Sintergy Inc., a Reynoldsville-based powered metal plant, celebrated its grand opening on Monday afternoon at its new state-of-the-art facility.
The companyâ€™s officers are Rick Young, president, Jason Emery, vice-president and Steve Miller, chief financial officer. Miller is a former Kersey resident and a graduate of Elk County Christian High School.
The three officers previously worked together at Allegheny Powder Metallurgy in Falls Creek, which was owned by Miller.
â€śSix years ago we opened the doors to Sintergy. Since that time our company has grown and weâ€™ve had employees, now 25 to 30 people, with us. Our people make us different from all the other PM houses,â€ť Miller said. â€śIâ€™ve said a number of times the simple solution to a successful business is (to) take care of your people and take care of your customers by providing quality work and on- time deliveries.â€ť
Sintergy currently works with several secondary shops in both Elk and Jefferson counties, including those specializing in heat treating, machining and plating.
â€śItâ€™s a continuous ripple effect that this industry has and it continues to grow. Iâ€™m very proud to be part of it,â€ť Miller said.
Miller cited the variety of jobs which have stemmed from the creation of the new plant. The jobs include those in the construction field, particularly architects, contractors, electricians, plumbers, masons and many more.
Sintergyâ€™s new facility, located inside the Reynoldsville Industrial Park, is slated to be in full operation by Jan. 1, 2011. The plant is currently located on Chestnut Street in Punxsutawney.
As the producers of custom-engineered powder metal components, Sintergyâ€™s new facility will utilize presses and furnaces manufactured in the area, including a 24-in., six-zone press made by Abbott Furnace Co. in St. Marys, an 18-in. furnace made by Sinterite located on the Ridgway Road, and numerous presses made by Gasbarre Products, Inc. in DuBois.
For more on this story, see the Oct. 27 edition of The Daily Press.