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Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Sells Land to G&T Industries

by Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (GRCA), announced the sale of 12.94 acres of land to G&T Industries. The parcel of land sits on the corner of Leisczs Bridge and Van Reed Roads in Bern Township.

G&T Industries, a foam fabricator with multiple locations around the United States, plans to construct a100,000-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.

3D view of the future G&T Reading facility

“The employees at our facility are very excited with the investment G&T Industries is making for our new building. 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,” said Bob Shumoski, G&T Industries General Manager.

GRCA’s certified economic development organization, the Greater Berks Development Fund (GBDF) is happy to have 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.

The employee-owned company will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking with local officials expected to attend.

WHO: Greater Reading Chamber Alliance + G&T Industries
WHAT: Ceremonial Groundbreaking
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.

X marks the spot on the parcel of land recently sold to G&T for their new facility