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Phillips Feed & Pet Supply Seeks Approval to Build Addition

A warehouse in East Allen Township will no longer be needed if Phillips Feed & Pet Supply receives approval to build an addition to its distribution center in Lower Nazareth Township.

The on Monday tabled a decision on the preliminary/final land development plan for a proposed addition to the distribution center on Hecktown Road.

The board will again consider the plan on Aug. 20, pending revised drainage and grading designs, which were not available Monday night.

The proposed addition to the back of the existing facility at 3747 Hecktown Road will include a new retention pond, room for more trailer parking and a new access road.

Paul Szewczak, a principal at Liberty Engineering in Allentown, told the Planning Commission that the plans do not call for additional water hook-up because there won't be an increase in employees.

The addition also does not mean an increase in truck traffic, according to Blaine Phillips, CEO of Phillips Feed & Pet Supply.

In an effort to streamline the operation, Phillips explained, the addition to the Lower Nazareth facility will mean vacating a warehouse in East Allen Township. This will result in a drop in traffic between the two facilities, he added.

“That whole shuffling from one warehouse to the other will stop,” Phillips said.

Phillips Feed & Pet Supply, according to www.phillipsfeed.com, supplies goods to pet stores, feed and farm stores, groomers, veterinarians and humane organizations throughout the East Coast.

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