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Q&A with Greg Hauck, controller for Bedford Reinforced Plastics

The Stahl family established Bedford Reinforced Plastics in 1974, originally operating out of a small barn with three pultrusion machines and about a dozen employees. The company now employs 215 workers and operates its own shipping and logistics company, called Reinforced Logistics. BRP specializes in custom-designed lightweight fiberglass reinforced plastic products that are corrosion resistant, …

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A place for young professionals to live, work, play, and thrive

Bedford County is home to a mix of successful businesspeople. Some were born here; others came here later in life.             Nate Roadman, president and CEO of the Reed Wertz and Roadman Insurance Agency, and his wife, Katelyn Bombardiere, share both perspectives under the same roof.             “I studied finance at the University of Colorado …

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Pursuit of art led Jen Judd home to an impactful freelance career

After a successful career in the Air Force, Jen Judd decided to take command of her own life and transition to a career in arts and graphic design.             “I was enlisted and worked in finance and personnel, and later got commissioned,” she said. Her assignments allowed her to see northern Italy and much of …

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Startup Alleghenies Entrepreneur Enrichment workshop showcases Bedford County’s small businesses and collaborative spirit

Bedford, PA – Bedford County Development Association and Startup Alleghenies recently co-hosted an Entrepreneur Enrichment workshop session and mixer at LIFeSTYLE NextDoor. Nearly 50 people attended the free event which featured information for business owners on redirecting negativity and reducing stress as well as opportunities to get to know local small businesses. Psychologist and motivational …

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Young entrepreneur will carry on tradition of Mary’s Quilt Shop with new sewing business

Bedford, PA – Taylor Wahl, a senior at Saint Vincent College studying International Business and Operational Excellence/Supply Chain Management, is now the owner of one of Downtown Bedford’s beautiful and historic buildings, the Hofius House. The location is the future home of Twila’s, Taylor’s new sewing and quilting business. She plans to carry on the …

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The Beauty of Bedford County

Biking past meadows and farms. Hiking forested trails. Paddling calm lakes. In Bedford County, locals and visitors know no limits when it comes to outdoor adventure. “This area is rich in natural outdoor recreation assets because of our rural and mountainous landscape,” says Jennifer Marsh, vice president of the Bedford County Development Association. “We’re home …

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BCDA announces new board members for 2023

Vision for amplifying outdoor recreation assets and economic growth BEDFORD, PA — The Bedford County Development Association Board of Directors represents a broad cross-section of industry and geographic diversity.  This year’s chair, Dr. Sherry Cain, Cain Coaching and Consulting, noted “I hope to build on the great accomplishments that have occurred in the past. Our focus …

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Voting Set for April 12-14 for Bedford County’s What’s So Cool About Manufacturing® Video Contest

Hope for Hyndman students filming at Mission Critical Solutions Chestnut Ridge Middle School students filming at Bedford Reinforced Plastics BEDFORD, PA – The What’s So Cool About Manufacturing® video contest in Bedford County culminates this week when the Viewers Choice Award voting opens Wednesday, April 12. Anyone can participate by watching and choosing their favorite …

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Bedford County Ranks First Among Pennsylvania Counties in GDP Growth

The county’s top ranking is driven by its thriving manufacturing sector Bedford, PA – A December report from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) found that Bedford County ranked first among Pennsylvania counties in its gross domestic product (GDP) growth from 2020-21. GDP measures economic production, the value of all finished …

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Bedford County modern resort River Mountain showcased in Pennsylvania visitors guide

EVERETT — Bedford County’s own River Mountain is showcased on the cover of the 2023 Happy Traveler Guide, the official visitors’ guide for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “Happy travelers find the intersection of wanderlust and wellness at River Mountain, a lodge and retreat in Everett,” the caption reads. “Return to your best self at one …

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