New Pig buys former Warnaco building in Duncansville

Tipton-based company New Pig has purchased the former Warnaco distribution facility in Duncansville, according to a release from the company.

New Pig, which produces safety products to prevent spills and leaks of dangerous materials, is “continuing to expand (its) product line,” Ben Stapelfeld, the company’s chairman of the board, said in the release, and needed the additional facility to accommodate the growth.

“The acquisition of this property provides flexibility and capacity in addition to our current operations in Tipton, PA,” Stapelfeld said in the release. “We are proud to add another location in Blair County to meet our future needs.”

New Pig will use the warehouse for additional storage and manufacturing space, according to the release. The company’s products are sold in 70 countries, according to the release.

Warnaco closed its distribution facility, located at 102 Warnaco Lane, in March after the company was acquired by PVH Corp. of New York. The facility employed about 260 in 2011, according to the Altoona-Blair County Development Corp.

Warnaco also closed a facility in Huntingdon, and both moves affected about 422 people, according to Mirror reports.