G&T Industries, a foam and rubber fabricating facility, plans to construct a 100,000-square-foot building on nearly 13 acres of land purchased from the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.
The building, to be constructed at the intersection of Leisczs Bridge and Van Reed roads in Bern Township near G&T’s current location on Arnold Road, is part of the company’s $8 million expansion project. It is expected to be completed in early 2022.
“The employees at our facility are very excited with the investment G&T Industries is making for our new building,” said Bob Shumoski, 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 are accustomed to. The new site displays the commitment G&T has to its employees, its customers and the local community.”
G&T is an employee-owned company with a staff of 65.
Ed Swoyer, senior adviser to the Greater Berks Development Funds (GBDF), GRCA’s certified economic development organization, said the sale is the first step in development of a 50-plus acre site.
“We are particularly pleased that a local manufacturer, a priority of GRCA, is leading the way on this GBDF project,” Swoyer said. “G&T has been terrific to deal with throughout this entire process.”