UPPER FREEHOLD: Township honors company’s milestone

Township officials lauded Allentown Inc., a local company celebrating its 45th anniversary in the community.

By Jane Meggitt, Special Writer
   UPPER FREEHOLD — Township officials lauded Allentown Inc., a local company celebrating its 45th anniversary in the community.
   The biomedical research equipment manufacturer, formerly known as Allentown Caging, was honored through a proclamation presented at the June 6 Township Committee meeting.
   Mayor Stan Moslowski Jr. called Allentown Inc., “a great business and a great taxpayer.”
   Though its namesake comes from neighboring Allentown Borough, the company is located within the township.
   Committeewoman Lorisue Horsnall Mount, an 18-year company employee who serves as director of sales operations, said that while Allentown Inc. is headquared in Upper Freehold it has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy in addition to 20 distributors throughout the world.
   The company is owned by Michael A. Coiro Sr.
   In other township news, Mayor Moslowski said early feedback for the new building and parking lot at Reed Park, the focus of a May 31 groundbreaking ceremony, has been positive.
   ”They all seemed happy they’re getting a new facility to use,” he said, referring to attendees of a lacrosse game which happened to overlap with the groundbreaking ceremony.
   The topic of parks resurfaced at the meeting when Dana Tyler, municipal clerk, reported that work on the tennis courts at the Byron Johnson Park should be completed by the end of the month.
   She also reported that IronMan Triathlons is requesting to hold a bike race, which would include Upper Freehold, on either Sept. 20 or 21 of next year.
   The race would begin at 7 a.m. in Mercer County and all bikes would be off the course at approximately 2 p.m., clear of Upper Freehold by around 12:30 p.m.
   Ms. Tyler noted that residents have complained in the past about the IronMan cyclists. However, this race does not include road closings, as occurs with other events such as the Soles for the Harvest 5K run in October, she said.
   Mayor Moslowski, Ms. Mount and Robert Frascella, the only committee members present, had no specific issues with the IronMan event.
   Rather, Mayor Moslowski said it’s not that different from the many cyclists who descend on the township most weekends, except “none of them come in for permission.”