By Anthony Salamone, Allentown Morning Call (NY)
The economy in this Bucks County borough once revolved around U.S. Gauge, a manufacturer of aircraft-measuring instruments established in the early 20th century.
The company, which employed as many as 1,700 people at its Sellersville plant in the mid-1980s, saw employment dip a decade later to just 600 workers. By the early 2000s, the manufacturing campus, then owned by Ametek, had closed, its sprawling buildings leveled.
On Thursday, county officials and others celebrated a new beginning for the brownfield site with the groundbreaking of a $8 million plant and headquarters for Solar Manufacturing Inc., a maker of vacuum heat-treating furnaces.
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