Berks Biz

Mar 26, 2018

Tax cuts spur Carpenter Tech to invest $100M in its Reading plant

Carpenter Technology Corp., a Philadelphia-based manufacturer and distributor, said it would invest $100 million in technology and equipment for its Reading plant.

Mar 26, 2018

Diverse, nimble and growing for 40 years in tech services

He’s had a four-decade surfboard ride atop an industry that has changed faster – with more disruption, hype, reward and promise – than any other.

Mar 22, 2018

Berks Realtor to appear on HGTV ‘House Hunters’ episode

Showing homes is a rather routine affair.

Mar 16, 2018

NFL legend Terry Bradshaw to speak at annual Reading Chamber dinner

Former Pittsburgh Steelers’ star quarterback Terry Bradshaw will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance’s annual dinner May 31, chamber officials announced.

Mar 9, 2018

TV show to shoot at Reading’s Franklin Street Station

The renovated but defunct Franklin Street Station in Reading will get temporary use as the set for a television show that begins filming its pilot this weekend.

Mar 7, 2018

Berks and Schuylkill students, manufacturers celebrate video contest

Tuesday night it was Berks and Schuylkill County’s turn to shine the light on “What’s so Cool About Manufacturing?”

Mar 5, 2018

DEP issues permits to begin construction on Berks power plant

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection agency has given its go-ahead for construction to begin on a $600 million natural gas electrical generation facility in Birdsboro.

Feb 28, 2018

Penn State Berks gets $3M gift from local business leaders

Two longtime Berks business leaders gave $3 million to Penn State Berks for a new scholarship program, Penn State officials announced today.

Feb 26, 2018

Carpenter Technology acquires additive manufacturing technology company

Carpenter Technology Corp., headquartered in Philadelphia with manufacturing operations in Berks County, has acquired MB CalRAM LLC.

Feb 19, 2018

Cambridge-Lee names new CEO

Berks County-based Cambridge-Lee Industries, one of the world's largest copper tubing manufacturers, announced the appointment of a new CEO.

Feb 16, 2018

RACC names ‘tireless advocate’ for community colleges as new president

Susan Looney will become Reading Area Community College’s new president, its board of trustees announced.

Feb 12, 2018

Berks agencies to relocate to former Baker College building

The Greater Reading Chamber Alliance and its three affiliates will move in March to the former Baker College building in downtown Reading.