Car-wash tech developer to open new HQ in Northampton

ICS is relocate from Wind Gap, with a mid to late summer occupancy expected, Matthew Dorman, vice president of JLL, a real estate firm in Hanover Township, Northampton County. Dorman and Phil Schenkel, executive vice president of JLL, led the team representing the owner in the leasing deal.

Kevin Detrick, founder and president of ICS was not available for comment.

Innovative Control Systems will encompass the third floor and part of the first floor of the 72,866-square-foot building for a total of 31,195 square feet, Dorman said.

Franklin Realty Development owns the building, which was once occupied by Guardian Insurance.

Franklin Realty plans to provide a complete delivery of office space for ICS, including construction of a full-service kitchen, exercise facility, coffee bars throughout and installation of a high efficiency electrical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

Dorman said he also recently helped land several tenants in the building, including Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Spirax Sarco, Urban Research & Development Corp. and Rockland Group Wealth Management. The building still has space available.

The headquarters move follows an announcement in February that ICS is opening a manufacturing site in the township, a 52,000 square-foot-building at 16 South Commerce Way in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park IV, owned and operated by J.G. Petrucci Co. Inc. The manufacturer produces a range of products for the car-wash industry, including controllers, payment devices and point-of-sale systems.

J.G. Petrucci’s relationship with ICS began in 2003, when the ICS was searching for a developer to build its current office and warehouse in Wind Gap. J.G. That building which Petrucci designed and built, opened in 2006.

Brian Pedersen
Reporter Brian Pedersen covers construction, development, warehousing and real estate and keeps you up to date on the changing landscape of our community. He can be reached at brianp@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4108.

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