HVAC Manufacturer Moves to West Deptford
(West Deptford, NJ) - Gloucester County welcomed the seventy employees of SSM Industries Inc. to the community today at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the manufacturing company's move to the Mid-Atlantic Corporate Center.
SSM Industries is a custom designer/manufacturer of HVAC ductwork, piping and supports that has relocated their operations from Philadelphia. With the assistance of the Gloucester County Department of Economic Development and the NJEDA, SSM Industries chose to purchase the 46,142 square foot building in West Deptford as their new home.
"Our county and state Economic Development team worked very hard to bring SSM Industries to New Jersey and we are thrilled they have chosen Gloucester County as their new home. They are a company with a strong track record that started manufacturing HVAC products more than 24 years ago and they are the type of business that provides good jobs to our hard working families," Sweeney stated.
Sweeney noted that more than half of SSM Industries employees are New Jersey residents. The company, which currently employs 70, received a Business Employment Incentive Program (BEIP) Grant from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to add up to 70 new jobs over the next ten years.
Thomas Szymczak, President/CEO SSM Industries Inc. said that they chose Gloucester County as their new home due to the ease of logistics and strategic location to their clients.
"We have had a smooth transition moving our operations across the river and we appreciate the assistance and welcome we have received from Gloucester County, West Deptford and the state," said Szymczak. "We were very proud of our twenty years in Philadelphia and we are looking forward to a long future in Gloucester County," Szymczak stated.
Freeholder Deputy Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Manufacturing is an industry that still takes place in Gloucester County and provide good paying jobs to our residents. SSM Industries is one of the top five largest ductwork contactors in United States and they have the capacity to double the number of employees they have working here. We look forward to SSM's success and welcome them to our community."
SSM Industries Inc. headquarters are in Pittsburg, PA and they have been in business for 24 years, opening their Philadelphia operation in 1991. They hire skilled labor from Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers and will utilize Gloucester County's One Stop to fill delivery, administrative and other positions.