J.G. Petrucci recently announced that it has partnered with a Brooklyn based food manufacturer to complete significant renovations at the company’s newly purchased facility in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Chan and Chan (USA) Inc. is a top producer of frozen Chinese Foods in the United States. The new facility will enable the firm to enhance its food production capabilities and increase its distribution radius.
“Food, beverage and pet production has been a fast-growing area of the Lehigh Valley manufacturing sector,” said Don Cunningham, president and CEO of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. “Chan and Chan is a great example of the continued movement of food producers in the Northeast to the Lehigh Valley to capitalize on our workforce talent and competitive cost environment. LVEDC was glad to work with them in their transition from New York City, and to welcome them to their new home in Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley.”
J.G. Petrucci is working closely with Chan and Chan (USA) Inc. to design a facility that will accommodate the company’s current real estate need and strategically plan for its future growth.
“Chan and Chan USA is one of the many food manufacturing and distribution firms that are taking advantage of the fantastic resources the Lehigh Valley provides,” explains Jim Petrucci, Founder and President of J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc. “This new central location will allow them to access nearly 40% of the United States population within a day’s drive.”
Chan and Chan USA will revitalize two vacant buildings located at 2320 Avenue A in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The first building, which is slated to be operational by October 2018, will be constructed to USDA and GFSI processing standards. It will feature 8,000 square feet of new freezer and cooler storage for Chan & Chan’s products. The renovations include installing new insulated metal panels, refrigeration equipment, new freezer slab and more.
Phase 2 of the project, which is currently in design, will include the renovation of a 72,000 square foot building, which will serve as Chan & Chan’s processing facility. A representative from Chan & Chan said the new operation would create approximately 75 new jobs upon completion.
“J.G. Petrucci brought a unique blend of experience to this project and we value the insight they provided when designing this facility,” explained Albert Chan. “They utilized their experience in designing and building USDA compliant facilities to create plans for a flexible plant that will allow us to grow our business in the Lehigh Valley.”
Cerminara Architect completed the facility designs. Bradley Christi, Emerald Realty represented Chan and Chan USA in this transaction.
About Chan and Chan USA
Founded in 1994, Chan & Chan USA is a top producer of frozen Chinese food in the United States. For the past 24 years, top food quality has been the firm’s top priority across the United States market. The company is widely known for its traditional Chinese retail food products. Chan & Chan USA takes great pride in using the finest ingredients for its products and makes every effort to purchase them from local suppliers.