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Maribeth Roman Schmidt
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114-Year-Old Gearing Company Moves From Manufacturer to Service Provider and Earns Employee Praise


KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, September 29, 2006 – Philadelphia Gear Corporation was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania. The program recognizes 100 companies in two groups: 50 medium-sized companies (25-250 employees) and 50 large companies (251 or more employees). Philadelphia Gear was recognized in the medium category.


"We are thrilled to be recognized for this honor," said Philadelphia Gear President and CEO Carl Rapp. "It's a tribute to the extraordinary people who work here. We've spent the last five years collectively retooling our offering to the marketplace and trying to get better for our customers. It's great to see the tangible results of these efforts resonate with so many people. I am very proud of our team's ability to focus on our strategy and deliver results, but even prouder of how people treat one another. That's what makes Philly Gear a great place to work."

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Companies from across the state entered the two-part process. The first part was an evaluation of workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of a survey measuring employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and final rankings.


Philadelphia Gear Corporation will be honored at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on November 28, 2006, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. The final rankings managed by ModernThink, LLC, will be revealed at the ceremony.


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.


For more information on Philadelphia Gear Corporation, call 800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.




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