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Sutphen East CorpSutphen East Corporation received a $225,000 USDA Rural Development loan, through the USDA/NEPA Alliance Intermediary Relending Program (IRP), for the purchase of land & building in the Sterling Business & Technology Park, Sterling Township, Wayne County. This loan assists Sutphen East Corporation in creating 10 jobs and retaining 40 jobs. Other project funds included owner’s cash equity.

Julia Sutphen Phelps oversees the Sutphen East Corporation, which was founded in White Lake, Sullivan County, New York. The Sutphen family has a rich history and dedication to manufacturing quality custom fire apparatus since 1989. Sutphen East Corporation sells its manufactured products, of primarily pumpers and tankers, based on customer specifications and needs. The ultimate consumers of the company’s products are municipalities and volunteer fire departments.

Pictured from left: State Representative Jonathan Fritz; State Representative Mike Peifer; Mary Beth Wood, WEDCO; Craig Rickard, Wayne Planning Commission; Donna Simpson, University of Scranton, SBDC; Lauren Lobell, Senator Toomey’s Office; Dave Nat, NEPA Alliance; Jeffrey Box, NEPA Alliance; Darryl Rhyne, Sutphen East Corporation; Jason Cali, USDA Rural Development; Joe Sebelin, Pocono County Workforce Investment Area (WIA); Wayne County Commissioner Brian Smith; Jack McNulty, PA Dept of Labor & Industry; Wayne County Commissioner Joe Adams; and Wayne County Commissioner Wendell Kay.