EnerSys, a stored energy solutions provider, began construction on the company’s $14 million expanded corporate headquarters that is expected to create 100 new jobs in Berks County, Pennsylvania, during the next three years.
The firm will construct a 71,000-square-foot addition to the company’s corporate headquarters in Bern Township, Berks County, with approximately 7,400 square feet serving as research and development and lab space.
“EnerSys has been headquartered in Berks County since its founding in 2000 and we remain deeply committed to our local community. We are excited about our continued success and growth as the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications,” said John D. Craig, Chairman/President/CEO of EnerSys. “We appreciate the assistance of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in making this project a reality.”
“Through Governor Corbett’s commitment to putting jobs first we are sending a message to manufacturers throughout the nation and around the world that businesses thrive when they make their products in Pennsylvania,” said Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary Carolyn Newhouse. “It is without a doubt the drive of innovation that is fueling the growth of EnerSys right here in Berks County and the skilled and hardworking Pennsylvanians ready to help the company grow and thrive.”
The company received a funding proposal from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development including a $500,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation and $300,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits. EnerSys has accepted the funding proposal, but must still apply for each loan and grant and agree to the terms prior to award receipt.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team in collaboration with the Greater Reading Economic Partnership. "We are thrilled to work with a company the caliber of EnerSys to expand their world headquarters, bring good jobs to Berks County, and make a greater investment in our community,” said Pamela Shupp, Vice President, Greater Reading Economic Partnership. “It really is what economic development is all about."