A growing electronics company moved to a newly expanded facility in Westmoreland County.
Area officials joined Intervala executives on Monday to celebrate an opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of the company’s 217,000-square-foot facility at the RIDC Westmoreland Innovation Center near New Stanton.
Teresa Huber, President and CEO of Intervala, said the expansion of the 136,500 square feet the company previously occupied at the center includes offices for corporate headquarters and a new production area of 125,000 square feet.
The company manufactures printed circuit board assemblies, electromechanical systems, and cable and harness assemblies. In the past five years it has created more than 100 qualified jobs in the region and is looking for further vacancies, said Huber.
Intervala has signed a five-year lease in the Innovation Center, which can be extended several times.
“Our intention is to stay here permanently,” said Huber. “The most important thing about this location is the ability to have a larger presence to support our growth. We have increased our workforce by over 30%. “
She said Intervala’s Westmoreland site employs approximately 245 people – out of a total of 385 employees, including a facility in New Hampshire.
Intervala’s expanded Westmoreland facility was supported by a $ 2.25 million soft loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to the nonprofit Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which oversees the property. The project has tapped a RIDC loan fund to manufacture an additional $ 1 million.
Intervala moved to the Westmoreland site after a water pipe rupture shut down work on the company’s former site in Keystone Commons, an East Pittsburgh facility also operated by RIDC.
“Returning businesses and jobs to RIDC Westmoreland has been our priority from day one,” said RIDC President Donald Smith Jr Manufacturing ecosystem. “
Intervala “supports companies in the region in need of contract manufacturing services for printed circuit boards and serves companies around the world,” said Tim White, senior vice president of development at RIDC. “It’s very exciting.”
With the expansion of Intervala, RIDC has achieved an occupancy rate of more than 50% on the first floor of the Innovation Center, with plenty of room for further growth on the extensive site that was previously used by a Sony television plant.
Intervala’s former home, a 135,000-square-foot space in Keystone Commons, is ready for a new tenant, White said.