Grundfos Pumps Corp. recently held a grand opening of its substantially enlarged training and fabrication facility in Allentown, Pa.
The plant was expanded by 64,000 square feet to a total of 104,000 square feet in size at a cost of $4.5 million. Growth of the facility permits Grundfos to expand local assembly operations of commercial and industrial product, service and distribution through the eastern United States and Canada. The company also has increased training activities there for partners on the East Coast.
According to John Petrella, Allentown facility operations manager, the facility’s current staff of 25 will grow. ‘We plan to add between eight and 13 jobs here within the next 12 months. And we expect that, as we take on new assembly operations, we will add five new jobs each year after that.”
Grundfos began operations in Allentown in 1988. A decade later the company began to assemble product in Allentown. The most recent expansion to the facility added 64,000 square feet, availing more floor space for service work, product assembly and the storage of up to $18 million in equipment inventory.