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Victaulic to expand Lehigh Valley operations, add jobs

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Victaulic has announced major investments in its Lehigh Valley operations. (File photo by Brian Pedersen)
Victaulic has announced major investments in its Lehigh Valley operations. (File photo by Brian Pedersen)

Victaulic said it will be making a multimillion dollar investment in its Lehigh Valley operations the next two years in a plan that should add 45 to 50 jobs.

In the first part of the company’s plans, it is taking its light assembly operations, which have been conducted in partnership with Cast-Pac Inc. of Hanover Township, Lehigh County, for 20 years, and moving them to a new Victaulic-owned facility in Lower Nazareth Township.

To do that, Victaulic is buying 28 acres of land off of the Route 33 interchange in the Hecktown Road Business Park. There it plans to build a 400,000-square-foot facility which will use “the latest robotic and optical technology to verify the quality of Victaulic castings and finished products through automated assembly operations,” it said in a press release.

Cast-Pac will move its assembly operations to the new facility, as well.

A pipe-fitting manufacturer, Victaulic has 3,600 employees globally. Of its 1,000 employees in the Lehigh Valley, 800 are at its headquarters in Forks Township.

In addition to its investment in Lower Nazareth, Victaulic will be adding a second shift to its Forks Township facility, which will create the additional 45-50 jobs.

The company said it also will make a capital investment at its Alburtis facility, which is operating at capacity.

Victaulic announced the moves Monday night at the Lehigh Economic Development Corp.’s fall event.

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Stacy Wescoe

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Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4104. Follow her on Twitter at @morestacy and on Facebook. Circle Stacy Wescoe on .

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