The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance has sold 12.94 acres of land near Leisczs Bridge and Van Reed Roads in Bern Township to G&T Industries, a foam fabricator with multiple locations around the United States. The company plans to construct a 100,000 square-foot facility at the location.
The $8 million investment project is slated for completion in early 2022. Upon completion, the company will transition its 65 employees from its current Reading location to the new location.
“The employees at our facility are very excited with the investment G&T Industries is making for our new building” said Bob Shumoski, G&T Industries General Manager.
“We have come through a very difficult time with major impacts felt by the COVID pandemic, yet we were able to continue to service our customers at the high level they have become accustomed to. The new site displays the commitment G&T has in its employees, its customers and the local community.”
GRCA’s certified economic development organization, the Greater Berks Development Fund, guided G&T Industries through the purchasing procedure.
“This is a great beginning for this overall 50+ acre site. We are particularly pleased that a local manufacturer, a priority target of GRCA, is leading the way on this GBDF project. G&T has been terrific to deal with throughout the entire process,” said Ed Swoyer, Senior Advisor to GBDF.