Fil-Tec acquires new buildling in Franklin

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — When the Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp. marketed a new spec building, it found a buyer close to home.

At a recent meeting of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, Mike Ross, FCADC president, said Fil-Tec has purchased the 20,000-square-foot building the corporation had built on Lot 7 in the Wharf Road Industrial Park. The company already has a facility nearby, he said.

Franklin County deed records show the sale price at $1,550,000.

During his chamber talk, Ross said the corporation has been trying to address a shortage of available industrial buildings and places to put smaller industrial facilities.

According to its website, Fil-Tec, based in Smithsburg, Md., makes a number of innovative fiber products, from embroidery and quilting threads to candle wicks to cable and fiber optic technical yarns that help deliver electricity, internet and mobile phone service. The company also offers specialty filtration products.