Demco Automation Receives Gold Award from U.S. Department of Labor for Veteran Employment

Quakertown, PA, (PRWeb) – November 6, 2019 – Demco Automation, a leading supplier in industrial robotics and automation, was presented the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award for 2019 from the U.S. Department of Labor.  The program is now in its second year and recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain military veterans.

The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a job creators’ commitment to hiring American military veterans.

This year, the company is recognized as one of only 28 within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and 427 across the country. “Receiving this award from the U.S. Department of Labor is truly an honor.” says Stephen Maund, President & CEO of Demco Automation. “We have employed U.S. military veterans for over 15 years and continue hold their service in high regard when recruiting new team members. As a provider of advanced-technology to a broad list of industry sectors including defense, it is only natural that we consider this experience a tremendous value, not only to our company, but to our customers and partners as well.”

The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“The recipients of the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Awards demonstrated a commitment to hiring veterans and helping them develop meaningful, long-term careers,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. “From small-town businesses to Fortune 500 companies, these employers understand that veterans are uniquely qualified and dedicated employees who make significant contributions in the workplace.”

Demco Automation Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Bethlehem, PA, October 15, 2019 – Demco Automation celebrated their 30th Anniversary at the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH), a Smithsonian Affiliate. Celebrating with the company was Pennsylvania State Senator Bob Mensch – 24th District, and Pennsylvania State Representative Craig Staats – 145th Legislative District by presenting the company senatorial and congressional citations.

For the past 30 years, Demco Automation has become a leading supplier of automated manufacturing systems and touches many product areas including commercial-industrial, medical device, pharmaceutical, electronics, defense and other technology-based industry sectors. “Since the company was founded in 1989 and officially incorporated in 1990, we felt that this would be a perfect time to plan this event.” says Stephen Maund, President & CEO. “NMIH is a perfect venue for our celebration, since it showcases the history of American technology and innovation. It’s also a reflection of our commitment to the American tradition of manufacturing excellence.” Maund continues.

Demco Automation has had steady growth in an ever-growing industrial automation industry, which is proven by earning spots on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2014 and 2019, and Lehigh Valley Business Fastest Growing Companies list in 2017.  Additionally, the company has equipment installations in 16 states and 8 countries.

For a timeline outlining the highlights of the past 30 years, please visit 30 Years of Technology Excellence

For more information about the National Museum of Industrial History, please visit NMIH

Demco Automation selected as Authorized Epson Robot Integrator

Quakertown, PA, August 12, 2019 – Demco Automation has been selected by Epson America as an authorized robotic integrator in the company’s AutomateElite EpsonAdvantage Partner Program.   Espon America states that it selects authorized robotics integrators based on their automation experience, technical competency, and Epson Robots portfolio expertise.  The program provides customers with a way to work with experienced turnkey automation solution providers experienced in the Epson precision factory automation product lines.

“Demco Automation has been using Epson Robots since 2003.” says Stephen Maund, President & CEO of Demco Automation. “Our extensive experience in industrial automation and robotics coupled with our existing Epson Robot installation base in U.S. and Mexico markets makes Demco Automation a natural fit for this partner program. This program is another example of our commitment to apply innovative technology in our solutions.”

Epson is the largest SCARA robot manufacturer in the world. Their product line also includes 6-Axis robots, linear modules, and a suite of integrated options such as force guidance, vision guidance and inspection, flex feeding, and conveyor tracking.

For the 2nd time Demco Automation Named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Quakertown, PA, August 17, 2019 – For the second time, Demco Automation has been recognized on the “Inc. 5000” ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The Pennsylvania-based company is ranked NO. 4469 with:

•  66% Growth over 3 years

•  1 of only 181 manufacturers nationwide

•  1 of only 12 manufacturers in Pennsylvania

“We are 500+ positions higher in this year’s ranking when compared to the first ranking in 2014, a validation our very healthy growth, says Stephen Maund, President & CEO of Demco Automation. “As we expand our installation base, our team continues to maintain its focus on quality, customer service, and technology innovation.”

Since their previous ranking, the company has moved to a larger facility to meet customer orders and hired new team members. Most recently Demco Automation was selected as an authorized Epson Robot AutoElite Integrator. Espon America states that it selects authorized robotics integrators based on their automation experience, technical competency, and Epson Robots portfolio expertise.

Maund continues, “As the industrial automation market expands, it is our goal to continue providing the best combination of industrial automation platforms, tooling, and precision robotics in the industry.”

Demco Automation Sponsors 3rd Annual Innovation Collegiate Business Pitch Summit

March 4, 2019 – Lehigh Valley PA – Demco Automation is a sponsor for the Third Annual Lehigh Valley Collegiate Business Pitch Summit.  Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast PA (BFTPNEP) and LVTech, the premier tech-networking organization in the region, are organizing this event that showcases the Lehigh Valley region’s most  innovative companies and entrepreneurial students.

Stephen Maund, President & CEO of Demco Automation said, “As a technology company, this exciting event fits well with our initiative to foster innovation, and it’s another way that we can partner with our region in a meaningful way.”

It takes place Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ben Franklin Tech Ventures.

As detailed in the event’s description:

The event will feature some of the region’s most innovative companies and most entrepreneurial students. During the early segment of the event, large and small Lehigh Valley companies will be showcasing their newest, most innovative products. Later, students from colleges across the Lehigh Valley will compete in the 3rd Annual LV Collegiate Business Pitch Summit. Ten colleges from the region will send a team to compete for $3,000+ in prize money. Bonded together with networking, the Lehigh Valley Innovation and Collegiate Business Pitch Summit will give you an inside look at the present and future of the Lehigh Valley economy.

