Sharp to expand with a third Lehigh Valley location

Written by on April 15, 2021

 Sharp to expand with a third Lehigh Valley location

By Hayden Mitman

April 15, 2021

Sharp in May acquired the pharmaceutical packaging facility at 7570 Industrial Park Way in Lower Macungie Township. Photo| Contributed by Sharp

Local pharmaceutical company Sharp, announced this week that it will hire hundreds of new workers as it prepares a $42 million expansion project here in the Lehigh Valley.

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Sharp, a clinical supply and pharmaceutical packaging company headquartered in Upper Macungie Township, currently employs more than a 1,000 people  It plans to expand existing operations and open a new 170,000-square-foot facility that it recently acquired in the borough of Macungie.

This week, Gov. Tom Wolf commended the company for its investment in Pennsylvania’s manufacturing sector. 

Sharp received some state funding toward the multi-million dollar project, including a $1.5 million Pennsylvania First grant.

Founded in Conshohocken, Montgomery County, in 1952, Sharp opened its Lehigh Valley headquarters in Upper Macungie in 2004. 

The company says it expects to create about 335 local, full-time jobs over the course of the next three years.

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