Hirschmann Automation and Control, Inc. recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at the future site of their headquarters for the Americas in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. In attendance were business leaders and dignitaries from the Chambersburg area, including Pennsylvania State Senator Terry Punt (33rd District); Jake Kaufman, president, Chambersburg Area Development Corporation; David Sciamanna, president, Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce; and the contractor for the project Gregg Thompson, director of Business Development, Brechbill & Helman.
The 35,000-square-foot building will feature expanded office and warehouse space along with a state-of-the-art training and conference center. The facility will house Hirschman's three divisions ECS (information and control systems), INET (industrial networking) and ICON (industrial connectors). "We are excited to move into a state-of-the-art facility that will accommodate our future growth plans," stated Mark Hendel, president, Hirschmann Automation and Control, Inc. He continued, "Chambersburg has been a good fit for Hirschmann and we look forward to growing within the community." Hirschmann currently employs 75 people that support the North American and South American markets.
The new building will feature several environmentally friendly design elements such as the use of no/low VOC products, materials from recycled products, energy-efficient lighting, and native landscaping. Construction of the new facility started on March 19 with a planned move-in date of October 1. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for November 6.