Ashland Technologies, Inc., “Manufacturer of the Week”

“Manufacturer of the Week”

For Immediate Release – May 5, 2014

Patricia A. Felise, Communications Coordinator

Manufacturers Resource Center

 MRC Announces Ashland Technologies, Inc. 

Selected  Make It in America “Manufacturer of the Week”

Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC), announced today that Schuylkill County manufacturer Ashland Technologies, Inc., of Hegins, PA, earned the NIST-MEP distinction as their Make It in America “Manufacturer of the Week.”  Every week NIST-MEP features an MEP manufacturer on their “Make It in America” website.  Manufacturers from around the country are developing innovative products, reaching exciting markets and hiring America’s best workforce. Ashland Technologies is doing exactly that making a measurable impact in Schuylkill County and creating jobs.  The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) focused on a “Make It in America” agenda featuring a “Manufacturer of the Week” to promote recognition for the manufacturing sector and the major role it plays in the U.S. economy.  To learn more about NIST-MEP and “Make It in America,” please visit

“Ashland’s owner and president is Bill Wydra Jr., a dynamic young entrepreneur in every sense. It’s been a privilege for MRC to serve them and watch them grow and give back to the community,” says Jack Pfunder, MRC President & CEO.  “Ashland Technologies began in 1996 and has since earned the Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the Nation’s fastest growing private companies four years in a row.

In 2009 the American Machinist publication named Ashland Technologies one of the Top 10 machine shops in the U.S.” Ashland Technologies, Inc., is a contract manufacturer of machined and fabricated parts used in diesel vehicles, school buses, motor homes, construction equipment and marine applications. Ash-Tec also manufacturers their own branded line of fuel filter systems for diesel applications.  Additionally they serve various other industries including amusement rides and theme parks, fast food equipment and renewable energy. For more information about Ashland Technologies, go to

MRC is dedicated to creating jobs and economic opportunity in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Northampton, Schuylkill, Carbon and Berks counties.  With the power of statewide and national networks MRC brings talented and proven expertise to bear on any manufacturing issue.  MRC is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP), a member of the Pennsylvania network of Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs) and is also funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development’s “Discovered in PA, Developed in PA” program.  For more information about MRC and its services, please visit: or contact Pat Felise at 610-628-4641 or    # # #

View Ashland Technologies Make It in America Post – HERE

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