July 10, 2013
Freightliner of Philadelphia will remain in Bristol Township and likely will increase its work force after receiving approval to begin construction on a larger facility.
The business currently operates from a 50,000-square-foot building in Levittown, but will move to a larger soon-to-be-constructed facility at the Bristol Commerce Center.
phillyBurbs.com reported the Bristol Township zoning board approved a variance, allowing the company to sell and repair trucks at 2151 Green Lane in a planned industrial-zoned district of the township.
Freightliner officials told the board it plans to construct a roughly 65,000 square foot building on a 7.25 acre site formerly occupied by 3M.
“We definitely need to expand as far as people and space,” Paul Myers, a sales and marketing official representing Freightliner of Philadelphia, told the website, adding that Freightliner has more customers than it can handle at its current facility.
Its current facility employs more than 30 people, but with the new Green Lane facility, Myers said that figure is likely to double.