Pawling Station Business Park Welcomes Grain Facility
By Kay Poeth
Pawling Station Business Park is kicking up the action.. After sitting a bit dormant since its ground-breaking ceremony in 2007, the industrial park is welcoming a new business, Pawling Station Grain. According to Snyder County Commissioner Malcolm Derk, “One of the parcels at the Pawling Station Industrial Park has sold. The new owner will be operating his business from the site and moving there from his current operations in Union County. The grainery business owned by Lester Sensenig will complement the other agricultural businesses located along 522 and continue to build on Snyder County’s proud agricultural history. We are grateful for his interest in growing his business here.”
Sensenig is also enthusiastic about the new location and expanding business. “The purpose of (Pawling Station Grain) is the buying, storing, and drying of gain. It is custom grain handling.” Then he added, “I appreciate the township for being so helpful and cooperative during this building project.”
Located along Rt. 522 in Selinsgrove, Pawling Station is in the heart of the Greater Susquehanna Valley. The 40 acres park is situated near major interstates and the Penn Valley Airport. There are five industrial zoned lots ranging from 3-21 acres. Each site is equipped with water, public sewer, natural gas and with access to high speed internet. The park is owned and managed by SIDCO, the Susquehanna Industrial Development Corporation.
“Activity breeds activity. I’ve said all along that the Pawling Station Business Park would lend itself to an Agricultural and Forest Products Business Park,” commented Snyder County Commissioner Joe Kantz. “I’m glad to see the first business moving in and I hope SIDCO continues to market the property to some job creating businesses.”
With the burst of major projects in the area, the hope is that Pawling Station will attract more businesses. The Panda Hummel Station Project is one of the largest coal-to-natural gas power conversion projects in the United States. Hopes are that The Hummel Station will create an “energy hub” in the Susquehanna Valley and bring other industries to the area. The Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway is also creating a new dynamic and vision for the valley.
Derk is optimistic, saying, “It is our hope that Sesenig’s interest in the site will draw additional businesses and jobs to our region. The commissioners wish him the best in his venture.”
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