Hydraulic Cylinder Manufacturer Burnside America to Expand in Franklin County

Burnside America, a manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, is investing $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Franklin County, which will create 15 new jobs and retain at least 32 existing jobs over the next three years.

 Burnside America is nearing completion of a 30,000-square-foot expansion of its existing operation located at 5900 Coffey Avenue in Chambersburg, which will double the size of the facility. The company will also purchase machinery and equipment to add two new production lines at its plant located in the nearby Cumberland Valley Business Park on the site of the former Letterkenny Army Depot.

Burnside America received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $3.3 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan and a $20,000 workforce development grant to train workers.

“We’re proud to work with a strong manufacturing company like Burnside America and I’m excited that we can help them grow and thrive here in the Commonwealth,” said DCED Secretary Rick Siger.

Burnside America, owned by Burnside Autocyl Ltd. in Ireland, designs and manufactures all types of hydraulic cylinders for a wide array of applications including single-acting hydraulic cylinders, double-acting hydraulic cylinders and plunger cylinders. The company currently produces cylinders for JLG Industries, Inc., which has its global headquarters in Pennsylvania, as well as other leading material handling manufacturers with domestic operations.

“The support that Burnside America has received from the Commonwealth shows Pennsylvania’s continuing dedication to manufacturing and growth,” said Tony Morrisey, Plant Manager, Burnside America. “Our expansion project is the direct result of continuously delivering a quality product made by quality people and we look forward to continuing to invest in our employees and the community.”