Greater Reading Chamber Visits The Rose Corporation

Posted by Edmund Gaffney on Mar 10, 2017 11:23:40 AM

Last week, we welcomed Deb Heffner, the Business Outreach Director of the Greater Reading Economic Partnership and Randy Peers, the President and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation to the Rose Corporation facility in Reading.

We talked about the Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation Career and Technology Centers as being a pipeline for skilled manufacturing potential hires.  We also learned about ways we could work with other schools and training centers including the Reading Area Community College’s Schmidt Training and Technology Center,  the Berks Career and Technology Center (BCTC), and  the Reading Muhlenberg Career and Technology Center (RMCTC) who can connect us with students who are enrolled in manufacturing classes such as welding, CNC, CAD, and mechatronics.

Deb and Randy then toured our facility and were impressed by the facility and the large-scale components and sub-assemblies we manufacture at The Rose Corporation.  We look forward to working with the Greater Reading Chamber.

Pictured are L to R:  Randy Peers, the President and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber and Economic Development Corporation; Ed Gaffney, owner of The Rose Corporation and Deb Heffner, the Business Outreach Director of the Greater Reading Economic Partnership.

Randy with Dylan DiGenova, a welder, in front of ductwork for the regenerative thermal oxidizer.

Topics: greater reading chamber of commerce, welding, industrial fabrication, reading, pa