PetSmart Selects Berks County for New Distribution Center
“National retailer PetSmart Inc. will locate its new 870,000-square-foot distribution center in Bethel Township, Berks County, and create at least 500 jobs, according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
PetSmart will construct the distribution center in Berks Park 78, a new industrial park located in Bethel Township. The company will start construction on the $50 million distribution center in the fall of 2012, with completion expected in the first quarter of 2014. The project is expected to create at least 500 new jobs by 2016.
The company received a $2.3 million funding offer from the Department of Community and Economic Development, including a $1 million PA First grant, $245,250 in job training assistance and $1.1 million in job creation tax credits.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who work directly with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. The team worked with the Berks County Industrial Development Authority to bring the facility to Pennsylvania.
PetSmart Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of products, services, and solutions for pets. The company employs about 50,000 people and operates more than 1,241 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.”
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About Bryan Cole and NAI Keystone
Bryan joined NAI Keystone in early 2004, but before joining NAI, Bryan Cole spent 4 year’s active duty in the United States Marine Corp, including a 6 month deployment in Afghanistan, a 4 month deployment in Kuwait/Iraq, and a 7 month deployment in Japan. Prior to joining the military Bryan was involved in the construction of commercial and multi-unit properties in the Philadelphia suburbs. Bryan has experience working with a diverse group of individuals in numerous countries throughout the world. During Bryan’s time at NAI, he has sold and leased well over $250 Million Dollars worth of Commercial Real Estate. Because of this, Bryan earned NAI gold club status his first year in the business. Bryan is currently working on earning both his CCIM designation and SIOR designation. Bryan has been NAI Keystone’s Top Performer from 2006 – 2011.
NAI Keystone is a full service commercial and industrial real estate firm located in Reading, Berks County. NAI Keystone manages and handles approximately 4 Million square feet of commercial and industrial space in Berks and Schuylkill County. NAI is the only firm in Berks County dedicated to strictly commercial real estate.