South Greensburg Commons
When PPG Industries glass plant closed in the 1990’s, the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation (WCIDC) stepped in and purchased what is now known as South Greensburg Commons in 1997. At the time a 10-acre tract was divided into two parcels; one parcel is approximately 8 acres and contained a 279,192 square foot building and the other parcel being approximately two acres containing a 54,760 square foot building. The larger building would undergo major renovations resulting in a 188,000-square-foot multi-tenant facility, while a single tenant would utilize the other building on the second parcel.
Recently, the Westmoreland County Commissioners, Gina Cerilli, Ted Kopas, and Charles W. Anderson, who also serve as the board of directors of the WCIDC, toured the businesses of South Greenburg Commons’ three tenants: Standard Envelopes, AGI Group, and Precision Metal Crafters.
The tour kicked off at South Greenburg Commons’ newest tenant Standard Envelopes. In 2017, the Dubai based envelope-distribution company moved from Latrobe into 68,653 square feet of space at South Greensburg so it could start manufacturing envelopes in-house. With operations now up and running, the facility employs 25 workers and ships envelopes to every corner of the United States.
The commissioners then visited AGI Group. AGI is a global company with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company located its corporate headquarters at South Greensburg Commons in 2006 and has gone through several expansions, including this past March when the company signed a 3-year lease extension adding 36,256 square-feet of adjacent space and bringing their total footprint to approximately 120,000 square feet.
“AGI has been able to grow as a company by continually evolving with the mobile device industry and responding to our customers’ needs. The key to our success is simple: we invest in our people. Their hard work and dedication to their craft are what makes our company the success it is today,” explained John Yetsconish, President AGiRepair.
AGI consists of 3 unique divisions; AGiRepair, AGParts, and AGDisplays, and employs a total of 159 full-time and 18 part-time workers. Each division offers customers a wide variety of products and services. AGiRepair is a recognized leader in the mobile device repair and wireless repair parts industry, with a steadfast commitment to offering cutting-edge technology repair solutions for Apple and Chromebook devices. To date, their clientele includes over 3,000 strategic corporate partners and 3,000+ K-12 school districts. AGParts delivers Chromebook and laptop parts to schools with 1:1 Chromebook initiatives, stocking critical inventory for quick turnaround times. Currently, AGParts inventories over 200,000 parts at our 120,000 sq. ft. corporate facility. Over 3,000+ schools across the U.S. have chosen AGParts as their partner for device management and support. AGDisplays delivers an extensive range of custom panel solutions to improve standard LCD display attributes and to maximize their performance in any environment.
The tour ended at Precision Metal Crafters (PMC). In 2001, PMC purchased the 54,000-square-foot building at South Greensburg Commons for its operations. PMC provides a variety of manufacturing and repair work for the electrical and the oil and gas industry. It also operates a machine shop that provides drilling, boring, cutting, and millwork services. PMC employs 55 workers and ships products globally.
“South Greensburg Commons’ strategic location is a major asset. Not only can we easily ship products to customers but within 5-10 minutes you can be on Route 30, I-70 or the PA Turnpike,” said Doug Craig, PMC president.