Yaw Announces $315,000 in Multimodal Funding for Ritz-Craft Corporation

HARRISBURG –State Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23) announced $315,000 in state funding has been awarded to Union County’s Ritz-Craft Corporation through Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The award was considered at this week’s CFA Board meeting and approved through the Authority’s Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) program.

The funding will be used to install turn lanes into Ritz-Craft’s Route 45 Hotel and Conference Center development located in Limestone Township.

“This multi-generational company brings high-quality facilities and jobs to Union County and creates substantial economic benefits for our region,” Sen. Yaw said. “This investment will help ensure the safety of visitors and hotel guests and I look forward to the project’s continued progress.”

With approximately 700 employees, Ritz-Craft Corporation is the 3rd largest employer in Union County. Since the company’s origin in 1954, Ritz-Craft has built over 100,000 homes and expanded into several other successful business ventures in the area including Rusty Rail Brewing Company and Legacy Crafted Cabinets.

“We are grateful that the Borough of Mifflinburg and Union County have supported the Ritz-Craft family throughout our 70 years of existence,” Ritz-Craft owners, Paul and Eric John, said. “We look forward to utilizing this grant to give back to the Mifflinburg and Union County communities by adding to their economic growth and infrastructure improvements.”

The Multimodal Transportation Fund provides grants to encourage economic development and ensure that a safe and reliable system of transportation is available to the residents of the Commonwealth. Funds may be used for the development, rehabilitation, and enhancement of transportation assets to existing communities, streetscape, lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, connectivity of transportation assets, and transit-oriented development.

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.


Elizabeth Weitzel

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