Highlighting Local Businesses

Highlighting Area Businesses

Keystone will now be posting articles highlighting area businesses.

Car Mate: Where Quality is a Priority
There’s a company in Leeper, Pennsylvania, that has made a big splash in the trailer industry. Not only does it offer American-made trailers utilizing USA-made parts, but it also offers the industry’s best warranty. Meet Car Mate Trailers Inc.

“What makes us unique is our quality,” said George Karg, marketing director for Car Mate. Gregory Snyder, president of Car Mate, confirmed that. Snyder said, “Our trailers are built to last a long time. The end user may never have to buy another Car Mate trailer unless they want a larger size or need additional trailers for their business. More…Car Mate_ Where Quality is a Priority 

GeorgeKo Industries: Meeting the Needs of the Plastics Industry

When the Great Recession hit, from December 2007 to June 2009, some local industries were hit pretty hard. Sadly, some of those businesses didn’t survive. Not only did Erie’s GeorgeKo Industries survive, but it also got stronger. Meet the shop whose flexibility saw it through a tough economic period–and which allows it to flourish today. More…

Penn Stainless Products

PSP, the Little Shop that Could
Tucked in an industrial park in Jackson Center, Pennsylvania, Penn Stainless Products Inc. is growing slowly but steadily, having found a niche in the stainless-steel industry.

“We carry a full product line of stainless steel, and we sell to the little guys, the ones the big companies tend to overlook,” said Jason Martineau, regional general manager of PSP. The company, which is based in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, opened a branch in Jackson Center three years ago. More…PSP–the Little Company that Could

Colonial Machine

Colonial Machine is located in the small borough of Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, but they do business with a big industry around the world.  It machines and fabricates piping components to the nuclear-power industry, and business is good.

“Fifty percent of our business is related to the nuclear industry,” said Lucas Cherry, quality assurance manager for Colonial Machine.  More…..

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