Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) Governor Tom Wolf announced that Truck-Lite, a worldwide leader in light-emitting diode (LED) lighting systems for commercial vehicles, is relocating its existing headquarters from Falconer, New York, to Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend in Erie County, creating 90 new family-sustaining jobs and retaining 582 positions statewide. The company has three existing Pennsylvania locations in McElhattan, Wellsboro, and Coudersport.
“Truck-Lite is a manufacturer renowned for innovation in its field with an established Pennsylvania footprint, and with its new proximity to and support from the talent pool at Penn State Behrend, the possibilities for continued growth and product development are endless,” said Gov. Wolf. “My administration is pleased to welcome another Truck-Lite site to the commonwealth and eager to witness the collaborative work that will result from its longtime partnership with one of the state’s top higher education facilities.”
Truck-Lite believes the future research and development capabilities needed to design components in next-generation electric vehicles will require its workforce to have deeper electrical engineering, software programming, and advanced analytics expertise. The relocation to Penn State Behrend’s Knowledge Park will support future access to engineering and technology talent as Truck-Lite prepares for the automotive industry’s transition to electric vehicles.