Berks manufacturer to build $2.9M expansion, create 12 jobs

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A Berks County manufacturer is expanding with help from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.

Custom Milling and Consulting is investing more than $2.9 million to build a 33,600-square-foot facility on 3.8 acres next to its existing 45,000-square-foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Maidencreek Township.

Carl Yerger, president of CMC, said the expansion is needed for new products and services the company is adding, as well as for warehouse space.

Currently, he said, the company leases out warehousing space at two locations at a high cost. This will bring all operations to its main location.

CMC produces wet-milled products used in the ink, coatings and paint industries. It is best known for the mulch pigments it manufactures under its own name, and it also works as a contract manufacturer of products and manufacturing equipment for its customers.

To help facilitate the project, PIDA will provide a $1.65 million, 15-year low-interest loan through the Greater Berks Development Corp.

With the expansion, Yerger said, his company will create 12 new jobs and retain 35 existing employees.

Stacy Wescoe

Stacy Wescoe

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