The previous VideoRay headquarters will be used as a Research and Development Center. Facilities include 5,000 square feet of office space, a two-acre test pond, and a 3,300-foot grass airstrip.
“We are thrilled to be in Pottstown, alleviating severe overcrowding in our Phoenixville location that was affecting our rapid growth” said Scott Bentley, president of VideoRay. “While we’ll miss the swans, horses and the scenery at the farm, the amenities the vibrant borough of Pottstown can offer are what we need at this stage. We were very pleased with the assistance Pottstown offered with this project. We were able to convert the former Levitz headquarters building to exactly what we need now, with room for expansion. And we can now hold maintenance and operations classes in the building and accommodate our customers well with both the old and new complexes.”
Included in the new building are a larger 5,000-gallon test tank, large classroom, employee lunchroom, 80-car parking lot, dedicated loading dock and receiving area, and storage space. Several collaboration spaces, conference rooms, and temporary offices for visitors are available, as well as high-speed wireless Internet throughout. The renewal of the building, designed by Artefact Inc. of Bethlehem, and implemented by Gorksi Engineering of Collegeville, retained as much as possible of the character of the building, which consisted of several buildings from different periods that Levitz had combined for their headquarters.
VideoRay showed off the building with an open house attended by over 300 people on Dec. 7. To commemorate Pearl Harbor Day, 3-D footage shot by a VideoRay submersible from inside the Arizona memorial in cooperation with the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, was shown to visitors.
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