Alan Levin Talks the Talk & Walks the Walk at GlassBuild America 2017

Atlanta, GA., September, 2015 – DWM publisher Tara Taffera speaks with Alan about his passion for the industry and engages in some fun Q&A while walking the aisles of GlassBuild America 2017 in Atlanta. MORE

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Northeast Once Again Ranks Among The Top 100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philadelphia, PA., March 27, 2017 – The top 100 manufacturers of window, door and skylight products for the residential market, listed by 2016 estimated gross sales, MORE

 

NBP's Alan & Fran Levin Featured and Interviewed by PhillyNews

June 28, 2016 (Article by Jane M. Von Bergen, Photo by Michael Ares)

"What did it take to keep a 320-employee manufacturing business in the city?

For Alan Levin, whose parents started their building products business in their Northeast Philadelphia garage in 1975, it took a little tenderness and a change in the city's tax laws.

"We had considered leaving," Levin said to about 50 manufacturers and city officials Monday at a meeting of the Mayor's Manufacturing Task Force.

One goal was to introduce the group to Mayor Kenney and new Commerce Director Harold Epps.

By 2013, Northeast Building Products Corp. had nearly outgrown its plant on Aramingo Avenue, not far from the Betsy Ross Bridge.

Manufacturers employed nearly 22,000 people in the city in 2014, the most recent statistic available on the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's website.

The number has fallen since then as several large manufacturers are moving operations to lower-cost locations such as Mexico.

Or to Pennsauken, in Levin's case, where the brother of his former chief financial officer worked in economic development.

When Pennsauken officials found out that the vinyl window and door manufacturing company needed more room, the Jersey township offered a $3 million package, said Councilman Bobby Henon, whose district includes Levin's plant.

"He needed to grow," Henon said." [MORE]



Northeast Featured on Cover of Window & Door Manufacturing Issue









 

March 27, 2016 – NBP is proud to be chosen again to grace the cover of Window & Door Magazine's Annual Manufacturing Issue for 2016. In 2012 NBP and CEO/owner was featured on the cover of that year's Manufacturing Issue as well. You can also find us inside the 2016 book, among the Top 100 here.

 

Northeast's New Facility Under Construction Featured in Philly News









 

March 27, 2016 (Article by Joseph N. DiStefano)
"The former Cardone Industries plant at 327 E. Chew Ave. in Philadelphia's Olney section has been acquired by Northeast Building Products, Alan Levin's vinyl-window and fiberglas-and-steel entry-door maker, for $1.75 million, and will be turned into a manufacturing plant, Levin told me. 

Levin said New Jersey officials had offered to subsidize a new plant if he would move production out of the city. "Pennsauken made a nice run at us. But we decided to stay in Philly," Levin told me "I'm born and raised here, I went to Northeast High School." He's staying, even though Philadelphia and Pennsylvania didn't try to match Jersey's offer? "We try to be as independent as we can be," Levin said. The company, whose past clients include federal agencies as well as commercial builders, currently employs 330 in the city." [MORE]