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, HazletonConfirmed 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)
- Representative Mike Tobash (R-125)
State Legislators will provide updates on current Legislative issues. Topics to be Discussed:
- 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.
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
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
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.
TimBar Packaging & Display's New Oxford Division held a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 3 to commemorate the start up of its new Bobst Martin Flexo Folder Gluer. The machine has excellent register thanks to the non-stop vacuum transfer up to the die-cutting section. It also features the fastest top counter ejector on the market allowing for reduced set up times.
"In addition to adding much needed capacity, this easy to run machine is rated for high speed throughput", stated Jim Simpson, Vice President & General Manager for the facility. He added, "it will enable us to increase productivity and remain competitive in this aggressive market".
TimBar Packaging & Display has been a leading manufacturer of corrugated packaging for more than 55 years. TimBar
offers a large array of products and services including shipping containers, retail packaging, point of purchase displays, protective inserts and other specialty products as well as design, packout and fulfillment services. For more information visit www.timbar.com or call 717-624-2122
Inc. Magazine ranked Solar Innovations, Inc. No. 3974 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Fuhu tops this year's list. Solar Innovations, Inc. joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW, and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
"We are honored to have been named to such a prestigious list featuring quality companies. We owe great thanks to our customers, our vendors, and to our team for helping Solar grow. Through continued product development and top-notch customer service, we hope to become one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania" - Greg Header, President, Solar Innovations, Inc.
Solar Innovations, Inc. is a single source manufacturer of residential and commercial folding, tilting, sliding, and stacking glass doors, walls, windows, and screens; skylights; greenhouses; conservatories; sunrooms; wood and aluminum curtain walls; and more.
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.
"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy," says Inc . Editor Eric Schurenberg.