Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is pleased to welcome Sutphen East, a division of the Sutphen Corporation, to the Sterling Business & Technology Park. Sutphen, a fire apparatus manufacturer, purchased Lot 4 in the business park. The purchase includes a 6.7-acre lot with a 25,000 square foot shell building completed in the fall of 2015. Sterling Business and Technology Park will be the east coast headquarters for Sutphen East. Sutphen East is the company’s division that manufactures tanker and pumper trucks for the fire service industry.
Sutphen is in its 125th year of operation; making it the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturer in the country. The company has never reorganized or been owned or operated by anyone other than a member of the Sutphen family. Part of Wayne County’s attraction to the company is its strong family based culture making the area a great place to raise a family and support a family owned business.
Julie Sutphen-Phelps, President of Sutphen East, explained, ”Sutphen East was established by my Father, Tom Sutphen in 1989. My Dad and I made the decision to rebuild the business here in 2010 and I am thrilled to continue to invest in the business and families in this area.”
Mary Beth Wood, Executive Director of WEDCO commented “Family is at the heart of Sutphen and a fundamental reason for their 125 years of continuous business. So we understand that choosing a new location for any of their facilities is a personal decision as well as a business decision because of its importance to future generations. Knowing this, we are very pleased and honored that Sterling Business & Technology Park and Wayne County have been selected as the expansion location for the Sutphen East Corporation.”
The sale of Lot 4 is the first purchase of property in the Sterling Business & Technology Park and brings 41 jobs to Pennsylvania. The company is expected to grow to over 60 employees over the next 3 years.
The Sterling Business & Technology Park, located just off of Interstate 84 on Exit 17, features a water reuse system and redundant three-phase power in a corporate campus setting. The park consists of 23 lots totaling 252 acres with several shovel ready lots available.
For more information on Sterling Business & Technology Park, visit SterlingBusinessPark.com, to learn more about Sutphen, go to Sutphen.com, and to explore the services WEDCO, a 501c6 not for profit economic development organization, has to offer, visit Wedcorp.org.