Local developer aids international companies in locating their Lehigh Valley Operations

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in Press

J.G. Petrucci presents Lehigh Valley’s assets to international business development representatives

J.G. Petrucci recently had the opportunity to join LVEDC and a group of international business development representatives to chat more about the Lehigh Valley’s growth, the resources the region has to offer, and the international businesses that J.G. Petrucci has recently completed projects for!

Jim Petrucci, Founder and President of J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc., spoke to the 13 international representatives about how the Lehigh Valley has evolved over the last 30 years. In addition, he noted many of the international clients that his company has had the opportunity to work with over the last 32 years, such as Alpla Group, Bakerly, Cigars International, Martin Bauer Group, and more.

International Statistics

Norac Group USA (Bakerly) - France

Norac Group USA (Bakerly) – France

79,160 sq. ft. Design/Build/Sale
Forks Township, PA

Cigars International - Sweden

Cigars International – Sweden

123,000 sq. ft. Design/Build/Lease
Bethlehem, PA

Alpla Group - Austria

Alpla Group – Austria

163,000 sq. ft. Design/Build/Lease
Bethlehem, PA

As a full-service development and design/build construction firm, J.G. Petrucci is uniquely positioned to assist its international clients in streamlining their relocation efforts, expansion plans, and/or building renovations.

“Our land holdings, pad-ready sites, and portfolio of existing buildings, allow us to offer a menu of options to prospects seeking to relocate their businesses,” explains Jim Petrucci. “Recently, our 243,840 sq. ft. speculative warehouse in Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VII attracted Alpla Group to the Valley, and we are thrilled to add them to our real estate portfolio.”

International Presentation

Alpla Group is headquartered in Austria and manufactures packaging systems, bottles, closures, injection-moulded parts, preforms, and tubes. The company is occupying 164,000 sq. ft. at J.G. Petrucci’s newly constructed building in LVIP VII.

To date, J.G. Petrucci has delivered eleven projects to LVIP VII and has multiple pad-ready sites available within the park.


International Map

J.G. Petrucci also recently welcomed a German-based tea manufacturer to one of its speculative warehouse buildings in Hanover Township, Pennsylvania.

“This announcement is the latest in a trend of European-owned food and beverage manufacturers locating in the Lehigh Valley,” notes Don Cunningham, President & CEO of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. “There’s been great demand by manufacturers to enter our market and occupy smaller industrial buildings, which have been in short supply in recent years. We are fortunate that J.G. Petrucci has met that need and created space for this world-class manufacturer.”

The Martin Bauer Group, is an 80-year old, German-based, family-owned company, and a global manufacturer of high-quality teas, extracts and botanical ingredients.

“This was an important step for us, and our first tea plant in North America! We felt comfortable working with the Petrucci team on this expansion in the Lehigh Valley, due to their extensive experience with food and beverage companies,” explains Ennio Ranaboldo, CEO of Martin Bauer North America. “They guided us through the entire process with the local authorities and delivered a very good facility.”

To date J.G. Petrucci has designed and built 1,000,0000 sq. ft. of specialty food and beverage facilities for companies such as Bethlehem Sausage Works, Gargiulo Produce, Inc., Chan & Chan Corporation, Norac Group USA, SunOpta, Inc., and more.

For more information on J.G. Petrucci, or discuss your upcoming development and design/build construction projects, please contact: 908-730-6909 or visit www.jgpetrucci.com/contact

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