From left to right: Ed FlowerDew (Serfass Construction), Mike Howser (Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing), Matt Ehrig (Project Manager), John Seiffert (VP), Anne Schott (HR Director), Ron Dvir (President and CEO), Hagit Gavish (Director of Manufacturing), Dave Laudenslager (Warehouse / Transportation Manager), Mathias Fenstermacher (Serfass Construction)
Palram Americas has broken ground on an 80,000 square foot logistics center positioned directly next door to their Americas headquarters in Weisenberg Township, Kutztown, PA.
“As demand for our products continue to grow, this dedicated logistics center will greatly increase our delivery capabilities,” stated Mike Howser, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Palram Americas. “In addition, this expansion further entrenches our ability to be a provider of stable employment for the local community.”
This 80,000 square foot building is a five million dollar construction project with two phases. Phase one consists of this logistic center and will include an additional 80,000 square feet of outside storage space. Another 80,000 square foot building will be constructed during phase two and will be built sometime during the next fifteen years. The general contractor for the project is Serfass Construction.
This new logistics center is just the latest building block of growth for the company. Palram opened its polycarbonate plant in Kutztown in 2000 and, over the ensuing years, built two large additions to this original plant. In 2007, Palram constructed an entire PVC manufacturing facility at the site. The logistics center is expected to be fully operational in July 2014.
Palram has won The Morning Call’s Reader’s Choice Award in 2009, 2011 and 2012 for the “Best Place to Work – Manufacturing.”