PA’s DCED Secretary George Cornelius calls for action to keep Cannondale “Handmade in Pennsylvania”


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DCED Secretary Cornelius asks people to contact Cannondale to keep manufacturing hub in PA

Earlier this year, Cannondale announced all manufacturing will end at their facility in Bedford, Pa, moving all production to Taiwan.  The company was recently bought out by Dorel Industries, the makers of the department store brands Pacific, RoadMaster, Dyno, and Mongoose, as well as GT and Schwinn.  Cannondale,  one of the largest manufacturers of bicycles in the United States, has had their manufacturing hub in the small central Pennsylvania town since 1983, so the loss of over 200 jobs will be devastating.  The facility produces 400 – 500 bicycles per day, and over forty hands touch each bicycle before it leaves the facility.
corneliusPennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary George Cornelius, himself a cyclist, wants to convince them to change their decision.  On May 5, at the first ever Pennsylvania Bike Summit in Harrisburg, he asked bicyclists, bike shop owners, and anyone who wants Cannondale to remain Pennsylvania made to contact Cannondale’s corporate headquarters in Connecticut.   He wants the public to let them know that “Handmade in the USA” means a lot to them when they purchase a bicycle, and that Cannondale has a great manufacturing home here in Pennsylvania.

Cannondale’s Information:

Ron Lombardi, Chief Operating Officer
Cannondale USA Corporate Headquarters,
16 Trowbridge Road
Bethel, Connecticut 06801

Robert Baird Jr., President and CEO
Dorel Recreational/Leisure Sector (corporation that owns Cannondale.)
16 Trowbridge Road
Bethel, Connecticut 06801
His Executive Assistant is Monica Devino and she accepts his emails.
Telephone: 203 749 7026 and fax: 203 748 4705

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