Economic Development

Rush Township Industrial Park (formerly TIDE)

TIDE Industrial Park is owned and operated by Rush Township and Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO).

tide_location_map_0309Developed in the mid-1970s, TIDE Industrial Park is a 200-acre mixed-use industrial / commercial park in a beautiful natural setting. It contains a first-rate infrastructure in place to support businesses well into the future.

TIDE Industrial Park offers an ideal location for manufacturing, marketing, and distributing products. It also features low operating costs, tax and loan incentives, experienced development assistance and one of the finest work forces in the country.

Much of the park is a designated Pennsylvania Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ), which can provide substantial tax savings to tenants.

tide-park-mapThe park also offers lower operating costs as compared to metropolitan areas. There is a wide array of options available for lease or purchase of land at reasonable rates.

Located within the I-81 Corridor between Harrisburg and Scranton, the TIDE Industrial Park is strategically located to provide access to most major markets. It is within a 500-mile radius of 40 percent of the nation’s population and 60 percent of the Canadian population. It is accessible by a network of major interstates and is served by two international and three regional airports.

TIDE Industrial Park is one of the few parks in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania with railroad-accessible sites available.


  • Railroad: Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
  • Electric: PPL Electric Utilities provides and ample supply of reliable, competitively priced electricity from 120 volts to 66 KV
  • Water: Tamaqua Borough Authority. 2.6 billion gallon capacity. 19 million gallons daily delivery capacity. Average daily consumption is 1.4 million gallons.
  • Sewer: Rush Township Sewer Department. 2.6 million gallons per day capacity. Reserve capacity for TIDE Industrial Park is available
  • Gas: Star Gas Company bottled propane
  • Telephone: Verizon
  • Police: Rush Township Police Department, Tamaqua Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police
  • Fire: Hydrants located in park. Rush Township Fire Department, Tamaqua Fire Department
  • Safety: Tamaqua Community Ambulance, St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital

Protective Covenants

To encourage a well-designed, mixed-use park, TIDE’s Board of Directors implemented protective covenants governing land use. These covenants preserve natural wooded areas retaining the natural beauty while maximizing park efficiency.

About TIDE

Rush Township, along with Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), maintains and operates the industrial park.

There are many attractive financial incentives available to industrial and commercial firms through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Rush Township and SEDCO can assist you in obtaining loans applicable to your business.

SEDCO has more than 50 years of experience in assisting companies to locate or expand their operations in Schuylkill County.

Together, Rush Township and SEDCO will work with you to help you relocate or expand and will continually provide assistance to help your company prosper.

To learn more about TIDE, call 570-622-1943 or e-mail Let’s discuss your needs and how we might be able to work with you to find solutions.

Other Business

Siberline Inc.

Siberline was founded in 1945 by aluminum industry pioneer Ernest Scheller. His vision was to create a business that would provide the highest quality products and  customized service in a manner of unyielding integrity. Recognized today as a world leader in the manufacture and supply of aluminum effect pigments, Siberline is the company envisioned by Ernest Scheller over 60 years age. Still a family owned business with Lisa Jane Scheller as President and CEO, Siberline has over 700 employees world-wide with manufacturing, technical and research centers in Europe, Asia and North America. Through our agents and distributors, Siberline markets and services its products to a variety of end use markets including automotive graphic arts and printing inks, plastics, and industrial coatings. To learn more about Siberline, we invite you to view The Siberline Story, which tells of the rich and successful history and their vision for the future. The web site is

Air Products

Air Products was established in 1940 in Detroit, Michigan on the strength of a simple but then revolutionary idea: the”on site” concept of producing and selling industrial gases, primarily oxygen. At the time, most oxygen was sold as a highly compressed gas product in cylinders that weighed five times more than the gas itself. Air Products proposed building oxygen gas generating facilities adjacent to large-volume users, thereby reducing distribution costs. The concept of piping the gas directly from the generator to the point of use proved sound and technically solvable.

Air Products today employees 18, 900 people around the world, has operations in more than 40 countries, fiscal 2009 revenues were $8.3 billion. They are 248th in sales amoung Fortune magazine’s May 2009 list of the 500 largest U.S. corporations.

To learn more about Air Products go to

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