New Jersey manufacturers took to the halls of the State House today to educate legislators on the importance of manufacturing to our economy. Twenty-five manufacturers displayed their New Jersey-made products here as Senators and Assembly members from throughout the state gathered for their voting sessions.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno toured the exhibits in the morning, along with more than a dozen state legislators. Lawmakers, their staffs and people with legislative businesses moved through the hallways, manufacturers were able to demonstrate how they contribute to jobs and the economy.
Additionally, NJBIA handed out 200 “Sample Product Bags” with New Jersey-made products that attendees could take home with them.
“Every day, New Jersey manufacturers go up against competitors from across the United States and around the globe and still come out on top,” NJBIA President Michele Siekerka said. “Today was their r chance to tell their stories to policymakers and the public so everyone can recognize the importance of manufacturing to New Jersey.”
Nearly 10,000 New Jersey manufacturers employ almost 250,000 workers who make an average of more than $80,000 per year. Manufacturing is a $38 billion industry.
Here is a description of the exhibitors.
Alcoa Power & Propulsion – Dover
Alcoa’s Alloy plant produces ultra-clean nickel- and cobalt-based superalloys in furnaces up to 15,000 pounds. The Casting plant manufactures equiax, directionally solidified, and single crystal components in sizes up to 20 inches/38 pounds. These products serve the commercial, military, and industrial gas turbine engine markets.
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS) – Metuchen
BVS designs and manufactures advanced wireless threat detection devices used to enforce a NO CELL PHONE policy. Their security tools are used in correctional facilities (to eliminate contraband cell phones), classrooms (to prevent cheating), board rooms (to prevent corporate espionage) and government SCIFS.
Convertech, Inc – Wharton
Convertech is a manufacturer of expanding shafts and chucks for the various converting industries that use rolls of material. The company makes the part that holds the roll onto the machine so that they can process the material.
Emilcott Associates – Florham Park
For over 25 years, Emilcott has been providing environmental, health and safety consulting and training services to all types of industries for all types of operations.
General Machine Co. of N.J., Inc. – Middlesex
GEMCO manufactures tumble blenders and vacuum dryers for all powder applications from pharmaceuticals to metal powders. GEMCO engineers solutions for the most difficult process problems. The blenders and dryers can be designed for explosion proof or wash down areas, and can come with or can be mated to powder loading systems.
LaMonica Fine Foods LLC – Millville
LaMonica Fine Foods, home of the Hand Shucked Clam, is a high quality seafood supplier, providing fresh, frozen, and canned clam and seafood products to restaurants, retail stores, and supermarkets.
L-E-M Plastics – Rutherford
L-E-M Plastics is a plastics fabricator for the growing industries of aviation, homeland security, medical, pharmaceuticals, microchip, communications, food and the technology sector.
NJ Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc. / MechaForce
NJMEP is a member of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network, a Federal-State-Industry partnership that provides small and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers with access to technologies, resources, and industry experts. To learn more visit NJMEP.org.
NJ County College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development
The College Consortium helps companies and organizations access, develop and receive workforce education and training for their current employees and emerging workforce by bringing together the resources of the state’s 19 community colleges.
Oralflo Technologies, LLC – Bridgewater
Oralflo Technologies, LLC makes the Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup and distributes it internationally. The Pill Swallowing Cup is the first and only product to address the problem of pill swallowing by allowing people to simply drink any size pill safely and naturally.
Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery – Linden
Bayway Refinery safely and reliably manufactures a range of products, providing residents and businesses in the region with clean fuels, plastics, and other products which have been improving people’s lives for more than a century.
Princeton Tec – Bordentown
Since 1975, Princeton Tec has manufactured top-quality lighting products to the outdoor, industrial, tactical, and SCUBA industries. An innovator in outdoor lighting, Princeton Tec created the first LED headlamp in the late 1990s.
Seminole Wire & Cable Co., Inc. – Pennsauken
Seminole company has manufactured low-voltage cable since 1962, servicing the safety and security, AV and broadcasting, mining, pyrotechnics and construction industries among many others. The company offers highest quality work and has the experience to customize any specialty wire.
Specified Technologies, Inc. – Somerville
Specified Technologies (STI) is an industry leader in developing innovative fire protection systems that help stop the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes. STI factory-engineers EZ-Path, the only zero-maintenance, fire-rated cable pathway solution on the market.
TDK-Lambda Americas – Neptune
TDK-Lambda is a leading producer of high-current and high-voltage programmable power sources for research, automated test systems, and other demanding applications.
Tektite Industries, Inc. – Trenton
Tektite Industries manufactures LED flashlights, LED replacement bulbs, HID lights, dive lights, strobes, signaling lights and knives serving customers demanding the most rugged products in the outdoor, industrial, public safety and military markets.
Triad RF Systems, Inc. – East Brunswick
Triad RF Systems designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers and systems. It provides advanced, highly linear, and efficient RF amplification solutions for customers in the aerospace/defense, telecommunications, and science communities throughout the world.
Wedgewood Village Pharmacy – Swedesboro
Since 1981, Wedgewood Pharmacy has developed innovative, personalized compounded medications for people and their pets. More than 30,000 prescribers nationwide trust us every year for quality, value and service.
Zero Surge Inc. – Frenchtown
Zero Surge manufactures a full line of failure-free surge protectors. Prevent downtime, lost data, and damaged equipment from the poor power quality that exists in every building, extending the life of sensitive electronics.
Griffith Shade Co. – Nutley
Griffith Shade Company provides commercial and residential customers throughout northern New Jersey with superior quality window treatments, from arches to angles, from circular windows to Palladians. Griffith prides itself on having the window covering that will complement any window.
HORIBA Scientific – Edison
HORIBA Scientific, the world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy, manufacturers Steady State and lifetime fluorometer systems, optical components, spectrographs, monochromators, light sources, detectors and custom OEM components.
International Products Corporation (IPC) – Burlington
International Products Corporation manufactures temporary assembly lubricants and precision cleaners that are environmentally friendly. Its on-site laboratory is equipped for analytical work and consultation on assembly and cleaning processes.
International Vitamin Corporation (IVC) – Freehold
IVC is a global manufacturer of high-quality dietary supplements for leading retailers as well as nutritional, prescription and OTC products for contract manufacturing.
Isolantite Mfg. Co. Inc. – Stirling
Isolantite manufactures steatite ceramic insulators in various sizes and geometries that are used in electrical and thermal applications worldwide. Standard and custom products are available.
Kathy Jeanne, Inc. – Fairfield Kathy Jeanne manufactures hats and head-wear the old fashioned way, using wood blocks and presses that are over a century old to create classic hat shapes with hand stitched trims.
KOBA – Middlesex
KOBA is a plastics manufacturer that supports the horticultural, floricultural, and agricultural industries by providing a range of product lines, including patio planters, hanging baskets, flower pots, and foliage rings.
Sample bag contributors are:
International Products Corporation
International Vitamin Corporation
James Alexander Corporation
Morris Graphics Inc.
The Promotion In Motion Companies, Inc.
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