40,000 Square Feet | Bethlehem, PA
In South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, J.G. Petrucci partnered with Richard Thompson, former CEO of Freshpet, Inc., to redevelop and revitalize a historical Bethlehem Steel building.
The Factory LLC, a company founded by Thompson, knew that they needed a development team with strong roots and strategic Lehigh Valley relationships to achieve their vision for the historic property. J.G. Petrucci worked with the Factory to strategically design and construct a building that houses all the resources and expertise needed to support innovation and growth for emerging companies.
Some notable building features include a shared, state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, with live video production capabilities, and food safety areas. In addition, the team created a unique concept for the office spaces and conference rooms by repurposing and furnishing shipping containers. The team also paid homage to the building’s industrial roots by replicating the industrial window style, and preserving one of the original cranes that was used by Bethlehem Steel. By keeping these features, the team retained the character of the old Bethlehem Steel building while bringing new life into it with this exciting food-innovation use.