The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers have helped thousands of entrepreneurs launch successful new business ventures, expand an existing business, or return a business to profitability.

Read about some of our clients who have allowed us to share their stories, representing a wide range of assistance provided across a variety of industries.

You are viewing 58 posts for 2014 with the tag manufacturing

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Ellwood Crankshaft & Machine

In October of 2014, leadership at Ellwood Group and Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine (ECM) invited several guests to celebrate the groundbreaking for their “new” facility in Sharon (Ellwood Group is a…

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CJ Spirits

CJ Spirits celebrated their grand opening on June 14, 2014 by having a full day of food, craft vendors, music, and distillery tours. CJ Spirits is a craft distillery located in…

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Gilson Boards

Ever since he was a teenager, Nick Gilson had a vision for an innovative new snowboard design. The idea stayed on the back burner for a long time, but a few…

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Blue Moon Lites, Inc.

Why and when did John Tondra start his business?  In 2008, after the stock market crash and his job ended, Tondra moved to Pittsburgh. He looked at opportunities during the recession…

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NovaTech, LLC

NovaTech, LLC designs and manufactures power communication and industrial automation equipment. The company has over 30 years of experience with a global presence and thousands of systems installed in 50 different…

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AcousticSheep, LLC

The Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been assisting Dr. Wei-Shin Lai since March 2008, when she first contacted the SBDC regarding guidance on writing a business plan for…

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Twin Pines Manufacturing

In 2001, when Bob Kovalcik moved his small manufacturing operation, Twin Pines Manufacturing, to Indiana County, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helped him obtain financing…

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Pennex Aluminum

Pennex Aluminum is owned by Metal Exchange Corporation, based in St. Louis, a global metals trading, manufacturing and processing company. Pennex has over 33 years of experience and is a global…

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Industrial Heat Solutions

Industrial Heat Solutions (IHS) is a start-up company designed to provide value-added services into the specialty metals industry. This company provides the process of heat treating to the specialty metals used…

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TM Industrial Supply

Established in 1976, TM Industrial Supply originally focused on the manufacturing of separators, receivers, pulsation dampening bottles, and knockout pots for the air and gas markets. In 1986, the Fluid Engineering…

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Gerome Manufacturing

Joe Putila is President of Gerome Manufacturing, a profitable manufacturing business in Uniontown, Fayette County that has been in business for more than 55 years. Gerome Manufacturing fabricates the most…

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Columbia County Bread & Granola

The owner of Columbia County Bread and Granola, Doug Michael, began his business by making and selling sprouted grain bread. As this bread gained popularity, Michael expanded his offerings to…

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Unique Fabrications

Unique Fabrications provides custom steel fabrication, machine work and plasma cutting, and welding for a variety of industries. The company performs truck conversions, permanent and removable hitches, power extension mirrors, trailer…

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Esten Lumber

Esten Lumber, a 40 year old manufacturer of pallets and custom shipping containers, recently completed its first government sales contract for the Army and PA Fish and Boat Commission.  Business…

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kd2 Architects

In the spring of 2009, with the recession in full swing and his job hours cut, architect Kevin Dowell started working independently as kd2 Architects. He initially pursued design/build contracts…

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DuraTite

Jim Karnes, inventor and President of DuraTite Systems, is a perfect example of the perseverance needed by entrepreneurs to succeed. Karnes came to the Gannon University Small Business Development Center…

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Universal Remediation

Established in 2004, Universal Remediation manufactures a green product that bio-remediates hydrocarbons such as oil, diesel, and gasoline. They use all natural ingredients that stimulate indigenous microbes which in turn eat…

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Elk County Powdered Metal

Elk County Powdered Metal (ECPM) opened their doors in early 2012. In their first quarter they were already exceeding their projected goals. This was due, in great part, to the leadership…

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Roser Technologies, Inc.

According to Crawford County business owner Jack Roser, if you offer your customers a quality product, if you are responsive and build solid relations with them, they will keep returning. But…

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Maxpro Technologies

Maxpro Technologies began as a two-person operation in 1995. The company has experienced solid sales growth throughout the last sixteen years. Maxpro is a manufacturer of and distributor of liquid pumps, gas…