HANOVER TWP., Pa. - A medical device business is expanding in Hanover Township, Northampton County and the state is hoping it can be a model for other businesses to do the same.
In four short years, Tyber Medical in Hanover Township has more than doubled its workforce.
That expansion is a new $8 million manufacturing facility.
The company-which moved here from Denver in 2015-makes screws, plates, and other devices for orthopedic care. The expansion will allow the company to quadruple production and it says the region has played a big role in that.
Local and state officials hope they can replicate Tyber's recruitment success and bring more manufacturing into the region.
"You can get the same aspects that you can get in any large city, but you can get it with a little less people and a little bit cheaper," said company President and CEO Jeff Tyber.
"We really like the culture, but I think there's a really great mix of a labor workforce."
"Areas that have a growing population with people that have a diverse set of skills will win in the economic camp," said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.
And use Tyber as a model to sell Pennsylvania.
"We're going to rely on them to help us when we're recruiting other companies," said Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania's secretary of community and economic development.