USSC Opens New Manufacturing Plant

Nov. 28, 2018
USSC Group recently opened the doors of a new facility, which will serve as the location for manufacturing of USSC's latest products and technologies.

USSC Group hosted the grand opening of its new 300,000-square-foot facility in Exton, Pa., on Nov. 16. The new facility will serve as a center to make USSC's seating and fire suppression products. The building had been empty for years. The company worked to make the space more open, and unlike many manufacturing facilities, the new location features natural light.

On site were vehicles featuring new USSC seating, including  buses from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. 

"Philadelphia has the second most dense downtown to New York City. USSC is a key partner in keeping us moving," Jeff Knueppel, SEPTA general manager said.

SEPTA recently added to its growing bus fleet with buses from New Flyer, featuring seating from USSC.

Dubin Clark, a private equity firm whose sole activity is buying and building businesses in partnership with their management teams, worked with USSC to create the facility. Mike Hompesch, Dubin Clark partner explained, "It's rare that the vision becomes a reality in such a way. We couldn't be here without the customer support and the employees. As an investment group we've been around 35 years and its one of the most successful investments we've seen in decades."

USSC was recently named #16 of Philly’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies, by the Philadelphia Inquirer. The new facility provides the opportunity for the company to expand, as well as create at least 250 new manufacturing jobs and retain 130 jobs over the next three years.

"We have the privilege of supporting some of the best OEM suppliers out there. It allows us to push the boundaries of our products every day," said Joseph Mirabile, president & CEO of USSC Group. "This is day one in the next step of growth for the USSC Group."

With the added creation of jobs, USSC is creating a boost to the economic infrastructure of Exton.

“USSC is one of our most innovative manufacturers and job creators here in Chester County,” said Michael Grigalonis, chief operating officer of the Chester County Economic Development Council. “They are also a terrific community partner getting engaged in many of our workforce and youth targeted programs. CCEDC was honored to play a role in facilitating USSC’s expansion here in Chester County.”