71 jobs coming to Monroe County as 3D manufacturing operation relocates from Black Buffalo to Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Wolf today announced that Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, a manufacturer of large-scale construction 3D printers, is relocating its manufacturing operations from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and creating 71 new jobs in Monroe County.
“We are thrilled to welcome Black Buffalo 3D to Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Our investment in this innovative company, which is helping to make 3D printing of affordable and sustainable housing construction more accessible, is a real step towards the future. Black Buffalo 3D’s decision to locate its manufacturing facility in Monroe County and create highly skilled jobs is a win for the local community and Pennsylvania as a whole, and I look forward to seeing their growth and success. here.
Black Buffalo 3D has purchased approximately 106 acres in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, and will build a 150,000 square foot facility to manufacture construction 3D printers and a 3D printing training center. The project includes the acquisition of land, the construction of a building, infrastructure costs, the acquisition of equipment and the training of employees.
“Our team is thrilled to help create new opportunities in Pennsylvania and to position the region as a global hub for 3D construction technology,” said Michael Woods, CEO/COO of Black Buffalo 3D. “We can’t wait to see PA’s Black Buffalo 3D printers used to print shapeless precast elements, create commercial and residential buildings, and help create sustainable infrastructure around the world.”
Black Buffalo 3D received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for a $2.4 million loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA); A Pennsylvania First grant of $284,000, a Workforce Development grant of $142,000 to help the company train workers and was encouraged to apply for manufacturing tax credit programs ( MTC) and the department’s research and development (R&D) tax credit. The company has pledged to invest more than $35.7 million in the project and create 71 new full-time jobs within three years.
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 considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.
Black Buffalo 3D Corporation is the US subsidiary of HN Inc. co. ltd. – formerly Hyundai BS&C Co. Ltd. – and a subsidiary of Big Sun Holdings Group, Inc. The company is a global supplier of large-scale construction 3D printers and proprietary concrete-based inks. Its mission is to increase the awareness, efficiency and utility of additive manufacturing in the construction industry.
For more information on the Governor’s Action Team or the Department of Community and Economic Development, visit the DCED website.