July 31, 2014

Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

by Myles Biggs

This story was picked up by The Daily Item and Eye Witness News WBRE

With an increase in housing demand, Ritz-Craft is preparing to open an additional production facility in Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania. In order to reopen the facility, which has been inactive since the housing downturn in 2007, Ritz-Craft must hire approximately 60 new employees and complete extensive upgrades in order to incorporate today’s home building technology. Upon completion, this additional facility will significantly increase Ritz-Craft’s production capabilities in Mifflinburg.

“With the tremendous rebound in housing, we are approaching maximum capacity in our current Mifflinburg facilities,” explains Steve Forcheskie, General Manager. “We are extremely excited to hire new employees to help with upgrading our third facility. Once the plant is up and running, we will also need a variety of personnel across all construction trades in order to complete the home building process.”

Ritz-Craft, a family owned company which has thrived throughout varying market conditions, is celebrating its 60th year in business in 2014 and remains one of the few privately owned modular home manufacturers in the United States. The company offers its employees excellent benefits, including affordable health care, vision coverage, dental coverage, a company-matched 401k plan and paid holidays and vacations. Starting wages are commensurate with previous experience.

“Ritz-Craft's expansion is a true testament to the quality of their product, which in turn is a testament to their skilled and dedicated workers,” says Donald Alexander, Director of the Union County Economic Development Office. “Central Pennsylvania saw so many home building businesses collapse during the most recent economic downturn; that Ritz-Craft has been able to weather the economic storm and now rebound is truly exciting, as I see their resiliency and renewed growth as harbingers of more good things happening in our area.” 

To apply for one of the 60 available full-time positions, stop by the Ritz-Craft corporate office at 15 Industrial Park Road in Mifflinburg. Applications can also be submitted online through the “employment opportunities” area of the Ritz-Craft website, found under the “contact” tab.

Ritz-Craft is a family owned and managed, vertically integrated company headquartered in Mifflinburg, PA. With its roots in residential home building dating back three generations to 1954, Ritz-Craft has risen to be an industry leader in the modular/system-built housing industry and is celebrating 60 years in business in 2014. The company has additional production facilities in Michigan and North Carolina. For more information about Ritz-Craft Custom Homes call 800-326-9836.