More than 60 people were on hand on December 9th at the United States Marine Corps Reserve’s (USMC) Toys for Tots warehouse, 163 CenterPoint Boulevard, CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, Jenkins Township, to present the USMC with donated toys and books. Those attending included employees of Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services and representatives from Mericle tenants throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
For 17 years, Mericle has donated storage space to the USMC providing the logistics needed to collect, prepare, and distribute toys to area children during the holiday season.
TruBridge, a Mobile, Alabama based company that provides business, consulting, and IT services, has leased 12,394 square feet within the Schuylkill Mall, in Frackville, Pennsylvania. The former retail space is being converted to offices so that TruBridge can provide support to several healthcare clients.
The project was announced by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett who said TruBridge plans to invest more than $270,000 at the new site and anticipates creating more than 100 jobs over the next three years.
One of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing suppliers of dancewear is expanding its distribution operation in Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services’ Cross Valley West Professional Building located at 180 Welles Street in Forty Fort, Luzerne County.
Discount Dance Supply is expanding from 79,685 square feet to 189,357 square feet to accommodate the company’s growth on the east coast.
The company employs 90 workers in the building and expects to hire an additional 20 employees due to the expansion.
“Northeastern Pennsylvania continues to grow as a preferred location for the food and beverage sector. Dozens of such companies have manufacturing plants and distribution centers here. The region’s five interstate highways, close proximity to the consumption zones of the East Coast, a dedicated and available workforce, strong utility service, and an excellent supply of buildings and sites, are all contributing to this growth."