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AirBorn Doubles Size of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Operations

AirBorn broke ground on a project to double the size of their Pennsylvania manufacturing operations. From L-R: AirBorn’s Jon Nelson, Lake City Director of Operations; Lois Peters, longtime Lake City employee; Michael Cole, President & COO; Dennis Davin, PA Secretary of Department of Community & Economic Development and Jennifer Nelson, AirBorn VP of Operations and Supply Chain. Photo courtesy of AirBorn, Inc./PRNewswire.

Electronics manufacturer expects to add more than 200 jobs in Erie County

LAKE CITY, Pa.–The electronics manufacturer AirBorn, Inc., is expanding its footprint in Erie County, doubling the size of its manufacturing operations. Last August, Pennsylvania Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis M. Davin joined AirBorn leaders in breaking ground on a $3.7 million investment in Lake City that is expected to add up to 249 new jobs to the community.

AirBorn’s core business is engineering and manufacturing of specialized connectors and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. The company’s addition to its existing facility, along with new equipment and tooling, will expand its capacity to supply highly reliable electronic components to leading manufacturers of military equipment, commercial airplanes, spacecraft, and life-saving medical equipment.

“Lives depend on what we build in Lake City,” said AirBorn Director of Operations Jon Nelson in a company release. “At AirBorn, our work is much more than a job; it’s a purpose. We build mission-critical components that cannot fail. We have a wonderful team of skilled assemblers who ensure that our products are of the highest quality and reliability.”

Components manufactured by AirBorn ( can be found on the moon, Mars, and the International Space Station, as well as in tanks, warships, next generation fighter jets, and in hospital emergency rooms, the company said.

“AirBorn’s investment in Lake City is a testament both to the workforce and to the partnership we’ve formed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” said Airborne President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Cole. “We build innovative electronic solutions for companies large and small. These solutions will not only be made in the USA, but made in Lake City.”

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