YORK, Pa. — A defense contractor that makes tanks and other fighting vehicles for the U.S. military plans to expand a central Pennsylvania plant and add 530 jobs.
BAE Systems announced the plans Monday at the company's West Manchester Township operation in York County. Gov. Tom Wolf's office says BAE is getting a $2 million business grant and more than $1 million in job-creation tax credits.
The company will start hiring the new workers next year and add them over three years. BAE Systems is also keeping more than 1,400 jobs in Pennsylvania.
Adam Zarfoss, the company's vice president of operations for combat vehicles, says the company has spent more than five decades designing, developing, manufacturing and supporting combat vehicles.
BAE, formerly BMY, has been in York County since the 1940s and at the current location since 1960.