Governor Wolf Announces Redevelopment of Former Brockway Glass Plant in Washington County
August 21, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to redevelop and repurpose the former Brockway Glass Plant in Canton Township, Washington County, restoring productivity to the site and enhancing regional economic vitality.
“When a business identifies an opportunity to grow, it needs ready-to-build sites available now,” said Governor Wolf. “My administration is working hard to ensure that Pennsylvania is prepared for future business development statewide. This project will help Washington County attract growing and expanding businesses by providing patient capital to repurpose this site.”
Running Brooke II Associates was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) to prepare the site for a new 130,000-square-foot building with loading docks and parking to support industrial and manufacturing end uses. Site preparation will begin with the removal of dilapidated metal structures and a sand silo from the property. Construction of the new building will allow for leasable spaces to meet market demands. The project also increases the availability of Class A warehouse space in Washington County, currently in high demand in the region.
“This project will go a long way in enhancing economic opportunities in Canton Township,” said Representative Jason Ortitay. “The redevelopment of this property into industrial and office spaces allows flexibility for businesses looking to locate or expand in our area and offers a variety of family-sustaining jobs. In addition, it will help clean up an old industrial site, which has been closed for many years. I’m pleased to have been able to assist with bringing needed funding to this project.”
Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.