Naval Foundry Celebrates 100 Years; Now Doubling Workforce

Built in 1918 during the twilight of World War I, the original foundry building operated as part of the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard until 1995. The foundry still operates from that same building today, and forms the heart of what is now a 100 year old institution.  Read more

20 Navy Yard Businesses You Could Work For in 2019!

As a historic, thriving waterfront district in Philadelphia, the Navy Yard is bustling with 13k people, 150 companies, and hundreds of career opportunities for all! Take a look at these 20 Navy Yard businesses that you could work for in 2019!

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101 Ways Navy Yard Visitors Discovered the Yard in 2018!

From Sea Monsters to Naval Ships, Sunsets and Office Life, there is always something to discover at the Navy Yard. Check out 101 ways Navy Yard Visitors Discovered the Yard in 2018!

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Wreaths Across America Makes a Stop at the Navy Yard

The Navy Yard proudly participated in a ceremony held during the Wreaths Across America convoy stop at the Chapel of Four Chaplains on December 13.

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Naval Foundry Turns 100 Years Old

100 years ago, the foundry at the heart of the Naval Foundry and Propeller Center was opened. Now from their home in the Navy Yard, they continue important contributions to our Nation’s defense. Read more

Axalta Opens World’s Largest Research & Development Center Dedicated to Coatings and Color at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia

Axalta, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today celebrated the official opening of its Global Innovation Center, the largest coatings research and development (R&D) center in the world, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 175,000 square foot Global Innovation Center offers unparalleled specialty labs, as well as office space. It’s location in Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard enables collaboration among Axalta employees, business partners, and customers throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond.

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Groundbreaking of WuXi AppTec’s 4th Navy Yard Facility

What a beautiful fall day for the groundbreaking of WuXi AppTec’s 4th Navy Yard facility! WuXi’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Joe Hughes, was joined by Lauren Swartz, Senior Director of International Business at the City of Philadelphia’s Commerce Department; John Grady, President of PIDC; John Gattuso and Brian Cohen of Liberty Property Trust; and other members of the WuXi and project teams for the ceremonial groundbreaking. This 95,000 square foot build-to-suit office and laboratory building is for WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Business Unit (WuXi ATU), located at 400 Rouse Blvd.

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Rhoads Industries Announces Start of 4-Year Welding Apprenticeship Program

Last month, Rhoads Industries announced it was approved for registration with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Department of Labor to conduct a Welding Apprenticeship Program.  Founded in 1896, Rhoads is a family-owned and operated multidiscipline provider of industrial fabrication, installation, and maintenance services for commercial and government projects, headquartered at the Navy Yard. Read more

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners to Break Ground on WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Laboratory Testing Facility at the Navy Yard

Liberty Property Trust and Synterra Partners is set to break ground early next month on a 95,000 square foot build-to-suit office and laboratory building for WuXi AppTec’s Advanced Therapies Business Unit (WuXi ATU) at the Navy Yard. The new facility located at 400 Rouse Boulevard, designed to achieve LEED® certification, will be the fourth building that WuXi ATU occupies at the Navy Yard and the third build-to-suit developed by Liberty for the company. When the new building is complete in late 2019, WuXi ATU will become Liberty’s largest tenant in the campus, occupying in excess of 380,000 square feet of space.

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Penn State at the Navy Yard adds Conference Services for Events

With space capacities ranging from 12 to 165 people, conference planners, corporate organizations, and nonprofit groups now have access to premier meeting space with free wireless internet and audio visual support.

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