Unifirst and Penn Detroit Diesel – Allison, tenants in the same Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services flex building at 1072 Hanover Street in Hanover Industrial Estates, Hanover Township have leased more space in the building.

Unfirst has grown from 8,775 square feet to 12,620 square feet and Penn Detroit Diesel – Allison has grown from 32,591 square feet to 41,357 square feet.

With the expansions, the building is at 100% occupancy.

UniFirst, a leading supplier of uniforms, work wear and related products to businesses of all sizes since 1936, provides a wide range of apparel from traditional uniforms, industrial wear, specialty and protective clothing to corporate casual and executive attire. The company also offers floor care and restroom services products, including a range of mats, mops, soaps, air fresheners, and paper items.

The company outfits more than 1.5 million workers each business day and serves more than 240,000 customer locations from Canada, the United States, and Europe.

Mericle Vice President Bob Besecker coordinated the Unifirst expansion. He said by moving into larger space in the building, Unifirst made it possible for Penn Detroit Diesel-Allison to expand. “We are glad we had the space Unifirst needed and we appreciate their help in making their former space available to Penn Detroit Diesel,” he said. “This is a win-win for both companies.”

A division of Penn Commercial Vehicle Solutions, Penn Detroit Diesel-Allison services diesel engines, automatic transmissions and generator sets in its Hanover Township service center. Penn Commercial Vehicle Solutions is a service provider for on/off highway diesel engines, heavy and light duty transmissions, truck, trailer, container, railcar refrigeration and bus climate control plus commercial and industrial equipment chassis repairs.

Penn Commercial Vehicle Solutions employs more than 450 people and operates 10 service centers that cover the Pennsylvania, Western New York, Central New York, Northern Delaware and Northern New Jersey markets.

Mericle Vice President Dan Walsh coordinated the Penn Detroit Diesel – Allison expansion along with Sean Bleiler, Vice President of CBRE’s Allentown office. “Penn Detroit provides critical services to this region’s logistics industry,” said Walsh. “We wish the company and its employees continued success in our building.”

Walsh said the expansion by the two companies illustrates the importance of having quality space ready when companies are ready to grow. “Having a wide variety of industrial, office, and flex space and building-ready sites available continues to be the mission of our Ready to Go Program,” said Walsh.

Through its Ready to Grow Program, Mericle is preparing more than 90 sites and constructing buildings on speculation in 10 area business parks.

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services has developed 26 buildings in Hanover Industrial Estates and the adjacent Hanover Crossings totaling approximately 2.7 million square feet. More than 2,200 people work in those buildings. Some of Mericle’s tenants in the parks include CVS Caremark, Sears Logistics, Travelocity, Telerx, Alexandria Moulding, Cintas Corporation and Genpact.

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, founded by Robert Mericle, has provided commercial real estate solutions to companies in Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Mericle is a developer of investment grade industrial, office, flex, and medical space and ReadyToGo!™ Sites. More than 13,400 people work in the buildings Mericle has developed.

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