The expansion will ultimately mean an additional 2,000 jobs in the city and another 500 in Gap, according to Richard Hayne, Urban Outfitter’s founder and chief executive officer.
The Sharp Corporation wants to expand its operations at its pharmaceutical packaging location in Fogelsville, company represenattives told the Upper Macungie Planning Commission on Wednesday.
Sharp plans to add floor space to its existing building where it will build multiple clean rooms used to package drugs for a variety of clients.
Paul A. Szewczak, an executive with Liberty Engineering, Inc., Sharp will also remodel an adjacent 25,000 square foot building on Keebler Way and use that additional space for production.
According to Szewczak, Boyle Construction Management will build the addition to the structure formerly occupied by the Keebler Company. He said construction would be done in two phases, with remodeling of the existing building being the first phase. Work on the project will start after Jan. 1.
Lancaster Laboratories is considering a multimillion-dollar expansion here that could create hundreds of jobs.
The company has submitted plans to Upper Leacock Township for a four-story, 77,000-square-foot addition.
The building would be constructed on the south campus of its 2425 New Holland Pike complex, at the corner of Geist Road.
Some 400 new parking spaces would be added, too, according to the Lancaster Labs plans.
Lancaster Labs won four variances for the project from the township Zoning Hearing Board on Monday all by 3-0 votes.
It was a quote about the area’s manufacturing’s legacy that would resonate throughout the year across Washington County.
When French-based Alstom Grid officially opened its new 25,000-square-foot disconnect switch manufacturing plant in Speers Industrial Park in early March, Dennis Yablonsky, chief executive officer of Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, succinctly summed up the company’s decision to add another operation to its high-voltage circuit-breaker plant here.
“We still make things here,” Yablonsky said, noting that within the Pittsburgh region there are 188 companies employing more than 10,000 people working in power management and distribution.
GREENSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art today announced that Ennead Architects has been selected for its expansion and renovation project. Located in New York City, Ennead is a 160-person firm with over 35 years of experience. Susan Rodriguez will be the design partner for the project and Tim Hartung (native of Jeannette, PA) will serve as management partner. The expansion/renovation will enable the Museum to double its space to approximately 70,000 square feet. Expansion/renovation planning was initiated in 2009 in response to the continued growth of the Museum’s collections, educational programming, and critically acclaimed exhibitions program.
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This is great news for Chester! Power Home Remodeling Group, the nations fourth-largest home-remodeling company, is relocating their corporate headquarters to Chester’s riverfront. (Sounds like a ULI recommendation to me)
The Wharf at Rivertown is a mixed-use office and retail project along the Chester riverfront. Governor Rendell, when he’s not busy yelling at Leslie Stahl, said “This project will continue the impressive development of the city’s waterfront area and build upon its growing reputation as a great location for businesses looking to relocate or expand.”
The Governor’s Action Team (GAT) coordinated the project. GAT is made up of economic development professionals who work with businesses that are interested in expanding in or relocating to Pennsylvania.
A $300,000 grant was obtained with the help of the Delaware County Commerce Center. The entire Power Home Remodeling Group project will cost $1 million dollars. It will create 270 new jobs within three years and keep the 278 jobs already in Chester.
Sounds like Chester, PA is open for business!