For Immediate Release

April 4th, 2017


From left to right: Rob Postal, MCIDC [Focus Central PA Chairman] and JP Tambourine, FirstEnergy

Lewistown, PA – FirstEnergy Corporation, provider of electric services to Mifflin County and throughout Pennsylvania is investing $1,000 in Focus Central Pennsylvania to support regional growth by promoting the Region to attract new corporate investment. A check was presented by FirstEnergy-Penelec Economic Development Manager JP Tambourine to Rob Postal, Chairman of the Board of Focus Central Pennsylvania.

JP H Tambourine, FirstEnergy-Penelec stated that “our Economic Development Department understands that it takes a team approach to be successful in business attraction and retention. Investing in Focus Central PA and working with agencies like MCIDC are ways we can do this. We are very pleased to invest in Focus as part of our business attraction efforts.” FirstEnergy Corporation is headquartered in Akron, OH. Penelec, the subsidiary servicing Mifflin County and approximately 30 other counties throughout Pennsylvania, is based in Erie, PA.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) expects to invest about $367 million in 2017 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to help enhance reliability for approximately 590,000 customers in the Pennsylvania Electric Company’s (Penelec) service territory. Major projects scheduled in 2017 throughout Penelec’s 31-county area include building new substations and transmission lines, installing equipment in existing substations, adding remote control equipment on circuits, and the inspection and replacement of utility poles.

Projects scheduled in the Penelec footprint in 2017 include adding four 230-kilovolt (kV) circuit breakers at a substation in Granville Township, Mifflin County, at a cost of about $5.4 million to help enhance reliability and operational flexibility.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for Central Pennsylvania. The mission of Focus is to effectively promote new corporate investment that results in growth of family sustaining jobs in the region by being a premier economic development marketing alliance for committed partners.

For more information, contact:
Lauren Bryson, 844.293.8719,
PO Box 10 – 2859 N Susquehanna Trail – Shamokin Dam, PA 17876 USA
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