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.
More than 130 dignitaries were on hand on October 29 to help executives from Greiner Packaging open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in a Mericle building at 225 Enterprise Way in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park West in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania.
The company plans to hire 128 workers over the next three years at the plant, which makes premium plastic packaging for the dairy and food industries.
Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has purchased 29 acres in the East Mountain Corporate Center, Plains Township from The Greater Wilkes-Barre Development Corporation. Mericle will combine the newly acquired land with adjacent land it already owns as part of its overall development strategy for the corporate center.
Mericle Vice President of Marketing Jim Cummings said the acquisition gives the company a total of 77 acres in the park for future development of office buildings and sites.
“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."