Armorcast Redevelopment Area
Birdsboro, Berks County PA

History and Description
This heavy industrial Armorcast facility pictured was built in 1944. The company produced Sherman Tanks, a 'Medium' tank, for WWII.

The facility includes 50,000 SF with room for 400,000 SF expansion. 9 bridge cranes range in size from 5 - 75 tons each. Gentry cranes range from 5 to 20 tons each. 40’ - 50’ ceiling heights. Bays are 79’ wide and up to 1,480’ long. Heating and cooling by tenant. Natural gas available. 69 KVA power. Concrete floors ranges from 1’ to 4’ deep. 60 acre lot. Private driveway with gravel parking lots.

This facility is located in eastern Berks County, PA, approximately .9 miles off Rte 422, just 7 miles to PA Turnpike and 40 miles North West of Philadelphia.

This site is part of the Armorcast Redevelopment Area of Birdsboro Borough and Union Township.

Possible Assistance from
Berks County Redevelopment Authority includes:

  1. Environmental Assessment
  2. Environmental Remediation
  3. Demolition
  4. Second Access Road
  5. Infrastructure
  6. Other


1. Birdsboro and Union Planning Commissions approval of blighting conditions.

2. County reserves $750,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds for project.

3. Authority applies for EPA grant to assess environmental condition.

4. Authority approves Armorcast Redevelopment Proposal.

5. Authority's engineer currently reviewing 100 year floodplain boundaries for removing some acres from floodplain.



Kenneth L. Pick, Executive Director
Berks County Redevelopment Authority


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This page updated June 21, 2008