Atlas CopCo, a manufacturer for fracking parts, is consolidating operations from Texas and Utah and build a new plant in Fort Loudon, PA, on the western part of Franklin County. Atlas CopCo already has a machine shop in Fort Loudon and plans to expand next to that location. The Swedish based company plans to add 50 jobs at the new location.
The local project is estimated to cost $4.6 million with up to $2 million coming from a Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan. The Franklin County Industrial Development Authority meets Monday to consider another low-interest loan of up to $3.5 million for the project.
FCADC already has approvals to construct a building next door to the Atlas Copco machining shop at 13278 Lincoln Way West. Construction is to begin in mid-April with completion by Dec. 1, according to Ross. The company will rent the building from FCADC.