Governor Corbett Visits ASI Technologies, Inc.

June 10, 2013

Corbett Visits ASI Technologies, Inc.Governor Tom Corbett (R) talks with gear cutter Jim Ehrart (L) and ASI Technologies Inc. President John Cross (2nd from L) ,and CEO Barney Berlinger during a tour of the ASI facility in Montgomery Township on Friday. May 31,2013. Photo by Mark C PsorasThe Reporter

On Friday, May 31, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett paid a visit to ASI Technologies, Inc. in Montgomeryville.

ASI Technologies, which manufactures drive systems for wheelchairs, electric scooters, material handling equipment, and other applications, has leveraged the WEDnetPA program to train at least 10 assembly workers and line leaders over the last decade.

The program recently reached the milestone of training one million employees, and the governor chose ASI as the site of the announcement.

“I want to show the people at home what manufacturing looks like in the 21st century,” Governor Corbett said, speaking amid automated equipment and robotics on the company’s production floor.

With funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), WEDnetPA provides workers already on the job with basic skills and information technology training.

“We are delighted for ASI to receive this recognition from the Governor,” said Barry Miller, President, COO of DVIRC. “As a valued client of DVIRC’s and a member of our CEO Forum, ASI knows the importance of having a well-trained, highly skilled workforce utilizing advanced automation.”

Created in 1999, the program works through a network of 30 partners, including state universities, community colleges, and other educational providers across the state.