The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Announces Award Recipients Of the 16th Annual “World Trade Centers Day”
Honorees will receive their awards at a reception Thursday, May 3, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Global Business Leadership Award:
Leo, Tom and Michael Holt, Owners
Holt Logistics Corp.
2018 Member Company of the Year Awards:
Video Ray, Inc. Pennsylvania Member Company of the Year
TD Bank, New Jersey Member Company of the Year
First Annual Legacy Award:
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March 20, 2018, Philadelphia, PA…. The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) will hold its 16th Annual “World Trade Centers Day” Awards and Celebration on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA.
Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the United Nations, in cooperation with the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) chartered a day to be recognized around the world as “World Trade Centers Day.” Every World Trade Center creates its own signature event with the common goal of celebrating peace and prosperity through global trade.
The WTCGP organizes an Awards Ceremony and Celebration to recognize the global business achievement of outstanding individuals and companies whose contributions have helped to make Greater Philadelphia a world-class region.
This year, WTCGP has selected Leo, Tom and Michael Holt, owners of Holt Logistics Corp., to receive our Global Business Leadership Award.
Patriarch Leo Holt began with one truck in 1926. Today, the Holt family are leaders in the growth and development of South Jersey and Philadelphia ports, providing solutions in globally dynamic segments of the transportation industry, including truck and rail transportation, marine terminal services, and warehousing. From the Gloucester Marine Terminal and Packer Avenue Terminal, to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal, Riverside Renewable Energy, Delaware Avenue Enterprises, Pier 5 Camden, Heller at Bellmawr, and Suffolk Avenue Associates, Holt facilities are driving economic growth and job creation along both sides of the Delaware. The Packer Avenue Marine Terminal is considered the largest container terminal on the Delaware River and the Gloucester Marine Terminal has the largest on-dock reefer warehouse in the United States. With significant investment by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the purchase of the second set of super post-Panamax container cranes and the 103-mile deepening of the Delaware River navigation channel to 45 feet from 40 feet, bigger ships are coming to Philadelphia through the expanded Panama Canal. The Holt family is well-positioned to support increased trade flowing through our ports, create additional jobs, and advance Greater Philadelphia as a global leader.
We are also pleased to announce our 2018 Member Companies of the Year – Video Ray for Pennsylvania, and TD Bank for New Jersey.
About Video Ray
VideoRay is the largest volume producer of Underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) in the world. The ROVs are manufactured for use in port security, law enforcement, force protection, offshore oil and gas, hydroelectric, science and research, ship inspection, nuclear, and other markets where clients need to know underwater data and activity. The WTCGP is proud to have had the opportunity to support your global growth in 45 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Norway, the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Japan, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Germany, India, Singapore, and the Netherlands, with $18 million in export sales reported over the last five years. www.videoray.com
About TD Bank
TD Bank, N.A., is an American national bank and subsidiary of the Canadian multinational Toronto-Dominion Bank based in Toronto, Ontario. It operates primarily across the East Coast, in fifteen states and Washington, D.C. TD Bank is the eleventh largest bank in the United States by total assets, resulting from many mergers and acquisitions. TD Bank has more than 1,200 locations along the east coast. https://www.tdbank.com
WTCGP client companies have access to TD’s expertise in export finance and international banking solutions to support their global success. As a founding member of the WTCGP Export Finance Program, and a consistent supporter of WTCGP seminars, international business networking events, TD Bank has been key to our success in supporting the global growth of our client companies in Southern New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania.
The first annual Legacy Award will be given to the very first member of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, Chemtech International, which became a member in 2002, which was also the first year of the WTCGP. Kosh Dapthary and his wife Surma started Chemtech International in 1984 and their son, Neel Dapthary, currently President, runs the day-to-day operations.
About Chemtech International
Chemtech International Inc. has been manufacturing, distributing and marketing high quality, products, systems and technologies for a broad spectrum of markets all over the globe. Areas of operation include wastewater testing, analysis and treatment; pharmaceutical manufacturing; chlorine and industrial gas cylinder valves; secondary containment for oil and hazardous chemical spills. All Chemtech products are manufactured in the U.S. Chemtech has been working with the WTCGP to advance its business in over 30 markets around the world.
About the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) is one of over 320 World Trade Centers in 89 countries around the globe. A non-profit and membership - based organization, the WTCGP accelerates global business growth for companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey by providing customized, one-on-one trade counseling, market research, educational programs, trade mission support, business networking events, and powerful connections to customers and partners worldwide. Since 2002, the WTCGP has served as a catalyst for regional economic growth and job creation, helping area companies generate over $1.6B in incremental export sales, supporting over 20,200 jobs. www.wtcphila.org
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