DiscoverNEPA.com – Regional Live, Work, and Play Initiative Launches

DiscoverNEPA.com is a multimedia initiative designed to promote Northeastern Pennsylvania as one of America’s best places to live, work, and play. It is a comprehensive community resource where locals and visitors alike can explore all of NEPA’s top-notch amenities, restaurants, and activities.

Robert K. Mericle, founder of Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, the region’s largest full-service real estate company, believes the NEPA region is full of potential. With DiscoverNEPA.com, he envisions Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 10 counties working together to build an enduring legacy as a business-friendly region with a talented, knowledgeable, and ready-to-go workforce. Continue reading…


CenterPoint Job Fair Introduces High School Seniors to Local Employers

Hundreds of local high school seniors recently had a chance to rub elbows with Northeastern Pennsylvania employers seeking to fill open positions.

Seniors from Pittston Area High School, Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Wilkes-Barre Area Career & Technical Center and West Side Career & Technology Center had one-on-one meetings with more than 20 employers at the inaugural CenterPoint Job Fair for High School Seniors held at 159 CenterPoint Boulevard on May 3rd. Continue reading…


Mericle Developing Two-Building Project at 200 Technology Drive

Steel is rising on two 434,000 square foot bulk industrial buildings at 200 Technology Drive in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East near Pittston, PA.  Project developer Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services reports the buildings will be ready for tenants by the fall of 2018. This unique two-building construction project is expected to help Northeastern Pennsylvania land as many as four large industrial tenants. Continue reading…


Mericle Construction, Inc. Receives Top Honor from Butler Manufacturing™

Mericle Construction Inc., a builder of industrial and office space headquartered in Plains Township, Pennsylvania near Wilkes-Barre, has been named the North American Volume Builder of the Year by Butler Manufacturing™. This award celebrates the Butler Builder® that completes the most sales of Butler buildings during the calendar year.

The award was presented to Mericle President Robert Mericle, Chief Operating Officer Lew Sebia, Senior Vice President Bryan McManus, and Vice President of Construction Bob Gavlick during March ceremonies at the 2018 Butler Builder® Sales Meeting held in Kansas City, Missouri.  Continue reading…


National E-Commerce Retailer Velky Brands, LLC Opens Pennsylvania Fulfillment Center in CenterPoint East

Velky Brands, LLC a Houston based national e-commerce retailer, has expanded in Pennsylvania by opening a fulfillment center in 80,880 square feet leased from Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services at 275 CenterPoint Boulevard in CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park East. 

An affiliate of Velky Brands, Corporate Support and Fulfillment, LLC will use the space to distribute products for two of Velky’s recognized internet brands, RTIC Coolers and Cheap Cheap Moving Boxes.com. Continue reading…


Cintas Expands in CenterPoint; Announces Plans for New Jobs

Cintas Corporation, one of the first tenants in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, is expanding its National Accounts Receivable Center for their Fire Protection Division. Due to the expansion, Cintas has relocated its offices to a flex building developed by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services located at 339 Enterprise Way in Pittston Township.

“Cintas is pleased to be a part of the Northeastern Pennsylvania business community,” said Maria Scagliotti, Director of the Cintas National Accounts Fire Center. “With the expansion of our National Accounts Receivable Center, Cintas will continue to provide job opportunities for area residents while providing high-level service to our customers.”

The Cintas Fire National Accounts Receivable Center is responsible for contacting existing customers to obtain payments for services rendered. Since 2011, the National Accounts Receivable Center has created 50 new jobs for the area. With continued growth over the next five to seven years, the center is projected to hire an additional 65 employee-partners which will more than double the current size of the center.

Mericle Vice President Bill Jones coordinated the real estate transaction along with commercial real estate firm CBRE.  He said the Cintas brand is recognized worldwide and its investment in CenterPoint further solidifies the park as one of the premier business destinations in Pennsylvania.  “Cintas’ decision to first locate in CenterPoint and now expand here speaks volumes about the park, the quality of the region’s workforce, and the pro-business attitude in Pittston Township,” he said.  “We enjoyed customizing our flex space to the company’s exact needs and we look forward to having Cintas as our tenant for many more years.” 

Michelle Mikitish, Executive Director of the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, congratulated Cintas on its expansion and praised the company for its support of the chamber and its programs.  “Cintas is a great friend to the Greater Pittston business community,” she said.  “The company’s local leadership is committed to helping our area grow.”

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

About Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services is a privately-owned developer of industrial, office, flex, and medical space throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The company has developed more than 20 million square feet locally and an estimated 14,500 people work in its buildings throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.  CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park, Mericle’s largest development, is home to 45 tenants, which together employ more than 5,300 people.

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Apollo Flow Controls to Consolidate Distribution Operations in CenterPoint East

Apollo Flow Controls will consolidate Northeast U.S. distribution operations for three of its affiliates into a building recently constructed by Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, Jenkins Township.

Part of Aalberts Industries of Langbroek, Netherlands, Apollo Flow Controls produces and sells the most complete line of flow control products in the commercial and industrial markets today.  The company has operations across the U.S. with manufacturing in North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, and Tennessee. Continue reading…


Steel Rising on 520,000 Square Foot Mericle Industrial Building

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has begun constructing a 520,000 square foot industrial building on speculation in CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East in Pittston Township, Pennsylvania.

Steel erection is underway on the 104 acre site at 460 Research Drive in the Phase IIB section of the park. The 520’ x 1000’ building can be expanded to 780,000 square feet and will be ready for tenants by mid-2017. Continue reading…