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Annual Installation of Officers

2016 Annual Installation of Officers

Chairman:  Blair Bell, Multi-Plastics Extrusions, Inc.

1st Vice Chairman:  Dave Reppert, InterMetro Industries Corp.

2nd Vice Chairman:  Tom Koons, Northeast Prestressed Products LLC

Secretary:  Lance Miller, Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Treasurer:  Ken Stolarick, M&T Bank

Solicitor:  Attorney Richard Thornburg, Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad & Thornburg, PC

NEPA Manufacturers and Employers Association (MAEA) Announces the Human Resource Professional of the Year and Graduates are Recognized for Completion of the MAEA Certificate Series

Where:   Schuylkill Country Club, Orwigsburg

When:    March 8, 2016

Time:     12:00pm to 1:30pm

Cost:      $40 members / $80 non-members

Sponsorship opportunities are available to promote your company.

Deadline for reservations is March 3, 1016.  Cancellation Policy:  substitutes are permitted at any time.  Cancellations must be 72 hours in advance.  Late cancellations and no shows will be invoiced.

For reservations. sponsorship information or if you have additional questions, please contact Joan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (570) 622-0992.




Annual Legislative Roundtable 2-5-16

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2016 Annual Legislative Roundtable

The Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association maintains close contact with our State Representatives and believes each member should have the opportunity to meet their representative and discuss the issues that are of interest to them. This roundtable will provide an opportunity for you to share your issues and concerns with our legislators. This meeting will be an informational sharing session.

Confirmed for Attendance:

Senator Lisa Baker (R-20)
Senator John Gordner (R-27)
Senator David Argall (R-29)
Representative Aaron Kaufer (R-120)
Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122)
Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124)
Representative Mike Tobash (R-125)

Topics to be Discussed:
Transportation / Infrastructure
Workforce Development

Date: February 5, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Top of the 80's, Hazleton
Cost: $38.00 for Members $76.00 for Non-Members (Includes Breakfast)

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available
Gold Level: $600.00
Silver Level: $400.00
Bronze Level: $200.00
All sponsors will receive recognition at the breakfast.

To register: Please contact Joan Trosterud at 570-622-0992 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , fax to 570-622-2776 or mail to P.O. Box 541 Pottsville, PA 17901.


Legislative Roundtable and National Manufacturers Day

Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association (NEPA MAEA) will host our Annual Legislative Roundtable.

Date: October 2, 2015 Time: 8:00am - 10:00am Location: Top of the 80's, Hazleton

Confirmed for Attendance:
  • Senator John Yudichak (D-14)
  • Senator David Argall (R-29)
  • Representative Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121)
  • Representative Doyle Heffley (R-122)
  • Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124)

State Legislators will provide updates on current Legislative issues. Topics to be Discussed:

  • Budget
  • Pension
  • Taxes
  • Liquor Privatization
  • Right to Work

Manufacturing companies in attendance will be recognized by the Legislators and the NEPA MAEA. Each manufacturer will receive Certificates of Appreciation in recognition of their grassroots advocacy achievements. A virtual presentation of member manufacturing companies will run throughout the roundtable. In addition, the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Council will host tours during National Manufacturers Week.

8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Summit

MAEA Offers Our 8th Annual Labor and Employment Law Summit on September 24, 2015 with Former Member of the National Labor Relations Board Brian E. Hayes - Shareholder in the Washington, DC Office of Ogletree Deakins as the Keynote Speaker

Date: September 24, 2015

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Location: The Top of the 80's, Hazleton.

This summit is going to cover a wide variety of relevant and timely topics in the area of Labor and Employment Law that have been chosen by our members.

We are also accepting Sponsorships for this Event.

For additional information, please contact Chris Robbins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (570) 622-0992.

Quandel Construction Group Selected For New Eco-Village

Quandel Construction Group, Inc., a local construction firm, was selected to complete Camp JRF's new Eco-Village on their beautiful Aaron and Marjorie Ziegelman Campus, located in South Sterling, Pennsylvania. The Eco-Village is planned as a living laboratory for sustainable building and environmental consciousness and will increase Camp JRF's enrollment by 30 percent.

The new village reflects the need for social spaces to encourage the dialogue required to become responsible people and uses sustainable building strategies and materials to foster respect for the earth. The village will be composed of yurt cabins, round tent structures originating from nomadic tribes of Central Asia, appropriate to this project because of their round non-hierarchical and socially inclusive shape. They will be grouped in threes in the dense woods adjacent to a meadow, on wooden platforms around wide steps that lead to a communal fire pit. Colorful awnings will span between tents to provide relief from the sun and to unite the round yurt shapes.

The project also includes a boys and girls bathhouse which serves as a daily bathing spot as well as a place for campers to gather and discuss the events of the day. The bathhouses are comprised of sheltering roofs with deep overhangs and wood screen walls that offer views out and ample air circulation.

The project features many sustainable design components including locally harvested, naturally rot-resistant Black Locust lumber, stained glass-like walls of beer bottles recycled from local taverns and embedded in "cob" walls, dual flush toilets and waterless urinals, high ash content concrete foundations and stone walls made of stone found on the site.

Construction on the $2.5 million project began this fall at the 120-acre wooded, lakeside camp that annually welcomes nearly 400 campers ranging in age from 8 to 17 from
across North America, Israel and around the world.