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Twining Construction gets all clear to build HQ in Wrightstown


A local family-owned construction company has received approval from the Wrightstown Board of Supervisors to construct a new facility on Second Street Pike in Wrightstown.

At a public meeting on Monday, supervisors granted Twining Construction Company conditional use and land development approval to construct a 14,400-square-foot building with a 2,460-square-foot front porch.

It will contain 11,200 square feet of storage space and 3,200 square feet of office space for Twining’s contracting business. The firm currently has a Richboro address, but this location would essentially become its new headquarters, township documents indicated.

“The main part of the proposed building will be utilized for storage and repair of the company’s equipment,” a township document stated. “Large equipment will be stored behind the building in a ‘lay down area.’”

When construction on the new building might begin is uncertain, said Supervisor Chairman Chester Pogonowski.

“Timing of construction is dependent on the applicant meeting certain conditions,” he explained. “Twining is the equitable owner under an agreement of sale but does not actually own the parcel as of yet. Once they own the property, they still need to get building plans approved by the Wrightstown Township Code Department, as well as permits from a variety of agencies.”

Furthermore, Pogonowski shared, Twining must have the elevations of the building approved by supervisors prior to moving forward with construction.

“I would not expect to see any groundbreaking until next fall at the earliest, but that really depends on Twining keeping the process moving forward,” he said.

According to testimony, there will be 12 full-time employees and two part-time employees. Some will go directly to job sites, others to the facility. Hours of operation are planned to be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Other conditions include that all exterior lighting on the property must comply with applicable township ordinances. The company also plans to have employees and trucks enter and exit the property from Second Street Pike; signs will be erected at the entrance on Penns Park Road prohibiting truck entrance.

Professionals for Twining have testified that the facility and its operations will not disseminate “noxious, toxic or corrosive fumes, smoke, odor or dust,” or result in noise or vibration that exceeds the average intensity from other uses, they said.

Bensalem native John McIntyre founded Twining Construction in the early 1980s. The company was originally known as JM Home Improvements. The company name changed to Twining in 1989.

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