Workforce Development in Philadelphia

For over twelve years, SEPMA’s employers and partners have been able to garner benefits for everyone involved.



  • Improved customer service, work safety practices, and productivity
  • Improved business performance, profit, and staff morale
  • Reduced amount of re-work and improved production quality
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • Employed a skilled and trained workforce
  • Acquired new production techniques including advanced automation and computer technology


  • Increased Wages
  • Improved knowledge and competitive skills
  • Acquired new skills that increased their contribution to the business
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Received job promotions into other positions
  • Elevated job satisfaction and built company loyalty


Img src Logo Partner Address Acme Corrugated Box 2700 Turnpike Drive Hatboro, PA 19040 Amuneal 4737 Darrah St Philadelphia, PA 19124 Brooks Instrument 407 West Vine Street Hatfield, PA 19440 Brown’s Super Stores 700 Delsea Drive Westville, NJ 08093-1229 Cake Life Bake Shop 1306 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 Cardone Industries 5501 Whitaker Avenue Philadelphia,PA 19124 Carmana Designs 1715 McKean Street Philadelphia, PA 19145 Coilplus Inc. 5135 Bleigh Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19136 Compudata 2701 Commerce Way Philadelphia, PA 19154 Computer Components Corp 2751 Southampton Road Philadelphia, PA 19116 Crescent Iron Works 4901 Grays Ave Philadelphia, PA 19143 Datum Storage (formerly Adelphia Steel) 7372 State Road Philadelphia, PA 19136 Derbyshire Machine & Tool Company 5100 Belfield Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 Dietz & Watson 5701 Tacony Street Philadelphia, PA 19135 DiSorb Systems 1800 W. Indiana Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19132 Disston Precisions Inc. 6795 New State Road Philadelphia, PA 19135 EF Precisions 2301 Computer Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 Ehmke Manufacturing Company 4200 Macalester Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 Electro Soft Inc. 113 Keystone Drive Montgomeryville, PA 18936 Empire Abrasive Equipment Company 2101 W. Cabot Blvd. Langhorne, PA 19047 Eˣponent 3440 Market Street Suite 600 Philadelphia, PA 19104 First Quality Retail Services 601 Allendale Road King of Prussia, Pa 19406 Global Packaging, Inc. 209 Brower Ave. PO Box 187 Oaks, PA 19456 Household Metals Inc. 645 E. Erie Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19134 HPT Pharma, LLC 364 Valley Road, Unit 100 Warrington, PA 18976 Insinger Machine Inc. 6245 State Road Philadelphia, PA 19135 Irene’s Bakery & Gourmet Kitchen, Inc. 1746 Winchester Road Bensalem, PA 19020 J. Roberts Metalworks 2331 Duncan Street Hatfield, PA 19124 Jack Edmondson, Inc. 2319 Gaul Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 Lansdale Trucking 1330 North Broad Street, P.O Box 892, Lansdale, PA 19446 Leonardo Helicopter formerly AugustaWestland 3050 Red Lion Rd Philadelphia, PA 19114 Little Baby’s Ice Cream 2311 Frankford Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19125 Monroe Energy, LLC 4101 Post Road Trainer, PA 19061 NCC Automated Systems 255 Schoolhouse Rd. Souderton, PA 18964 Packaging Progressions Inc 102 G.P. Clement Drive Collegeville, PA 19426 Penn Engineering 5190 Old Easton Road Danboro, PA 18916 Philly Shipyard, Inc. 2100 Kitty Hawk Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19112 Piasecki Aircraft Corporation Second Street West – PO Box 360 Essington, PA 19029 Plastic Manufacturers Inc. 2313 Duncan Street Philadelphia, PA 19124 Polysciences, Inc. 400 Valley Road Warrington, PA 18976 PTR Baler 2207 E. Ontario St Philadelphia, PA 19134 Rhoads Industries 1900 Kitty Hawk Avenue Ste 108 East Philadelphia, PA 19112 Sandmeyer Steel Co. One Sandmeyer Lane, Philadelphia PA 19116 Sears Holding – Kmart Distribution Center 1 Kresge Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030
Kmart TFC #8275 Morrisville, PA 19030 SEPTA 1234 Market Street 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107-3780 Shoemaker MFG Solutions Inc.” 302 Leidy Rd. Souderton, PA 18964 Spray Products Corporation 1000 Conshohocken Road Conshohocken, PA 19428 Standard Feather Company 2235 Orthodox Street Philadelphia, PA 19137 Tioga Pipe Supply Co. 2450 Wheatsheaf Lane Philadelphia, PA 191377 Tottser Tool and Mfg 935 Jaymor Road South Hampton, PA 18966 Union Packaging 6250 Baltimore Avenue Yeadon, PA 19050-2700 US Axle 275 Shoemaker Road Pottstown, PA 19464 Veyko 1600 N. American Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Weber Display & Packaging 3500 Richmond Street Philadelphia, PA 19134 Wickwire Warehouse 3300 Tulip Street Philadelphia, PA 19134 William J. Labb Sons, Inc. 4617 Milnor Street Philadelphia, PA 19137


“Employees who have participated in training (supported by the partnership) have increased job satisfaction, increased motivation and increased efficiencies in processes, resulting in financial gain for the employee and the company. It (the training) has also allowed employees to advance to other career opportunities within the company such as CNC, milling and punching work.”

– Frank Cettina, Vice President of Operations, Computer Components Corporation & SEPMA Co-Chair

“I joined the Partnership because I was expecting it to fund training for my company. I have found the Partnership to be an excellent place for networking on various business issues. There is great collaboration among the participants like sharing resumes when there is a major layoff. The life of the Partnership depends upon its manufacturing members and the quality and frequency of their participation.”

– Victoria Myers, Director of Administration, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation & Former SEPMA Co-Chair

“The Partnership has provided an opportunity to have discussions with small family owned businesses or employees who work for small family owned businesses. It has created business opportunities and has allowed us to be comfortable with having casual business discussions with other manufacturing colleagues as opposed to making cold calls.”

– Karla Trotman, Executive Vice President, Electro Soft & SEPMA Co-Chair

“The partnership allowed us to be more proactive. It brings people around the table with a manufacturing background. Some of them have been implementing these best practices. Being at the table, we all can share in that knowledge and grow from it.”

– Janice Gerold, HR Senior Manager, Leonardo, formerly Agusta Westland Helicopters

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