Italian equipment supplier to open first U.S. manufacturing facility near Quakertown

MP Filtri USA will move from its current home at 2055 Quaker Pointe Drive in Milford Township to a site Gorski Engineering will build in nearby Richland Township.

Jerry Gorski, president and CEO at Gorski Engineering of Collegeville, said his firm would build a 59,000 square foot facility that would allow the company to expand to 72,000 square feet. Right now, MP Filtri has a 20,000 square foot facility that it cannot expand, he said.

The company makes filters for both the construction and agriculture industries.

MP Filtri performs assembly at its U.S. location and does a lot of manufacturing in Italy, he said. In the new building, the company will be able to do both assembly and manufacturing, he said.

The estimated construction cost is $5 million, Gorski said. He expects to complete the project in six months.

Angela Floyd, controller at MP Filtri, said the company’s main product is hydraulic fluid filters and it performs a little bit of assembly at its current home.

“The reason we are moving is we are going to start production in the U.S.,” Floyd said. “We have branches all over the world. Italy makes most of our product.”

The company employs about 30 people and plans to hire more once it opens by the end of the year, she said.

It has been at its current site since 2003, she said.

The Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce will host a groundbreaking event on Wednesday.

Brian Pedersen
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