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August 08, 2014

Ritz-Craft Celebrates Milestone Build in Pennsylvania

This build marks the 10,000th home built out of Plant 3 in Mifflinburg and the 40,000th build overall for the company

Ritz-Craft celebrates 10,000th home built out of Plant 3 in Mifflinburg, PA

The entire Ritz-Craft team in Pennsylvania gathered on Thursday, August 7th to commemorate the 10,000th home to roll out of Plant 3 in Mifflinburg. The event included speeches from current ownership, as well as the attendance of three of the original Ritz-Craft owners, Paul John, Sr., Don Ritzenthaler and Glenn Cunningham.

Paul John began the celebration by asking employees to raise their hands based on how many years they have been with the company. Several of Mifflinburg employees have been with Ritz-Craft since 1977 – devoting 30 or more years to the company.

Pete and Lynn Ferrera of Key Homes were present at the celebration and will be taking delivery of the home, a three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,800 square foot ranch, destined for New York state. Key Homes, who also took delivery of the first home out of Plant 2 in Mifflinburg, has built over 1,000 homes with Ritz-Craft.

“Everyone should take pride in their work,” remarked Eric John. “I know it gets hot and it gets hard, but this is what it’s all about – it’s about you, not us. Congratulations on this milestone.”

Pennsylvania State Representative Fred Keller was also present to offer his congratulations the Ritz-Craft employees: “What a proud moment for this business, the family and employees. It’s very hard work. These people make everything possible.”