Leed’s Announces Additional Expansion at Westmoreland County Industrial Park
- Jan 12, 2015
By Adriana Pop, Associate Editor
Promotional industry manufacturer Leed’s is planning the construction of a 240,000-square-foot warehouse on a 28.11-acre site in Westmoreland County. The company has reached a six-month option agreement with the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. to purchase the property.
According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the new facility, which will be located at Business & Research Park in Upper Burrell Township, will offer about 80 percent warehouse space and 20 percent decoration operations space. The project, which should break ground immediately, is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2015.
The expansion represents the initial phase of a larger project that could reach about 500,000 square feet, the company announced.
“When fully built, we anticipate total square footage for the facility of around 500,000 square-feet. Our goal is to move into the new facility by the third quarter of 2015,” Leed’s CFO David Farr said in a prepared statement. “This future expansion will increase both decoration capacity and warehouse capability and quite possibly bring the total square footage of building space to more than 800,000 square-feet at the park.”
Leed’s, one of Westmoreland County’s success stories, is known for its line of promotional products and gift items, including bags, pens, padfolios, drinkware, technology and more.
The company began its operations in Murrysville with only about 40,000 square feet of space. In 1997, it moved in the Westmoreland Business and Research Park where it now has a 200,000-square-foot warehouse, a 44,000-square-foot design center and other facilities hosting about 900 employees.
Other companies at the business park include Accro Tool Enterprises, Accurate Marking Products, Baldor Electric Co., Industrial Automation and Control, Pittsburgh Technologies and Xodus Medical.
Photo credits: Leed’s