in total new and expanded economic development investments, including $25 million for the newly proposed Main Street Matters program to support small businesses and commercial corridors, $20 million to support large scale innovation and $500 million in PA Sites funding to bring more commercial and industrial sites online.  

Governor Shapiro and Secretary Rick Siger also recently launched the Commonwealth’s first Economic Development Strategy in nearly two decades—building on the Shapiro Administration’s work to make Pennsylvania a leader in innovation and economic development and to create economic opportunity for all Pennsylvanians.

U.S. Boiler Company

U.S. Boiler Company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $3 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan, a $177,000 Pennsylvania First grant, and a $45,000 workforce development grant to train workers.

Established in 1992, U.S. Boiler Company is a manufacturer of residential and light commercial heating products. Headquartered with its sole operations in Lancaster, its products are manufactured for exclusive use in North America. U.S. Boiler Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Burnham Holdings, Inc., also headquartered in Lancaster.

“Burnham Holdings and U.S. Boiler have been committed to Pennsylvania for decades,” said Christopher Drew, President and CEO, Burnham Holdings Inc. “The Commonwealth’s support of this project, which expands USB’s production capacity for its best-selling low emission, high-efficiency boiler product, the Alta, is a win for U.S. Boiler and a win for Pennsylvania.” 

“The Commonwealth’s support for our over 200 union and non-union employees is a testament to Governor Shapiro’s desire to see Pennsylvania manufacturing grow and flourish,” said Keith Diller, President, U.S. Boiler Company.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.

“Manufacturing remains the leading sector of Lancaster County’s economy, contributing 17.2% of our GDP and 16.7% of our total employment,” said John Biemiller, Director of Business Retention and Expansion for EDC Lancaster County. “This investment by U.S. Boiler Company strengthens their local operations and further builds the industrial base in this community.”

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