Solar Manufacturing Inc., a manufacturer of industrial vacuum furnaces, is relocating its headquarters to Sellersville, Pa. The Sellersville Borough Council recently granted unanimous preliminary and final approval for a new building located on a combined 8.5 acres. The manufacturing area will occupy 40,000 square feet of the facility, with an additional 17,500 square feet of office space. There is the option of a 22,500-square-foot addition to the manufacturing area in the future.

Gorski Engineering is scheduled to break ground for the $8 million dollar facility in spring 2018. Completion is scheduled for fall 2018. Solar Manufacturing employs 50 people. Its furnaces are intended primarily for metal heat-treating processes such as hardening, brazing, stress relieving, normalizing, annealing, tempering, carburizing, nitriding and sintering.

“This new facility will provide us the space we need to grow and consolidate all our staff in one facility,” said William Jones, who along with his wife, Myrtle Jones, owns Solar Manufacturing Inc.