Greater Reading Ecomonic Partnership Blog

Deb Heffner speaks with Jill Horner about Manufacturing Day

Comcast Newsmakers: Berks Manufacturing Day Deb Heffner and Comcast Newsmakers Jill Horner sat down to discuss Berks Manufacturing Day which will showcase career opportunities in manufacturing. Berks Manufacturing Day will be held on Saturday, October 3 from 8 am – Noon. To register or learn more about Berks Manufacturing Day please visit careersin2years.com/berks.

Greater Reading Featured Property: Prologis Park Midway

  Prologis Park Midway: 271 Midway Road, Bethel, PA 19507 Prologis Park Midway, build to suit site, is located at Exit 16 of I-78 in Bethel Township and is fully approved for speed to market. It is located equidistant between Harrisburg and Allentown. Approval in place for a 1,083,420 SF cross dock warehouse (divisible). Property Highlights:  Continue Reading »

Made in Greater Reading: East Penn Manufacturing

About East Penn Manufacturing: East Penn Manufacturing is a private, family-owned lead-acid battery manufacturing facility. It is the largest single-site lead-acid battery manufacturing facility in the world. East Penn Manufacturing was established in 1946 and ran out of a one-room creamery in Bowers, PA. Today the company employs over 8,000 people and is one of  Continue Reading »

There’s a lot to love about Greater Reading

From the beautiful quality of life to the outdoor trails, there’s a lot to love about Greater Reading. The staff at GREP weighed in on some of their favorite activities and why they love Greater Reading.  Jon Scott What is your favorite thing to do in Greater Reading? “My favorite thing to do is go  Continue Reading »

Made in Greater Reading: Unique Pretzels

About Unique Pretzels: In the late 1800’s the Spannuth Family began creating pretzels using a “Unique” baking process. Unique Pretzels’ baking process “lets the raw pretzel set to perfection and when ready, the pretzel is placed into the oven where it bursts open creating bubbles and crevices that are crispy, yet crunchy, and full of flavor.  Continue Reading »

Berks Manufacturing Day #MFGDAYBERKS (pt.1)

Manufacturing Day is a nationwide event that aims to bring awareness to training and careers in the manufacturing industry. Greater Reading is participating in this initiative by hosting Berks Manufacturing Day on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants in Berks Manufacturing Day will begin their day at Reading Area Community College  Continue Reading »

Careers in 2 Years 2.0

Among the top advantages a community can have is a readily available workforce. Greater Reading Economic Partnership (GREP) has continued to focus on workforce development and as a result has found there is a strong need for individuals with technical skills. In 2012 GREP launched a new marketing campaign, “Careers in 2 Years” which was developed to  Continue Reading »

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