Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Crews have begun work on the 240,000-square-foot plant located at 105 Boulder Drive.
Tuesday, January 29
Construction work has begun on Bimbo Bakeries' state-of-the-art bakery plant located at 105 Boulder Drive in Upper Macungie. Bimbo Bakeries is building its new facility on 30 acres. The site is across from Ocean Spray's new facility, which is currently also under construction. Construction of the 240,000-square-foot plant is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Library Executive Director Debbie Jack said efforts are ongoing to raise money to build the new library at Grange and Ruppsville roads.
Parkland Community Library has no timetable for its long-planned move from South Whitehall to Upper Macungie, library Executive Director Debbie Jack said Monday. Library officials had hoped to construct a new 30,200-square-foot building and move in by December 2012, but there has not yet been a groundbreaking. Library officials are still pursuing funding and fund-raising. "We're at the end of our capital campaign, and we hope to finalize plans sometime within the next year," Jack said. "We're seeking additional funding from grants and foundations types. We'll also see where we're at concerning obtaining financing." Jack said the library has raised between $3.5 million and $4 million. The library's fund-raising goal is $11 million. The …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Ocean Spray bottling facility project in Upper Macungie is still expected to bring 165 jobs to the Lehigh Valley, although the building will be smaller.
Upper Macungie supervisors voted 3-0 Thursday night to approve juicemaker Ocean Spray's request to downsize its planned 315,000-square-foot bottling facility on 44 acres between Schantz Road and Route 100 to 225,000 square feet. Director of Community Development Kenneth Moloney said company representatives made the request to the township's planning board in mid-July and the request was passed conditionally for the board's unanimous vote. "I think they figured that they may be able to operate just as well in a smaller facility," Moloney said. The $110 million project, which has the backing of Gov. Tom Corbett's office, is expected to bring 165 jobs into the Lehigh Valley. Ocean Spray is moving its operations to the Lehigh Valley from …