State Investments Help to Bring Kitchen Remodeling Company Headquarters Back

by bkrigbaum@solagroup.com


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HARRISBURG, Pa. — May 6,
2010 —
A leading kitchen and bath remodeling company that left
Pennsylvania nearly 30 years ago is returning to the state and establishing
operations in the Lehigh Valley that will bring nearly 200 jobs, Governor Edward
G. Rendell announced.

 

Kitchen Magic will move its
corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities to a 62,000-square-foot,
state-of-the-art facility in Nazareth that will include a walk-in showroom
for the company’s latest products and designs. The $5.6 million project will
create at least 189 jobs within three years.

 

“Pennsylvania’s economic
development efforts played a significant role in bringing Kitchen Magic’s
corporate headquarters back to the Lehigh Valley, which will mean hundreds of
jobs for the region’s workforce,” said Governor Rendell. “The state’s support
for this project is proof that we can leverage our funds to spur even greater
levels of private investment and create jobs.

 

Founded in Allentown in 1979, Kitchen
Magic specializes in custom kitchen and bath solutions including cabinet
re-facing, new cabinetry and luxury countertops. The company employs
approximately 200 workers in nine states.

 

“After 28 years in New Jersey, we are excited to return to our roots in the
Lehigh
Valley
,” said Kitchen Magic
President Brett Bacho. “The support we have received from Governor Rendell and
the Governor’s Action Team has made it possible for us to realize our vision for
this beautiful property. It’s the perfect setting for us to continue to grow our
business.”

 

The Lehigh Valley Economic
Development Corp. worked with the company and the Governor’s Action Team to
secure a $1.48 million funding offer for the project from the Department of
Community and Economic Development. The offer includes a $400,000 opportunity
grant, a $650,000 loan from the Machinery and Equipment Loan Fund, $48,150 in
job training assistance, and $378,000 in job creation tax
credits.

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