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farmlands throughout the Midwest via direct service
by a pair of Class 1 railroads. Meanwhile, the region
is training the next generation of workers to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the manufacturing industry. Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia opened its Center for Advanced Manufacturing in 2015 for students to explore careers in that sector. Officials with the U.S Department of Commerce said: “Benjamin Franklin High’s new Center for Advanced Manufacturing is an exemplary investment in the future of the American workforce and the ecosystems necessary to leverage new technologies.”
• Merck & Company Inc. is one of the top healthcare firms in the world, operating in more than 140 countries, with revenues close to $40 billion. The healthcare company operates a large research and manufacturing campus in West Point, PA, and maintains headquarters in Kenilworth, NJ.
• Campbell’s Soup maintains its world headquar- ters in Camden, NJ. The company, founded in 1869, recently released a comprehensive plan to drive growth over the next decade through e-commerce, nutrition, additional products and using commodi- ties from local and regional farms.
• Liscio’s Bakery is a wholesale bakery supplying breads and baked goods to the finest restau- rants, country clubs, banquet facilities and world-famous sandwich shops across the region and the country.
• GlaxoSmithKline is based in London, but main- tains one of its two corporate U.S. headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard — home to the pharmaceutical firm’s marketing, communi- cations, finance, IT, sales and other corporate departments. GlaxoSmithKline employs more than 100,000 people in 150 countries.
• K’NEX, a novel educational toy company head- quartered in Hatfield, PA, uses state-of-the-art, eco-friendly manufacturing to produce rods and connectors for toys that inspire learning and imagination for kids of all ages.
• Boeing maintains headquarters and a rotorcraft factory in Ridley Park. The company recently unveiled its MH-139 helicopter that was built at the Pennsylvania plant to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which protects the U.S. from intercontinental ballistic missiles.
• Knoll, Inc., with global headquarters in East Greenville, PA, is a leading global designer and manufacturer of branded furniture, textiles, leath- ers and architectural and acoustical elements, recognized for innovation and modern design.
the gateway for global business access􏰀—􏰀and growth
We’re reaching major markets by air, ground, rail, pipe, fiber-optic, and sea.
Easy, affordable access to markets around the country and the world starts in Greater Philadelphia. Companies looking to move products and people
can tap into one of the most unique and dynamic transportation infrastructure systems in the world – all connecting northern Delaware, southern New Jersey and southeastern Pennsylvania. With a major inter- national airport, three shipping ports, two Class 1 railroads, the third-busiest commuter rail station in the U.S., a comprehensive web of sophisticated interstate highways, a highly engineered energy-pipeline network, ultramodern fiber-optic cable and data highways
and a plentiful supply of warehouse and distribution installations – there is no better distribution operation in the world.
Strategically located on the East Coast between Washington, D.C., and New York City, Greater Philadelphia’s location, talented labor pool and transportation network provide a distinct advantage for companies dependent on moving and storing everything from raw materials and finished products to data and information throughout North America.
Greater Philadelphia’s infrastructure includes three major shipping ports along the Delaware River. The Delaware River’s recent enhanced depth of 45 feet allows for 80 percent of the world’s shipping vessels to access these ports.
There are more than 50 warehouse and distribution facilities within 75 miles of the Port of Philadelphia, including installations along the New Jersey Turnpike in southern New Jersey and adjacent to Interstate 78 in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, an hour’s drive to the northwest. With the Port of Wilmington, located in New Castle County, DE, and the new Paulsboro Port
in Gloucester County, NJ, Greater Philadelphia also features a multimodal transportation network and large parcels of land for future distribution centers.
In addition, American Airlines and UPS maintain their major shipping hubs at Philadelphia International Airport. American Airlines recently constructed
a 25,000-square-foot cold storage facility at its Philadelphia site specifically to accommodate the cold-storage supply chain needs of the region’s dominant biotech and pharmaceuticals industry. Combine this new facility with the longstanding UPS cold-storage capabilities in Philadelphia and there
is no better place for timely, efficient distribution of regionally produced life-enhancing medicines requiring temperature control.
FUN FACT: The Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, part of the Port of Philadelphia, is one of the world’s largest fully enclosed and fully refrigerated wholesale produce terminals.
• Holt Logistics represents logistics management and transportation companies that provide ser- vices in truck and rail transport, marine terminal services and warehousing. Holt specializes in minimizing cargo time by efficiently moving trucks in and out as quickly as possible.
• American Airlines maintains a growing hub at Philadelphia International Airport and handles the majority of the more than 500 daily departures to more than 130 domestic and global destinations.
• UPS’s hub at Philadelphia International Airport is the company’s second-busiest facility, handling nearly 100,000 packages per hour and providing same-day service to both the eastern United States and Western Europe.
• FedEx has distribution centers across the region, offering easy access to PHL and major highways in order to reach customers across the East Coast and around the world.
• A. Duie Pyle Inc., family-owned and operated for more than 90 years, has a range of transpor- tation and distribution services, with nine ware- houses and 22 transportation centers located in the Greater Philadelphia region.
• BDP International has its global headquarters in Philadelphia and offers integrated solutions by air, land and sea and freight-forwarding logistics for exports and customs-clearance logistics for imports.
• Dependable Distribution Services has grown from one truck in 1939 to become the largest cocoa-bean storage company in North America. Eighty percent of all U.S. chocolate manufacturers can be reached by Dependable’s next-day truck delivery.
• Also Notable: Pilot Air Freight Corp., QC Energy Resources, LLC
FUN FACT: Global real-estate leader CBRE has named Greater Philadelphia as one of three emerging global logistics hubs in the United States. These hubs are the backbone of the worldwide supply chain.
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