In 1930, our grandfather Benjamin Cohen opened a small dental depot in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Since then, Benco Dental has become the nation's largest independent dental distributor, with operations in 35 states. Key to our growth has been the excellent and dedicated team of Benco associates who deliver success, smile after smile, to thousands of dental customers every day. When we outgrew our previous facility, the quality and loyalty of our people made it an easy decision to stay and invest right here in Northeastern Pa."
Charles Cohen & Richard Cohen, President & Senior Vice President
Benco Dental Supply Co. Inc., Jenkins Twp., PA
We have a great workforce. We have capable people who are passionate about achieving their goals. We are in a low-cost area, yet we have people with the skills you might think you would find only in a high-cost area. Everything in Northeast PA is just right. It's the Goldilocks theory of doing business."
One of the things that surprise people who come here is the work ethic of our staff. Our Northeastern PA site has some of the most dedicated workers of any of our locations. Our turnover is less than 7% per year, which is excellent, and we're always able to find as many skilled employees as we need. When Sallie Mae determined it should expand its IT workforce, we assessed all of our locations. The decision to create those IT jobs here was an easy one. When it comes to performance, our Wilkes-Barre operation is nothing short of exceptional."
Sallie Mae, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Moving the company here from New Jersey has been a great experience. We've been impressed by the quality of the workforce, the affordability of the area and the presence of a number of strong colleges and universities. Our people feel a part of the organization, and there's a commitment among the workforce here that's far superior to any other area I've seen. What's telling is that employees in Northeastern Pennsylvania like to name who they're working with, as opposed to whom their working for... It's a big part of what defines them."
My origin is from the Philadelphia market. In my tenure at Whitemen Tower, I was pleased to find the people in this market to be hard working, high in integrity and loyalty, and want to do well for the company. There is a strong sense of the value of a dollar and what it means to be competitive."
I have been a manager in varying industries now for over 35 years. I have had the ability to establish new facilities and have had first-hand involvement with varying work forces in six different states. During this time, the workforce ethics varied from state-to-state and industry-to-industry. I can honestly say that coming back to Pennsylvania and managing a facility where the employees care about their job, have a strong feeling of ownership of their company, and the motivation level to exceed is exciting and beneficial to our facility and company. I have not encountered their work ethic in many of the locations I have managed and lived in. Northeast PA is a company's best found option for exceeding their expectations."
TelereX, Wilkes-Barre, PA