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International Water Company

Founded in 2010 by three partners and outside investors, International Water Company (IWC) of York, invented, manufactures and sells water purification units powered by conventional electricity, solar or wind power. The…

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Choigoda: Entrepreneurial Spirit Leads to Kenya

Beatrice Agono moved to the U.S. from Kenya in 2006 as a Permanent Resident. Her background was in accounting. One of her first jobs was bookkeeping and then she did some…

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CIMA Life Science

Dr. Jashwant Sharma migrated from India to the US in 1970 to further his studies, arriving with only eight dollars in his pocket. He graduated with a degree in internal medicine/nephrology…

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AEFIS, LLC.

Mustafa Sualp, President and CEO, founded AEFIS as a start-up company in 2009, incubated within his first company Untra Corporation, the IT consulting business Sualp founded in 1999 which became 85th…

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CIMA Software

Nelson Cano founded CIMA Software Corporation as a family company in 2004. Based on his experience working with high-end Document Management Software packages, he saw a need in the market to…

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ITSI-Biosciences

ITSI-Biosciences is a Johnstown, PA based biotechnology company performing contract research and manufactures ready to use kits for biomedical research. It prides itself on providing the highest quality contract research services,…

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Zeigler's Cider

Maurice Henry Zeigler started his fresh pressed apple cider business in 1932. Three generations later, Zeigler’s cider is available in 32 states during all four seasons. Since apple cider is traditionally…

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CETRA, Inc.

Jiri Stekjskal, CEO and Founder of CETRA, Inc., has grown jobs and sales locally while building the foundation for a truly sustainable global business. With 20 full-time employees and almost $4…

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Apprise Software, Inc.

Apprise Software, Inc. is a leading provider of ERP software solutions designed specifically for mid-market consumer goods distributors. Apprise Software provides enterprise-wide distribution solutions that helps drive business growth, streamline operations,…

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ABEC, Inc.

ABEC designs and manufactures bioreactors and fermentors for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. The reactors are used to grow cell cultures used by the pharmaceutical industry for production of vaccines and…

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Colorfin, LLC

Colorfin LLC, an art supply manufacturer in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, has opened to artists a new avenue of pastels. Traditionally, pastel colors are packaged as sticks; but, Co-founders Ladd Forsline and…

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Therm Omega Tech, Inc.

Each year, approximately 1,500 manufacturers turn to the Pennsylvania SBDC looking for help to expand their markets, obtain capital to fund new ventures, and identify cost saving opportunities. The SBDC supports…

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Hörmann Flexon LLC

Two years ago, the Hörmann Group acquired the business operations of Flexon, Inc. A worldwide leader in door safety and technology, Hörmann is the largest manufacturer of residential and commercial doors…

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Helsel Lumber

When Helsel Lumber, which now exports its products around the world, first came to the Saint Francis Small Business Development Center (SBDC), its sales were entirely domestic and beginning to decline.…

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Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing, Inc.

Pittsburgh Brass Manufacturing (PBM, Inc). is no stranger to the importance of export markets. Ask the employees at PBM, and they will tell you that export orders now represent a substantial…

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The Dlubak Group

Frank Dlubak, head of the country's leading architectural glass manufacturer, is known as an inventor, entrepreneur and visionary in his industry. Products from his Blairsville-based cluster of companies, The Dlubak Group…

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The Naval Company

The Naval Company manufactures the U.S. Coast Guard approved Model CG85 Bridger Line Throwing Gun™ Kit, used for line deployment or line throwing, life saving, and access solutions by offshore drilling…

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Bassett’s Ice Cream

President Obama recently stopped in at the Reading Terminal Market for a taste from America's oldest ice cream company. Since 1885, Bassett’s Ice Cream, a family owned business, has been…