Major cereal maker files plans in Springettsbury
Cereal might soon fill the majority of a Springettsbury Township industrial building recently built on the former Harley-Davidson West Campus.
Post Consumer Brands, manufacturer of cereals including Honey Bunches of Oats and Fruity Pebbles, plans to occupy about 80 percent of the Eden Logistics Center at 1445 Eden Road, according to a tenant proposal filed with the township.
The center, built and owned by Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development, has approximately 755,000 square feet of space, and a 606,000-square-foot block would be occupied by the cereal maker.
Representatives from Post Consumer Brands and NorthPoint Development did not immediately return requests for comment.
The proposal submitted to the township shows nearly 150,000 square feet of space in the part of the building facing Route 30 would remain unoccupied.
NorthPoint purchased the 58-acre property for $4.5 million last year from the York County Industrial Development Authority.
The developer promptly submitted a $40 million project development with the township to build the logistics center.
At the time, officials with the authority said they hoped the project would create more than 650 jobs.
According to Post Consumer Brands' website, the company is based in Lakeville, Minnesota, and employs 2,800 people across facilities in the U.S. and Canada.
The facility in Springettsbury Township would be the company's first in Pennsylvania.