Gateway, Sealstrip Win Tech Investment Funding

GILBERTSVILLE PA – Two Gilbertsville area companies – Gateway Ticketing Systems, 445 County Line Rd., and Sealstrip Corporation, 103 Industrial Dr. – have won a total of $45,000 in new investment funding from The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, its board of directors announced Thursday (Jan. 30, 2020).

Gateway, which creates ticketing software for admissions systems used at public attractions like museums and amusement parks, received $25,000 to “identify and implement best practices” to help it “streamline business processes, innovate, and continue to grow,” the board said in a media release. It will work on the project with the Center for Supply Chain Research at Bethlehem PA-based Lehigh University.

Sealstrip designs and manufactures easy-open and easy-reseal systems for flexible packaging, pressure-sensitive tapes, and related products. It also will partner with the Lehigh University center to “complete implementation of new features in Sealstrip’s shop-floor management system” that increase efficiency and enhance customer service.

The two local grants were part of an overall $251,800 divided among eight companies. Remaining winners were located in Snyder, Berks, Northampton, and Northumberland counties.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is a program sponsored by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. It invests in and supports companies to create and retain highly paid, sustainable jobs, promote technology-based economic growth, and advance technologies.

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