Hydra-Tech Pumps’ building expansion project is getting real as the steel for the addition was delivered last week – the prep work is close to done and the excavation will begin soon. We have teased this in past newsletters but now it is full steam ahead!
We wanted to tell you the story behind the current building and the need for this additional space. When Hydra-Tech was purchased from the original owners in 2005, the plan was to move it to Nesquehoning, PA where the new owners operated another manufacturing business. After considerable searching for a suitable building, the decision was made to buy an existing building, less than 10 years old that was built as a catering facility and restaurant / bar which held special events such as holiday parties and weddings. You can imagine the amount of work that went into converting the space from this kind of business to a light manufacturing facility to accommodate the welding, fabrication, machining, assembly, painting, inventory storage and other requirements to operate Hydra-Tech Pumps. Considerable work was put in and Hydra-Tech Pumps moved into our current building in September of 2007.
The building has served us well for almost 12 years and we have made many adaptations and improvements along the way to accommodate our growth and manufacturing requirements. However with our growth we have simply run out of room. Putting up an additional 8000 square feet will be a huge help. The other benefit we will get from this project is moving our test tank indoors. We will put more frequent updates on social media and keep you posted on our progress in future newsletters as well.