Curry Favor for Hauling
BY Tom Catalano
Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin toured the manufacturing facilities of Curry Supply Company, Martinsburg, Pa., June 22. The visit was part of Davin’s “Jobs That Pay” tour, highlighting Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf’s budget proposals to reinvigorate the manufacturing sector and recapitalize economic development tools.
“The significant reforms proposed in our budget will continue to move Pennsylvania forward by creating a pro-business climate that supports our manufacturing sector,” Davin said.
Curry Supply President Jason Ritchey lead the tour. Starting at the Curry Supply engineering office, the tour included the fabrication shop, the tank shop, the assembly shop, the paint facility and the test bays. Company managers showed Secretary Davin how tanks are created from raw steel, welded, inspected, assembled, painted and tested on site. Davin learned that as an ISO certified manufacturing facility, Curry must conduct quality inspections at every manufacturing step.
“Curry Supply has grown tremendously over our 83-year history,” Ritchey said. “Utilizing various state programs has allowed our company to expand our facilities and create new jobs. We are pleased that Secretary Davin and the others were able to see, first-hand, the diversity of our product line and the passion we put into our manufacturing process.”
Joining Secretary Davin on the tour were representatives of the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission, and Marty Marasco, who is the president/CEO of the Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation.
“Companies in our region utilize state and local programs to advance investments as well as job creation and retention efforts,” Marasco said. “We are thankful for the cooperative partnerships with the governor, DCED, and our local businesses, like Curry Supply Company, which allow for growth here in Blair County and the Commonwealth.”
Curry Supply Company is a family-owned business that was established in 1932. During the past 80 years, Curry Supply has grown into one of America’s largest manufacturers and dealers of commercial service vehicles including mechanics trucks, service trucks, vacuum trucks, winch trucks, dump trucks and lube skids. Curry Supply delivers internationally, with sales and service provided throughout the United States.