New development at Chester Research & Development Park will create 50 jobs

Construction workers placed the last piece of steel earlier this week in the frame for a 20,000-square-foot facility at the Chester Research and Development Park in Richburg.

The structure is the framework for a new development, which is owned by Chart Industries.

In a small “topping out” ceremony, construction workers signed the steel beam before it was lifted by a crane, the last step to completing the building’s frame. Construction began in September 2020.

Chart Industries has invested $7 million in this project, Chester County Economic Development Director Robert Long said.

The facility will be used to repair and refurbish cryogenic tanks. It will create 50 jobs when it opens in three to four months, Long said.

County officials hope to continue to grow the Research & Development Park, Long said.

The 300-acre property is ideal for 20-to-50 acre projects, he said. The county plans to continue marketing the park to new businesses.

By Tobie Nell Perkins, Staff Reporter with The Herald