14C — August 15 - 28, 2014 — Pennsylvania — M id A tlantic
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Smooth-On Inc. brings new life to former Day-Timers building
the product is used for creat- ing masks and costumes for horror movies, as well as other entertainment venues, such as Universal Studio’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter where architectural details are craft- ed from the product. Sara Pandl, director of plan- ning and commercial devel- opment for Lower Macungie Twp., Lehigh County, where East Texas is located, noted that the township is among the fastest growing in Pennsylva- nia since 2000. While much of the municipality features sub- urban subdivisions, East Texas has retained a village environ- ment and Smooth-On seeks to maintain and enhance that atmosphere with an updated building façade and comple- mentary retail uses. n
EAST TEXAS, PA — Trey Bianco, president of Smooth- On, Inc., welcomed about 50 CREWLehigh Valley members and guests to tour the build- ing his company is retooling to manufacture the rubbers, plastics, foams and related products that his firm sells to creative industries. Day- Timers, Inc. formerly owned the 360,000 s/f building but consolidated operations with other plants in 2013, leaving the facility vacant. In looking for potential sites in its desire to expand operations from its current Williams Township base, Bianco found that the warehouse storage system designed by Day-Timers was a perfect fit for Smooth-On’s needs. When operational later this
Smooth-On, Inc. acquired the 360,000 s/f plant formerly owned by Day-Timers, Inc.
year, the plant will employ about 200 workers. In addition to the manufacturing plant, the building will include a retail store and training facilities.
Bianco noted that Smooth-On products are used in over a 1,000 different markets. Those that gain the most attention include the film industry, as
Smooth-On products are used in a variety of markets, including the movie industry.
Ron Eichenberg, former Lower Macungie Commissioner (left) with Trey Bianco, CEOof SmoothOn, Inc., RichardSomach, Esq., solicitor forLower Macungie Twp., and Lower Macungie Twp. Manager Bruce Fossleman.
Sara Pandl, director of planning and commercial development for Lower Ma- cungie Twp. (left) with Kate Durso, Esq., a partner with the law firm of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba. P.C.
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