Taylor Northeast, a provider of material handling equipment and services, has begun construction of a 5,600-square-foot expansion at its Morgantown, Pa., facility, the company said. The expansion, its largest since 1992, will significantly increase Taylor Northeast’s operating capacity and help extend its service area throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.
The expansion, according to sales manager Kevin Koch, is the result of the steady growth of Taylor Northeast’s product inventory and service area over the past two decades. The company, founded in 1988, initially specialized in sales, rental and service of forklifts for customers in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. It has since added railcar movers, personnel carriers, and cleaning machines such as floor sweepers and scrubbers to its core product lines.
Taylor Northeast now services much of the Mid-Atlantic region and parts of the Northeast.
“We were running out of room and need the space to increase our operating capabilities,” said Koch. “Soon we’ll be able to add service bays, increase our workspace and become more efficient.”
The expansion will feature a new 5,000-square-foot drive-in warehouse that will be attached to the existing shop. The facility’s parts room will also be extended, with additional space provided for small parts and storage. Construction of the new building is expected to be completed in early 2013. The company will also gain an extra 1,800 square feet of shop space.
Taylor Northeast, part of the H&K Family of Companies, also has a branch in Baltimore.