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Ford City
 Office
312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff), Amajor@pahousegop.com
Marissa DeLorenzo, Mdelorenzo@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh, Zreigh@pahousegop.com
Marcia Fox Mfox@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, egodsey@pahousegop.com 
 
Email:  
The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Pyle Leads Debate to Protect and Create More than 1800 Jobs in the Region
7/3/2008
Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana) led debate today in support of Senate Bill 1412, which would create a new KOZ in Brackenridge to protect and create more than 1800 jobs in Armstrong and Indiana counties at ATI (Allegheny Ludlum).
           
“I've been fighting for this legislation and this project for several months,” Pyle said. “Nearly 600 men and women from my district work at AL. Losing the new hot strip mill to Kentucky was not an option.”
           
Originally enacted in 1998, Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) provide limited tax-exempt status for businesses that relocate to Pennsylvania or current businesses to grow operations. Local school districts and municipalities have to agree to offer the KOZ. Pyle noted that Allegheny Ludlum is planning on expanding its operations by building a hot strip mill and is considering its Brackenridge facility for the new operations.
           
Pyle, a former steelworker whose father, grandfather, great uncle, father-in-law and cousins were also steelworkers, said that he is a proud supporter of the steel industry and the family-sustaining jobs that it provides.
 
“I know these guys and their families,” Pyle said. “I wouldn’t be worth my salt if I didn’t do everything I possibly could to protect these people. Allegheny Technologies has paid for a lot of meals on a lot of family tables.”
           
He also said that with the current climate of the state and national economies, any chance of losing jobs would be a massive burden on the local economy and the citizens of the 60th District. 
 
“Not only does this legislation secure current jobs at Allegheny Ludlum, but additional jobs will be created resulting in decreased unemployment throughout the region,” he said.
           
The bill passed the House 201-1 and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
           
“I want to thank my colleagues in the House for the bipartisan support of this legislation,” Pyle said. “It was truly a bipartisan effort and I must publically commend Reps. Joe Petrarca, John Pallone, Frank Dermody, Pete Daley and Bill Kortz for their efforts on their side of the aisle. I handled rounding up the Republican votes and got 100 out of 101. I encourage the members of the Senate to pass this legislation promptly without amendments and get it to the governor’s desk for his signature.”
 
Rep. Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(800) 287-0614
Contact: Tim Eller
House Republican Public Relations
teller@pahousegop.com
(717) 260-6242
Member site: 
JeffPyle.net
Caucus site: PAHouseGOP.com