Bakers Journal

Massive expansion planned for oven maker

December 5, 2014
By Bakers Journal

Dec. 5, 2014, Robesonia, PA — Reading Bakery Systems (RBS), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of baking and process systems, has announced it is expanding its oven manufacturing facility in Robesonia, Pa., to meet the increased demand for the company’s commercial ovens.

The expansion, which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, will double the existing Oven Works manufacturing facility to 38,000 square feet. The expanded facility will also include a 480 square foot, environmentally controlled paint booth.

“Although we just opened the Oven Works manufacturing facility in 2012, the increased demand for our products has warranted another expansion,” says Joseph Zaleski, president of Reading Bakery Systems.

According to Travis Getz, RBS vice president of operations who is supervising the expansion, the new facility will include three main areas: oven manufacturing, welding, fabrication and assembly; material cutting (metals and plastics); and a staging and storage area. Fourteen employees work in the new area.


The Oven Works facility was acquired to supplement the main manufacturing facility in Robesonia where RBS is headquartered. The headquarters facility was deemed too small to handle the quantity of work needed to meet demand, necessitating a move to a larger space.

Reading Bakery Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of innovative baking and process systems for the global baked snack food industry. Reading Bakery Systems provides processing solutions capable of producing a wide range of snack products, and offers continuous mixing solutions to industries including baked snacks, crackers, pet treats, bread and buns, sweet goods, pizza, tortillas and more. Company brands include Thomas L. Green, Reading Pretzel, Exact Mixing and Reading Thermal. Reading Bakery Systems is a Markel Bakery Group Company. For more information concerning equipment and services provided by Reading Bakery Systems, visit .

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