Leverwood Knife Works has recently invested more than $3 million to expand its Red Lion, Pa., factory.
The company, whose official name is Leverwood Machine Works Inc., produces custom and standard industrial knife blades. End markets include packaging film, paper converting, food processing, printing, bag manufacturing and recycling.
Wilder, Ky.-based Edge Industrial Technologies bought the company in 2021.
"When Edge acquired Leverwood in 2021, we announced a goal to double capacity and invest in its future," said Bob Woodbury, CEO of Edge Industrial Technologies. "Well, the future is now. This facility and machinery expansion will allow Leverwood to better serve our customers with increased production and reduced lead times for our line of custom and standard industrial knife blades."
The facility will go from 12,000 square feet to 24,000 square feet, and will include new machinery, including new grinding cells and robotic loading and unloading systems.
Leverwood has 25 employees and plans to hire an addition five with the expansion.
Edge formed in 2018 when investment firm Blue Wolf Capital bought TGW International and TGW Global and merged them with Pearl Technologies Inc., a company Blue Wolf acquired in 2011.