3D printing outfit will bring 71 jobs to Monroe County, PA
An encouraging piece of news for those skeptical to much-hyped "innovative technologies": a 3D printing company plans to create jobs in a non-metropolitan area.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced February 3 that Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, a manufacturer of large-scale 3D construction printers, is relocating its manufacturing operation from New Jersey to Pennsylvania and creating 71 new jobs in Monroe County, in the northeastern section of the state. Below: the company's rundown of 3D printed concrete.
“We are thrilled to welcome Black Buffalo 3D to Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our investment in this innovative company, which is helping to make the 3D construction printing of affordable and sustainable housing more accessible, is a true step towards the future. The decision by Black Buffalo 3D to locate their manufacturing operation 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 continued growth and success here.”
Black Buffalo, which operates out of New York City, has purchased approximately 106 acres in Smithfield Township, Monroe County, and will construct a 150,000-square-foot facility to manufacture 3D construction printers and a 3D printing training facility. The project includes acquisition of land, construction of a building, infrastructure costs, acquisition of equipment, and employee training.
“Our team is excited to help create new opportunities in Pennsylvania and make the area a global hub for 3D construction technology,” said Michael Woods, CEO/COO of Black Buffalo 3D. “We look forward to seeing Black Buffalo 3D printers from PA used to print formless precast, create commercial and residential buildings and help create sustainable infrastructure throughout the world.”