Ben Franklin iXchange 2016 Acceptance Remarks

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Ben Franklin 2016 Award at iXchange

Gregg Shemanski & Jeff Klinger accept BFTP 2016 Award for Innovative Application of Technology

Ben Franklin iXchange acceptance speech – Gregg Shemanski and Jeff Klinger

Thank you, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, for this award.

When the Ben Franklin Technology Partners assisted us with early stage funding and advice, we had a plan to utilize the newest technologies to perform contract manufacturing in the most cost efficient manner.

This pursuit of high tech equipment led us to innovative applications that pushed the envelope of processing possibilities even farther than the machine designers imagined. We, in fact, have gone where no one had gone before.

It is only though the hard work, creative thinking, and dedicated efforts of our co-workers, plus the support of our families, that we are here tonight.

We are humbled, grateful, and pleased to accept the Ben Franklin Innovative Application of Technology Award. Thank you.

For more information on the BFTP, follow this link.  http://nep.benfranklin.org/ 

Custom Processing Services is a contract manufacturing firm headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1998 the young company applied for and received funding from BFTP/NEP. The organization was also instrumental in connecting CPS with a number of federal and state investment programs to fund equipment and working capital needs. Executing a well-crafted business plan led the partners and the company to double digit growth over the ensuing years. Application of new technologies is propelling the company’s future growth.