Bangor Cork’s new facility is located in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania
Bangor Cork is a U.S. supplier and distributor of cork rolls and cork sheets, and a manufacturer of cork boards, chalkboards, and whiteboards. They supply a variety of markets with customers in education, general contracting, OEM, furniture manufacturing, interior design and other industries since 1935.
Originally, Bangor Cork operated out of six buildings in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania until 2008. As business continued to grow, logistics between buildings became more difficult to manage, especially during rain or snow. Pete Raines, the owner of Bangor Cork, sold the buildings and moved into a leased facility with improved material flow.
“Our intent was to spend a few years in the leased space and look for a permanent home near our Pen Argyl location where we could expand the business,” said Raines.
Nine years later, Raines found the new location in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania that lies between Interstate 80 and the Route 22 / I-78 corridor which is convenient for shipping routes. With four times more space than their original location, Bangor Cork is able to increase inventory due to more warehouse space with higher ceilings.
Shop space also increased for new equipment and processes. “We are adding new cutting capabilities and are looking at equipment that will improve and make our laminating process more efficient,” says Raines. Recently, Bangor Cork has seen a boost in requests for printing on cork products, and are investigating equipment to meet those needs.
The new facility also allows Bangor Cork to hire more team members as they expand and surge productivity.