EnerySys builds new headquarters in Berks County, Pennsylvania

Berks County, Pennsylvania, is continuing its relationship with EnerSys, according to a statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. EnerSys, the stored energy solutions and manufacturing business, has begun building its new corporate headquarters in the county.

"EnerSys has been headquartered in Berks County since its founding in 2000 and we remain deeply committed to our local community," EnerSys Chief Executive Officer John D. Craig said.

The company is investing $14 million to construct the new 71,000-square-foot facility. Of the space, 7,400 square feet will be devoted to research and development and labs.

The project was coordinated by the Governor's Action Team, a group of economic development professionals who work with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and businesses looking to expand or move to the state. EnerSys has been giving a funding proposal that includes a $500,000 grant from the Pennsylvania First Program and $300,000 worth of Job Creation Tax Credits. The company must apply for each program to officially be awarded the money.

Over the next three years, the company is expected to create 100 new jobs.

Businesses looking to expand their operations should work with manufacturing recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their open positions.