Solar Manufacturing Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $8 million manufacturing facility at the Sellersville Business Campus in Sellersville, Pa. Due to substantial growth in recent years, the furnace manufacturer expanded into two separate manufacturing facilities located a few miles apart. The new property will allow Solar to combine its nearly 50 employees under one roof for more efficient production and triple its current space.  Construction is expected to be complete in early 2019.

The nearly 60,000-square-foot building will be built on 8.55 acres and will contain 40,000 square feet of crane-served manufacturing space and a two-story office space. Gorski Engineering of Collegeville, Pa., will be the general contractor. The Sellersville Business Campus is the former site of Ametek/US Gauge.