PHILADELPHIA GEAR CORPORATION NAMED ONE OF PENNSYLVANIAS
BEST PLACES TO WORK
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."
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
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,
For more information on Philadelphia Gear Corporation,
call 800-766-5120, or fax 610-337-5637.