Snyder: Over $230,000 in tax credits to aid Brownsville barge company, Centerville food bank

HARRISBURG, Dec. 17 – A barge production company in Brownsville and a Centerville food bank today were the recipients of a combined $232,500 in tax credits, announced state Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington.

Heartland Fabrication LLC was awarded $150,000 for expansion efforts at its Brownsville-based location. The awarded tax credits will create nearly 50 jobs and allow for the retention of 189 existing full-time manufacturing jobs in Fayette County.

The Greater Washington County Food Bank, located in Centerville, received $82,500 in tax credits. The tax credits will assist in the purchase of mid-sized delivery trucks, which will help deliver food to those in need.

“I’m happy to announce the tax credits awarded today to Heartland Fabrication LLC and the Greater Washington County Food Bank,” Snyder said. “Both entities have the best interest of the 50th Legislative District in mind, and these tax credits will allow them to successfully implement their plans to best serve our community.”

The tax credit program, managed by the state Department of Community and Economic Development, provides the credits to businesses that donate capital to support projects that address neighborhood and community problems, including affordable housing, veteran’s initiatives, crime prevention education, job training and long-term community revitalization.