Workforce

Workforce

There are two types of success when it comes to economic development:  The arrival of a new company in Bedford County or the expansion of a company already doing business here.   – BC Broadcast – Winter 2014

Time after time, Bedford County employers talk about the superior workforce here in the county.

91b62e8d28The Bedford County Technical Center recently received a matching grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The grant, for $103,500, will allow the center to purchase equipment totaling $206,000 according to David DiPasquale, BCTC administrative director.

“This funding could not have come at a better time for the Bedford County Technical Center,” said Congressman Bill Shuster. “They have been in need of new training equipment for several years. This funding will allow them to have a state-of-the-art training center for their students as the Tech Center prepares them to enter the workforce.”

L.B. Foster -“The Bedford County workers care about their work, each other and the communities they live in. I certainly recommend Bedford County as a place to do business,” Plant Manager, Julian M. Pedrazzani.

Manufacturing Day held at MDL – “Today was a great success of bringing students out and demonstrating how manufacturing is changing.  It’s a career that involves high technology and computerized machines that make almost everything we use on a day to day basis,” Doug Lingsch, owner of MDL Manufacturing.

Wal-Mart Distribution Center – The local workforce is credited with making the Bedford Facility one of the most successful in the Wal-Mart Logistics system.  “Wal-Mart’s choice to locate here validated the Bedford County is a great place to do business,” said Travis Collins, 2013 Chair of BCDA.

Greg Krug, CEO, Lampire Biological Labs addresses journalists.

Greg Krug, CEO, Lampire Biological Labs addresses journalists.

Bedford County’s Biotech industry makes strong impression – Bedford County’s burgeoning biotech industry was brought to the attention of the national media covering that industry.  Working with PA DCED, BCDA and FirstEnergy hosted a meeting at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center that included a work session and the premiere of an exciting new video “Revolutionary,” which details the many Bedford County ag biotech initiatives. Following the presentation of the video, Greg Krug, CEO of Lampire Biological Laboratories, David DiPasquale, director of the Bedford County Technical Center and the Bedford County Commissioners answered questions posed by reporters.