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Upper Bucks' Solar Manufacturing breaks ground on new headquarters at reclaimed brownfield industrial site

11 Jul 2018 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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.


For the entire article, see

http://www.mcall.com/business/mc-biz-bucks-county-solar-manufacturing-groundbreaking-20180619-story.html

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