UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Aldi, General Motors, and MSA Safety Incorporated are the newest corporate sponsors of the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Those companies join 54 existing CSCR Corporate Sponsors.
The goal of the Corporate Sponsorship Program is to create comprehensive research and education partnerships between the center and a limited number of member firms in the field. A list of the benefits of corporate sponsorship and a complete list of members can be found online.
The mission of the Center for Supply Chain Research is to offer the supply chain profession the very best in research, executive education, symposia, and talent development. It also supports Penn State and the Smeal College of Business in achieving research and education excellence in supply chain and information systems while integrating the college into the broader public and private sectors.
MSA Safety Incorporated is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Many MSA products integrate a combination of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to protect users against hazardous or life-threatening situations. The company's comprehensive product line is used by workers around the world in a broad range of markets, including the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, the fire service, the construction industry, mining and the military. MSA employs approximately 4,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, and has manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America
A leader in the grocery retailing industry since 1976, Aldi operates more than 1,750 U.S. stores in 35 states. More than 40 million customers each month benefit from the simple, streamlined approach Aldi brings to retailing. Aldi sells frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which meet or exceed national name brands on taste and quality. Aldi backs up its products with a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any Aldi food product, Aldi will gladly replace it and refund the purchase price.
General Motors Co. has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries, and joint venture entities produce and sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands.