Horst Signs receives state development loan to expand Myerstown facility


2 min learnPosted October 14, 2020

A Lebanon County signal producer has been accepted for a low-interest mortgage of $1.21 million by the Pennsylvania Industrial Growth Authority.

Horst Indicators’ 15-year, 0.75% reset mortgage will go towards a demolition, renovation, and building challenge at its property in Myerstown.

It was one in all two PIDA mortgage approvals introduced final week by Gov. Tom Wolf.

“Agriculture and manufacturing are two of our commonwealth’s proudest and strongest industries and so they want our continued help as they develop and develop, particularly now as our economic system navigates a pandemic,” Wolf mentioned in a launch. “These initiatives will carry main investments into central Pennsylvania, supporting native farming, processing and distribution and a decades-old, regionally owned hand lettering signal enterprise.”

The mortgage was initially accepted by the Lebanon Valley Financial Growth Corp., mentioned its president and CEO, Susan Eberly, earlier than getting a last OK from the state. PIDA is underneath the umbrella of the Division of Group and Financial Growth.

A reset mortgage is one the place the rate of interest could be reset after seven years, she mentioned, however any enhance is restricted to 200 foundation factors (2%).

In keeping with the discharge, the cash will go towards demolishing a portion of an present constructing, renovating the remaining 18,653-square-foot property, and setting up an 18,703-square-foot addition. This can present greater than 37,000 sq. toes of newly renovated and constructed area for the enterprise to develop, creating 4 new jobs in three years. The overall challenge price is $2.46 million.

Horst Signs, based in 1982 by Howard Horst, makes a variety of business indicators for indoor and outside use, in addition to car graphics. It additionally has a location in Denver, Lancaster County.

Lebanon Valley Financial Growth Corp. presently handles principally agricultural loans, equivalent to for poultry farms, however want to do extra industrial loans, just like the one for Horst Indicators, Eberly advised LebTown.

“We do perhaps one industrial mortgage a yr,” she mentioned, in contrast with 10 or so ag loans.


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