IMPACT Across PA | Bedford County
CaptiveAire, the nation's leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems and an emerging manufacturer of HVAC equipment, is doubling the size of its Bedford plant.
The company opened the doors of its Northeast Manufacturing Center in the Bedford Business Park in 2008. At that time, CaptiveAire purchased a 67,000 square foot spec building and expanded it to 84,000 square feet.
CaptiveAire will now add an additional 84,000 square feet to the facility. The total project cost is $11M with $5M to be invested in building construction and $6M for new equipment acquisition. A $2M loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) will assist in funding a portion of the building construction budget, with the balance being leveraged from private sector funding sources.
Lots in the Bedford County Business Park mostly range from 3 to 5 acres, with the largest lot comprising 80 acres. Each lot enjoys the Keystone Opportunity Zone designation and the largest among them is fully permitted for up to a 780,000 square foot facility.