Brewery Products expanding Springettsbury facility
Looking to add more products, beer wholesaler Brewery Products is poised to expand its facility in Springettsbury Township.
The family-owned company said it plans to add about 33,000 square feet of space to its North Sherman Street facility, which will push the building to more than 90,000 square feet. Construction is slated to begin in March and wrap up by the end of the year.
Vice president Derek Siegel, who is the fourth generation of his family to lead the business, said the expansion is needed to sustain the company's current portfolio and hopefully attract new brands.
As the beer industry evolves, Siegel said he sees opportunities to grow the family business, which has 72 employees.
Recent changes to state liquor law have reshaped the way alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania and given consumers more choices of where to shop and what to buy. It also has led to a profusion of craft breweries, which churned out 3.9 million barrels in 2016 in Pennsylvania.
As a result, consumer buying habits have shifted, beer distributors have said. More people are buying smaller amounts of different styles of beer, as opposed to full cases, which changes how much beer wholesalers ship to retailers.
"The beer business, in general, is more dynamic than it's ever been," Siegel said. "With more breweries, we're hoping to provide more choices to the consumer."
Brewery Products distributes beverages for Anheuser-Busch, Yuengling and a host of local and regional craft breweries, including Crystal Ball Brewing Co., South County Brewing and Wyndridge Farms. The wholesaler distributes in York, Adams, Franklin and Fulton counties.
In addition to new lighting and refrigeration systems, the expansion project will help improve overall operations, Siegel said.
Manchester Township-based Keystruct Construction is handling the construction. Site Design Concepts and Core Design Group are handling the engineering and design services. Cost of the construction was not disclosed.