While most family owned businesses cannot successfully transition to the second or third generation, Wagman has defied the odds, currently operating with management from the third and fourth generations. Furthermore, the strategic direction of the company has allowed for steady and significant growth and diversification, particularly over the past ten years. Wagman’s Core Values are an integral part of every decision and every plan made at Wagman and we strongly believe that our values have laid the foundation for our success and longevity for our past, present and future.
It isn’t just the Wagman family members who represent family and generations at Wagman. It is the brothers, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, cousins, uncles and nephews, and all of the relatives and generations of employees within Wagman that make this story so unique. Wagman has over 40 employees with more than 20 years of service at Wagman. We have several employees who left Wagman at some point in their career, only to return to Wagman and choose to finish their career here. We have dozens of employees who have recommended Wagman to their relatives and friends as a desirable place to work, perpetuating the family business culture. This provides the unique opportunity for Wagman to offer continuous learning environment with employees across generations.
Wagman’s project teams combine years of expertise and experienced individuals which are complemented by bright young, talented engineers and craftsmen who have the opportunity to learn from the best and grow their careers at Wagman. Mike Glezer, CEO states, “We are proud and grateful that employees value Wagman as a desirable place to work. Our employee engagement and development efforts have resulted in Wagman receiving numerous Best Places to Work awards and we continually strive to provide safe and rewarding opportunities for everyone who chooses to work at Wagman. The talented individuals here have helped us grow to where we are today and are an integral part of our future.”
Founded in 1993 by Steve Campbell, Campbell Associates provides development and construction services to its clients in the multifamily, senior living, industrial, worship, non‐profit, retail, commercial, and healthcare arenas.
Working throughout the Mid‐Atlantic region, Campbell Associates has completed projects from several thousand dollars to twenty five million dollars, typically through a collaborative negotiated process.
Led today by Steve Campbell and Todd Bowser, the Campbell Associates team strives to simplify the development and construction process for their clients.
The world is no longer changing, it is being Disrupted. Until recently, exponential technology has been reserved for the largest companies, squeezing out the competition and stifling innovation in smaller markets. Moving forward there will be no such thing as a Tech company. EVERY COMPANY WILL BE A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY. Founded in 2015 and located in York Pennsylvania, York Exponential is bringing those tools and tactics to your business, locally. With a diverse, multi-regional team and using bleeding edge technologies, York Exponential harnesses the power of IoT (Internet of Things), Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Analytics as well as Cyber Security to help your company thrive in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
In addition to consulting and technology development, York Exponential develops, integrates and manufacturing of Collaborative Robots.
The Fortress Initiative and The Fortress Academy
The Fortress Initiative
The world is changing at an exponential rate. From self driving cars, to huge advancements in Artificial Intelligence, technology is beginning to disrupt every industry, regardless of age, type or location. Our communities will no longer remain immune to these changes, able to sit on the sidelines as other, larger cities take the lead. With organizations from the White House to Economic Experts predicting future job losses in the millions, the time to act is now.
Inspired by the York Plan of 1940, The Fortress Initiative was formed as a way to help strengthen our communities for this coming change and bring access to technology to every citizen, regardless of age, race or socio-economic background.
As a first step, The Fortress Initiative has taken control of the western National bank in downtown York PA and is creating the regions first “Disruption Center”. Focused on exponential technology, awareness and education, the Fortress of York will be an 8000 square foot, STEM, Robotics and computer programming center. With space for Start ups, Established Technology companies, Individual Technologists and Accelerated Education and Training Providers, The Fortress of York will serve as a hub for the regions Disruptive Thinkers.
The Fortress Academy
The Fortress Academy is Central Pennsylvania's FIRST and ONLY licensed computer coding bootcamp. The demand for new technical talent has increased at such a rapid rate that traditional educational models have had a hard time adapting.
The Fortress Academy is a licensed higher education institution that offers accelerated (program length is 12 weeks), intensive, code training programs. Our training courses cover multiple languages and frameworks with the aim of creating at minimum “Junior Level” computer programmers for a variety of positions or advancing technical skills of students with a CS or Engineering Degree.
Our graduates will be ready to dive into any project or team, adding immediate value as a Junior Level Programmer. Many projects require the basics of programming with a growth or “learn to learn” mindset rather than the traditional Computer Science or Engineering Degree. With more and more companies building their own in house technology the need for a middle layer of technology worker is emerging. Rather than looking for a “Blue Collar” employee, companies are looking for a “Code Collared” worker.
Code schools have been gaining traction for one simple reason…they work. The gap in the current job market is huge and continuing to grow. Programs like The Fortress Academy Computer Programming Diploma can serve as a catalyst for not only local business but as an opportunity for more minorities, woman and veterans to enter the field of STEM as a career.
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