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ASGCO Named Business of the Month

Last updated: 06/27/2011 09:08

ASGCO Manufacturing Inc. is the February 2011 “Business of the Month.” The announcement was made by Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski and Allentown Economic Development Corporation Director of Enterprise Development Lewis Edwards at a morning news conference held at ASGCO's facility located at 301 W Gordon Street.

The Business Recruitment and Retention Committee of Allentown Ahead selected ASGCO in recognition of the company’s 40 years as a manufacturing leader in Center City and for its continued investment in the City of Allentown. ASGCO employs some 120 engineers, technicians, welders, material handlers and warehouse staff from an urban campus well integrated into the fabric of the surrounding neighborhood. “ASGCO Mfg. Inc. is comprised of people who care about their jobs, spend the attention to detail that is necessary and above all we are full of talent and smart working Americans. We have quality people and it takes that to manufacture quality products. Allentown has been our home for over 40 years and we want to continue in that tradition,” said Todd Gibbs, CEO of ASGCO.

ASGCO provides complete conveyor solutions to a variety of industries, including power generation, aggregate mining, paper production, and shipping. Their manufactured products include belts, belt cleaners, conveyor belt accessories, and safety equipment. Additionally, ASGCO has a large service division and provides engineering solutions to material conveyance.

ASGCO is a locally-owned and family-operated business with a manufacturing history spanning to the 1970s. Founded by Alfred Gibbs and Todd Gibbs in 1971, the company is currently managed by Todd and his son, Aaron. Aaron was recently appointed President of ASGCO with Todd maintaining his role as CEO.

The company has grown over the years by diversifying its products and expanding its service offerings. ASGCO takes care of the customer with “great quality products and exceptional service.” They can attribute their growth to making substantive productivity improvements for their clients, large and small.

“It is our pleasure to recognize ASGCO as our Business of the Month,” said Mayor Pawlowski. “It’s important to recognize the valuable contributions made by businesses to make Allentown a better place to live, work and play. The “Business of the Month” designation is one way of bringing attention to their outstanding efforts.”

Like other Allentown businesses, ASGCO is a great example of the quality of urban manufacturers and their importance to the local economy. ASGCO was chosen as an Allentown Business of the month for its commitment to Allentown and for being a model among urban manufacturers. Urban manufacturers provide excellent jobs to city residents that can reach the plant on foot or by bicycle, keep innovation native to America by continuing to produce things here, and are really the greenest of companies by continuing to invest in existing buildings rather than building anew. “Urban manufacturers, like ASGCO, are the future of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania’s economy,” said Scott Unger, Executive Director of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation.

"The Business Recruitment and Retention Committee created the Business of the Month program because we believe outreach to and recognition of the extraordinary businesses in the city is one of the best ways to retain businesses in the city and encourage new ones to move here. As this program moves forward we plan to recognize businesses of all sizes and types and hope that community members will nominate other worthy recipients,” said Jack Gross, Committee Chair and Partner at Gross McGinley LLP. The Business Recruitment & Retention Committee will continue to review nominations for the award. Please send nominations to businessofthemonth@allentownahead.com along with a brief description of how the business exemplifies excellence.
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