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Where Education Meets Business

Community colleges are working with businesses to help fill the gap in workforce skills Greater Philadelphia’s manufacturing companies have a problem. They have jobs available, but too few folks are qualified to fill them. Just ask Kip Anthony, president of Horsham-based manufacturer EFE Labs that’s been in business for 40 years. Anthony said the issue […]


EFE Labs Boosts Local Startups Through Ben Franklin Technology Partners Alliance

For many aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses, finding the money to design and prototype their ideas can be a tremendous challenge. Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) helps bridge that gap through its various programs and grant offerings, and a new alliance with EFE Laboratories will provide young companies with even more of the connections, technical expertise and financial […]


New Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ Initiative Connects Startups to Manufacturers

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania has officially kicked off its new FabNet program. It is a partnership with local manufacturers to boost prototype development for regional startups. So far, Ben Franklin has joined six “different, but complementary companies,” said spokesman Jason Bannon. Initial participating facilities include EFE Laboratories, NextFab Studio, MTS Ventures, Creative Mechanisms, Inteprod and Boston Devices. Ben Franklin is planning to add more manufacturers to FabNet. […]


EFE Laboratories Aligns with Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Provide Manufacturing Services to Local Entrepreneurs and Startups

Contract Manufacturer Joins Technology Commercialization Network, Funding Manufacturing Capabilities through Prototyping and Fabrication Grant Program HORSHAM, Pa. — Oct. 13, 2014 — EFE Laboratories – Philadelphia’s oldest contract manufacturer and OEM of electromechanical engineering solutions for communications, industrial controls, aerospace, and medical device industries – announced today its strategic alliance with Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, non-profit, technology-based economic development […]


Preparing the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Manufacturers in the U.S. are saying that they don’t have the skilled workforce needed to operate their businesses. President of EFE Laboratories, Kip Anthony, and CEO of ASI Technologies, Barney Berlinger discuss the best methods to train and prepare the next generation workforce for jobs in manufacturing. About EFE Laboratories With over 50 years of […]


EFE Laboratories Launches Free Innovative iOS App Designed to Modernize Manufacturing Industry Operations

Contract Manufacturer continues to bring innovation to the field of Manufacturing & Electromechanical Engineering with “EFE Engineer’s Companion” Application EFE Laboratories, Philadelphia’s oldest contract manufacturer and OEM of electromechanical engineering solutions for communications, industrial controls, aerospace, and medical device industries, announced today the launch of its free tablet application, “EFE Engineer’s Companion,” available for iOS […]


Why Manufacturing Matters

Kip Anthony, President of EFE Laboratories, describes the positive impact manufacturing has on the economy. Driven by capital investment as well as technologies such green energy, the manufacturing industry is thriving in the United States in general and Philadelphia specifically. Anthony explains why this is key to the American position of global leadership. About EFE […]


This manufacturing firm modernized a sports charity’s access-focused skis

More people can enjoy the thrill of skiing, thanks to a collaboration between EFE Laboratories and the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports (PCAS). EFE Labs, a Horsham, Pa.-based electromechanical manufacturing firm, developed a new interface apparatus to update PCAS’s older Monoskis, single-ski devices designed for athletes with limited use of lower extremities. This new part […]


Improvements for Disabled a Labor of Love

When Peter Clayton needed help to update ski equipment designed for people with disabilities, he knew just where to turn — to the man who had bought his electromechanical device business. So, Clayton, a volunteer ski instructor with the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports, called on Kip Anthony, president and CEO of EFE Labs in […]


EFE Helps People Reach Paralympic Dreams

The Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games wrapped up recently, and Team USA earned a combined total of 28 medals – two of which belong to 18-year-old Stephanie Jallen. The Harding Pa., native is an alumna of the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports, a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, where she developed as a ski-racer. Jallen, who […]