Berks Biz

Jan 9, 2018

Leadership change at East Penn Manufacturing

After 32 years as a leader at East Penn Manufacturing Co., one of the world’s largest makers of lead-acid batteries, Dan Langdon has retired as CEO, the company announced.

Jan 4, 2018

Bethlehem medical marijuana dispensary, Berks growing facility get state clearances

Keystone Canna Remedies in Bethlehem is the first medical marijuana dispensary in Pennsylvania to get state approval to begin serving patients once the drugs become available, Gov. Wolf announced today.

Jan 4, 2018

Workforce agencies get $375K in grants

State workforce development boards will get a boost in funding their economic development needs thanks to $375,000 in Next Generation Industry Partnership seed grants awarded to these organizations.

Jan 4, 2018

Berks fund gets $4M loan to buy, develop 90-acre industrial park

A 90-acre parcel of land next to the Reading Regional Airport is closer to becoming an industrial park.

Jan 3, 2018

$500,000 grant to promote careers in organic farming

The organic farming program run by the Rodale Institute and Delaware Valley University has received a nearly $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Dec 21, 2017

Picturesque Boyertown gets huge boost with $1M grant from BB&T for tourism, economic development

BB&T did not forget the small Berks County town that helped give rise to the multibillion dollar bank now based in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Dec 20, 2017

Trucking company builds terminal near Reading

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., a trucking company based in Thomasville, N.C., is building a freight service terminal in Cumru Township at Poplar Neck Road and Route 724.

Dec 12, 2017

Reading Hospital, Acadia partner to provide behavioral health services in Berks, region

Reading Hospital and Acadia Healthcare will build a 144-bed inpatient behavioral health facility on Route 183 in Bern Township beginning early next year.

Dec 6, 2017

2M-square-foot distribution complex in Berks breaks ground

Construction on Hamburg Logistics Park, a 1.9-million-square-foot industrial park off Interstate 78 in Perry Township, officially began Tuesday.

Dec 5, 2017

Buttonwood Gateway gets $1.1M redevelopment loan

A four-acre former industrial site next to the Buttonwood Street Bridge in Reading is one step closer to getting redeveloped.

Dec 5, 2017

Reading Council paves the way for mini-casino

Both Reading City Council and the administration are on board with allowing a mini-casino in the city. On Monday, city council voted unanimously to urge the State Gaming Commission to approve a mini-casino in Reading.

Dec 4, 2017

Caron Treatment Centers opens $15M facility, expands treatment for seniors struggling with addiction

Caron Treatment Centers opened a $15 million facility today at its South Heidelberg Township headquarters that expands its addiction recovery programs, including treatment for seniors, the fastest-growing segment in the opioid epidemic.