For more information about the event visit 3rd Annual Lehigh Valley Collegiate Business Pitch Summit

For more information about Ben Franklin TechVentures visit BFTPNEP

 

Demco Automation & Local Middle School work together on Manufacturing Video Challenge

February 20, 2019 – Demco Automation is working with Quakertown School District’s Strayer Middle School during Engineers Week to create a video for a contest in the called “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” (WSCM). Sixteen regions within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as other states in the country participate in this program designed for teams of 7th and 8th graders from local middle schools to make videos about what companies do every day. The intent of the program is to convey career awareness and excitement in manufacturing and technology sectors with an objective of changing students’ perceptions about manufacturing careers.

The Greater Philadelphia Region contest is produced by the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) with 30 middle schools participating. The general public can participate in selecting the best video by voting for your favorite in the “Viewers Choice Vote” occurring from Wednesday, March 20 through Friday, March 22, 2019. An Awards Ceremony is being held on Monday, April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA.

The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) developed the program and it has spread across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania over the past five years. The program is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s Training-to-Career grant, part of Governor Tom Wolf’s Manufacturing PA initiative.

For more information about the WSCM Video Contest, visit What’s So Cool About Manufacturing

For more information about DVIRC, visit Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center  (Greater Philadelphia)

For more information about MRC, visit Manufacturers Resource Center (Lehigh Valley)

 

Demco Automation Sponsors Regional Manufacturing Summit

Register to attend the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Summit XVIII

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Manufacturing Summit XVIII

February 8, 2019 – The topic of the 18th in the series by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is “Making Robots & Automation Easy”. This event for Lehigh Valley manufacturers will focus on the benefits and advantages to automating with robots and other types of equipment.

Two panels will be participating to detail implementation of automated equipment on the manufacturing floor providing two viewpoints within this important and relevant topic.

– Panel #1 includes companies that provide automation, robotics, and related services.

– Panel #2 includes companies that have already implemented equipment in their facilities.

President & CEO of Demco Automation, Stephen Maund will be one of the panelists in Panel #1 stating, “Advancements in robotic technology, control systems, and a wide selection of standardized components are enabling manufacturers to automate production steps that were either too expensive or too complex not that long ago.”

To view the event poster visit Making Robotics & Automation Easy

For more information and to register, please visit Manufacturers Summit XVIII

For more information about the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, please visit GLVCC

 

In the News – Demco Automation working with regional Schools, Colleges, & Universities through Work Experience

Robot programming by one of Demco Automation’s cooperative education students from LCTI in 2018.

January 24, 2019 – Demco Automation was one of three local manufacturers interviewed for an article that highlights how manufacturers take advantage of working with students through internships, cooperative education, and other hands-on career experiences.

AEDC News, “Getting ahead through hands-on career experience in manufacturing” – by the Allentown Economic Development Corporation

Arguably the best way to prepare someone to enter the manufacturing field is through early training in the workforce. That can come in the form of an internship, cooperative education program, pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship. These programs provide students with the chance to use the skills they learned at a career and technical school or community college under the direction and guidance of a mentor.

We spoke with three local manufacturers taking advantage of these programs to learn about their experiences, and how the programs benefit them as well as the students…

– Read the entire article at: Getting ahead through hands-on career experience in manufacturing

 

Demco Automation Hosts 2018 Manufacturing Day Event

On October 5, 2018, Demco Automation is hosting multiple Manufacturing Day events celebrating advanced manufacturing. The event invited community members including groups such as students, educators and others to learn about the design and construction of robotics and automation. Attendees saw videos, robots in action, and automated equipment as it is used in advanced manufacturing facilities throughout the United States.

Manufacturing Day is a national effort started in 2012 to promote awareness of manufacturing and its contributions to a 21st century society. In 2016, more than quarter million students and over half a million participants were on-hand to learn about manufacturing, technology, career options, and the overall benefits of the manufacturing sector to our communities and economy.

To see an infographic on how Manufacturing Day statistics and how it impacts the perception of manufacturing, please follow the link at: MFG-DAY-Infographic 2018

For more information about Demco Automation’s Manufacturing Day event, please see our Manufacturing Day page at: Demco Automation 2018 Manufacturing Day Event

 

Demco Automation is part of Inaugural SkillsUSA Signing Day Event

May 11, 2018 LEHIGH VALLEY – SkillsUSA, a partnership of industry, educators, and students to promote a skilled workforce, organized the first “Signing Day” event for the five area Technical Schools in Lehigh Valley District 11. The event was held to recognize technical school students that are moving on to a technical careers, college, or military service after graduation.

Demco Automation was proud to be a part of this event by preparing to hire current Machining Technologies Co-Op student Jeremy Howard when he completes his education at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) and Southern Lehigh High School in June.

“During his time working with us this year as a Machining Co-Op Student, Jeremy has been putting the skills learned from LCTI to good use machining and assembling key components for our robotic and automated systems, and we are looking forward to him starting on a full-time basis starting this summer.” says Stephen Maund, President & CEO of Demco Automation. “Partnership with technical education is an important company objective. It is our responsibility as a business community to ensure our regional workforce is ready to meet the needs of a technology-based economy.”

To see articles about the District 11 Signing Day Event, please follow the links below:

The Morning Call‘Signing day’ highlights jobs, opportunities awaiting area vocational students

Lehigh Valley LiveVo-techs show signing days aren’t just for athletes anymore

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