UGI Utilities, Inc. Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Headquarters
09 Apr 2019
UGI Utilities, Inc. (UGI) celebrated the official opening of its new corporate headquarters during a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in East Cocalico Township in northeastern Lancaster County.
“Construction of our new headquarters building marks a significant milestone in the history of UGI Utilities,” Robert F. Beard, UGI CEO and President said. “We are pleased to locate our new headquarters building in Lancaster County, which is one of the fastest growing areas in our service territory. The location and design of our new building will enhance and expand our employees’ efforts aimed at providing excellent service and the safe and reliable delivery of energy to our customers and the to the many communities located within our service territory.”
Mr. Beard pointed to UGI’s recent growth as a key factor in the decision to construct the new Headquarters facility. Through acquisitions and customer growth, UGI has nearly doubled in size in just over a decade and now serves more than700,000 customers in 45 counties across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as one county in Maryland.
UGI’s 93,000 square foot facility is located on a 33-acre tract at the intersection of Route 222 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
“This facility will serve as UGI’s headquarters for decades to come,” Mr. Beard added. “This building is designed to serve the Company as it continues to grow today, and into the future.”
Several government, business and community leaders addressed the audience attending the event, including Dr. Ella Musser, Superintendent of the Cocalico School District Board; Lancaster County Commissioners Joshua Parsons and Dennis Stuckey; Romao Carrasco and Alan Fry of the East Cocalico Township Board of Supervisors; and Lisa Riggs, President of the Economic Development Company of Lancaster County. In addition, comments were provided by Tim Kiser from Bernardon, the architectural firm that designed the building and Bret Calebretta from Warfel Construction, the general contractor for the project.
Mr. Beard thanked township and county officials, as well as the Cocalico School District, for working with UGI to bring the project to fruition. “We look forward to a long and constructive relationship with our friends and neighbors in the communities located near our new headquarters.,” Mr. Beard said.
UGI’s new headquarters is designed to house approximately 350 employees. The site includes a significant set-aside of acreage as greenspace and includes nearly a mile of walking trails.
The address of UGI’s new headquarters is 1 UGI Drive, Denver, PA. Road access to the site is from Pepperidge Parkway. A traffic light was installed at the intersection of Colonel Howard Boulevard and Pepperidge Parkway to facilitate traffic flow.
A combined heat and power plant (CHP) that uses natural gas to simultaneously generate electricity and useful thermal energy has been incorporated into the UGI Headquarters building. The CHP installation provides a significant amount of the heating and cooling for the new building. CHP systems use thermal energy that would have otherwise gone to waste, thereby raising the total efficiency of the facility.
UGI Utilities is a natural gas and electric utility with headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania. UGI serves more than 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers and community members are invited to visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.